Trucking Answers

Trucking Answers

Making the trucking industry better one company at a time.

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December 7, 2021 25 min
In a literary classic I talk about Freedom and what that means to everyone.  Mandating things is not freedom.  Eyes on 94 is in 4 states but not the ones you think.  Actual vs Practical miles are discussed.  Parking on the shoulder is for emergencies only and others should be ticketed immediately.  Car companies want … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A reason we are not on Mars | #46 →
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In today’s snow spectacular I look at reporters who separate us by ways that have nothing to do with our character.  The ATRI has an interesting study about company drivers and owners and their job satisfaction.  I think it is accurate.  Wilson Logistics gets bought by Ashley Furniture?  Really?  The EV tax credit is a … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #45 →
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In a Tryptophan coma episode I discuss how a Big Mac relates to trucking.  Also, an ATRI study proves that companies are spending less on drivers than ever before.  The FMCSA waiver is extended until Feb 28, 2022.  OOIDA wants one billion for truck parking and they say the average driver looks for parking for … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #44 →
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In a Tony Award production we discuss why trucking isn’t considered a trade.  The Tennessee Governor wants drivers to drive longer hours.  Is that good?  A truck crashes the Autozone and I mean all the way through.  Maverick gives a $100 bill on holidays.  Big deal.  Jeep has a recall, again.  The Toyota Murai is … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #43 →
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In a literary masterpiece today I discuss the debt peonage that trucking has become.  16 Republican Governors sign Operation Open Roads.  Ohio allows 90000 pounds with a few restrictions.  The Ram 1500 is being bought back for some people.  Are you seeing dealers charging over sticker price for a car?  Don’t pay it.  Hummer Edition … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #42 ...
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In this Arbor Day Award Winning episode I discuss a recent event that happened to my friend and why I think OTR truck driving should only be for a short period of time.  You can’t do anything with your life if you are gone from it.  A driver was fired for refusing to violate the … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #41 →
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In this jolly good episode I discuss the DAC report and why it should be banned from use until it is fixed.  Companies are using the DAC as a weapon to blacklist people.   Chester Chicken has a giveaway!  Tiffany Cross from MSNBC says stupid things and I point that out.  She has no idea what … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #40 →
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In a vision loss episode I discuss some articles this week from Time and the Wall Street Journal talking about how there is not a truck driver shortage and the policies of the ATA are just making trucking terrible. I love it!  The vaccine mandate is being attacked from every angle.  Edward Durr will get … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #39 →
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In a Fifa-Cup winning episode I discuss the power of collective action and how we as a society have become fat, lazy and complacent in recent decades.  The NYC firefighters are on my mind.  TA truckstops in AZ and NM are rationing fuel so call before you go.  Do brokers make too much money?  I … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #38 →
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In a meme inspiring episode I discuss paid parking and who should pay for it.  Should a driver ever have to pay to park a company truck?  It is time change weekend, set those clocks back.  The Vax mandate is upon us and I tell you what to expect.  A driver in NJ gets in … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #37 →
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In the amazing show today I discuss the ways drivers should consider their pay and why OTR truck drivers are underpaid.  I think people should consider the time a company is taking from them not the amount of work the company gives you.  If they sit you that should not be your problem.  Congratulations!  This … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #36 →
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In this dazzling episode full of sparkle I discuss the correlation between pay and hiring.  Also, Marten suffers a cyber attack.  Werner Enterprises reports record 3Q numbers, remember this at raise time. Sen Blackburn to exempt heroes.  The Electric Cannonball gets a new record from a Tesla Model S.  Still can’t beat an engine.  GM … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #35...
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In an Arbor Day Miracle I talk about the ATA management conference and the fact they were able to afford Bon Jovi.  Remember that when you are waiting 2 days before you get layover.  Is pay the real issue in trucking?  I take a look at that.  The vax mandate may be postponed until after … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #34 →
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In this side-splitting episode I discuss the ATA and Chris Spear making up numbers to justify his existence.  Papa Joe may call out the national guard, or will he?  I am back from Paternity leave and ready to go.  Many companies are putting out ads that they will not have a vax mandate so don’t … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #33 →
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I am back from Paternity leave and the show rolls on!  Now is the time if you want to make a change to either the industry or just your personal situation.  Take action and get it going!  Would you get fired rather than take a shot?  Curious.  Meera Joshi will likely be the next head … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars →
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In this Grammy Nominated episode I discuss the advanced tech in trucks and why it is terrible still.  The ATRI wants us to use it and I want it to work.  I talk about a Texas teen who jumped off a truck he was hitching a ride on.  Yes, that happened.  The LA ports are … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #31 →
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In a 3 point masterpiece I talk about the driver shortage that does not exist.  I examine a claim from CFI gets their first 5 million mile driver.  Is this possible in 37 years?  Maybe.  The Nevada Trucking Association is doing all it can legally to make sure drivers are paid as little as possible.  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News| Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #30 →
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In another lavish production Trucking Answers Podcast talks about driver facing cameras and the Lytx AI tech coming to trucks.  Do you think a camera can drive as good as a driver? I will be visiting GP Transco on Monday Oct 11!  Be there!  Speeding was the #1 thing people were ticketed for during safe … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #29 →
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In this world record attempt episode I discuss the semi stowaways and a death had finally come about because of it.  DOT Transportation hosted me for a day and I did a live show there with the higher ups of the company.  DOT is a great place to work and it shows in all the … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #28 →
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In a literary masterpiece I expound on the fact that people are quick to complain but slow to act as I give 2 examples of drivers who will complain but not do anything.  You get what you tolerate, remember that.  I will be at DOT Transportation Oct 4 for a live show on YouTube at … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #27 →
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