trucker stories

TD158: How Do We Attract The Next Generation In Trucking?

Photo courtesy of The Next Generation In Trucking Association Podcast Show Notes Today we talk to Dave Dein, a co-founder of The Next Generation In Trucking Association, which is a non-profit organization who’s goal is to get more young people interesting in trucking and logistics careers. What they’re doing is pretty cool, so you’ll want…

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TD157: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 2

(c) Can Stock Photo / voronin76 Podcast Show Notes We’re back with Part 2 of the interview with Zach Smacher, about what it’s like for a new trucker in their first 6 months. We left off with a cliffhanger, so that’s where we’ll pick it back up. But first we’re going to talk about the…

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TD156: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 1

(c) Can Stock Photo / voronin76 Podcast Show Notes In today’s main topic, we’ve got the first part of a 2-part interview with a new trucker about his first six months in the industry. Lots of good info here for anyone looking to get into the industry. But first we’ve got a couple of recalls,…

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TD155: Yes, More Trucking News

Podcast Show Notes Got a whopper of a show for you today, but once again, there is no main topic. I promise this isn’t a new trend. I’ve got some good things lined up for the next few episodes. But for now there’s a fairly long intro where I talk about my company’s hazmat issues,…

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TD154: Trucking News And Free Stuff!

Podcast Show Notes We don’t have a main topic today, but we do have a mega crap ton of news, some listener feedback, and a fun contest that could win you $50. So about this news; we’ve got a handful of truck recalls, Canadian ELDs, lots of driverless trucks being ordered, some useful tips for…

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TD152: When Should You Look For A New Trucking Job?

(c) Can Stock Photo / tupungato Well, here we are again. It’s the start of a new year and we are all eager to see the craptastic crappy crapfest that was the year 2020 in our mirrors. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather use Tabasco sauce as eye drops than go through another…

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TD150: Trucking News Galore!

(c) Can Stock Photo / iqoncept Podcast Show Notes Well there is no main topic in the podcast today, but we’ve got enough news, listener feedback, and other stuff to choke a hippo… provided a hippo would try to eat stuff like that. Anywho, we’ll be covering truck recalls and lots of stuff about truck…

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TD149: Job-Hopping In Trucking

(c) Can Stock Photo / sean824 When The Evil Overlord (wife/ex co-driver) and I were in truck driving school, we were told that job-hopping in the trucking industry was akin to a mortal sin that could not only ruin your truck driving career, but also send you straight to Hell to burn in an eternal…

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TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver

Podcast Show Notes If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive a chemical truck in the oilfields, then you’re going to love the interview we have with Cannon Bryan on today’s show. For the record, oil is NOT the slickest thing Cannon deals with. LOL We’ve also got surprisingly few news stories including the…

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TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School

(c) Can Stock Photo / Feverpitched Podcast Show Notes The topic of today’s show is CDL Farms and why you should be careful when choosing a truck driving school. I interview a driver who went to one and you won’t believe how bad his school was! But before that we’ve got stories about safety blitzes…

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