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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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Win $2500 Or A Road King Bluetooth Headset!

Unfortunately, you’re too late. This contest has expired. RoadPro Family of Brands recently announced the Road King Me Sweepstakes. The contest started on May 1, 2018 and they will be giving away one RoadKing Bluetooth headset every day. And on July 1, they’ll be announcing the grand prize winner of $2500 in RoadPro Rewards points,…

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TD128: Interview With Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy

Thanks to the mass media covering every truck wreck like it’s the most horrific thing since the BP oil spill and lots of websites that love to post videos of stupid things that truckers do; we truckers have a pretty bad reputation with the general public. That’s why I am so glad to be able…

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TD127: Why Podcasts Are The Best Media For Truckers

We truckers spend the majority of our workday alone. Some consider this a curse, but in my opinion it’s one of the little-known perks of being a truck driver. We literally have up to 11 hours of driving time to kill each day. This is time that we can listen to anything we want. Today…

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Sponsored Post: The Citadel Escort Mobile Emergency Response System

Citadel Fleet Safety (see below for a special discount) is all about truck driver safety. How so? By showing you some boring safety videos that makes you want to yawn so wide that you nearly swallow your tongue? Nope. By supplying truck drivers with a fast, reliable, affordable way to deal with emergencies. Click the Play button…

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Trucker Comments Requested For New Personal Conveyance Rules

The FMCSA is no longer accepting comments for this topic. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, has announced that it is changing the Personal Conveyance (PC) rules and they have extended the original 30-day comment period to February 20, 2018. This means we truckers need to do something we may not like to do……

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TD126: Interview With Right Weigh Load Scales

In today’s podcast, I speak with Ryan Backstrand, Product Engineer and Korina Velasco, Marketing Manager for Right Weigh Load Scales. If you haven’t heard of Right Weigh, it is a system of weighing your truck without having to drive to the nearest CAT Scale. How cool is that?!  You’ll learn how this product works, how much it…

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TD125: Reserved Truck Parking: Convenience or Exploitation?

We’ve all heard that there is a shortage of truck parking. Truckers deal with it every day. The public can see it as we’re lined up on interstate on and off ramps and crammed into Walmart parking lots. The government has done the research to prove the problem is real. And of course, the truck…

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Gift Ideas For Truckers

The good folks over at Factor Finders asked me to share this cool gift-giving infographic with you and I was happy to do it because if you’re anything like me, you pretty much suck at gift-giving. And with Black Friday coming up… So if you’ve got a trucker in your life, check out this handy guide…

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TD124: The Overweight Axle Debacle

(To the tune of Gilligan’s Island) Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… A tale of a fateful trip… That started from this Northeast town… Aboard this great big truck. ? Wait a second! That’s not how the song goes! But it is the way this story starts. As with most of my…

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