192 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 • 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.

    TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More

    TD189: ATA CEO Talks To Congress, Choosing A Truck Driving School, Possible New Speed Limits, Steps To Take Before Applying, & More

    Well, news was light last week, but it’s back with a vengeance, which means I’m pretty sure this week’s show is going to be long, so strap in and keep your cup of coffee handy so you don’t doze off. LOL


    News this week includes American Trucking Association’s (ATA) CEO discussing trucking’s biggest issues with Congress, positive drug tests were up in 2022, lots of states making new road rules, how to make sure you have the best chance to get that next trucking job, and possibly the world’s worst trucker. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


    Listener feedback topics this week includes roundabouts, Canadian vaccine mandates, an and a lengthy discussion about truck driving schools. Also, it seems only right that someone would point out how bad I talk. LOL Alright, let’s get on with it.


    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)!


    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:


    TD158: How Do We Attract The Next Generation In Trucking? from AboutTruckDriving.com


    TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School from AboutTruckDriving.com


    Yellow meets its goal of graduating 1,000 new CDL holders during 2022 from TruckersNews.com


    Yellow Driving Academy from MyYellow.com


    How Yellow is Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers from MyYellow.com


    Yellow Employee Reviews for Truck Driver from Indeed.com


    Put your best foot forward: Know what’s on your record before applying from TheTrucker.com


    Truckers’ positive drug tests up 18% in 2022 from FreightWaves.com


    Positive Marijuana Tests Among Drivers Grow at Alarming Rate from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    FMCSA revokes a second ELD this week, users should switch to paper logs from CDLLife.com


    Bills in five states call for speed limit changes from LandLine.media


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


    TD185: Scoot Over And Fix It Now! from AboutTruckDriving.com


    Five states pursue rule changes to accommodate truck platooning from LandLine.media


    Electric vehicles will have tough audience in LTL carriers from FreightWaves.com


    Bill would outlaw the operation of self-driving trucks without a human driver on board in California from CDLLife.com


    FMCSA seeks more feedback on automated driving systems from LandLine.media


    ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    The most under-appreciated insurance coverage in all of trucking from OverdriveOnline.com


    Trucker slapped with 24 charges following 3 traffic stops in 24 hours from CDLLife.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 19 min
    TD188: A Trucker's Breakdown Saga, Tax Credits For Truckers, New Roundabout Rules, Bird Poop Vs. Autonomous Truck, & More

    TD188: A Trucker's Breakdown Saga, Tax Credits For Truckers, New Roundabout Rules, Bird Poop Vs. Autonomous Truck, & More

    Well, the news is light this week, so we’re trying something different again. We’ve been teasing a mega breakdown saga from listener Wunuvakind in recent weeks and it turned out to be far too long for the listener feedback segment. So, I’m sure much to her surprise, Wunuvakind’s story is featured on the show. I enjoyed it immensely and I hope you do to.


    As for the news, we talk about a new bill pushing tax credits for most truckers, new roundabout rules, CARB is slowing it’s electric truck expectations, and an autonomous truck gets sidelined by bird poop. All those stories, plus more.


    In the listener feedback segment, Charles, Farley, and William all just want to say hi, Driver Dave is back to scolding me again, and Cici shares her favorite Trucker Dump episodes.


    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)!


    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:


    Drummer for iconic rock band with Overdrive ties dies from OverdriveOnline.com


    Vehicle protests will be ‘dismantled’ during Freedom Convoy anniversary from LandLine.media


    SHIP IT Act aims to boost supply chain from LandLine.media


    VA weigh station banning overnight parking “due to increasing incidents of littering, vandalism, and unsanitary practices” from CDLLife.com


    States pursue roundabout rules for trucks from LandLine.media


    CARB Proposes Exemptions for Transitions to Electric Trucks from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Trucker Path survey: 24% prefer to return home every night from TheTrucker.com


    Bird poop was enough to disable a self-driving truck, driver claims - Trevor Dunkel from CDLLife.com


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD109: Coping With Rookie Truckers 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 28 min
    TD187: Worst Traffic In The World, The Legality of Trucker Marijuana, Pay-By-The-Mile Criticized, Ammonia-Powered Truck, & More

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

    In today’s show, California’s AB5 just won’t go away; getting paid-by-the-mile is coming under fire; truckers, drugs, and drug testing is always a hot topic; and I’ll tell you where is the worst traffic in the world and the US is (the answer might surprise you).


    Also, how likely is the US going to be ready for electric trucks by 2045?; I’ll tell you about the new type of eco-friendly fuel; we’ll discuss new ways to avoid low-clearance accidents; and one source says the worst of this inflation mess is behind us. All that and more news.


    Plus, we’ll hear from a new listener in the feedback segment and I’ll introduce you to Cici, who you’ll be hearing from in quite a few upcoming episodes.


    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)!


    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:


    California Trucking Association again seeks injunction to block AB 5 from OverdriveOnline.com


    Bills in three states call for speed limit changes from LandLine.media


    Pay-by-the-mile system a ‘killer,’ driver compensation committee told from LandLine.media


    FMCSA says no to trucker’s request for personal exemption from ELD and HOS rules from CDLLife.com


    Former FMCSA employee admits to extortion of trucking company from CDLLife.com - suggested by Steven Gorman


    Federal Officials Plan to Add Fentanyl to Drug Tests from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Trucker’s drug conviction raises questions about CDL holders and marijuana use from LandLine.media


    Can Heavy Electric Trucks Be Deployed Industrywide by 2045? from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Company debuts ‘World’s First’ ammonia-powered big rig from CDLLife.com


    Outrider raises $73M to scale autonomous distribution yard business from FreightWaves.com


    Low-clearance technologies help fleets avoid costly accidents from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us' from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Chicago has the second worst traffic in the world, report reveals from LandLine.media


    Planters looks for someone to drive Mr. Peanut, the NUTmobile across country from WPXI.com - suggested by Trevor Dunkel


    Listener Feedback Links:


    TD110: Coping With New Drivers from 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 1 min
    TD186: Teamsters Vs. UPS, California’s Massive Truck Shutdown, FMCSA Busy Rejecting Stuff, & More

    TD186: Teamsters Vs. UPS, California’s Massive Truck Shutdown, FMCSA Busy Rejecting Stuff, & More

    Well, we’re back to our normal news-focused show this week. We’ve got lots of news to catch up on, including how California shutting down a crapload of trucks is going. Is the new Tesla semi already having problems? The FMCSA is staying super busy with both denying and accepting requests. I’ll catch you up on that.


    What else? Trucking jobs are slowing down, there’s a new tax guide for owner-operators, young truckers and truck parking are both back in the limelight, I’ll tell you about the ongoing battle between UPS and the Teamsters (and why it’s important), and the Biden Administration makes a statement that won’t make most truckers very happy. All that news and more, including @wunuvakind coming back to share a great cafe in the Trucker Grub segment.


    In the listener feedback segment, we've got new Trucker Dump Slack Group members, @driverchrismc questions my website building skills, and a listener needs your help finding a particular kind of trucking app.


    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)!


    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:


    OOIDA warning of new texting scam targeting truck drivers from TheTrucker.com


    Tesla preparing to build Tesla semi specific truck shop from CDLLife.com


    Tesla Semi breakdown has people losing their minds from Teslarati.com


    Owner-op taxes 101 -- new guide available from OverdriveOnline.com and ATBS.com


    California says it banned 230,000 trucks. What's next? from OverdriveOnline.com


    Delaware DMV launches online self-certification for CDL holders from OverdriveOnline.com


    FMCSA denies carriers’ request to report truck driver hair tests from FreightWaves.com - submitted by Steven Gorman


    FMCSA denies driver training exemptions from LandLine.media


    FMCSA exempts deaf drivers despite CVTA objections from FreightWaves.com


    FMCSA grants fireworks companies’ HOS/ELD exemptions from OverdriveOnline.com


    Love’s continues its building spree with three openings from LandLine.media


    Transportation employment slowdown likely to continue this year from ccjdigital.com (Commercial Carrier Journal)


    Trucker age-exemption bill reintroduced in new Congress from FreightWaves.com


    Biden climate blueprint promotes modal shift away from trucks from FreightWaves.com


    Truck Parking Is Top Issue for Drivers from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Indiana bill would eliminate speed limit differential from LandLine.media


    Fur flies as Teamsters begin hashing out UPS negotiating strategy from FreightWaves.com


    Want to trade in your big rig for the Wienermobile? Oscar Mayer is hiring hot dog drivers from CDLLife.com


    Trucker Grub:
    Cowboy Cafe in Lyman, WY


    I-80 Exit 41


    Submitted by Wunuvakind


    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 11 min
    TD185: Scoot Over And Fix It Now!

    TD185: Scoot Over And Fix It Now!

    Well, you asked and I listened. In today’s show, we go back to a time when there was nothing on the show but this dorky trucker telling a story and a reading a couple of emails from listeners. This time around we’ve got a rant called “Scoot Over And Fix It Now!” We’ll also hear a bathroom story from Driver Dave and Wunuvakind sent in an audio clip about harassment and urban parking.


    Introduction Links:
    TD100: What Makes The Evil Overlord… Evil? from AboutTruckDriving.com


    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)!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your Christmas 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.


    Steven Gorman has a TikTok channel where he likes to make stuff.


    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

    • 51 min
    TD184: Accidents Won't Ruin Your Career, Public's View Of Truckers, CB Lingo, Trucker Movies, & More

    TD184: Accidents Won't Ruin Your Career, Public's View Of Truckers, CB Lingo, Trucker Movies, & More

    In this week's show, guest host Steven Gorman talks about the difference between accidents and incidents, and how neither should keep you from succeeding in your trucking career. And he backs that up by telling you about his roads mishaps and where he is now.


    In the news segment, Steven talks about the top 10 largest private trucking companies, he’ll provide some further evidence to disprove the “truck driver shortage” myth, and he’ll site a survey telling how the public views truckers in 2022. Also, he’ll point you to a CB radio lingo website so you can study up for the 18 trucker movies you may or may not have forgotten about.


    Steven Gorman has a TikTok channel where he likes to make stuff.


    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 205-576-8257 to learn more.


    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)!


    Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link for your Christmas 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.


    Main Topic Links:
    What is the Difference Between Accidents and Incidents? from OSHA.com


    What is a Crash According to the FMCSA?


    News Links:


    100 Largest Private Carriers In North America from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)


    Learn How to Talk CB Lingo Like a Trucker, C’Mon! from Smart-Trucking.com


    Driver shortage eases slightly in 2022 but relief likely temporary, ATA reports from TransportDive.com


    How does the public view truckers in 2022? from OverdriveOnline.com


    The 18 Best Trucker Movies You Forgot About from MovieNightsAtHome.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

    • 34 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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