Trucker Dump Podcast

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

Photo by S. via Flickr Creative Commons 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...

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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

Podcast Show Notes 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...

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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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