TD175: Teamsters Striking, New Truck Parking Problems, Pepsi Goes Tesla, & More

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TD175: Teamsters Striking, New Truck Parking Problems, Pepsi Goes Tesla, & More

In today’s show, we we’ve got lots of info on electric trucks, including Tesla’s version finally hitting the road, and maintenance and parking problems associated with EV’s. Got a crap-ton on autonomous trucks too. Also, electronic ID tags on trucks and Teamsters striking. In listener feedback, we talk about flatbed companies, driving school grants, and then an old friend touches base.

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News Links:

Multi-state I-70 police blitz taking place this weekend from

Meritor axle issue prompts Navistar, Daimler recalls from

‘Profound delays’ ahead as Georgia DOT begins 8 month lane closures on I-285 in Atlanta from

Electronic IDs for trucks: ‘Big brother’ or a step forward? from

Tesla Plans to Deliver Semis to Pepsi Five Years After Unveiling from (Transport Topics)

California Finds Truck Parking Shortage Complicated by EV Mandates from (Transport Topics)

Want a Volvo electric truck? Go for Gold or go away from

USDOT Unveils Guide, Grants to Combat Truck Parking Shortage from (Transport Topics)

CVSA Launches Procedures for Inspections of Autonomous Trucks from (Transport Topics)

Watch driverless yard trucks at work at new BMW logistics center in South Carolina from

Truck brake-light exemption denied despite industry support from

Teamsters, most of them drivers, on strike at 2 Sysco facilities from

Mom and son killed after colliding with trailer that separated from semi shortly after driver left truck stop from

Trucking’s toughest niche? Inside log hauling, which could be on the brink of a powertrain revolution from

Listener Feedback Links:

Steven Gorman, who co-hosted TD111: Improving Our Reputation As Truckers, dropped me an email to catch up and to tell me about his TikTok channel.

Zachary Smacher, a.k.a. @trucker smack and @cannon bryan had a great conversation about flatbed companies over in the Trucker Dump Podcast Slack group.

Dave Weidemann, a.k.a. @MoHican from the the Trucker Dump Podcast Slack group reminded everyone that government grants are a useful thing when it comes to making truck driving school affordable.

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About the Author
I'm a 22-year truck driver with an interest in tech stuff. I do the Trucker Dump podcast and blog, which is all about life as a trucker. I have also written two trucking books, "Trucking Life" and "How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job."

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