TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More

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TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More

Well, news was light last week, but it’s back with a vengeance, which means I’m pretty sure this week’s show is going to be long, so strap in and keep your cup of coffee handy so you don’t doze off. LOL

News this week includes American Trucking Association’s (ATA) CEO discussing trucking’s biggest issues with Congress, positive drug tests were up in 2022, lots of states making new road rules, how to make sure you have the best chance to get that next trucking job, and possibly the world’s worst trucker. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Listener feedback topics this week includes roundabouts, Canadian vaccine mandates, an and a lengthy discussion about truck driving schools. Also, it seems only right that someone would point out how bad I talk. LOL Alright, let’s get on with it.

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News Links:

TD158: How Do We Attract The Next Generation In Trucking? from

TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School from

Yellow meets its goal of graduating 1,000 new CDL holders during 2022 from

Yellow Driving Academy from

How Yellow is Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers from

Yellow Employee Reviews for Truck Driver from

Put your best foot forward: Know what’s on your record before applying from

Truckers’ positive drug tests up 18% in 2022 from

Positive Marijuana Tests Among Drivers Grow at Alarming Rate from (Transport Topics)

FMCSA revokes a second ELD this week, users should switch to paper logs from

Bills in five states call for speed limit changes from

Four states pursue expanded ‘move over’ rules for all road users from

TD185: Scoot Over And Fix It Now! from

Five states pursue rule changes to accommodate truck platooning from

Electric vehicles will have tough audience in LTL carriers from

Bill would outlaw the operation of self-driving trucks without a human driver on board in California from

FMCSA seeks more feedback on automated driving systems from

ATA’s Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing from (Commercial Carrier Journal)

The most under-appreciated insurance coverage in all of trucking from

Trucker slapped with 24 charges following 3 traffic stops in 24 hours from

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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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