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 AboutTruckDriving.com

TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School from AboutTruckDriving.com

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

Yellow Driving Academy from MyYellow.com

How Yellow is Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers from MyYellow.com

Yellow Employee Reviews for Truck Driver from Indeed.com

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

Truckers’ positive drug tests up 18% in 2022 from FreightWaves.com

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

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

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

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

TD185: Scoot Over And Fix It Now! from AboutTruckDriving.com

Five states pursue rule changes to accommodate truck platooning from LandLine.media

Electric vehicles will have tough audience in LTL carriers from FreightWaves.com

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

FMCSA seeks more feedback on automated driving systems from LandLine.media

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

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

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

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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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