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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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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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TD153: Truckers And Tax Time

(c) Can Stock Photo / lobzik Podcast Show Notes In today’s show, we discuss truckers and their taxes in an interview with Mason War, CEO and Co-Founder of COS Accounting & Tax. Mason has some tax advice for all truckers as the tax deadline looms. He also explains the pros and cons of being a…

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How To Find Semi Truck Parking

The following article was written by STOW IT, an online marketplace for car, boat, trailer, RV and semi storage. This is not a paid advertisement for STOW IT. I just think this is a really good concept to help truckers find parking. Think of STOW IT as the Airbnb of trucking. There are people out…

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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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