19 episodes

TN Truck Thought is a monthly podcast featuring some of the brightest minds in trucking. Our carefully selected panel of industry experts get to the bottom of the most challenging and controversial issues facing the industry today. In each episode, we take a deep dive into all things trucking, including: what's new in government and research, as well as practical and theoretical discussions on issues like the rise of nuclear verdicts, how to overcome this crazy supply chain, or the driver shortage. We cap each episode off with a quick 10 minutes of Hot Topics, offering a fresh take on the biggest news stories of the month. The TN Truck Thought Podcast is hosted by Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and produced by TrueNorth Companies.

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TN Truck Thought is a monthly podcast featuring some of the brightest minds in trucking. Our carefully selected panel of industry experts get to the bottom of the most challenging and controversial issues facing the industry today. In each episode, we take a deep dive into all things trucking, including: what's new in government and research, as well as practical and theoretical discussions on issues like the rise of nuclear verdicts, how to overcome this crazy supply chain, or the driver shortage. We cap each episode off with a quick 10 minutes of Hot Topics, offering a fresh take on the biggest news stories of the month. The TN Truck Thought Podcast is hosted by Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and produced by TrueNorth Companies.

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    Episode 19: Compliance, Risk, and Insurability - Connecting Safety and Technology

    Episode 19: Compliance, Risk, and Insurability - Connecting Safety and Technology

    The #1 acute violation from FMCSA audits in 2023 was allowing drivers to operate with a suspended or revoked CDL. In the latest episode of the TN Truck Thought podcast, the team shares how fleets can manage compliance as a starting point for safety and to avoid violations, such as this one. They consider how technology can be leveraged in this process, with input from special guest Timothy J. Henry, CEO of Haul. Throughout the episode, the team also explores the interconnectedness ...

    • 59 min
    Episode 18: Truck Crashes - Preventing the Preventable

    Episode 18: Truck Crashes - Preventing the Preventable

    All motor carriers unfortunately deal with the concern of crashes and how to prevent them. Industry can sometimes be challenged with how best to assess preventability when evaluating crashes, and some wonder whether they even should be making these assessments given the litigious environment in trucking today. FMCSA has understood the value and necessity of preventability by establishing their Crash Preventability Determination Program and through its safety rating process. Bert Mayo and Davi...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 17: Navigating Trucking's Independent Contractor Terrain - New DOL Rule

    Episode 17: Navigating Trucking's Independent Contractor Terrain - New DOL Rule

    About the Podcast: The independent contractor model is under scrutiny again. The wage and hour division issued a final rule modifying the analysis it uses to determine employee and independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Greg Feary and Chris Gulker join the TN Truck Thought Podcast to discuss the implications of this act and how Independent Contractors should respond.Topics include: • DOL Rule Clarifications •&...

    • 58 min
    Episode 16: What will the government bring to the trucking industry in 2024?

    Episode 16: What will the government bring to the trucking industry in 2024?

    About the Podcast: Bert Mayo returns to the TN Truck Thought Podcast to flip the script on Sean and Steve and get their predictions on trucking-related legislation, regulations, and related actions for 2024. They consider the implications of an election year and the political climate, as well as other factors when making their predictions for what progress, or lack thereof, they expect to see and the impact it will have on motor carriers, drivers, and independent contractors. ...

    • 58 min
    Episode 15: Beyond Compliance - Truck Safety Is More Than Just Following Regulations

    Episode 15: Beyond Compliance - Truck Safety Is More Than Just Following Regulations

    In the FAST Act, signed into law in late 2015, Congress acted by instructing the FMCSA to establish the Beyond Compliance Program in response to trucking community interest. The Beyond Compliance program, which has been implemented in various ways in the US (in other transportation modes and EPA) and globally, reflects a recognition that safety measures should not solely be confined to regulatory mandates. FMCSA has yet to act on the direction of Congress, but there has been a recent re...

    • 55 min
    Episode 14: What you may have missed in ATRI’s Trucking Industry Critical Issues Report

    Episode 14: What you may have missed in ATRI’s Trucking Industry Critical Issues Report

    About the Podcast: The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) releases an annual report on critical issues in the trucking industry. This report is based on a survey from industry practitioners to determine the most important issues they face. At the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition event, the top five issues in this year’s report were released: • The economy • Truck Parking • ...

    • 56 min

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