171 episodes

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 • 68 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.

    TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

    TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

    In this week’s show, we discuss more about AB5, drug testing, overtime pay, Tesla trucks, 60-ft trailers, new trucking services, apps, and truck stops, and unfortunately a crap-ton of recalls. On the plus side, trucker pay has gone up. So there’s that.


    In the feedback section, listeners have follow-up on the rising Pennsylvania toll rates and the new parking program and the ParkUnload app.


    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News Links:


    Steering gear recall hits 47k Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks from OverdriveOnline.com


    Nearly 1400 Daimler trucks recalled for unexpected engine shutdown risk from CDLLife.com


    Navistar recalling more than 8,000 LoneStar and LT trucks from LandLine.media


    Tesla Semi could be on the road by the end of 2022 from LandLine.media


    Walmart rolls out ‘first of its kind’ 60-foot multi-temp reefer trailer from CDLLife.com


    Drivewyze integrated into Verizon Connect from OverdriveOnline.com





    DAT launches new mobile app from OverdriveOnline.com


    U.S. DOT considers electronic forms for drug testing program from LandLine.media


    Submit your comments on the electronic forms for the drug and alcohol testing.


    Overtime pay for employee drivers: Market benefits and drawbacks from OverdriveOnline.com


    Washington State formula for overtime pay


    Truck driver salary increased significantly in 2021, according to study from CDLLife.com


    Schneider driver ruled an employee in federal court appeal from FreightWaves.com


    What’s happening with AB5? The OOIDA Foundation explains from LandLine.media


    Pilot renovates six locations from OverdriveOnline.com


    Listener Feedback:


    Trevor and Matt have thoughts on the rising Pennsylvania toll rates.


    Bruce shares his experience with the ParkUnload app and shares photos too (see bottom of post)!


    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?


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

    • 57 min
    TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummin's Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

    TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummin's Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

    In today’s show, we discuss lots of new stuff: Cummins’ new hydrogen engine, new money for driver training, a new biodiesel, a new speed trap, new road closures and toll increases, and a first-ever demonstration of an autonomous vehicle being pulled over by the fuzz. Oh, and of course, truckers have found a new thing to be pissed off about the speed limiter proposal.


    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News Links:


    Oakland truckers claim ‘small victory’ after judge seeks more time to review AB5 suit from FreightWaves.com


    FMCSA announces $3.1M in grants to recruit veterans into trucking from LandLine.media


    Bureau of Prisons Expands CDL Training for Women from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Speed limiters contradict driver retention goals, OOIDA says from LandLine.media


    You can now watch the ‘first-ever public demonstration of an autonomous truck being pulled over by law enforcement’ from CDLLife.com


    Cummins hydrogen engine offers more capability, lower cost over all-electric from OverdriveOnline.com


    Texas researchers’ new breed of peanuts may boost biodiesel production from FreightWaves.com


    Tolls to increase by 5% on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from CDLLife.com


    Starting Aug. 1, Louisiana doubles fines on Atchafalaya Bridge from LandLine.media


    Three-week closure of I-70 in Topeka begins soon from CDLLife.com


    Listener Feedback:


    Eric Lindeau writes in to tell us about two more McDonald’s in Minnesota that have big rig drive thrus. Cool!


    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?


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

    • 41 min
    TD166: More AB5, Under-21 Driver Program, HOS Challenge, Trucker Pets, & More

    TD166: More AB5, Under-21 Driver Program, HOS Challenge, Trucker Pets, & More

    In this week’s show we discuss more on the AB5 situation, the under-21 driver program that just started, the outcome of the hours-of-service challenge, driver-facing cameras, Connecticut’s new emissions law, more women truckers, tips for brake care, trucker pets, more studies on truck parking, electric truck ramifications, and what the heck is the PHMSA?


    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News Links:


    Trucker AB 5 Blockade Ends at Port of Oakland from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    TransForce offers ‘two-check’ solution to help independents comply with AB5 from FreightWaves.com


    ATBS releases ‘Quick Guide to AB 5’ ebook from OverdriveOnline.com


    ATRI wants to hear from truckers on driver-facing cameras from OverdriveOnline.com


    Take the ATRI truck camera survey


    Meet Driface, the driver-facing camera from LandLine.media


    Will battery-electric trucks end up a ‘black eye’ on environmental benefits? from OverdriveOnline.com


    WIT: Female driver workforce grows to over 13% from OverdriveOnline.com


    FMCSA's under-21 driver pilot program opens: Here's how it works from OverdriveOnline.com


    DC appeals court denies driver hours-of-service challenge from FreightWaves.com


    PHMSA Seeks Input on Possible Shift From Paper to Electronic Communication from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Researchers to Study Truck Parking in Iowa, Wisconsin from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    New Love’s in Pennsylvania has 130 truck parking spaces from CDLLife.com


    Love’s opens the company’s first-ever truck stop in Connecticut from CDLLife.com


    Connecticut enacts new emissions law targeting trucks from OverdriveOnline.com


    10 tips to help truckers prep for CVSA Brake Safety Week from CDLLife.com


    Driver named Highway Angel for alerting fellow trucker to trailer fire from OverdriveOnline.com


    $30k up for grabs in Pilot Road Warrior contest from OverdriveOnline.com


    Riding shotgun: Program aims to pair truckers and pets from LandLine.media


    Email Memphis Animal Services at mas@memphistn.gov


    Listener Feedback Links:


    Shannon points me to the McDonald’s in Minnesota that has a big truck drive-thru


    Emery writes in to continue to torture me on how to pronounce the name of his trucking company.


    Maverick and some driver who calls himself Some Driver on the Trucker Dump Slack group, share some thoughts on chameleon carriers.


    Driver Dave recommends a book called “Why We Sleep?” by Matthew Matthew Walker.


    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?


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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don't Teach, & More

    TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don't Teach, & More

    On today’s show we’ve got lots on the aftermath of California’s AB5 law, broker reform, promoting women truckers, 5 things trucking schools don’t teach, concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate, road closures, and what the heck is a chameleon carrier? Plus lots more news, listener feedback, and what I’m pretty sure is the cheesiest outro I’ve done to date.


    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News Links:


    Autocar trucks added to widespread steering gear recall from OverdriveOnline.com


    Drivers warned that I-94 in Detroit to shut down for seven days from CDLLife.com


    Can California Owner-Operators Work Around AB5 Independent Contractor Restrictions? from TheTruckersReport.com


    Truckers at Oakland protest say ‘cargo won’t flow until AB5 goes’ from FreightWaves.com


    California Congressmembers call on Gov. Newsom to repeal AB 5 for trucking from OverdriveOnline.com


    Trade Groups Ask Newsom to Delay Enforcement of AB 5 from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    House transportation committee passes truck parking legislation from OverdriveOnline.com


    FMCSA’s speed limiters: Unsafe at any speed? from FreightWaves.com


    ATA launches new program to address issues facing women in trucking from OverdriveOnline.com


    TD141: Women In Trucking With Ellen Voie from AboutTruckDriving.com


    Broker reform: Should dispatch services be considered brokers? FMCSA's comment request sparks debate from OverdriveOnline.com


    Chameleon carriers pose threat to nation’s roadways from FreightWaves.com


    Trucking association raises concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate from FreightWaves.com


    5 Things Truck Driver Training Schools Don’t Teach | What To Do About It! from RoadLegends.com


    Portland to consider banning the sale of diesel from CDLLife.com


    New program to add tire monitoring tech at 200 truck stops, tire data sent to fleet managers within 2 minutes from CDLLife.com


    Texas BBQ joint has a drive-thru for semi trucks from CDLLife.com


    Love’s opens new truck stop in Illinois with 70 truck parking spaces from CDLLife.com


    TravelCenters of America Hosts St. Christopher Truckers Relief Campaign from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Listener Feedback Links:


    Matt a.k.a. @Mountain Matt sends in an “almost” Trucker Grub segment and thanks me for the podcast, the ebooks, and the Trucker Dump Slack Group.


    Nathan, Rob, and Brandon all ask to join the Trucker Dump Slack Group.


    Butare doesn’t miss one second of the podcast… ever!


    Nick’s plan to go to trucking school have been delayed, but that doesn’t keep him from driving a truck. 😉


    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?


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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    TD164: Government Overreach, EV Battery Issues, Trucker Movies, AB5, New Regulations, & More

    TD164: Government Overreach, EV Battery Issues, Trucker Movies, AB5, New Regulations, & More

    This week we discuss autonomous yard trucks, new regulations, government overreach, a new trucker movie, more on AB5, the 15 best truck stops in the US, EV charging and battery issues, hot tires, what young people are looking for in trucking careers, and believe it or not, more safety blitzes.


    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News Links:


    Arkansas to kick off two week speeding crackdown from CDLLife.com


    Hundreds of truckers protest AB5 at Southern California’s busiest ports from FreightWaves.com


    Refrigerated carriers combine as KLLM acquires Quest Global from FreightWaves.com


    2290 tax filing season opened July 1. Here's how to get ahead of the deadline from OverdriveOnline.com


    Tire safety risks can rise with the temperature from OverdriveOnline.com


    New trucking movie features a female driver in a battle against human traffickers to save a teen girl from CDLLife.com


    Younger Drivers Look Beyond Pay When Choosing Carriers, ATRI Finds from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Outrider ready to scale distribution yard autonomy from FreightWaves.com


    Pilot and GM plan coast-to-coast EV fast-charging network from FreightWaves.com


    First Responders Outline Concerns With EV Battery Fires from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    A run at mobile CO2 capture, straight from the stacks -- and growing markets for the gas from OverdriveOnline.com


    DOT Sec Buttigieg Plans to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling and Target Truckers Using Diesel Engines, According to Wall Street Journal from TheTruckersReport.com


    Pennsylvania passes new snow, ice removal law from OverdriveOnline.com


    Trucking, supply chain groups press for end to redundant background checks from OverdriveOnline.com


    The Top 15 Best Truck Stoops In America You Have To Visit from HaleTrailer.com


    Last day to leave comments on truck speed limiters


    Listener Feedback Links:


    John, RE, and Scott simply want to join the Trucker Dump Slack Group.


    Chris asks to join the Trucker Dump Slack Group and asks my opinion about hotshot trucking. I mention The Trucking Podcast


    Dave wants to become a truck driver and a Trucker Dump Slack member.


    Nicolle moved from Puerto Rico to become a trucker and now she wants to join the Trucker Dump Slack Group too!


    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?


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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TD163: Safety Blitzes, Speed Limiter Comments, A Trucker Party, Marijuana Lowers Truck Accidents, & More

    TD163: Safety Blitzes, Speed Limiter Comments, A Trucker Party, Marijuana Lowers Truck Accidents, & More

    This week we’ve got stories on ELDs and Covid in Canada, what are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay, more carrier acquisitions, yet another safety blitz, a bajillion public comments on speed limiters, a big trucker party, and ironically, how marijuana is lowering truck crashes. Plus listener feedback and more on today’s show.





    This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:



    Volvo Trucks - Check out the new D13TC engine in the Volvo VNL series.


    Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight Brokering, Fuel Cards, Insurance, and Compliance. Call 205-397-0934 to learn more.



    News links:


    Driver in Texas human smuggling operation faces possibility of death penalty from OverdriveOnline.com


    Kelly regional drive tire recalled from OverdriveOnline.com


    Canada approves another ELD provider from OverdriveOnline.com


    Canada extends COVID border restrictions to Sept. 30 from FreightWaves.com


    FMCSA receives more than 14,000 comments on controversial speed limiter proposal — comment period ends soon from CDLLife.com


    Submit your comments to the FMCSA regarding truck speed limiters


    FMCSA extends hours waiver for baby formula haulers from OverdriveOnline.com


    Anti-speeding enforcement blitz taking place now through early September in Connecticut from CDLLife.com


    Iowa 80 gearing up for annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree from OverdriveOnline.com


    Legal marijuana may lower rate of truck accidents, new research says from FreightWaves.com


    Pitt Ohio acquires assets from partner carrier Teal’s Express from FreightWaves.com


    Trucking Law: What are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay? from OverdriveOnline.com


    Trucker Grub links:


    Submit your favorite truck-accessible eatery to TruckerDump@gmail.com


    Listener Feedback links:


    Bruce Phelps shares his thoughts on the new weekly format. Psssht… he's a fan of it!


    I mentioned being a big fan of The Newsworthy podcast for "news made fast, fair, fun - in just 10 minutes."


    Trinidad Hernandez took a break from trucking but he's back and thanks me for continuing to do the podcast. Well you're welcome, Trinidad.


    Christopher Moyer asks about the ebook combo pack and I'm more than happy to talk about the 25% off deal for only $14.98.


    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?


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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 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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