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

IRS per diem rates for truckers stay the same from

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

Rail firefighters and oilers vote to ratify labor agreement from

Yellow plans to combine New Penn, Holland networks from

DOL independent contractor definition could pose problems for truck fleets from

Automatic emergency braking proposal slated for early 2023 from

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

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

Pennsylvania Senate committee advances electric-powered trucks rule from

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

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

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

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

OOIDA gears up for Truckers for Troops campaign from

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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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