Podcast Show Notes
TD183: Harassement In Trucking, Bad Weather Driving, Electric Truck Snafus, Legislating Bathrooms, & More
In this week’s trucking news, you’ll get winter driving tips from experienced drivers and you’ll learn if your employer can retaliate if you refuse to drive in bad weather. We’ll hear about the Department of Labor getting an earful about the newly-proposed rules on who qualifies as an independent contractor. California emissions Nazis are reeking havoc again, and we discover yet another chink in the electric truck armor.
Canada is finally getting ready for electronic logging devices, the FMCSA seeks to modify emergency exemptions, the crazy high harassment numbers in the trucking industry, and finally, a trucker’s rights to bathrooms goes to Congress and one trucker who really loves Kelly Clarkson! And it’s Christmas, so of course I’ll share my rendition of Twas The Night Before Christmas: Trucker Style. Might what to earmuff your kids for that one. LOL
As for listener feedback, @wunuvakind and @goose from the Trucker Dump Slack group weigh in on the new format of the show, and @goose also gives us some insight and additional tips on the winter pileup story we covered in the last episode. And last but not least, we hear a funny delivery story from Driver Dave.
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Love’s opens four new locations from LandLine.media
Ohio converts weigh stations to truck parking from OverdriveOnline.com
Winter trucking tips that could actually save a life from OverdriveOnline.com
Video: Are truckers protected from retaliation for refusing to drive in bad weather? from OverdriveOnline.com
Department of Labor proposal generates tens of thousands of comments from LandLine.media
Trucking groups, owner-ops generally opposed to Biden DOL’s contractor rule changesfrom OverdriveOnline.com
Nearly 80,000 active trucks could be barred from operating in California at year-endfrom OverdriveOnline.com
Tesla Semi’s cab design makes it a ‘completely stupid vehicle,’ trucker says from CDLLife.com (suggested by @Cici)
Cold weather is zapping electric truck range from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
Canadian ELD mandate set for Jan. 1 enforcement deadline from OverdriveOnline.com
FMCSA proposing to limit scope of emergency declarations from OverdriveOnline.com
New legislation provides bathroom access for truck drivers from FreightWaves.com
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