Trucking Answers

Trucking Answers

Making the trucking industry better one company at a time.

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November 23, 2022 50 min

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 transparen...

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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...

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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.

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In this late fall spectacular I discuss some new trucking news for you.  Plus, Elon Musk buys Twitter.  Is free speech over because of it?  NO.  Liberal tears will be flooding the streets because of this episode.  Also, some automotive news and a reason we are not on Mars.

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In this money-laden episode I discuss a company giving huge money to retain drivers.  It is like it basically appreciates the long-term drivers and wants to keep them.  What a concept!  Also, a survey shows the top 10 concerns of drivers and carriers.  They are very different. A Reason we are not on Mars involving mashed potatoes.

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In this Indian Summer episode I discuss the latest trucking news like lying to women to get them into trucking.  Covenant releases numbers and they are spectacular.  Did you get a raise?  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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In a puzzle completing episode I talk about getting somewhere and there were no docks available and yet I was able to drop my trailer in a door?  How did I do it?  I solved a problem for them which also solved a problem for me.  Be willing to solve problems wherever you go.  Also, a quote from noted truck driver President Joe Biden.

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In this interstellar episode I discuss the exact time of day to check your oil.  It is not when you think!  Also, running your headlights during the day is actually less safe than having them off.  I explain.  The Cruz trial verdict is out and I talk about it and why the juror is an idiot.  Did you know you have a customer score at the dealership?  I will tell you about it.  Also, a Reason we do not live on Mars.

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In this hair-raising episode I discuss Werner Enterprises buying Baylor Trucking.  Werner says nothing will change at Baylor.  We will see.  Is using hair for drug testing discrimination?  Should it be done?  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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In a crime free episode I discuss a little about what is happening in society.  It isn’t just trucking.  Joy Reid is an idiot and thinks only certain people commit crimes.  That is not the case.  The mayor of NYC is going to house illegals on cruise ships that will dock there.  Isn’t that nice?  Don’t you wish you could live on a cruise ship?  Around this time in 1972 a scab truck was shot at and it blew up near Springfield, MO.  R...

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In this pumpkin spice flavored episode I discuss Werner and Kodiak and the pact they have to move freight without drivers.  They start their first lane soon and it will be working the exact way I said so I believe that they listen to the podcast.  I-80 in Illinois will be under construction near Minooka until 2027.  Are you ready for that?  The Natural Propane Gas Association wants to be able to work the drivers 17 hours a day and ...

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In a mind-bending episode I discuss the problems in trucking right now and some fixes for those problems.  They are in no particular order.  The last episode we discussed the best of trucking so this is the flip-flop of that.  What are your thoughts of that?

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In a terrestrial based episode I discuss the reasons trucking is still a great career choice and why you should choose it right now!  Also, I went to SAIA as they were having a hiring event.  This is what I found out.  You can make just as much being home daily as you can living in a truck on the road.

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In this Kansas-inspired episode I discuss the recent news of NyQuil Chicken as well as some actual trucking news like electronic monitoring of commercial vehicles.  A reason we are not on Mars as well.

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In a cross-country episode I discuss 5 things that I think have made trucking either better or easier in the last 34 years.  I use 34 years because that is how long I have been trucking.  Trucking is a great career, it still pays the bills and keeps the lights on here at Trucking Answers.  In a future episode I will discuss the 5 things that have hurt trucking in the last 34 years.  Also, ripped from today’s headlines is yet anothe...

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In an electrifying episode I discuss an incident at my work talking to another driver.  Should you get a paycheck that is based on how much your bills are that month?  That is what some people think but I don’t.  Companies need to compensate you for the things they ask you to do for them no matter if your car payment is $900 or you drive a Yugo to work.  Don’t fall in to the trap of thinking that only your miles should be paid.  Go...

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In this Emilia Earhart special I discuss the FMCSA Women of Trucking panel that consists mainly of women who don’t drive.  This panel will advise the FMCSA about how to get and keep women in trucking.  Brilliant.  Of course there is a member from the FMCSA, naturally.  I talk about the car I have had the longest.  How long do you keep a car?  The weather on Mars and a reason we do not live on Mars.

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In a Red Sovine classic I discuss if in fact truck parking should be provided by the government.  This stems from the city of New York towing and ticketing trucks for parking overnight in residential areas. TANY says that there is not enough parking and the government needs to step up and do something.  I say that they are doing something, they are removing trucks from residential areas where they are already not allowed to park!

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In this Pamtastic episode I talk about PAM Transport and the fact that they are settling yet ANOTHER class action for the same reasons they always do.  People, please do not even consider working at PAM Transport and do not use Driver Solutions for any reason!  That is my opinion, anyway.  I talk about the lowest priced car I ever bought.  I go over a new service for people looking to get their CDL and begin a trucking career.  Get...

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In this implanted episode I discuss the closing of Colonial Freight.  They opened in 1943 and will be closed in a week.  Wow.  Always be ready to move on to a new place!  This is a problem for lease purchase drivers as well.  US Xpress announces more layoffs and I put them on death watch.  We will see what happens.  When other large companies are announcing record profits US Xpress announces layoffs.  Curious.  People are implantin...

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