TD192: Roadcheck Safety Blitz Dates Announced, Canada Gets Funding For New Truckers, A New Way To Unload Freight, Big Truck Crash Study Coming, & More

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TD192: Roadcheck Safety Blitz Dates Announced, Canada Gets Funding For New Truckers, FMCSA Gets More Exemption Requests, Big Truck Crash Study Coming, & More

In today’s show, I’ll tell you when the biggest safety blitz of the year will take place, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asks the FMCSA for a better Big Truck Crash Study this time around, more rules exemptions are being sought from the FMCSA, new “move over” laws are coming in some states, Canada provides funding to get more truckers into the industry, a new loading/unloading system is introduced by a major LTL company, and a truck pulls a semi out of a ditch. Spoiler: it’s not a tow truck.

Then for the fun part where we’ve got a Trucker Grub segment from @Wunuvakind, @TruckerSmack has a suggestion how the FMCSA could make the split sleeper berth rule easier for everyone, and once again, my ability to speak coherently is challenged, only this time it’s by @Goose from Australia.

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Wyoming I-80: Road crews face nightmare situation from OverdriveOnline.com

News Links:

Roadcheck 2023 CMV blitz to emphasize ABS violations, cargo securement from CDLLife.com

CVSA’s new out-of-service criteria: What owner-ops need to know from OverdriveOnline.com

Crash study shouldn’t repeat past mistakes, OOIDA says from LandLine.media

Hours-of-service waiver sought by trucker who ran under emergency order from LandLine.media

Warning devices for stopped trucks to go by wayside? from FreightWaves.com

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

New study shows majority of people fear automated vehicle technology from TheTrucker.com

Canada devotes millions in federal funding to train, recruit new truckers from FreightWaves.com

ArcBest touts system for loading, unloading trailer in one motion from FreightWaves.com

VIDEO: Electric pickup yanks out stuck semi in Utah from CDLLife.com

Listener Feedback Links:

TD191: State Of The Union & Trucking, EV Rollout Not Going As Planned, FMCSA Stays Busy With Exemptions, TA’s New Restaurant, & More from AboutTruckDriving.com is where @TruckerSmack heard me talking about the split sleeper berth rules.

TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More from AboutTruckDriving.com is where I kept screwing up the word Nevada.

Here is the list of Australian cities that @goose has me try to pronounce:

Binginwarri

Dalyston

Tallangatta

Woolloomooloo

Goondiwindi

Canowindra

Hervey Bay

Kata Tjuta

Suggan Buggan

Wangkatjungka

See? Not so easy, is it?

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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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