Podcast Show Notes
TD194: Knight-Swift Buys U.S. Xpress, Daylight Savings Time Challenged, Truckers Given Stoplight Priority, Bad Choice For Secretary Of Labor, What To Do With Old Tires, Possibly The World’s Tiniest Trucker, & More
In this week’s news, Knight-Swift buys yet another large carrier, daylight savings time is being debated in Congress for the millionth time, a Congressman calls the Secretary of Labor nominee the “worst choice.” We’ll find out why. We’ll discuss a new technology that could possibly give truckers priority at stop lights, a safety coalition calls for big safety changes, we’ll discuss what happens to a tire when it finally dies, I’ll tell you about lots of new truck stops opening (better get your shot glass out), what possibly might be the world’s tiniest trucker, and it appears that the public want more truck parking (just not anywhere near their house). All that and more news.
Plus in the listener feedback segment, you weigh in on truckers wanting praise above all else, we’ll learn more about how these “best fleets” lists work (I knew there was something fishy going on there), and one listener wants to talk about a few things; how stupid parking on a shoulder is, his tolerance level for breakdowns, and of course, he takes a shot at me for making a bad guess as what CBP stands for. And we’ll follow that up with a bummer-of-a-story to end on a rare sad note. But it’s something that needs to be said, so please stay tuned.
So without further ado, let’s get this thing rolling.
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Daylight saving time topic of bills across country from LandLine.media
Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
U.S. Xpress driver proves you don’t have to be big to drive a big rig from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
Decline in truck transportation jobs 3rd biggest in last decade from FreightWaves.com
Americans value truck parking facilities — but not in their backyards from FreightWaves.com
Highway safety group calls for speed limiters on trucks, rolling back 2020 HOS changes, more from OverdriveOnline.com
Drivewyze adds Pennsylvania to weigh station bypass network from OverdriveOnline.com
UPS, Teamsters expected to ink deal no later than June 30 from FreightWaves.com
Department of Labor nominee ‘worst choice,’ congressman says from LandLine.media
Tire Sustainability Remains Top Priority for Industry from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Texas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lights from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
New TA Express location opens in Tennessee from CDLLife.com
Busy Tennessee TA location to close by end of March from CDLLife.com
Robotics firm Mujin unveils automated unloader at ProMat from FreightWaves.com
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