Podcast Show Notes
TD181: Struggling LTL Industry, Eco-Friendly Truck Solutions And Problems, Healthcare For Truckers, European HOS Explained, & More
In today’s show, we’re going to talk about the struggling LTL industry and what makes it so finicky. We’ll discuss new ways to make trucks more eco-friendly and the problems that come with trying to charge all these proposed electric trucks. I’ll also give you an update on the potential railroad strike, a new healthcare option for truckers, and for a change of pace, some good results from the Brake Safety Week blitz.
But that’s not all! We’ve also got another Trucker Grub segment and two bits of listener feedback, one domestic and one international. How cool is that?
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TD119: Winter Truck Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker from AboutTruckDriving.com
Free Info: Winter Driver Heater Settings (from an Alaskan trucker) from AboutTruckDriving.com
Roughly nine of 10 trucks passed Brake Safety Week from LandLine.media
Rail union pushes back date for potential strike from FreightWaves.com
FedEx Freight to begin driver furloughs next month from FreightWaves.com
LTL carriers point to shrinking tonnage in November from FreightWaves.com
What are the complexities in LTL linehaul transportation? from FreightWaves.com
Electric truck stops will need as much power as small towns from LandLine.media
Electric Truck Stops Will Need as Much Power as a Small Town from Bloomberg.com
Pilot and Volvo announce plan to build charging network for electric semis at truck stopsfrom CDLLife.com
How ClearFlame intends to take ‘diesel fuel out of diesel engines’ from OverdriveOnline.com
Transport executives pool funds to launch roadside health care network from FreightWaves.com
Annual campaign raises truckers’ awareness to human trafficking from LandLine.media
Pilot Flying J truck stops to offer ‘first-ever Thanksgiving meal’ from CDLLife.com
Love’s opens new truck stop in Ohio with 90 truck parking spaces from CDLLife.com
Trucker Smack shares his awesome breakfast scramble at Red Rooster Terminal (truck stop) in Olney, Illinois.
LTL driver Jeremy thanks me for the show and asks to join the Trucker Dump Slack group.
Graeme drives in Scotland and the UK and wrote in to explain how Europe’s Hours-of-Service rules differ from the US.
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