Trucker Dump Podcast

TD143: Coronavirus Trucking

Well, you can probably guess what today’s podcast is all about, and unfortunately it ain’t fluffy kittens. Nope, for today’s main topic I’ll be rebroadcasting an episode of the Payload Podcast where JT Peters talks to an epidemiologist about Coronavirus and how it relates to us truckers. But before that, we’ve got lots of news...

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FMCSA Expands Hours Of Service Exemption For COVID-19

The FMCSA is allowing some truckers to ignore the hours of service rules due to the national emergency caused by COVID-19. This exemption is only for loads providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks. Keep in mind this does not mean that every trucker hauling one pallet of...

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TD142: Being An Expedited Truck Driver

On today’s show, we’ll be continuing the series where we highlight unique trucking jobs. This time Joshua Knode will tell us about expedited trucking and how it differs from a typical truck driving job. Lots of great information and fun stories in here, including rock bands, mercenaries, and a late night talk show host! But...

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TD141: Women In Trucking With Ellen Voie

Today we’ve got an interview with Ellen Voie from the Women in Trucking Association, which is a non-profit organization that aims to help and promote women truckers. Dudes, don’t tune out. This is a discussion you need to hear too. But before we get to that, we’ve got a month’s worth of news to catch...

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TD140: The Listener/Reader Feedback Show #3

After a long hiatus, we’re back to catch up on lots of listener/reader feedback and about three months of news stories. So basically, there’s not much to see here today except a crap ton of show notes with links to everything that was talked about in the podcast version. I hope if you’ve only been...

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TD139.5: Hurry And Submit Your Comments Before October 21!

Running a bit behind on my podcasting schedule, so this is a just a quick reminder that the FMCSA has extended the commenting period on the New Proposed Hours Of Service Rules until October 21. Check out that link for my thoughts on the newly proposed rules. October 21 is just a few days, so...

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TD139: Understanding The 2019 Proposed Hours-Of-Service Changes

Heck yeah! The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, has finally proposed the new Hours of Service changes! All I can say is, IT’S ABOUT FRIGGIN’ TIME! Seriously, they’ve been promising to make things happen quicker this time around, but it sure doesn’t seem like it.  I suppose we really shouldn’t complain too much...

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TD138: Being A Rental Equipment Truck Driver

In today’s episode, I’m starting a new series where I talk to truckers who have a speciality. Every now and then I’ll interview a driver who does something different than the average trucker. Today, you’ll hear from my good friend and fellow Trucker Dump Slack Group member, Shannon Holden about his job as a rental...

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Sponsored: The Iowa 80 Truck Stop Is Trucker Heaven

If someone were to ask a non-trucker where the largest truckstop in the world was located, I’ll bet most would guess somewhere near a major US city, such as New York City or Los Angeles. But any experienced trucker could tell you that the World’s Largest Truckstop is the Iowa 80 in Walcott, Iowa. If you’ve...

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TD137: OTR Trucking vs. LTL Trucking

If you’re a regular listener/reader, you’ll know that I recently made a job change. For this episode, I thought about just talking about my new Less-Than-Load (LTL) job, but instead I’ve decided to tell you about the new job while also comparing it to my old Over-The-Road (OTR) job. So let’s get to it. But...

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