TD196: Teamster Battles Continue, EPA Vs. Truckers, Truck Stop News, Female Trucker Survey, Lots Of Truck Safety Topics, & More

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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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News Links:

Teamsters vs. Yellow, a fight neither can afford from

Sysco Louisville Teamsters strike ends, 1st deal signed; Indianapolis over also from

Yellow, Teamsters to hash out operational changes by reopening NMFA early from

FedEx says air network restructuring to save $700M annually from

FedEx to combine all but LTL into 1 organization from

Pilot announces new CEO, CFO, as Berkshire Hathaway takes majority ownership from

Love’s to invest $1 billion upgrading locations from

Love’s Travel Stops buys EZ GO locations from

New TA truck stop opens in Oklahoma from

Distracted driving in Ohio now primary offense from

Seven states pursue left lane changes from

TD66: Truckers Go Turtle Racing from

FMCSA calls for renewed safety push at forum from

FMCSA data shows rise in crash rates among new-entrant carriers from

Study shows Michigan the safest state for truck drivers from (Commercial Carrier Journal)

CVSA’s 2023 Out-of-Service Criteria now in effect from

New AI monitoring system showing Groendyke ‘a lot of things’ prior system did not from (Commercial Carrier Journal)

New research confirms truckers’ disdain for driver-facing cameras from

Technology Helps Minimize Tractor-Trailer Pairing Errors from (Transport Topics)

Landing and launching terminals for autonomous trucks getting closer from

White House reviewing proposal to require automatic emergency braking on big rigsfrom

EPA approves California rules phasing out diesel trucks from

Rep. Nehls introduces measure to overturn EPA rule from

Trucking orgs tee off on Biden’s zero emission plan from (Commercial Carrier Journal)

Most truckers have no interest in electric trucks, survey reveals from

Report: Hydrogen will emerge as zero emission solution for long-haul trucking from

ATRI seeks truck driver input on impacts of legalized marijuana from

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 (Transport Topics)

FMCSA provides updates on driver compensation, detention time studies from

Female trucker surveys divide proponents on pay and cab design from (Commercial Carrier Journal)

How carriers can identify log falsification from

Here are 8 wild Qualcomm messages that truckers need to see from

One million dimes reported stolen from big rig parked at Philly Walmart from – submitted by Steven Gorman

Listener Feedback Links:

Canadian tire fire video – 48 seconds

File petition for rules changes with the FMCSA from

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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."
One comment on “%1$s”
  1. Michael Kearney says:

    Good morning Todd. Hope things are going good for you. Just wondering when the next podcast might be out. Thanks

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