common sense

TD132: Should We Call Out Bad Truckers?

The title of this article specifically mentions bad truckers because well, this is a trucking blog ya know. But it’s really something even non-truckers need to think about.  We all see people doing stupid, rude, selfish, or just plain thoughtless things. For you non-truckers, it might be someone cutting in front of you at the…

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TD130: How Much Should Truckers Bend The Rules?

The trucking industry is full of opportunities to fudge things. But the question is; should we? Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction; between right and wrong? In other words, how much should truckers bend the rules? This was the topic of a conversation I had in the Trucker Dump Slack group…

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TD118: Truck Safety: Constant Vigilance or Fate?

I’ve been thinking a lot about truck safety lately. More specifically, I’ve been wondering about how much control the driver has when it comes to having a safe driving record. Is it simply a matter of constant vigilance or does fate have a part in it? For those of you who listen to the podcast…

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TD112: Truckers Can’t Read

According to the FMCSA website, “You must be able t speak and read English to drive trucks in the United States (I had linked to the goof, but they apparently fixed it).” You know, I think this is one of those times where the word “ironic” actually works. Notice anything about this sentence? Yep. Our brilliant overseers…

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TD111: Improving Our Reputation As Truckers

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TD107: The Fuel Bay Golden Rule

[box]Listen to the audio version above and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Or enter http://5nl9r.hosts.cx/truckerdump.xml into your favorite podcast app. Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein. Mystery Feedback Song – Only a cheater would click this before listening to the podcast! You aren’t a cheater, are you?[/box] We all…

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TD104: Complacency Strikes

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TD101: Stupid Rules That Truckers Tolerate

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TD99: 4 Ways To Be An Awesome Trucker

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TD97: A Trucker’s Worst Nemesis: Complacency

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