truckers

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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TD151: In-Depth Review Of The Garmin dēzl™ OTR1000 Truck GPS

Podcast Show Notes Got something a bit different for the main topic today. I had the opportunity to test Garmin’s newest truck GPS called the dēzl™ OTR1000, and I’ll share my thoughts in a video review. But first, lots of news to discuss including truck recalls, winter driving prep, and COVID vaccines, waivers, and how…

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TD145: Being An Oversize/Overweight Load Truck Driver

Podcast Show Notes If you’ve ever been interested in how oversize/overweight loads work, you’re in luck. Today we talk to Travis Jellison, who has pulled loads as heavy as 230,000 pounds, 16 feet wide, 15.5 feet tall, and 120 feet long. Yikes! In the news segment, we discuss how the coronavirus is affecting the trucking…

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TD144: Is Truck Driving A Recession-Proof Job?

At this point, the term COVID-19 has reached the level of being a curse word. Many have lost their jobs, lives are being lost, and many financial experts believe that another recession is on the horizon. But perhaps the most catastrophic dilemma of all; people are losing their ever-loving minds about what they are going…

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TD141: Women In Trucking With Ellen Voie

Today we’ve got an interview with Ellen Voie from the Women in Trucking Association, which is a non-profit organization that aims to help and promote women truckers. Dudes, don’t tune out. This is a discussion you need to hear too. But before we get to that, we’ve got a month’s worth of news to catch…

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TD138: Being A Rental Equipment Truck Driver

Podcast Show Notes In today’s episode, I’m starting a new series where I talk to truckers who have a speciality. Every now and then I’ll interview a driver who does something different than the average trucker. Today, you’ll hear from my good friend and fellow Trucker Dump Slack Group member, Shannon Holden about his job…

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