Trucker Dump Podcast

TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver

Podcast Show Notes If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive a chemical truck in the oilfields, then you’re going to love the interview we have with Cannon Bryan on today’s show. For the record, oil is NOT the slickest thing Cannon deals with. LOL We’ve also got surprisingly few news stories including the...

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TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School

(c) Can Stock Photo / Feverpitched Podcast Show Notes The topic of today’s show is CDL Farms and why you should be careful when choosing a truck driving school. I interview a driver who went to one and you won’t believe how bad his school was! But before that we’ve got stories about safety blitzes...

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TD146: Personal Safety Tips For Truckers

We are living in a world full of nut-jobs. Maybe there’s something floating around in the air beyond COVID-19? Maybe we’re seeing the beginning of a zombie apocalypse of sorts? Not the laughably slow Dawn of the Dead zombies, but those really scary fast ones from 28 Days Later that are infected by some sort...

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TD145: Being An Oversize/Overweight Load Truck Driver

Podcast Show Notes If you’ve ever been interested in how oversize/overweight loads work, you’re in luck. Today we talk to Travis Jellison, who has pulled loads as heavy as 230,000 pounds, 16 feet wide, 15.5 feet tall, and 120 feet long. Yikes! In the news segment, we discuss how the coronavirus is affecting the trucking...

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TD144: Is Truck Driving A Recession-Proof Job?

At this point, the term COVID-19 has reached the level of being a curse word. Many have lost their jobs, lives are being lost, and many financial experts believe that another recession is on the horizon. But perhaps the most catastrophic dilemma of all; people are losing their ever-loving minds about what they are going...

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TD143: Coronavirus Trucking

Podcast Show Notes 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...

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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

Photo by Jason Lawrence via Flickr Creative Commons 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,...

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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

Photo by Alan Levine via Flickr Creative Commons 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...

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