trucking industry

TD177: Faster Delivery Tech, Yellow Transformation, Automatic Emergency Braking Proposal, Trucker Per Diem, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD177: Faster Delivery Tech, Yellow Transformation, Automatic Emergency Braking Proposal, Trucker Per Diem, & More In this week’s show, we’ve got updates on the whole independent contractor mess and the railroad contract negotiations. We’ll also talk about the FMCSA’s automatic emergency braking proposal, trucker taxes, and some new technologies, including a trailer…

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TD176: Railroad Strike Back In Play, Speed Limiter Proposal Date, 4 Things That Increase Your Chance Of Future Wrecks, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD176: Railroad Strike Back In Play, Speed Limiter Proposal Date, 4 Things That Increase Your Chance Of Future Wrecks, & More In today’s show, the possibility of railroad strike is back on the table, the FMCSA gives us a date on it’s speed limiter proposal, and we’ll give you an update on…

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TD175: Teamsters Striking, New Truck Parking Problems, Pepsi Goes Tesla, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD175: Teamsters Striking, New Truck Parking Problems, Pepsi Goes Tesla, & More In today’s show, we we’ve got lots of info on electric trucks, including Tesla’s version finally hitting the road, and maintenance and parking problems associated with EV’s. Got a crap-ton on autonomous trucks too. Also, electronic ID tags on trucks…

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TD174: Hurricane HOS Exemptions And Hauling FEMA Loads, Deregulation And CA EPA Standards Explained, EV Adoption, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD174: Hurricane HOS Exemptions And Hauling FEMA Loads, Deregulation And CA EPA Standards Explained, EV Adoption, & More In this week’s show, I first clear up some goofs from last week. Then we talk about ID tags on trucks, Hurricane Ian HOS exemptions and tips on hauling FEMA loads, a cool video…

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TD173: New Electric Truck Tech, FMCSA ELD Commenting Period, Autonomous Truck Studies, Training Exemptions Pursued, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD173: New Electric Truck Tech, FMCSA ELD Commenting Period, Autonomous Truck Studies, Training Exemptions Pursued, & More In today’s show we’ve got lots of info on electric stuff, including Kenworth’s new electric truck, new battery technology, and whether our power grid can handle it. We’ll also get an update on the AB5…

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TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More In today’s show, we’ll be talking about averting a major railroad strike, absentee voter info by state, trucker blitz results and automatic emergency braking testing, a Pony Express-style trucking startup, new healthy eating options, truckers and…

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TD171: The Future Of LTL, New AB5 Rulings, Overwhelmed Driver Training Programs, Understanding Fuel Surcharges, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD171: The Future Of LTL, New AB5 Rulings, Overwhelmed Driver Training Programs, Understanding Fuel Surcharges, & More In today’s show, we talk about new autonomous partnerships and electric truck pilot programs, overwhelmed driver training programs, Amazon’s newest thing, the future of LTL, new AB5 rulings, trucker diversity, understanding fuel surcharges, more waiver…

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TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More In this week’s show, we discuss Heartland Express buying CFI, 6 pre- and post-trip inspection myths, another case the Supreme Court ignored, preparing for automated trucks, new services for truckers, and much, much, more. In the listener feedback segment,…

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TD169: COVID Exemption Wrecks, New Engines, Wacky HOS Exemption Requests, & More

Podcast Show Notes In today’s show, we discuss new engines, a new driving skills test, autonomous boo-boos, COVID exemption wrecks, electric vehicle rebates, lots of reminders on lots of different things, and some wacky HOS exemption requests. Oh, and you may want to get your shot glass out of the cupboard. This episode of Trucker…

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TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More In this week’s show, we discuss more about AB5, drug testing, overtime pay, Tesla trucks, 60-ft trailers, new trucking services, apps, and truck stops, and unfortunately a crap-ton of recalls. On the plus side, trucker pay has gone up. So there’s that….

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