trucking life

TD182: Railroad Strike Avoided, Facebook Discriminates Against Female Truckers, Good/Bad Changes By States & FMCSA, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD182: Railroad Strike Avoided, Facebook Discriminates Against Female Truckers, Good/Bad Changes By States & FMCSA, & More This week, we’re going to discuss Congress’ controversial intercession in the pending railroad strike, also, both the FMCSA and individual states are making it harder for truckers in some aspects, and easier in others, Facebook…

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TD181: Struggling LTL Industry, Eco-Friendly Truck Solutions And Problems, Healthcare For Truckers, European HOS Explained, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD181: Struggling LTL Industry, Eco-Friendly Truck Solutions And Problems, Healthcare For Truckers, European HOS Explained, & More In today’s show, we’re going to talk about the struggling LTL industry and what makes it so finicky. We’ll discuss new ways to make trucks more eco-friendly and the problems that come with trying to…

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TD180: Weather Apps For Truckers, Women In Trucking Group Gets Busy, Electric Truck Video, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD180: Weather Apps For Truckers, Women In Trucking Group Gets Busy, Electric Truck Video, & More In this week’s show, we’ve two cool weather apps for truckers, an HOS exemption denial, new ELD rules for California, a new product from the Jake Brake people, the FMCSA’s new Women In Trucking initiative gets…

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TD179: Diesel Fuel Shortages, Crash Data Before/After ELD Mandate, Double Brokering Explained, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD179: Diesel Fuel Shortages, Crash Data Before/After ELD Mandate, Double Brokering Explained, & More In today’s mega-episode, we talk about the looming diesel shortage, how autonomous vehicles are still moving forward, what crash data shows before and after the ELD mandate, how the FMCSA has been keeping really really busy, and Jeremy…

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TD178: Driver Shortage Remains, Railroad Strike Update, Major I-40 TN/NC Road Construction, Free Lunches, & More

Podcast Show Notes TD178: Driver Shortage Remains, Railroad Strike Update, Major I-40 TN/NC Road Construction, Free Lunches, & More In this week’s show, host Todd McCann’s voice is occupied training a new guy at work. So this week, long-time listener Steven Gorman volunteered to fill in. Steven talks about the alleged truck driver shortage, how…

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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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