136 episodes

Mark Rumps is a veteran truck driver with decades of experience. He brings that experience to a new podcast to help improve the trucking industry for both drivers and companies. Trucking news, education and entertainment and the Trucking Answers YouTube channel.

Trucking Answers Mark D. Rumps

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Mark Rumps is a veteran truck driver with decades of experience. He brings that experience to a new podcast to help improve the trucking industry for both drivers and companies. Trucking news, education and entertainment and the Trucking Answers YouTube channel.

    Trucking News | Trucker Cries but gets Denied | Is hourly pay safer?

    Trucking News | Trucker Cries but gets Denied | Is hourly pay safer?

    In this cold start episode I discuss the fact that OOIDA forever complains about the government interfering in lives of truckers except when it wants the government to interfere in the lives of truckers.  Is hourly pay for truck drivers safer than mileage pay?  We try to find out.  Walmart is now training people from their stores to be drivers.  Why do they need to do that if it is such a great job?  Will UPS strike?  If they do, it isn’t about the money.  A driver gets busted in Iowa and complains about it but is denied.  Sometimes you have to choose.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

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    • 38 min
    UFI closure | Iowa pays companies to train you | Don’t pay cash for your car | A Reason we are not on Mars | #132

    UFI closure | Iowa pays companies to train you | Don’t pay cash for your car | A Reason we are not on Mars | #132

    The governor of Iowa (Republican) is going to pay companies to train you.  So why do these companies ALSO charge you?  Because they can and they stink.  Should you pay cash for your next car to save money?  NO.  Some trucking safety suggestions that are not great.  A reason we are not on Mars.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

    • 35 min
    Trucking Lawsuits | Tesla Semi by the numbers | Weird State Laws | #132

    Trucking Lawsuits | Tesla Semi by the numbers | Weird State Laws | #132

    In a state of confusion episode I discuss the new Tesla semi and how much energy it needs to use.  Also, how much that costs.  Trucking lawsuit settlements are in the news.  If a company wants to have a 24/7 camera in the truck and totally micromanage us then yes, they should be 100% responsible for what happens on the road and pay through the nose for it.  I have a solution to the truck parking problem.  Some weird state laws are up today sent in by an astute listener.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

    • 54 min
    Twitter Freedom | Trucking for short people | A Reason we are not on Mars #131

    Twitter Freedom | Trucking for short people | A Reason we are not on Mars #131

    Elon Musk brings back President Trump to Twitter.  There was a poll and ONLY 51% of people thought he should be allowed back.  HUH?  I thought this was America.  I also bring you some quotes from the left that maybe are not completely true.  Should they be banned from Twitter?  To get women in to trucking we need clean trucks, trucks for short people and bigger fridges in the trucks.  Nice.  We all need that.  Also, more transparent job postings which companies are NEVER going to do.  A guy buys a Tesla and doesn’t run the heat so he can get more miles out of it.  Brilliant.  A reason we are not on Mars ripped from today’s headlines.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

    • 50 min
    CRST and CR England settle BIG on non-compete contracts | Trucking News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #130

    CRST and CR England settle BIG on non-compete contracts | Trucking News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #130

    CRST and CR England trucking are settling a lawsuit for $2 MILLION total (Western Express already settled for $1.2 MILLION) over allegations that they basically black balled people out of trucking by not conspiring to not hire those on contract to other carriers.  By the way, it did not go to trial, no one was found guilty and no wrongdoing is admitted by anyone.  The plaintiffs allege that CRST and others conspired together to not hire drivers on contract to other carriers in violation of the law.  In MY OPINION no one should ever work for these places.  By continuing to work there you are helping them do this.  I can help you avoid these scum companies with the link below. Also, Fed Ex Freight is going to furlough drivers!  Wow, low freight demand right before Christmas.  We have some Rivian R1T news and a reason we are not on Mars.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

    LaunchwithMark.com

    • 44 min
    Latest trucking news | A Reason we are not on Mars | #129

    Latest trucking news | A Reason we are not on Mars | #129

    In a wind driven spectacular I discuss some drivers who are on their side.  A Hummer EV is broken.  How can you make money lease purchase if you only get just over $1 a mile? US Xpress is about to leave Variant at the dock.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

    Mark@TruckingAnswersNation.Com

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Land Air ,

Informative and Entertaining

Excellent and informative podcast. He’s doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to Marks Facts. He says what your thinking that you can’t say elsewhere on the inter web (Thanks Al Gore, for inventing it) and why are we not on MARS, humans are stupid and he’ll explain to those Karen’s or Billy Bob’s that is still in their parents cinder block basement sitting on a folding chair with one short leg, tv with rabbit ears, with the picture all pixelated (Snow for those of a certain age) stop subscribe here and tune into his YouTube Chanel of the same name.

P@p@fig ,

Why we are not on Mars

I’ve been looking for a podcast for a while that explains why we are not on Mars and have hit the jackpot. Mark is one heck of a podcaster and his sidekick Gracie just adds to how good the show is. Keep up the great work.

TRKRPER ,

End of the World

I love the podcast. I really do, but Mark’s not delivering the best podcast on the planet on Tuesday’s and Friday’s even when the weather’s nice. That’s why I’m not giving him 5 stars. I still like him though. Just giving my honest review.

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