Get ready to experience the raw and unfiltered conversations of two brothers with decades of trucking expertise. From industry news to politics and beyond, Shut the Truck Up! invites you on a journey into America's vast and dynamic trucking culture. Bryan and Cj won't pull any punches in their honest, passionate conversations - so strap in, and be prepared for an unexpected ride!
AI Ending, Trump, Trump, Trump and Survival Guides?
Donald Trump's grand jury indictment shocked the world. Elon musk and other AI scientists want all AI development halted and our producer Stephan has a list about how to survive if a zombie apocalypse happens?
Shut the Truck Up! is an irreverent and hilarious podcast hosted by two hilarious trucker Brothers, Bryan and CJ. From talk of the the open road to heart-warming stories, this podcast has it all. Join them for nonstop laughs as they tell stories about driving cross country, providing you with plenty of great stories about their adventures along the way. Whether it's talking about their daily and former lives as truckers or dishing out advice on how to stay safe on the road, Shut the Truck Up! guarantees a good time and great laughs.
Trains, Modern Day Driver Qualifications and Unlicensed Truck Drivers, have the times changed enough?
Today we'll be talking about trains and how they have changed over the years. We'll discuss East Palestine Ohio and the governments response.
Modern Day Driver Qualifications and Unlicensed Truck Drivers
We'll be discussing the qualifications required of drivers in modern times compared to those required in decades past. We'll also be exploring why unlicensed truck drivers are still a real issue in many states and what steps can be taken to reduce their presence on the roads.
Have the Times Changed Enough?
In this segment of the show, we'll be taking a closer look at whether or not enough changes have been made to improve driver safety and security on our roads.
Uncovering DOT Officer Corruption, Self Driving Truck Slowdown and Biden's Decarbonization Plan: Will it Save America...and the world???
Welcome to Shut the Truck Up, your source for all things trucking. On this episode we’re uncovering DOT officer corruption, self-driving truck slowdown and President Biden's decarbonization plan. Will it save America...and the world???
We'll start with a dive into the recent scandal of extortion involving DOT officers in Texas pleading guilty to bribery from truckers. We'll discuss how this kind of corrupt practices affects safety on our roads and what needs to be done to safeguard against future acts.
Next, we'll cover the Waymo's development of self-driving trucks and why progress has slowed down recently and massive layoffs announced. We'll look at possible solutions that can help move us forward faster and get these vehicles on the road sooner.
Lastly, we'll explore the Biden-Harris administrations proposed decarbonization plan for America and its overall impact on trucking.
So join us as we dive into all of these topics and more on Shut The Truck Up Episode 3: Uncovering DOT Officer Corruption, Self Driving Truck Slowdown and Biden's Decarbonization Plan: Will it Save America...and the world???
Off the Clock, On the Line, and Paying More
Welcome to Shut the Truck Up, a no limits podcast about trucking, transportation and more. Today we'll be talking money, discussing a huge debate over overtime, freight broker crackdowns, and—unsurprisingly—the price of diesel rising yet again. So grab your headphones, pour yourself a cold one, and let's get this party started!
The Overtime Debate: The debate over overtime wages has been raging for years now. Companies are looking for ways to save money by cutting back on wages paid to their employees. On the other hand, workers want to make sure they're compensated fairly for the hours they work. It's an ongoing battle that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Freight Broker Crackdown: In recent years there has been an increase in the number of freight brokers operating without proper licenses or insurance coverage. This has caused headaches for many companies as they try to navigate through a complex web of regulations and compliance issues. As a result, there has been an increase in enforcement actions taken against non-compliant brokers in order to protect honest businesses from unfair competition.
The Price of Diesel Rises Yet Again: The price of diesel fuel continues to rise across the country with no end in sight. This is causing financial hardship for truckers who already face tight profit margins on their routes due to competition from larger carriers with deeper pockets. While some fleet owners have opted to pass on higher fuel costs directly to their customers, others are looking for ways to mitigate these costs through alternative fuel sources or other cost-saving measures such as fuel optimization technology.
Money always seems to be at the center of any conversation when it comes to trucking and transportation today. Whether it's debates over overtime wages or compliance issues with freight brokers or problems stemming from the ever-increasing cost of diesel fuel—it all comes down to money in one way or another. That's why here at Shut The Truck Up we strive not only bring you information about these topics but also provide helpful advice on how best manage them so you can maximize your profits while still keeping your customers happy. So don't forget turn up your volume and listen closely because you never know what gems you might find here at Shut The Truck Up! Be safe out there and Happy listening!
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Trucking: Examining Government Speed Limiter Mandates, California's Ban on Older Trucks, and Dropping Freight Rates
Shut the Truck Up is a no off limits podcast about trucking, transportation, and a bunch of other stuff. Hosted by veteran drivers and brothers, Bryan and CJ we talk about the industry from a driver’s perspective, breaking down topics in an entertaining and informative manner. Join us each week to discuss their insights on the trucking industry, so join us behind the wheel for lively conversations!
Truckers are facing an ever-changing landscape in the industry, with new laws and regulations being introduced all the time. In this episode we will explore how truckers can navigate these changes while staying ahead of the game. We'll look at what truckers need to know about government speed limiter mandates, California's ban on older trucks, and dropping freight rates.
The federal government is implementing a mandate that requires large commercial trucks to have speed limiters installed by 2021. These devices limit how fast a vehicle can travel, which helps drivers save fuel and reduce wear-and-tear on their vehicles. It also reduces the risk of accidents caused by speeding.
The state of California has recently enacted a ban on older trucks that are not compliant with its stringent emissions standards. This means truckers driving in the state will need to upgrade their vehicles or face fines and other penalties. Additionally, they must comply with new regulations governing their cargo weight and other requirements.
Truckers are also facing pressure from declining freight rates due to an increase in competition for available loads. In order to remain competitive, many truckers have had to reduce their rates, putting additional strain on profit margins.
Navigating the changing landscape of trucking is no easy feat. Truckers need to be aware of the many regulations, laws, and other changes that are taking place in order to stay ahead of the game. Government speed limiter mandates, California's ban on older trucks, and dropping freight rates all present unique challenges for truckers that must be addressed if they want to remain successful. With the right knowledge and skills, however, truckers can adjust their operations accordingly and continue to thrive in this ever-changing industry.
I really enjoyed listening to Bryan and CJ, the 65 mile per hour topic was really interesting and overall great first episode!
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I really enjoyed listening to them, CJs voice sounds amazing. I would love to meet them! 😍 can’t wait to hear more.