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A podcast for truckers, potential truckers, and curious non-truckers. The goal is to make you think about driving around trucks by telling interesting stories from the road that will (hopefully) drive the point home. I also share comments from listeners.

Trucker Dump - A Trucking Podcast Todd McCann

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

A podcast for truckers, potential truckers, and curious non-truckers. The goal is to make you think about driving around trucks by telling interesting stories from the road that will (hopefully) drive the point home. I also share comments from listeners.

    TD196: Teamster Battles Continue, EPA Vs. Truckers, Truck Stop News, Female Trucker Survey, Lots Of Truck Safety Topics, & More

    TD196: Teamster Battles Continue, EPA Vs. Truckers, Truck Stop News, Female Trucker Survey, Lots Of Truck Safety Topics, & More

    In today’s long-overdue show, we’ve got stories on Teamster fights with Sysco and Yellow, FedEx is heading into a massive reorganization, lots of truck stop news, what’s going on with truck safety; including crash rates for new carriers, new out-of-service criteria, driver-facing cameras, drug testing, E-log violation detection, automatic emergency braking legislation pending, and the safest state for truckers (this one might surprise you). We’ll also talk about trucking’s ongoing battle against environmental standards, how female truckers feel about their job, and much more.


    In the listener feedback segment, you weigh in on tire recycling, checking your brake lights, and we’ll have some follow-up on whether day cab drivers can utilize the split sleeper berth rule without having a sleeper berth.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 25% off! Only $14.98 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    News Links:


    Teamsters vs. Yellow, a fight neither can afford from LandLine.media


    Sysco Louisville Teamsters strike ends, 1st deal signed; Indianapolis over also from FreightWaves.com


    Yellow, Teamsters to hash out operational changes by reopening NMFA early from FreightWaves.com


    FedEx says air network restructuring to save $700M annually from FreightWaves.com


    FedEx to combine all but LTL into 1 organization from FreightWaves.com


    Pilot announces new CEO, CFO, as Berkshire Hathaway takes majority ownership from CDLLife.com


    Love’s to invest $1 billion upgrading locations from TheTrucker.com


    Love’s Travel Stops buys EZ GO locations from TheTrucker.com


    New TA truck stop opens in Oklahoma from CDLLife.com


    Distracted driving in Ohio now primary offense from LandLine.media


    Seven states pursue left lane changes from LandLine.media


    TD66: Truckers Go Turtle Racing from AboutTruckDriving.com


    FMCSA calls for renewed safety push at forum from LandLine.media


    FMCSA data shows rise in crash rates among new-entrant carriers from FreightWaves.com


    Study shows Michigan the safest state for truck drivers from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    CVSA’s 2023 Out-of-Service Criteria now in effect from TheTrucker.com


    New AI monitoring system showing Groendyke 'a lot of things' prior system did not from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    New research confirms truckers' disdain for driver-facing cameras from OverdriveOnline.com


    Technology Helps Minimize Tractor-Trailer Pairing Errors from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Landing and launching terminals for autonomous trucks getting closer from FreightWaves.com


    White House reviewing proposal to require automatic emergency braking on big rigs from TheTrucker.com


    EPA approves California rules phasing out diesel trucks from TheTrucker.com


    Rep. Nehls introduces measure to overturn EPA rule from LandLine.media


    Trucking orgs tee off on Biden's zero emission plan from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Most truckers have no interest in electric trucks, survey reveals from LandLine.media


    Report: Hydrogen will emerge as zero emission solution for long-haul trucking from OverdriveOnline.com


    ATRI seeks truck driver input on impacts of legalized marijuana from TheTrucker.com


    Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on Trucking Operations Driver Survey from ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute)


    Drug Expert Weighs In on Safety of Alcohol Versus Marijuana from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    FMCSA provides updates on driver

    • 2 hr 2 min
    TD195: ELD Failures, Teamsters Get Busy, Cheat Sheet For Safety Blitz, Tax Breaks For Truckers, AB5 Challenged Again, Agriculture Exemption Under Fire, Can Day Cabs Use Split Sleeper?, & More

    TD195: ELD Failures, Teamsters Get Busy, Cheat Sheet For Safety Blitz, Tax Breaks For Truckers, AB5 Challenged Again, Agriculture Exemption Under Fire, Can Day Cabs Use Split Sleeper?, & More

    In today’s show, we’ve got a cheat sheet to prepare for the upcoming largest safety blitz in North America, the Agriculture Hours-of-Service exemption is coming under fire, California’s AB5 law is back in the headlines, we’ll try to figure out if Electronic Logging Devices have improved safety as much as the FMCSA hoped, the Teamsters are having battles on many fronts, we’ll learn about possible new tax breaks for truckers, and we’ll discuss how the new under-21 driver program is coming. All that and more news.


    In the listener feedback segment, I’ll give you an update on my quest to find out if day cab drivers can legally extend their 14-hour day by using the 14-hour pause aspect of the split sleeper berth rule. Then a listener will explain the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse loophole that baffled me recently. We’ll have more on the AB5 thing and what defines an independent contractor. We’ve got another “law of trucking” submission and we hear from a new listener. So sit back, take your shoes off, put your feet up on the dash, and turn it up. Unless of course, you’re driving right now.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 25% off! Only $14.98 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    News Links:


    The year’s biggest CMV blitz is coming soon — Here’s a ‘cheat sheet’ on CVSA Level I inspections from CDLLife.com


    Bill seeks to create tax credit up to $7500 for CDL-A truck drivers who drive 1900 hours per year from CDLLife.com


    Another ELD removed from FMCSA’s approved devices list from OverdriveOnline.com


    Federal law designed to make trucking safer may have aggravated worst issues from FreightWaves.com


    Can FMCSA improve ELD regulations from FreightWaves.com


    FMCSA’s hours-of-service exemption implicated in fatal truck crash from FreightWaves.com


    Truck Parking Improvement Act introduced in Congress from TheTrucker.com


    Under-21 pilot program – the party no one is going to from LandLine.media


    Truck driver age creeping up, retirement plans on the back burner for many from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Sysco food delivery drivers go on strike in Louisville, Indy from LandLine.media


    Teamsters Begin Negotiations At ABF Freight from Teamster.org


    Yellow, union locked in war of words from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    California trucking eyes equal protection argument in AB5 litigation from FreightWaves.com


    Survey shows that 68% of female truckers feel safe on the job from CDLLife.com


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD110: Jabbering With Jared from AboutTruckDriving.com


    Show Info:
    You can email your comments, suggestions, questions, or insults to TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Join the Trucker Dump Podcast Facebook Group


    Join the Trucker Dump Slack Group by emailing me at TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Got a second to Rate and/or Review the podcast on iTunes?


    Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein

    • 1 hr 32 min
    TD194: Knight-Swift Buys U.S. Xpress, Daylight Savings Time Challenged, Truckers Given Stoplight Priority, Bad Choice For Secretary Of Labor, What To Do With Old Tires, Possibly The World's Tiniest Trucker, & More

    TD194: Knight-Swift Buys U.S. Xpress, Daylight Savings Time Challenged, Truckers Given Stoplight Priority, Bad Choice For Secretary Of Labor, What To Do With Old Tires, Possibly The World's Tiniest Trucker, & More

    In this week’s news, Knight-Swift buys yet another large carrier, daylight savings time is being debated in Congress for the millionth time, a Congressman calls the Secretary of Labor nominee the “worst choice.” We’ll find out why. We’ll discuss a new technology that could possibly give truckers priority at stop lights, a safety coalition calls for big safety changes, we’ll discuss what happens to a tire when it finally dies, I’ll tell you about lots of new truck stops opening (better get your shot glass out), what possibly might be the world’s tiniest trucker, and it appears that the public want more truck parking (just not anywhere near their house). All that and more news.


    Plus in the listener feedback segment, you weigh in on truckers wanting praise above all else, we’ll learn more about how these “best fleets” lists work (I knew there was something fishy going on there), and one listener wants to talk about a few things; how stupid parking on a shoulder is, his tolerance level for breakdowns, and of course, he takes a shot at me for making a bad guess as what CBP stands for. And we’ll follow that up with a bummer-of-a-story to end on a rare sad note. But it’s something that needs to be said, so please stay tuned.


    So without further ado, let’s get this thing rolling.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 25% off! Only $14.98 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    News Links:


    Daylight saving time topic of bills across country from LandLine.media


    Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    U.S. Xpress driver proves you don't have to be big to drive a big rig from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Decline in truck transportation jobs 3rd biggest in last decade from FreightWaves.com


    Americans value truck parking facilities — but not in their backyards from FreightWaves.com


    Highway safety group calls for speed limiters on trucks, rolling back 2020 HOS changes, more from OverdriveOnline.com


    Drivewyze adds Pennsylvania to weigh station bypass network from OverdriveOnline.com


    Forward Air, Kodiak Robotics operating ‘consistent autonomous trucking service’ between Dallas, Atlanta from TheTrucker.com


    UPS, Teamsters expected to ink deal no later than June 30 from FreightWaves.com


    White House reportedly fast-tracking California’s plans to phase out diesel engines from TheTrucker.com


    Department of Labor nominee ‘worst choice,’ congressman says from LandLine.media


    Tire Sustainability Remains Top Priority for Industry from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Texas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lights from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Love’s opens three truck stops in Florida, Texas, and Indiana, reopens store closed by fire from CDLLife.com


    New TA Express location opens in Tennessee from CDLLife.com


    Busy Tennessee TA location to close by end of March from CDLLife.com


    Robotics firm Mujin unveils automated unloader at ProMat from FreightWaves.com


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You from AboutTruckDriving.com


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    You can email your comments, suggestions, questions, or insults to TruckerDump@gmail.com


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    TD193: New Secretary of Labor?, Senator/Teamster Fight, Love's Founder Dies, Diesel Mechanic Pay Rises, Cool Products, & More

    TD193: New Secretary of Labor?, Senator/Teamster Fight, Love's Founder Dies, Diesel Mechanic Pay Rises, Cool Products, & More

    In today’s episode, we’ve got a possible new Secretary of Labor, a fight between a Senator and the Teamster’s President, rising pay for diesel mechanics, the Love’s Travel Stop’s founder dies, I’ll tell you about one high tech and one low tech product, Cummins is rebranding it’s emissions-focused division, and apparently, truckers value praise more than anything else. Huh? All that and more.


    We’ve also got followup in the listener feedback segment concerning hourly trucker pay and how Canada is spending their money to attract new truckers.


    So in the immortal words of Lynyrd Skynyrd; turn it up.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 25% off! Only $14.98 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    News Links:


    Two Missouri rest areas permanently closing next week, to reopen in fall 2023 as truck parking from CDLLife.com


    Online renewal for CDL holders is coming to Idaho from LandLine.media


    Love’s Travel Stops Founder Tom Love Dies at 85 from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Your batteries are trying to tell you something, and they soon will from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Simple, low-cost brake check device can result in big savings from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Cummins brands New Power division as future tech-focused Accelera from FreightWaves.com


    Bills in multiple states cover use of rumble strips from LandLine.media


    FMCSA closes reporting loophole in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Repair labor rates climbing, driving technician pay raises from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    OOIDA opposes Biden’s pick to head up Labor Department from OverdriveOnline.com


    GOP senator snaps at union boss during heated hearing: 'Shut your mouth' from FoxNews.com - submitted by Gena King


    Truck Drivers Appreciate Company Praise, Survey Shows from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD187: Worst Traffic In The World, The Legality of Trucker Marijuana, Pay-By-The-Mile Criticized, Ammonia-Powered Truck, & More from AboutTruckDriving.com


    Show Info:
    You can email your comments, suggestions, questions, or insults to TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Join the Trucker Dump Podcast Facebook Group


    Join the Trucker Dump Slack Group by emailing me at TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Got a second to Rate and/or Review the podcast on iTunes?


    Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein

    • 1 hr 22 min
    TD192: Roadcheck Safety Blitz Dates Announced, Canada Gets Funding For New Truckers, FMCSA Gets More Exemption Requests, Big Truck Crash Study Coming, & More

    TD192: Roadcheck Safety Blitz Dates Announced, Canada Gets Funding For New Truckers, FMCSA Gets More Exemption Requests, Big Truck Crash Study Coming, & More

    In today’s show, I’ll tell you when the biggest safety blitz of the year will take place, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asks the FMCSA for a better Big Truck Crash Study this time around, more rules exemptions are being sought from the FMCSA, new “move over” laws are coming in some states, Canada provides funding to get more truckers into the industry, a new loading/unloading system is introduced by a major LTL company, and a truck pulls a semi out of a ditch. Spoiler: it’s not a tow truck.


    Then for the fun part where we’ve got a Trucker Grub segment from @Wunuvakind, @TruckerSmack has a suggestion how the FMCSA could make the split sleeper berth rule easier for everyone, and once again, my ability to speak coherently is challenged, only this time it’s by @Goose from Australia.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 50% off for a limited time! Only $9.99 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    Wyoming I-80: Road crews face nightmare situation from OverdriveOnline.com


    News Links:


    Roadcheck 2023 CMV blitz to emphasize ABS violations, cargo securement from CDLLife.com


    CVSA's new out-of-service criteria: What owner-ops need to know from OverdriveOnline.com


    Crash study shouldn’t repeat past mistakes, OOIDA says from LandLine.media


    Hours-of-service waiver sought by trucker who ran under emergency order from LandLine.media


    Warning devices for stopped trucks to go by wayside? from FreightWaves.com


    Six states pursue expanded ‘move over’ rules for all road users from LandLine.media


    New study shows majority of people fear automated vehicle technology from TheTrucker.com


    Canada devotes millions in federal funding to train, recruit new truckers from FreightWaves.com


    ArcBest touts system for loading, unloading trailer in one motion from FreightWaves.com


    VIDEO: Electric pickup yanks out stuck semi in Utah from CDLLife.com


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD191: State Of The Union & Trucking, EV Rollout Not Going As Planned, FMCSA Stays Busy With Exemptions, TA’s New Restaurant, & More from AboutTruckDriving.com is where @TruckerSmack heard me talking about the split sleeper berth rules.


    TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More from AboutTruckDriving.com is where I kept screwing up the word Nevada.


    Here is the list of Australian cities that @goose has me try to pronounce:


    Binginwarri


    Dalyston


    Tallangatta


    Woolloomooloo


    Goondiwindi


    Canowindra


    Hervey Bay


    Kata Tjuta


    Suggan Buggan


    Wangkatjungka


    See? Not so easy, is it?


    Show Info:
    You can email your comments, suggestions, questions, or insults to TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Join the Trucker Dump Podcast Facebook Group


    Join the Trucker Dump Slack Group by emailing me at TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Got a second to Rate and/or Review the podcast on iTunes?


    Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TD191: State Of The Union & Trucking, EV Rollout Not Going As Planned, FMCSA Stays Busy With Exemptions, TA's New Restaurant, & More

    TD191: State Of The Union & Trucking, EV Rollout Not Going As Planned, FMCSA Stays Busy With Exemptions, TA's New Restaurant, & More

    In today’s show, we’ll talk about how the trucking industry was a hot topic at the State of the Union address, we’ll talk about how this futuristic trucking world isn’t working out quite as expected, the FMCSA is staying busy receiving and rejecting exemption requests, I’ll tell you about a new restaurant chain at TA truck stops, and I’ll point you to a funny article written in a style you used to get here.


    In the listener feedback segment, we’ll talk weigh station apps, worn out tires, how “best trucking fleet” criteria works, and I’ll point you to another trucking podcast I listened to recently that was recommended by a listener. And after much guilt-driven goading, I finally talk a listener into submitting a Trucker Grub segment. Well… sort of. Stay tuned.


    Introduction Links:
    Get the Trucking Ebook Combo Pack for 50% off for a limited time! Only $9.99 for two books (including a 9.25 hour audiobook version of Trucking Life)!


    Need a list of questions to ask the next time you're looking for your next truck driving job? Well here it is! And it's only $1.99!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your everyday shopping. Amazon will pay me a small commission for everything you buy. All you have to do is click on the ebook link on this page and then shop as you normally would. Thanks!


    You can also donate directly by clicking the Donate button on this page.


    The Newsworthy podcast is my preferred way to get my news in about 10 minutes per day.


    News Links:


    Perspective: State of the Union Highlights Trucking from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    ATA President: California should not set nation’s emissions standards from TheTrucker.com


    Can charging infrastructure keep pace with EV demand? from FreightWaves.com


    Nikola says it may run out of money in next 12 months from FreightWaves.com


    Reports: Autonomous platooning startup Locomation closing its doors from FreightWaves.com


    Why FMCSA keeps revoking ELDs, and how to tell if yours is next from OverdriveOnline.com


    FMCSA rejects another HOS exemption, as split-sleeper flexibility sought from OverdriveOnline.com


    Submit your comments on the 5/5 split sleeper berth


    Brake light manufacturer and fleets seek factory-level exemption from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Trucking company wants to use learner’s permit holders for apprentice program from LandLine.media


    Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program from FMCSA.dot.gov


    Lane splitting rules pursued in multiple statehouses from LandLine.media


    TA debuts new full-service restaurant concept ‘Fork & Compass’ at Ohio truck stop from CDLLife.com


    Fork & Compass menu


    'We don't give directions' -- how GPS is changing our social selves from OverdriveOnline.com


    Over the Road: an 8-episode podcast by Long Haul Paul and PRX


    Trucker Grub Links:


    JD Campbell’s in Peoria, AZ (Phoenix area)


    Listener Feedback Links:


    Best Fleets To Drive For's Hall of Fame criteria PDF submitted by Cici


    Trucking for Millennials Podcast recommended by David Taylor


    Show Info:
    You can email your comments, suggestions, questions, or insults to TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Join the Trucker Dump Podcast Facebook Group


    Join the Trucker Dump Slack Group by emailing me at TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Got a second to Rate and/or Review the podcast on iTunes?


    Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

45 40 Pavlo: ,

Great and excellent

You are very informative I enjoy listening to your episodes and I have went back and listen to as many as my phone will let me your last episode was talking about cameras in your trucks well let me tell you I have one in my truck and it goes off all the time it can’t tell if you put your seatbelt on or not it can tail if you get a blank stare sunglasses cover that up it will send a message back if I do not come to a complete stop at a stop sign I get I get wrote up if I have bad habits that is on the list and there is a bunch of them but my pay is good so I am staying there until I point out on the system so I think most of the drivers will be aggravated like I am but will stay at their job until they are booted out and it doesn’t matter how much you gripe

Pafastalker ,

Waste of time

This guy just likes to hear himself and thinks he’s funny.

douche you are ,

Great podcast

F the activist jerkoffs, keep on trucking

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