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One driver's insights and sometimes humorous views of truck driving and the trucking industry… and anything else he feels like dumpin' on ya

One driver's insights and sometimes humorous views of truck driving and the trucking industry… and anything else he feels like dumpin' on ya

Location:

United States

Description:

One driver's insights and sometimes humorous views of truck driving and the trucking industry… and anything else he feels like dumpin' on ya

Twitter:

@ToddMcCann

Language:

English


Episodes

TD182: Railroad Strike Avoided, Facebook Discriminates Against Female Truckers, Good/Bad Changes By States & FMCSA, & More

12/3/2022
This week, we’re going to discuss Congress’ controversial intercession in the pending railroad strike, also, both the FMCSA and individual states are making it harder for truckers in some aspects, and easier in others, Facebook seems to be discriminating against female truckers when it comes to trucking jobs, I’ll tell you about a government funded research grant that might actually yield something useful for a change of pace, and to keep you out of trouble, we’ll also talk about what you...

Duration:01:23:07

TD181: Struggling LTL Industry, Eco-Friendly Truck Solutions And Problems, Healthcare For Truckers, European HOS Explained, & More

11/19/2022
In today’s show, we’re going to talk about the struggling LTL industry and what makes it so finicky. We’ll discuss new ways to make trucks more eco-friendly and the problems that come with trying to charge all these proposed electric trucks. I’ll also give you an update on the potential railroad strike, a new healthcare option for truckers, and for a change of pace, some good results from the Brake Safety Week blitz. But that’s not all! We’ve also got another Trucker Grub segment and two...

Duration:00:55:12

TD180: Weather Apps For Truckers, Women In Trucking Group Gets Busy, Electric Truck Video, & More

11/12/2022
In this week’s show, we’ve two cool weather apps for truckers, an HOS exemption denial, new ELD rules for California, a new product from the Jake Brake people, the FMCSA’s new Women In Trucking initiative gets to work, a video showing the cab of an electric truck, free food for some truckers, self-driving trucks in Australia, and much more. Also, my world has now been restored since we finally got a new Trucker Grub submission and a bit of Listener feedback. This episode of Trucker Dump is...

Duration:00:48:49

TD179: Diesel Fuel Shortages, Crash Data Before/After ELD Mandate, Double Brokering Explained, & More

11/5/2022
In today’s mega-episode, we talk about the looming diesel shortage, how autonomous vehicles are still moving forward, what crash data shows before and after the ELD mandate, how the FMCSA has been keeping really really busy, and Jeremy from our sponsor Porter Freight Funding explains double-brokering to us. We’ve also got free meals for veterans, how union contract negotiations work, a unique approach to electric vehicle charging, and a massive truck recall for what seems like the least...

Duration:01:04:32

TD178: Driver Shortage Remains, Railroad Strike Update, Major I-40 TN/NC Road Construction, Free Lunches, & More

10/31/2022
In this week’s show, host Todd McCann’s voice is occupied training a new guy at work. So this week, long-time listener Steven Gorman volunteered to fill in. Steven talks about the alleged truck driver shortage, how the railroad strike is still pending, some major road construction to avoid, free lunches from an unlikely source, and believe it or not, Halloween candy. He even comes through with a Trucker Grub segment! Steven has a TikTok channel where he likes to make stuff. This episode of...

Duration:00:21:23

TD177: Faster Delivery Tech, Yellow Transformation, Automatic Emergency Braking Proposal, Trucker Perdiem, & More

10/22/2022
In this week’s show, we’ve got updates on the whole independent contractor mess and the railroad contract negotiations. We’ll also talk about the FMCSA’s automatic emergency braking proposal, trucker taxes, and some new technologies, including a trailer load sensor and a new way to make home deliveries easier for the driver. All that, plus a major LTL company continues it’s transformation and I’ll tell you about OOIDA’s Truckers For Troops campaign. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored...

Duration:00:54:59

TD176: Railroad Strike Back In Play, Speed Limiter Proposal Date, 4 Things That Increase Your Chance Of Future Wrecks, & More

10/15/2022
In today’s show, the possibility of railroad strike is back on the table, the FMCSA gives us a date on it’s speed limiter proposal, and we’ll give you an update on the California AB5 fiasco. Also, the personal conveyance rule was being challenged again, plus four things that will increase your chances of a future wreck. All that, plus more, including surprise safety blitzes, road closures, Wreaths Across America, and of course, listener feedback from you! This episode of Trucker Dump is...

Duration:00:49:32

TD175: Teamsters Striking, New Truck Parking Problems, Pepsi Goes Tesla, & More

10/8/2022
In today’s show, we we’ve got lots of info on electric trucks, including Tesla’s version finally hitting the road, and maintenance and parking problems associated with EV’s. Got a crap-ton on autonomous trucks too. Also, electronic ID tags on trucks and Teamsters striking. In listener feedback, we talk about flatbed companies, driving school grants, and then an old friend touches base. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer,...

Duration:01:03:35

TD174: Hurricane HOS Exemptions And Hauling FEMA Loads, Deregulation And CA EPA Standards Explained, EV Adoption, & More

10/1/2022
In this week’s show, I first clear up some goofs from last week. Then we talk about ID tags on trucks, Hurricane Ian HOS exemptions and tips on hauling FEMA loads, a cool video explaining deregulation, what makes a professional driver, and finally we discuss electric vehicle adoption and I finally learned how California got so much clout when it comes to emissions standards. All that, plus more news stories, and of course, listener feedback involving Mario Kart, trucker spy cameras, HOS...

TD173: New Electric Truck Tech, FMCSA ELD Commenting Period, Autonomous Truck Studies, Training Exemptions Pursued, & More

9/24/2022
In today’s show we’ve got lots of info on electric stuff, including Kenworth’s new electric truck, new battery technology, and whether our power grid can handle it. We’ll also get an update on the AB5 mess in California, the FMCSA is looking for your comments on ELDs, a new bill for driver training exemptions, a new autonomous truck study focused on drivers and new autonomous business partnerships, toll-reversals, new speed cameras, a hazmat endorsement exemption, and what do you know, we’ve...

TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More

9/17/2022
In today’s show, we’ll be talking about averting a major railroad strike, absentee voter info by state, trucker blitz results and automatic emergency braking testing, a Pony Express-style trucking startup, new healthy eating options, truckers and overtime, some really weird recalls, and much more. As for listener feedback, Trailrider shares his thoughts on drivers not having any hours-of-service rules, while Shy Guy gives me an opportunity to recommend some of the podcasts I’m currently...

Duration:00:53:24

TD171: The Future Of LTL, New AB5 Rulings, Overwhelmed Driver Training Programs, Understanding Fuel Surcharges, & More

9/3/2022
In today’s show, we talk about new autonomous partnerships and electric truck pilot programs, overwhelmed driver training programs, Amazon’s newest thing, the future of LTL, new AB5 rulings, trucker diversity, understanding fuel surcharges, more waiver extensions, deals for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and more. We’ve got a Trucker Grub segment too, and I give a listener some advice on finding a good-paying driving job. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter...

Duration:01:17:04

TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More

8/27/2022
In this week’s show, we discuss Heartland Express buying CFI, 6 pre- and post-trip inspection myths, another case the Supreme Court ignored, preparing for automated trucks, new services for truckers, and much, much, more. In the listener feedback segment, we’ve got some follow-up on that AB5 video from the OOIDA Foundation, and I have another idiot commenting on my tailgating article. In the intro, I share stories of The Evil Overlord's wreck and a musical hotel. This episode of Trucker...

Duration:01:14:20

TD169: COVID Exemption Wrecks, New Engines, Wacky HOS Exemption Requests, & More

8/20/2022
In today’s show, we discuss new engines, a new driving skills test, autonomous boo-boos, COVID exemption wrecks, electric vehicle rebates, lots of reminders on lots of different things, and some wacky HOS exemption requests. Oh, and you may want to get your shot glass out of the cupboard. 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...

Duration:00:46:05

TD168: Overtime Pay, 60-ft Trailers, Rising Trucker Pay, & More

8/13/2022
In this week’s show, we discuss more about AB5, drug testing, overtime pay, Tesla trucks, 60-ft trailers, new trucking services, apps, and truck stops, and unfortunately a crap-ton of recalls. On the plus side, trucker pay has gone up. So there’s that. In the feedback section, listeners have follow-up on the rising Pennsylvania toll rates and the new parking program and the ParkUnload app. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer,...

Duration:00:57:10

TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummin's Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

8/6/2022
In today’s show, we discuss lots of new stuff: Cummins’ new hydrogen engine, new money for driver training, a new biodiesel, a new speed trap, new road closures and toll increases, and a first-ever demonstration of an autonomous vehicle being pulled over by the fuzz. Oh, and of course, truckers have found a new thing to be pissed off about the speed limiter proposal. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring,...

Duration:00:41:53

TD166: More AB5, Under-21 Driver Program, HOS Challenge, Trucker Pets, & More

7/30/2022
In this week’s show we discuss more on the AB5 situation, the under-21 driver program that just started, the outcome of the hours-of-service challenge, driver-facing cameras, Connecticut’s new emissions law, more women truckers, tips for brake care, trucker pets, more studies on truck parking, electric truck ramifications, and what the heck is the PHMSA? This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching,...

Duration:01:16:09

TD165: AB5 Aftermath, Chameleon Carriers, 5 Things Trucking Schools Don't Teach, & More

7/23/2022
On today’s show we’ve got lots on the aftermath of California’s AB5 law, broker reform, promoting women truckers, 5 things trucking schools don’t teach, concerns over Canada’s ELD mandate, road closures, and what the heck is a chameleon carrier? Plus lots more news, listener feedback, and what I’m pretty sure is the cheesiest outro I’ve done to date. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Porter Freight Funding - So many services to offer, including Factoring, Dispatching, Freight...

Duration:01:13:38

TD164: Government Overreach, EV Battery Issues, Trucker Movies, AB5, New Regulations, & More

7/16/2022
This week we discuss autonomous yard trucks, new regulations, government overreach, a new trucker movie, more on AB5, the 15 best truck stops in the US, EV charging and battery issues, hot tires, what young people are looking for in trucking careers, and believe it or not, more safety blitzes. 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...

Duration:01:06:47

TD163: Safety Blitzes, Speed Limiter Comments, A Trucker Party, Marijuana Lowers Truck Accidents, & More

7/9/2022
This week we’ve got stories on ELDs and Covid in Canada, what are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay, more carrier acquisitions, yet another safety blitz, a bajillion public comments on speed limiters, a big trucker party, and ironically, how marijuana is lowering truck crashes. Plus listener feedback and more on today’s show. This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by: Volvo Trucks - Check out the new D13TC engine in the Volvo VNL series. Porter Freight Funding - So many...

Duration:00:41:52