Podcast Show Notes
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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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
Cowboy Cafe in Lyman, WY
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