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We don’t have a main topic today, but we do have a mega crap ton of news, some listener feedback, and a fun contest that could win you $50.
So about this news; we’ve got a handful of truck recalls, Canadian ELDs, lots of driverless trucks being ordered, some useful tips for tax time, another reroute around a busted bridge, and yet another safety blitz (yes, really). But hey, all is not lost. We'll also tell you what qualifies as an out-of-service violation when it comes to lights and hours-of-service. This one might surprise you. We’ll even discuss how some of these violations are actual crimes! Whaaaa?
We’ll address some myths around the COVID vaccine and if you’re still freaked out, how to clean your truck to reduce your chances of getting it. But hey, at least you won’t die from a truck rollover if this prototype fifth wheel makes it to market!
And once again, the powers that be are making truckers unhappy with talks of the new Vehicle Miles Traveled tax, the push for speed limiters and automatic emergency braking, and why DOT physicals still won’t go directly onto your CDL for years to come. Not to mention the courts ruling against lease operators and a survey showing not much faith in the Biden administration. But hey, at least a new FMCSA director has been nominated. So there’s that.
And to finish up, we’ll show you how to value your time more, how to extend the life of your DPF filter (yes, I realize that’s redundant), and I’ll tell you about a new addition to the Garmin dēzl™ OTR series of truck GPSs and a new feature they all have.
What? I told you there was a lot of news. Did you think I was lying?
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Links mentioned in the news segment:
Possible steering issue leads to recall of 18,000 Freightliner trucks from TruckersNews.com
Two recalls hit 11K Freightliner, Western Star trucks from OverdriveOnline.com
Thousands of International trucks recalled from OverdriveOnline.com
Recalls issued for certain International, Mack trucks from OverdriveOnline.com
Repairs to I-40 bridge over Mississippi could take 'months, not weeks' from TruckersNews.com
Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding from TruckingInfo.com
With Roadcheck under way, here's a refresher on the OOS violations for lights, hours from OverdriveOnline.com
Trucking Law: Some safety violations can turn into misdemeanor or felony convictions from OverdriveOnline.com
IRS' 100% meal deduction does not apply to owner-ops' per-diem deductions from OverdriveOnline.com
Partners in Business tip: Have a fixed residence from OverdriveOnline.com
Fleet Complete’s BigRoad Officially Submitted for Canadian ELD Certification from FleetComplete.com
ATRI puts $20B price tag on vehicle-miles-traveled tax from FreightWaves.com
Can taxing trucks on miles traveled work? from FreightWaves.com
Speed limiters, automatic braking on NTSB Most Wanted List from FreightWaves.com
Smart anti-rollover coupling can jettison the trailer to save truckies from NewAtlas.com
Autonomous truck maker says it has nearly 7,000 driverless truck orders from OverdriveOnline.com
FMCSA petitions to delay implementation of electronic med cert rule until 2025 from OverdriveOnline.com
Debunking truckers’ four favorite myths about COVID-19 vaccines from OverdriveOnline.com
Cleaning truck cabs in the age of COVID from FleetOwner.com
Know the value of your time to assess true profit from OverdriveOnline.com
Higher costs, reduced opportunity – worries dominate small fleets' Biden administration outlook from OverdriveOnline.com
Biden announces nominee for FMCSA boss from OverdriveOnline.com
3 ways to extend DPF life and keep filters running cleaner from OverdriveOnline.com
Garmin adds dēzl OTR500, a compact addition to its line of truck navigators from OverdriveOnline.com
TD151: In-Depth Review Of The Garmin dēzl OTR1000 Truck GPS from AboutTruckDriving.com
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Links mentioned in the listener feedback segment:
TD74: Doing Dallas from AboutTruckDriving.com
TD75: Who's A Trucker? from AboutTruckDriving.com
TD76: The Spitting "Christian" Zealot from AboutTruckDriving.com
TD80: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Trucker Style from AboutTruckDriving.com
TD83: A Trucker Visits Carhenge from AboutTruckDriving.com
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