TD187: Worst Traffic In The World, The Legality of Trucker Marijuana, Pay-By-The-Mile Criticized, Ammonia-Powered Truck, & More

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TD187: Worst Traffic In The World, The Legality of Trucker Marijuana, Pay-By-The-Mile Criticized, Ammonia-Powered Truck, & More

In today’s show, California’s AB5 just won’t go away; getting paid-by-the-mile is coming under fire; truckers, drugs, and drug testing is always a hot topic; and I’ll tell you where is the worst traffic in the world and the US is (the answer might surprise you).

Also, how likely is the US going to be ready for electric trucks by 2045?; I’ll tell you about the new type of eco-friendly fuel; we’ll discuss new ways to avoid low-clearance accidents; and one source says the worst of this inflation mess is behind us. All that and more news.

Plus, we’ll hear from a new listener in the feedback segment and I’ll introduce you to Cici, who you’ll be hearing from in quite a few upcoming episodes.

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News Links:

California Trucking Association again seeks injunction to block AB 5 from OverdriveOnline.com

Bills in three states call for speed limit changes from LandLine.media

Pay-by-the-mile system a ‘killer,’ driver compensation committee told from LandLine.media

FMCSA says no to trucker’s request for personal exemption from ELD and HOS rulesfrom CDLLife.com

Former FMCSA employee admits to extortion of trucking company from CDLLife.com – suggested by Steven Gorman

Federal Officials Plan to Add Fentanyl to Drug Tests from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Trucker’s drug conviction raises questions about CDL holders and marijuana use from LandLine.media

Can Heavy Electric Trucks Be Deployed Industrywide by 2045? from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Company debuts ‘World’s First’ ammonia-powered big rig from CDLLife.com

Outrider raises $73M to scale autonomous distribution yard business from FreightWaves.com

Low-clearance technologies help fleets avoid costly accidents from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Supply chain correction helps put the ‘worst of the inflation crisis behind us’ from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Chicago has the second worst traffic in the world, report reveals from LandLine.media

Planters looks for someone to drive Mr. Peanut, the NUTmobile across country from WPXI.com – suggested by Trevor Dunkel

Listener Feedback Links:

TD110: Coping With New Drivers from from AboutTruckDriving.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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