TD193: New Secretary of Labor?, Senator/Teamster Fight, Love’s Founder Dies, Diesel Mechanic Pay Rises, Cool Products, & More

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TD193: New Secretary of Labor?, Senator/Teamster Fight, Love’s Founder Dies, Diesel Mechanic Pay Rises, Cool Products, & More

In today’s episode, we’ve got a possible new Secretary of Labor, a fight between a Senator and the Teamster’s President, rising pay for diesel mechanics, the Love’s Travel Stop’s founder dies, I’ll tell you about one high tech and one low tech product, Cummins is rebranding it’s emissions-focused division, and apparently, truckers value praise more than anything else. Huh? All that and more.

We’ve also got followup in the listener feedback segment concerning hourly trucker pay and how Canada is spending their money to attract new truckers.

So in the immortal words of Lynyrd Skynyrd; turn it up.

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News Links:

Two Missouri rest areas permanently closing next week, to reopen in fall 2023 as truck parking from CDLLife.com

Online renewal for CDL holders is coming to Idaho from LandLine.media

Love’s Travel Stops Founder Tom Love Dies at 85 from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Your batteries are trying to tell you something, and they soon will from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Simple, low-cost brake check device can result in big savings from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Cummins brands New Power division as future tech-focused Accelera from FreightWaves.com

Bills in multiple states cover use of rumble strips from LandLine.media

FMCSA closes reporting loophole in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Repair labor rates climbing, driving technician pay raises from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)

OOIDA opposes Biden’s pick to head up Labor Department from OverdriveOnline.com

GOP senator snaps at union boss during heated hearing: ‘Shut your mouth’ from FoxNews.com – submitted by Gena King

Truck Drivers Appreciate Company Praise, Survey Shows from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)

Listener Feedback Links:

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