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TD126: Interview With Right Weigh Load Scales

In today’s podcast, I speak with Ryan Backstrand, Product Engineer and Korina Velasco, Marketing Manager for Right Weigh Load Scales. If you haven’t heard of Right Weigh, it is a system of weighing your truck without having to drive to the nearest CAT Scale. How cool is that?!  You’ll learn how this product works, how much it…

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TD124: The Overweight Axle Debacle

(To the tune of Gilligan’s Island) Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… A tale of a fateful trip… That started from this Northeast town… Aboard this great big truck. ? Wait a second! That’s not how the song goes! But it is the way this story starts. As with most of my…

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APU Weight Exemption by State

There is a little sticker on the side of my truck that says I have a 400-pound weight exemption because I have an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) installed. My question has always been whether this was just for gross weight or whether that pertains to axle weight also? In other words, am I legal at…

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TD110: Jabbering With Jared

[box]Listen to the audio version above and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Or enter http://abouttruckdriving.com/truckerdump.xml into your favorite podcast app. Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein. Mystery Feedback Song – Only a cheater would click this before listening to the podcast! You aren’t a cheater, are you? [/box] Well,…

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TD86: Guest Post: Benefits Of Semi Truck Weight Compliance. By Noble McIntyre

Hello, one and all. First, a quick update on the status of the new Web site. Things are coming along slowly, but surely. I recently fixed a major problem I’ve been having; so that’s good. But I’m still missing a major component, so you’re gonna have to control your giddiness. I’m sure you’ll manage somehow. Still,…

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TD69: The CSA (Crappy Sucky Administration)

As if the title didn’t tell you all you needed to know, I’m not a big fan of the new CSA rules that the trucking industry is dealing with. In fact, I’d rather jump in the cage with one of those MMA fighters. Being the wuss that I am, it’d be almost as painful as…

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TD68: Guest Post: This Is The Life. We All Have To Be Somewhere. This Is My Life. By Jean McHarry

Hey! Todd here. Yes. I know you were expecting me, but I won’t be the one entertaining you today. Let me explain. You and I both know I’m a blabbermouth, but sometimes I just don’t know what to say about a particular subject. I had one of those cases back in July of 2010 with…

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TD63: E-logs: Do They Really Increase Driving Time?

Every day in America, people who “know what’s best” for truckers are trying to convince us how great e-logs are. One of the biggest things these pushers are trying to make us snort is that e-logs will increase the amount of time a driver has to drive. So is this true? Well, I for one…

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TD55: The EOBR Myth

Quick: What’s the leading cause of trucking accidents? If you were to ask that question to the non-trucking public, they would probably tell you that trucker fatigue was the culprit. They’d be wrong. It’s not their fault. The media, our lawmakers, and many interest groups are cramming that idea into their ears with one of those…

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TD53.5: Solar Driving As A Trucker

Go to Lunar Driving as a Trucker, read it, and reverse everything. smirk

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