TD186: Teamsters Vs. UPS, California’s Massive Truck Shutdown, FMCSA Busy Rejecting Stuff, & More

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TD186: Teamsters Vs. UPS, California’s Massive Truck Shutdown, FMCSA Busy Rejecting Stuff, & More

Well, we’re back to our normal news-focused show this week. We’ve got lots of news to catch up on, including how California shutting down a crapload of trucks is going. Is the new Tesla semi already having problems? The FMCSA is staying super busy with both denying and accepting requests. I’ll catch you up on that.

What else? Trucking jobs are slowing down, there’s a new tax guide for owner-operators, young truckers and truck parking are both back in the limelight, I’ll tell you about the ongoing battle between UPS and the Teamsters (and why it’s important), and the Biden Administration makes a statement that won’t make most truckers very happy. All that news and more, including @wunuvakind coming back to share a great cafe in the Trucker Grub segment.

In the listener feedback segment, we’ve got new Trucker Dump Slack Group members, @driverchrismc questions my website building skills, and a listener needs your help finding a particular kind of trucking app.

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News Links:

OOIDA warning of new texting scam targeting truck drivers from TheTrucker.com

Tesla preparing to build Tesla semi specific truck shop from CDLLife.com

Tesla Semi breakdown has people losing their minds from Teslarati.com

Owner-op taxes 101 — new guide available from OverdriveOnline.com and ATBS.com

California says it banned 230,000 trucks. What’s next? from OverdriveOnline.com

Delaware DMV launches online self-certification for CDL holders from OverdriveOnline.com

FMCSA denies carriers’ request to report truck driver hair tests from FreightWaves.com – submitted by Steven Gorman

FMCSA denies driver training exemptions from LandLine.media

FMCSA exempts deaf drivers despite CVTA objections from FreightWaves.com

FMCSA grants fireworks companies’ HOS/ELD exemptions from OverdriveOnline.com

Love’s continues its building spree with three openings from LandLine.media

Transportation employment slowdown likely to continue this year from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Trucker age-exemption bill reintroduced in new Congress from FreightWaves.com

Biden climate blueprint promotes modal shift away from trucks from FreightWaves.com

Truck Parking Is Top Issue for Drivers from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Indiana bill would eliminate speed limit differential from LandLine.media

Fur flies as Teamsters begin hashing out UPS negotiating strategy from FreightWaves.com

Want to trade in your big rig for the Wienermobile? Oscar Mayer is hiring hot dog driversfrom CDLLife.com

Trucker Grub:

Cowboy Cafe in Lyman, WY

I-80 Exit 41

Submitted by Wunuvakind

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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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