TD149: Job-Hopping In Trucking
Today’s main topic is job-hopping. How much is too much? Stay tuned.
But as always, we’ve got some news to cover including voting info, brake recalls, safety blitz stats, nuclear verdicts, trailer technology, broker scams, truck warranties, and think pieces on being an owner/operator and ANTs. Huh?
The FMCSA has also been busy with hairy drug testing, driver advisory panels, under 21 drivers, driver training exemptions, and yet another COVID HOS exemption extension. Wow. Say that three times fast.
And we’ll top it all off with six restaurants for the Trucker Grub segment, and listener feedback on weapons, railroad crossings, man vs. beast, and driving school experiences.
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*Links mentioned in the news segment:*
Budweiser Wassup commercial
For truckers looking to vote early or absentee, a look at each state’s practices from OverdriveOnline.com
Voter registration deadlines
Volvo recalling 17,545 trucks for possible cracked brake pedal from FreightWaves.com
CVSA Safety Enforcement Operation Catches More Than 66,000 Drivers from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA Extends COVID HOS Exemption Until 2021 from TheTruckersReport.com
FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
UPS Wants FMCSA to Reconsider Exemption Request from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
FMCSA proposes under-21 driver pilot program from FreightWaves.com
Details of the under-21 driver pilot program from FMCSA.dot.com
HHS Issues Proposed Hair Testing Guidelines from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
PrePass adds safety alerts for drivers to app from OverdriveOnline.com
Trucking Targets 'Nuclear' Verdicts from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Intelligent Trailer Technology Advances from ttnews.com (Transport Topics)
Open a can of realism before buying that first truck from OverdriveOnline.com
Informed protection: Know exactly what’s covered before you buy a used truck warranty from OverdriveOnline.com
Growing broker/carrier identity theft schemes reaping millions from OverdriveOnline.com
As with fire ants attacking a DOT officer inspecting logs, beware the ANTs in your own mind from OverdriveOnline.com
*Trucker Grub segment:*
Tacos El Zarape in Ontario, Oregon
Shari’s restaurant in Troutdale, Oregon
Ranch Hand Trail Stop in Montpelier, Idaho
Lefty’s Bar-B-Q in Crossville, Tennessee
Stockmen’s Truck Stop in St. Paul, Minnesota
Alamo Sinclair in Alamo, Nevada
*Links mentioned in the main topic:*
Job-hopping is on the rise. Should you consider switching roles to make more money? from nbcnews.com
Job-hopping in trucking from Monster.com
How to calculate employee turnover rate from Workable.com
Links mentioned in the Listener Feedback segment:
Frankie NC heard @goose story in the Listener Feedback segment of TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver about a truck stalling on a railroad tracks and wrote with some advice that could save your life.
Greg listened to TD146: Personal Safety For Truckers and answered the call by sharing his arsenal to ward off bad guys.
Driver Dave shares another exciting episode of trucker vs. wildlife. Everyone needs to keeps their pets out of the road when Driver Dave is in the area. Just saying.
New listener Stevie is binging the podcast and sending lots of comments for me to share with you. Today we hit three quick ones about TD001: Sometime You Just Need A Machine Gun, TD144: The Split, and agrees with the grossness of women's restrooms from TD46: The Tale Of Three Trucker Slobs.
New Listener Scott Gunter heard TD100: What Makes The Evil Overlord… Evil? and we decide that all wives must be evil.
Scott Gunter, Todd R, and Zachary Smacherman @smakerman all heard TD147: Be Careful Choosing A Truck Driving School and share stories of their respective truck driving schools. Bonus: Zachary sent an audio comment!
Todd R @RoadToad also mentioned TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver.
Zachary also mentioned Anthony, who I answered a question from in the Listener Feedback segment of TD131: Review Of The FleetUp Trace ELD.
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