Podcast Show Notes
TD196: Teamster Battles Continue, EPA Vs. Truckers, Truck Stop News, Female Trucker Survey, Lots Of Truck Safety Topics, & More
In today’s long-overdue show, we’ve got stories on Teamster fights with Sysco and Yellow, FedEx is heading into a massive reorganization, lots of truck stop news, what’s going on with truck safety; including crash rates for new carriers, new out-of-service criteria, driver-facing cameras, drug testing, E-log violation detection, automatic emergency braking legislation pending, and the safest state for truckers (this one might surprise you). We’ll also talk about trucking’s ongoing battle against environmental standards, how female truckers feel about their job, and much more.
In the listener feedback segment, you weigh in on tire recycling, checking your brake lights, and we’ll have some follow-up on whether day cab drivers can utilize the split sleeper berth rule without having a sleeper berth.
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Teamsters vs. Yellow, a fight neither can afford from LandLine.media
Sysco Louisville Teamsters strike ends, 1st deal signed; Indianapolis over also from FreightWaves.com
Yellow, Teamsters to hash out operational changes by reopening NMFA early from FreightWaves.com
FedEx says air network restructuring to save $700M annually from FreightWaves.com
FedEx to combine all but LTL into 1 organization from FreightWaves.com
Love’s to invest $1 billion upgrading locations from TheTrucker.com
Love’s Travel Stops buys EZ GO locations from TheTrucker.com
New TA truck stop opens in Oklahoma from CDLLife.com
Distracted driving in Ohio now primary offense from LandLine.media
Seven states pursue left lane changes from LandLine.media
TD66: Truckers Go Turtle Racing from AboutTruckDriving.com
FMCSA calls for renewed safety push at forum from LandLine.media
FMCSA data shows rise in crash rates among new-entrant carriers from FreightWaves.com
Study shows Michigan the safest state for truck drivers from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
CVSA’s 2023 Out-of-Service Criteria now in effect from TheTrucker.com
New AI monitoring system showing Groendyke ‘a lot of things’ prior system did not from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
New research confirms truckers’ disdain for driver-facing cameras from OverdriveOnline.com
Technology Helps Minimize Tractor-Trailer Pairing Errors from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Landing and launching terminals for autonomous trucks getting closer from FreightWaves.com
EPA approves California rules phasing out diesel trucks from TheTrucker.com
Rep. Nehls introduces measure to overturn EPA rule from LandLine.media
Trucking orgs tee off on Biden’s zero emission plan from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
Most truckers have no interest in electric trucks, survey reveals from LandLine.media
Report: Hydrogen will emerge as zero emission solution for long-haul trucking from OverdriveOnline.com
ATRI seeks truck driver input on impacts of legalized marijuana from TheTrucker.com
Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on Trucking Operations Driver Survey from ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute)
Drug Expert Weighs In on Safety of Alcohol Versus Marijuana from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA provides updates on driver compensation, detention time studies from LandLine.media
Female trucker surveys divide proponents on pay and cab design from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)
How carriers can identify log falsification from FreightWaves.com
Here are 8 wild Qualcomm messages that truckers need to see from CDLLife.com
One million dimes reported stolen from big rig parked at Philly Walmart from LandLine.media – submitted by Steven Gorman
Listener Feedback Links:
Canadian tire fire video – 48 seconds
File petition for rules changes with the FMCSA from FMCSA.DOT.gov
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