Podcast Show Notes
TD195: ELD Failures, Teamsters Get Busy, Cheat Sheet For Safety Blitz, Tax Breaks For Truckers, AB5 Challenged Again, Agriculture Exemption Under Fire, Can Day Cabs Use Split Sleeper?, & More
In today’s show, we’ve got a cheat sheet to prepare for the upcoming largest safety blitz in North America, the Agriculture Hours-of-Service exemption is coming under fire, California’s AB5 law is back in the headlines, we’ll try to figure out if Electronic Logging Devices have improved safety as much as the FMCSA hoped, the Teamsters are having battles on many fronts, we’ll learn about possible new tax breaks for truckers, and we’ll discuss how the new under-21 driver program is coming. All that and more news.
In the listener feedback segment, I’ll give you an update on my quest to find out if day cab drivers can legally extend their 14-hour day by using the 14-hour pause aspect of the split sleeper berth rule. Then a listener will explain the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse loophole that baffled me recently. We’ll have more on the AB5 thing and what defines an independent contractor. We’ve got another “law of trucking” submission and we hear from a new listener. So sit back, take your shoes off, put your feet up on the dash, and turn it up. Unless of course, you’re driving right now.
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The year’s biggest CMV blitz is coming soon — Here’s a ‘cheat sheet’ on CVSA Level I inspections from CDLLife.com
Bill seeks to create tax credit up to $7500 for CDL-A truck drivers who drive 1900 hours per year from CDLLife.com
Another ELD removed from FMCSA’s approved devices list from OverdriveOnline.com
Federal law designed to make trucking safer may have aggravated worst issues from FreightWaves.com
Can FMCSA improve ELD regulations from FreightWaves.com
FMCSA’s hours-of-service exemption implicated in fatal truck crash from FreightWaves.com
Truck Parking Improvement Act introduced in Congress from TheTrucker.com
Under-21 pilot program – the party no one is going to from LandLine.media
Truck driver age creeping up, retirement plans on the back burner for many from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
Sysco food delivery drivers go on strike in Louisville, Indy from LandLine.media
Teamsters Begin Negotiations At ABF Freight from Teamster.org
Yellow, union locked in war of words from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
California trucking eyes equal protection argument in AB5 litigation from FreightWaves.com
Survey shows that 68% of female truckers feel safe on the job from CDLLife.com
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TD110: Jabbering With Jared from AboutTruckDriving.com
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