trucking life

TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummins’ Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummin’s Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More In today’s show, we discuss lots of new stuff: Cummins’ new hydrogen engine, new money for driver training, a new biodiesel, a new speed trap, new road closures and toll increases, and a first-ever demonstration of an autonomous vehicle being…

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TD166: More AB5, Under-21 Driver Program, HOS Challenge, Trucker Pets, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD166: More AB5, Under-21 Driver Program, HOS Challenge, Trucker Pets, & More In this week’s show we discuss more on the AB5 situation, the under-21 driver program that just started, the outcome of the hours-of-service challenge, driver-facing cameras, Connecticut’s new emissions law, more women truckers, tips for brake care, trucker pets, more…

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TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don’t Teach, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don’t Teach, & More On today’s show we’ve got lots on the aftermath of California’s AB5 law, broker reform, promoting women truckers, 5 things trucking schools don’t teach, concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate, road closures, and what the heck is a chameleon carrier?…

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TD164: Government Overreach, EV Battery Issues, Trucker Movies, AB5, New Regulations, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD164: Government Overreach, EV Battery Issues, Tucker Movies, AB5, New Regulations, & More This week we discuss autonomous yard trucks, new regulations, government overreach, a new trucker movie, more on AB5, the 15 best truck stops in the US, EV charging and battery issues, hot tires, what young people are looking for…

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TD162: Road Closures, AB5, DOT Bumpers, Sun Protection, Avoidable Tragedies, And More

Podcast Show Notes TD162: Road Closures, AB5, DOT Bumpers, Sun Protection, Avoidable Tragedies, And More Major road closures, government regulations on DOT bumpers, lease operators, and autonomous vehicles, plus protection from the sun, sadly, many deaths around the trucking industry, and more. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding – So…

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TD160: Really Late Trucking News

Podcast Show Notes Well, I’ve been holding onto this episode with the hopes that I’d be able to include a main topic, but that’s still in the works. So I guess there’s no logical reason to keep hanging onto all this old news. Some of it isn’t all that relevant anymore, like the whole Canadian…

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TD159: All Trucking News; All The Time

(c) Can Stock Photo / iqoncept Podcast Show Notes It’s been over two months since the last episode, so we’re skipping a main topic today to get caught up on a crap-ton of news. We’ve got several recalls, new emissions and inspection standards, autonomous and electric trucks, Teamster elections, the top 500 trucking companies, fixing…

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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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