TD179: Diesel Fuel Shortages, Crash Data Before/After ELD Mandate, Double Brokering Explained, & More

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TD179: Diesel Fuel Shortages, Crash Data Before/After ELD Mandate, Double Brokering Explained, & More

In today’s mega-episode, we talk about the looming diesel shortage, how autonomous vehicles are still moving forward, what crash data shows before and after the ELD mandate, how the FMCSA has been keeping really really busy, and Jeremy from our sponsor Porter Freight Funding explains double-brokering to us.

We’ve also got free meals for veterans, how union contract negotiations work, a unique approach to electric vehicle charging, and a massive truck recall for what seems like the least dangerous component on a truck. All that and more on today’s show, so kick your feet up (unless you’re driving) and let’s get this party started.

This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:

Porter Freight Funding – So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-576-8257 to learn more.

Introduction Links:

Last week’s guest host Steven, has a TikTok channel where he likes to make things.

Steven also cohosted a show with me, TD111: Improving Our Reputation As Truckersfrom AboutTruckDriving.com.

Check out my in-depth review of the Garmin dēzl™ OTR1000.

News Links

Paccar recalls 76,492 trucks because digital dash can freeze from FreightWaves.com

Pilot to offer free meal for military service members and their families for Veterans Dayfrom CDLLife.com

Pennsylvania bill would set up grant program for vehicle snow and ice scrapers from LandLine.media

Department of Labor extends worker classification comment period from LandLine.media

Locomotive machinist explains what’s at stake in rail contract negotiations from FreightWaves.com

Only 25 days of diesel left? What to make of low inventories from OverdriveOnline.com

The US Is Exporting Record Oil and Fuel Even as East Coast Faces Shortages from Bloomberg.com

FMCSA plans proposal on automated driving systems for 2023 from LandLine.media

FMCSA’s Hutcheson talks speed limiters on Land Line Now from LandLine.media

FMCSA says marijuana policy changes are ‘going to take a while’ from LandLine.media

FMCSA eyes rule to identify, remove unfit motor carriers from LandLine.media

ELDs and highway safety: Crashes, injuries and fatalities rise post-mandate from OverdriveOnline.com

Lytx Unveils Safety Solution for Parked Commercial Vehicles from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Michigan to Test Roads With Underground Coils for EV Charging from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Oklahoma law authorizes autonomous vehicles from LandLine.media

Embark Launches Nine Sites for Pilot Operations from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

TravelCenters of America adds four truck stops, plans more from LandLine.media

Getting close to 65? Now’s the time to understand the realities around Medicare for health care needs from OverdriveOnline.com

VIDEO: How To Strap A Load from CDLLife.com

VIDEO: Chaining vs. Strapping — When To Chain, When To Strap from CDLLife.com

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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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