TD177: Faster Delivery Tech, Yellow Transformation, Automatic Emergency Braking Proposal, Trucker Per Diem, & More

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TD177: Faster Delivery Tech, Yellow Transformation, Automatic Emergency Braking Proposal, Trucker Per Diem, & More

In this week’s show, we’ve got updates on the whole independent contractor mess and the railroad contract negotiations. We’ll also talk about the FMCSA’s automatic emergency braking proposal, trucker taxes, and some new technologies, including a trailer load sensor and a new way to make home deliveries easier for the driver. All that, plus a major LTL company continues it’s transformation and I’ll tell you about OOIDA’s Truckers For Troops campaign.

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News Links:

FMCSA cancels emergency hours of service waiver from FreightWaves.com

IRS per diem rates for truckers stay the same from LandLine.media

IRS new tax brackets and standard deduction could save families hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Now, for the bad news. from Marketwatch.com

Rail firefighters and oilers vote to ratify labor agreement from FreightWaves.com

Yellow plans to combine New Penn, Holland networks from FreightWaves.com

DOL independent contractor definition could pose problems for truck fleets from FreightWaves.com

Automatic emergency braking proposal slated for early 2023 from LandLine.media

Wyoming DOT to try out automated variable speed limit program on I-80, Highway 28from CDLLife.com

Iowa DOT urges truckers to park at scale houses, promises no inspections or waking drivers from CDLLife.com

Pennsylvania Senate committee advances electric-powered trucks rule from LandLine.media

Solera’s Spireon Introduces Next-Gen Cargo Sensor from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Last mile isn’t enough anymore — it’s time to look at the last 100 feet from FreightWaves.com

Pilot Flying J opens new travel center, completes eight remodels from LandLine.media

Love’s achieves a major milestone as they open a new truck stop in Oklahoma from CDLLife.com

OOIDA gears up for Truckers for Troops campaign from LandLine.media

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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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