TD176: Railroad Strike Back In Play, Speed Limiter Proposal Date, 4 Things That Increase Your Chance Of Future Wrecks, & More

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TD176: Railroad Strike Back In Play, Speed Limiter Proposal Date, 4 Things That Increase Your Chance Of Future Wrecks, & More

In today’s show, the possibility of railroad strike is back on the table, the FMCSA gives us a date on it’s speed limiter proposal, and we’ll give you an update on the California AB5 fiasco. Also, the personal conveyance rule was being challenged again, plus four things that will increase your chances of a future wreck. All that, plus more, including surprise safety blitzes, road closures, Wreaths Across America, and of course, listener feedback from you!

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News Links:

Great Dane recalling nearly 2,500 trailers for brakes issue from

Weekend closure planned on PA Turnpike I-476 section from

CVSA releases results from surprise five day hazmat/dangerous goods inspection blitzfrom

Trucking Alliance calls hair testing opposition ‘disappointing’; OOIDA president respondsfrom

Rail workers union rejects labor contract, renewing strike possibility from

Brokerage solution to California’s AB5 rule gets support from Cowen panel from

Trucking Weighs In on Independent Contractor Proposal from (Transport Topics)

Speed limiter proposal eyes June 2023 unveiling from

NTSB in favor of new speed limiting system from

FMCSA denies petition to add limits to personal conveyance from

Study finds that truckers who did these 4 things increased the likelihood of a future crash by 100% or more from

TA Express truck stop opens in Illinois from

Carriers, drivers needed for Wreaths Across America from

Listener Feedback Links:

John read TD27: Hauling Hazardous Materials and just wanted to pay me a compliment on my writing skills. Now my head is really big.

Matt MacKellar a.k.a. @mountain Matt got caught in the I-70 safety blitz and passed his inspection with flying colors. Nice going, Matt!

DJ wrote in to tell me he’s been listening since he was 16 years old, when he started with TD123: Advice For New Truckers. He’s 22 now and on his way to becoming a trucker. Cool!

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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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