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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.

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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.

    Is Trucking Getting Better

    Is Trucking Getting Better

    TalKCDL is the Number One Trucking Podcast on planet Earth. This isn't just our claim but yours also.







    Is Trucking getting better? In the present times and considering everything that has happened in the United Staes, it does seem that the trucking industry is not where it needs to be. Recent reports are saying that employment has grown in the industry. This report might be due to the fact that the recent stimulus package for unemployment has ended. Many drivers had waited till July 31st to see if they would receive an extension on their benefits. Flash forward two weeks and we have yet another extension for unemployment benefits. Drivers that did not ant to go back to work due to the corona virus situation now have the option to stay home and collect money. This write is just not sure that employment is going to grow if there are better incentives to stay home, collect free money and chill out.







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    * http://www.truckingauthority.com/TalkCDL* https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/stimulus-package-talks-could-resume-this-week-heres-whats-happening-today/* https://abc7.com/politics/trump-order-allows-some-unemployment-pay-defers-payroll-tax/6362416/* S2E27 – Truckers face off with protesters* S2E22 – Trucking Company Makes a Mistake. Watch what you say on Facebook* Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters







    Is Trucking Getting Better







    Trucking seems to be suffering great losses with the freight volume being way down. Trucking companies have had to turn to brokers for extra freight to keep their fleets moving. This is the last thing a trucking company wants to do. Turning to brokers can be a nightmare that no one wants to face. When the turn around comes and it will come, trucking will be the first to see it. Trucking has always been the first to see the bed times and the first to see the good times. TalkCDL will keep all of you posted at to when the good times has begun.







    The Tarif wars started in October of 2018 and is still going today. Most people do not realize that the freight coming into the United States has a tax on it now. The problem is the American businesses are the ones stuck paying the bill. This had created the slowdown in the economy. Businesses could not afford to pay the taxes and thus began the suffering of the bottom line. Every business that had been relying on Chinese imports suffered at the hand of this nasty war. Trucking would take a hit immediately being 90% of all imports is in need of a tractor trailer to move It around. If there is a lack of freight truck g companies quickly become desperate to fill their trailers. IS TRUCKING GETTING BETTER

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    Masking Truckers at the Pilot Truck stop

    Masking Truckers at the Pilot Truck stop

    Masking Truckers at the Pilot Truck stop. It's official, the Pilot Truck Stop is now requiring all people entering the store wear a mask. Many truckers are unhappy and are saying they will not wear one. With the ever growing businesses that are instilling this new rule, it is hard to find a business that is liberal. There is a catch though. Most businesses are not enforcing it being they do not want confrontation between customer and employee. I have personally walked into the local Sam's Club without a mask, just to test the waters. Not one store employee had suggested putting on a mask let alone ordered me too. With all the KAOS in the country today, it looks like the people of this country have just about had enough. MASKING TRUCKERS AT THE PILOT TRUCK STOP







    * S2E22 – Trucking Company Makes a Mistake. Watch what you say on Facebook* S2E27 – Truckers face off with protesters* Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters* https://www.freightwaves.com/news/pilot-joins-list-of-truck-stop-chains-requiring-masks* https://www.facebook.com/pilottravelcenters/







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    MASKING TRUCKERS AT THE PILOT TRUCK STOP

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    Trucking Stuff with TalKCDL

    Trucking Stuff with TalKCDL

    Trucking Stuff. This week on the show we talked about a cat that traveled in a Peterbilt from Canada to North Dakota. The cat was a stowaway on board a truckers semi. When the truck driver conducted a daily inspection of his rig, he found the black cat named "spooky". Jack Shao an active trucker called the phone number on the kitties collar and the rest was history. The phone call went to a veterinarian which in turn went right to the cats owner. A happy ending for the felines family.







    We also highlighted some issues for truck drivers drug screening. According to authorities, an increase in drug screen refusals is on the rise. Most truck drivers don't realize it but a refusal of a random or a pre-employment drug screen is equivalent to an actual drug screen failure. When going through the hiring process, a trucking company views a refusal and a failure equal and therefore in most cases a truck driver is turned down for employment. If you are in a state where "pot" is legal, you might consider avoiding these drugs all together. A CDL can be ruined by doing what a driver might think is his rights, being it is allowed by the state law. Unfortunately it is not allowed on a federal level and therefore dangerous to a truckers career. The refusals of rig screens on the rise could cause the FMCSA to mandate new testing.







    Truck driver kills 4 children while intoxicated







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    Trucking Stuff. A truck driver from Ohio recently rear-ended a car and another semi truck on I70 in Indiana. Corey Withrow, 31, of Camden, Ohio, was arrested and charged with four counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death, and four counts of causing catastrophic injury while operating intoxicated. State police determined Withrow was doing 72mph when he struck the vehicles that had slowed down to merge in a construction zone. The vehicle ignited and resulted in the death of four children trapped in the car. Anesa Noel Acosta, 15; Quintin Michael McGowan, 13; Brekkin Riley Bruce, 8; and Trentin Beau Bruce, 6 were sadly the victims of this alleged drunk driver.







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    The Brotherhood of Trucking

    The Brotherhood of Trucking

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    The brotherhood of trucking. This week on TalkCDL. We spoke about the brotherhood of trucking. The brotherhood exists if you are part of it. If you stop to help a trucker that needs you then you are part of the brotherhood. If you dont stop if you can, then you are not part of the brotherhood, Period!







    * https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/07/18/police-active-investigation-275-avoid-area/5465233002/* http://aii.transportation.org/Documents/wrong_way_driving_ntsb_report.pdf* Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters* CB’s plus Troy solved the parking problem, Yay







    Trucking News







    The brotherhood of trucking







    In the news this week. A man committed suicide by big rig. A wrong way driver in VA and his passenger were killed hitting a semi head on and a sniper had to disable a tractor trailer by shooting the engine in order to end a police chase. All this and more on this weeks episode of TalkCDL.

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    Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters

    Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters

    Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters. This week on TalkCDL we covered many topics. Of course everything is about trucking. We spoke about quaaludes. Do you remember this drug from way back? It has been a long time since it has been mentioned in fact maybe since the early 90's. At one time quaaludes were the downer that most druggies used to bring them down but since has been long forgotten. Until now. A trucker in Africa was caught trying to hide a bag in the woods before an inspection. He was later apprehended and searched. Come to find out he had a big bag of, you guessed it, quaaludes. We thought this would make an interesting story.







    How to deal with rioters







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    Trucking Quaaludes & Rioters. We came across a drivers Qualcomm message that displayed a message from his authorities. The message was advice on how to deal with rioters. We are not sure if the message was real but the wording was very interesting. The driver was told to approach the crowd by blowing the horn. The driver was told to move toward the rioters at a speed safe enough for them to move out of the semi trucks way but not too slow that a rioter could jump onto the truck. He was also told that if he hit a rioter to escape safely and then call the authorities. Okay so is this advice you would give a driver? If you are a driver, is this advice you would follow? Let us know what you think of these words of wisdom.







    Facebook Live Feed







    We started this weeks podcast on Facebook live. We were testing out some lapel mics and thought we would include a live audience. It went over well and we had allot of fun with the audience. We mentioned everyone that participated in the live feed at the end of the podcast. If you were part of the show, we mentioned your name.







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    TalkCDL wants to interview you







    If you are in the trucking industry and you would like to make an appearance on TalkCDL Trucking Podcast, please write to us at Troy@TalkCDL.com and if you wish to sponsor TalkCDL and advertise with a commercial, please write to Ruthann@TalkCDL.com.







    * https://www.thefix.com/content/where-are-they-now-drugs-edition7098* Sick of Trucking News* S2E27 – Truckers face off with protesters* Truckers are time travelers* Alcohol Inside Semi Trucks

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    Truckers are time travelers

    Truckers are time travelers

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    Truckers are time travelers. Imagine if you will, a life on the road. A life filled with travel and moments that are held in our memories. We can reflect back to many parts in time and our minds make us able to travel through time. As truck drivers we have something most occupations do not offer. We have so many precious moments that can take us away and lift us up in great spirits. This he average person might gather time like a trucker but once a year when they go on vacation. An average family traveling to the beach has that memory of the once a year journey but truckers have so may places in time that we have traveled to that its hard to keep track.







    New York to Montana to Arizona







    Truck drivers share so many memories. We can recall that moment when we drove down I17 in Arizona from Flagstaff to Phoenix. We can in a half second remember driving from Scranton PA to Roanoke VA and in our minds it only takes seconds to travel those road over and over. Oh how wonderful it is to reflect on some of the places in time we have been, like The beach in Galveston TX, a stadium in Pittsburgh Pa, a diner in Illinois and a concert in Tampa Fl. Yeah truckers have been many places and our mind can quickly run thru time back to those places in an instance. What a great blessing it is to have our minds travel to and fro and enjoying to scenery and even the scents and the sounds.Yeah we are time travelers and truckers just might have a little more places they can go than others.







    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_time_travel* https://www.insider.com/mental-time-travel-might-be-ruining-your-happiness-2018-8* S2E27 – Truckers face off with protesters* S2E22 – Trucking Company Makes a Mistake. Watch what you say on Facebook* CB’s plus Troy solved the parking problem, Yay* Trucking Companies are responsible for their drivers* Truckers won’t deliver to copless cities* NEO Secret Trucker* D.O.T. Gives Advice To Truckers & D.O.T.







    TalkCDL Trucking Podcast







    TalkCDL Trucking Podcast is a podcast for the trucking industry. We are an entertainment talk show that focuses on truck drivers and the rest of the trucking industry. Join us every week for a new episode. You can find us on most podcast platforms like stitcher, Pod bean and more. If you would like to be a guest on the show please write to us at Troy@TalkCDL.com or Ruthann@TalKCDL.com and tell us what you would like to talk about. As always thank you for everything. You also can find us on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.

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Customer Reviews

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106 Ratings

106 Ratings

sabrinakh ,

Keeps me trucking

Troy and Ruthann make me laugh, think and me glad to be a truckers daughter. I love the way they bring a show together effortlessly. Wish more podcasts were like this. They are unlike any other.

Seym56 ,

Not the right time to be joking about a pandemic

Normally I enjoy listening to your antics. Sometimes your voices are the only contact I have driving this truck. But your March 29 episode crossed a line. How will you feel after your friends or family contract Covid 19 and possibly die from it, knowing just a week or two before, you were laughing. At this very moment over 1200 people have died in New York ALONE! If nothing else I expect an apology, otherwise I will drop your podcast.

Ryan Mallery ,

Trooper talk

I really enjoyed listening. The show has answered some questions I’ve had for awhile and cleared up some unanswered questions as well!

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