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TalkCDL is focused on providing entertainment for our fellow truckers! We cover everything in the trucking industry from current trucking laws, trucker surveys, and any other trucking news we dig up or a trucker throws our way.

TalkCDL Trucking Podcast TalkCDL Trucking Podcast

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    • 4.2 • 127 Ratings

TalkCDL is focused on providing entertainment for our fellow truckers! We cover everything in the trucking industry from current trucking laws, trucker surveys, and any other trucking news we dig up or a trucker throws our way.

    Snitches Get Stitches

    Snitches Get Stitches

    Snitches Get Stitches. There is a law on the books of New York City. It's not a new law but one that has been around since 2018. It is the "snitch' law. How does it work you ask? Citizens of New York hunt for semi-trucks that are idling their motors. They must video the truck for longer than the 3 minutes a trucker is allowed to idle. They then report the trucker and boom, they get paid.







    This may sound crazy but it is a very true law on. the books. One New Yorker reportedly made over $60, 000 in 2021. Imagine that, a trucker is sitting in 20 degree weather and is expected to freeze because the law states, he may only idle for no more than 3 minutes. Tune in to TalkCDL trucking Podcast and hear the break down of this inconvenient law. Snitches Get Stitches























    Movie Stars That were once Truckers







    Elvis Presley and Sean Connery and many other famous actors once drove a big rig for a living. It's not uncommon to see actors drive a truck for a living before they were discovered. Listen in while Ruthann reads a who's who list of "A' actors that ran the roads of America before they were known on the silver screen.

















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    TalkCDL Says Thank You







    We here at TalkCDL would like to say, Thank you to all that follow us. We also would like to thank those that email us and send pictures. If you are wanting to be on the show as a guest, please write to Ruthann@TalkCDL.com or troy@TalkCDL.com

    • 47 min
    Carter Lumber Interview

    Carter Lumber Interview

    Carter Lumber Interview. We sat down with Carter Lumber and dug into what the company is all about. We talked with Russ Murphy from the Carter Lumber companies. Russ filled us in on what Carter can do for drivers looking to be local driver. Tune in and hear this awesome interview with our good friends at Carter Lumber. Carter Lumber Interview

    • 19 min
    Crime On The Road

    Crime On The Road

    Crime On The Road. When you have a concealed carry permit, you don't have the right to pull your gun out to scare people. It is not a Lisence to bully people. In fact, a Lisence to carry a gin bares more responsibility to the person that possesses it.







    Recently a trucker pulled a gun out and pointed it at a motorist. It sounded like there was road rage going on prior to the incident. A car cut the truck driver off coming into a construction zone and thats when the trucker acted. The driver in the car called 911 and the trucker was arrested. He is now facing up to 25 years in prison.







    When obtaining your carry permit, we are told to never pull a gun out unless we intend to use it. It is not a deterrent to end an argument. Many people have been arrested because they have misused the privilege they have been given.























    How Does A Trucker Get Picked For Smuggling







    Recently we talked about a trucker that was nabbed for smuggling illegal immigrants. over 50 people died in his reefer trailer, which had shut off without him knowing. He is now facing life in prison, along with the mastermind behind this horrific crime.







    We were wondering, how a trucker even gets the offer to do such a job? We all know that the average person will never even get the opportunity to smuggle humans in a tractor trailer. The reason they won't be asked, is because most truckers don't associate with kind of criminal element. The only truckers that will ever get an offer to do such things, are those of the baser sort. This is how it works people.







    The problem with using low lines to haul human beings in a semi truck and trailer is, they are usually not the smartest people. The type of driver that is willing to risk being in prison for life, is one that most likely when caught, will turn the rest of the bad guys in. He is also the kind of driver that comes with an higher rick of being caught. This is the only kind of driver that will take this risky job. Crime On The Road









    * Drivewyze allows you to bypass weigh stations using only an ap on your phone







    * National Carriers is hiring students, solos, teams and lease purchase driver







    * Driving tests.org for solos and Driving tests.org for corporate guarantees you will pass your Class A 







    * Kamions FREE Break Even Calculator Click Here







    * Carriers Not To Work For don’ t do it

    • 31 min
    Bad Things Can Happen When A Carrier Keeps A Driver Pay

    Bad Things Can Happen When A Carrier Keeps A Driver Pay

    Bad Things Can Happen When A Carrier Keeps A Driver Pay. This week we are missing little Miss Ruthann. She is sick and is in bed getting much needed rest. Troy will be going it all by himself.







    Bad Things Can Happen When A Carrier Keeps A Driver Pay. When a carrier keeps part or all of a drivers last pay check, it can back fire big time. Many drivers have told TalkCDL their last paycheck from the previous company was stolen. That's right, a driver considers his pay stolen when he does not get his earned wages.







    Is it Legal to Dock Pay for Poor Performance or for Mistakes?







    Generally, no an employer cannot engage in docking pay or fining employees for poor performance or mistakes, shortages, or damages. However, if the employee agreed in writing that a deduction could be made, the employer may be able to do so.







    Only when an employer has reason to believe that the employee was responsible for the mistake and the employee agrees in writing that they will pay for the mistake can it be deducted from their pay.

































    * Drivewyze allows you to bypass weigh stations using only an ap on your phone







    * National Carriers is hiring students, solos, teams and lease purchase driver







    * Driving tests.org for solos and Driving tests.org for corporate guarantees you will pass your Class A 







    * Kamions FREE Break Even Calculator Click Here







    * Carriers Not To Work For don' t do it

















    Massive Pile-Up in Denver







    This past week another pile-up took place on the interstate. This is due to winter weather setting in all over. We are suggesting that all drivers everywhere buy a CB Radio.

    • 54 min
    There’s No More Diesel Left Time To Panic

    There’s No More Diesel Left Time To Panic

    There's No More Diesel Left Time To Panic. The United States of America uses 128 million gallons of diesel fuel per day or just over 3 million barrels. Experts are telling us we have only enough to cover the next 25 days. How did this happen? How much trouble are we really in?







    Blame is being cast on the Russian/Ukraine war and of course the past couple years worth of covid problems. These two issues alone have hurt the world supply chain and its not getting better fast enough. Last year alone we consumed over 1.1 billion barrels of fuel and we are on track for another billion plus. Tune into this weeks podcast and hear our take on this.







    A new trend in the trucking industry







    Truck drivers are using carriers to catch a ride to a destination they need to reach. The new scam goes like this. A driver gets hired in some distant city in the country. The new carrier does not offer a free ride to orientation. They tell the driver, he needs to fine his own way to his new job. The driver then applies with another carrier in the same area of the desired carrier. Once approved by the second carrier, the driver is offered a plane ticket to come to the new companies orientation. Once the driver lands in that city, he calls the original carrier and goes to work. Meanwhile screwing the new carrier that paid for his plane ticket.







    Carriers are fighting back. Some carriers are now reporting a driver to DAC or other agencies for "theft by deception of company funds". Meaning they now have to explain to any future companies why a carrier has put them down as a thief on record. This of course will hinder a driver from future jobs.







    * Drivewyze allows you to bypass weigh stations using only an ap on your phone* National Carriers is hiring students, solos, teams and lease purchase driver* Driving tests.org for solos and Driving tests.org for corporate guarantees you will pass your Class A * Kamions FREE Break Even Calculator Click Here* Carriers Not To Work For







    There's No More Diesel Left Time To Panic

    • 40 min
    Truckers Make The Best Husbands

    Truckers Make The Best Husbands

    Truckers Make The Best Husbands. The national average for divorced people in the United States, is, almost 50%. Yuk, right? Almost half of everyone that gets married, will get a divorce. If you get married a 2nd time, there is a 60% chance this marriage will fail. A 3rd time getting married? 3 times and you are out. 73% of people that get married a 3rd time, end in divorce. So how do truckers fair out?







    Truckers are at 19.14%! What? Did I just say that? The answer is "heck yeah". Truckers don't even come close to the national average when it comes to splitting ties with your spouse. In fact, truckers make the best husbands. They are loyal, romantic and go the extra "mile" to keep their significant others, till death due us part.







    You would think, long distant relationships would not work, but some how some way, the American trucker has found a way, whether it be through the case of love or what not, they found a way to out last the average married couple. Does absence make the heart grow fonder? It appears so. Perhaps the time away from each other keeps the fire going, but either way ladies, if you are looking for a loyal, loving partner, maybe you should try the local truck stop.







    Accident reports "Post" Eld







    ever since the ELD Madame kicked in, experts thought it would make for a safer result, when it comes to wrecks. Not according to the latest results. reports are showing just the opposite. The ELD Madame was suppose to be a step in the right direct, but it seems the direction the industry is headed towards, is more unsafe than previously planned. Tune in and hear the results on TalkCDL trucking Podcast.







    * * Drivewyze allows you to bypass weigh stations using only an ap on your phone* National Carriers is hiring students, solos, teams and lease purchase driver* Driving tests.org for solos and Driving tests.org for corporate guarantees you will pass your Class A * Kamions FREE Break Even Calculator Click Here* Carriers Not To Work For

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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127 Ratings

DJ Splash ,

Please

Normally love y’all pod cast but no more info commercials please. Very boring 😞

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Wisconsin truck stop

This revamp will be the envy of all truck stops as far as shopping wise. Who would buy any groceries from the regular truck stop. I recommend you stop at a kwik trip or kwik star that’s set up for trucks then get back to me

Sparklematica ,

Love this podcast

I’m a local driver in Florida of 25 plus years. Every Monday I look forward to listening to the new episode of Talk CDL. It’s a sort of silver lining at the start of a work week. (“Ugh Monday but at least it’s time for a new episode!”) Anyway I love the info, the news, your informed opinions on up to date topics and the fun banter between you two. You are real genuine nice folks that I feel like I would befriend if we were in the same circles, feel like I know you both! Keep up the great work!

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