FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers… possibly

How can I subscribe to the podcast or the blog?

Perhaps you should get some new glasses. The Subscribe! button is right beside the FAQ button in the navigation bar. Derrrrrrr. But hey, if you’re too lazy to move the cursor up there, just click here.

How can I unsubscribe from the blog?

  • Click here to Unsubscribe from the newsletter. This link will take you to the Mailchimp site (the newsletter service I use).
  • If you want to unsubscribe from the RSS feed, you’ll have to figure that out in your RSS reader. Too many different readers to cover it here. Google is your friend.

How can I unsubscribe from the podcast?

From iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click on the “Podcasts” tab (location will vary depending on your iTunes version).
  3. Highlight the Trucker Dump podcast by clicking once on it.
  4. In the lower left corner, click “Unsubscribe.”
  5. You’re done… but I’m sure you’ll regret it soon. 😉

From a mobile app:

  • There are too many variations here. Google it. Man, that was easy… for me. 😀

What formats are available for the ebooks?

  • PDF – Apple computers read PDF files natively. Windows and Linux users may need to download Adobe Reader (free).
  • EPUB – Best for mobile devices and apps. Apple’s iBooks app is now preinstalled on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple computers. Barnes & Noble’s Nook devices and apps use EPUBs also. Android users have a wide selection of free ebook reader apps from Google Play or the Amazon App Store, as do Windows Phone users through the Windows Phone store. EPUBs can also be read on Windows through Adobe Digital Editions (free).
  • MOBI (Kindle) – Read using Kindle for Mac, Kindle for PC, any of the Kindle devices, or any mobile device with the free Kindle app installed. Look where you normally buy apps.
  • LRF (Sony) – I’ve never even seen a Sony eReader, but if you’ve got one, this is the format you want.
  • PBD (Older Palm devices) – Seriously, if you still have a Palm device, you need to find the nearest wormhole and jump through it to get back to modern civilization. But I’m not judging.
  • TXT – By far the ugliest way to read this book, but plain text files will open in almost any program or application that can read text. You’d have to be a nut job to download this version. There is no formatting whatsoever. The text runs together and the links aren’t clickable either! Run, Forrest, run!
  • Online Reader – There is even a way to read in your browser. The links are clickable, but this version is as ugly as cow butt.

Your search bar stinks! The podcast tells me to search for a blog number and it doesn’t always come up first!

I know… it’s wonky, isn’t it? For now it’s only weird on single-digit episodes. For instance, when you type TD5, it’s giving you results for every post that starts with TD5. So you get TD50, TD51, and so on. The last search result is always TD5. But everything is peachy if you type in a two-digit episode. For instance, when you type TD25 into the search bar, that’s the only post that shows up. Oddly enough though, if you enter TD005, TD5 pops right up as the only result. But if you type TD05, then TD5 doesn’t show up at all. It’s TD50 through TD59. It’s bonkers. For more on weird naming conventions, check out the next question down on the list. Now that I think of it, I bet there will be more issues when we reach 100+ episodes. Right now, if you type TD10, you only get TD10 in the results. But I’d be willing to bet it’ll soon give results for TD100, TD101, TD102, and so forth. If that proves true, I’ll just have to remember to tell listeners to search for a keyword that I know will work. Ugh. What a pain. If I figure out a way to fix this, I will. Until then, sorry.

Why are the podcasts numbered differently than the blog posts?

That was a goof on my part. When I first started making the podcasts, I titled them just like the blog. Problem was, when iTunes got hold of them they were all out of order. For instance, it would put TD2 up with TD20-TD29 instead of between TD1 and TD3. It did that for all the single-digit numbers. I Googled it and found out the easiest way to fix it was to insert leading zeros. So that’s what I did. I hope this slight difference doesn’t ruin your entire week.