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Trucking Answers

122 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 26 ratings

Making the trucking industry better one company at a time.

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Trucking Answers | Schneider LP court ruling | GM goes subscription | A Reason we are not on Mars | #108

August 10, 2022 12:41 - 34 minutes - 28.7 MB

In a Peterson Automotive Museum masterpiece I discuss the recent court ruling basically saying a driver who leased a truck from Schneider is actually an employee.  Also, GM ups the game on subscriptions for cars.  A Reason we are not on Mars.   [email protected]

Trucking Answers | Trucking Company Production/Safety Bonuses for Drivers | #108

August 08, 2022 14:44 - 13 minutes - 11.3 MB

In the Steering Wheel Haul of Fame episode I discuss the production and safety bonuses that some trucking companies put out.  Many of them are not fair in the fact that they give a bonus on something you have no control over.  Can you control how many miles the company gives you?  Do you control … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking Company Production/Safety Bonuses for Drivers | #108 →

Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #106

August 06, 2022 14:53 - 37 minutes - 31.2 MB

In this gastronomical delight I discuss the turnover rate at Variant Trucking who is part of US Xpress.  What the heck?  Also, some advice as we discuss 396.11.  What it means to you and the motor carrier.  The STAA Whistleblower act comes in to play here as well.  How can you get your equipment fixed?  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #106 →

Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #107

August 06, 2022 14:53 - 37 minutes - 31.2 MB

In this gastronomical delight I discuss the turnover rate at Variant Trucking who is part of US Xpress.  What the heck?  Also, some advice as we discuss 396.11.  What it means to you and the motor carrier.  The STAA Whistleblower act comes in to play here as well.  How can you get your equipment fixed?  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #107 →

Trucking Answers | Stand up for something | A reason we are not on Mars | #106

August 04, 2022 15:09 - 40 minutes - 33.3 MB

This world beating episode is chock full of items.  I recount some of the things going on and ask people to stand up for something.  The AB5 protesters went home with their tail between their legs and I am disappointed for sure.  They had the ports shut down, what happened?  If you are going to … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Stand up for something | A reason we are not on Mars | #106 →

Trucking Answers | Life Updates | A Reason we are not on Mars | #105

July 25, 2022 13:12 - 26 minutes - 22.2 MB

In an Earth shattering episode I discuss why there might not be as many episodes as there have been lately.  Also, some automotive news.  Ford wants to test a vehicle with no controls on public roads.  A Reason we are not on Mars. [email protected]

Trucking Answers | CRST setback | Turo | A Reason we are not on Mars | #104

July 22, 2022 12:57 - 30 minutes - 23.8 MB

In a McDonaldland Playplace filled lunch break I talk about a McDonald’s manager who is mad that no one shows up.  Same problem in trucking.  Also, CRST suffers a setback in a case that has been going on for 5 years.  The Department of Justice has issued a letter saying that in their opinion what … Continue reading Trucking Answers | CRST setback | Turo | A Reason we are not on Mars | #104 →

Trucking Answers | Mileage vs Hourly pay: Which is better? | #103

July 20, 2022 10:51 - 39 minutes - 33.8 MB

In a mile marker extravaganza I discuss mileage pay vs hourly pay.  I will tell you why being paid by the hour plus overtime is the only way to get fairly compensated if you are an employee.  Over the years truck drivers have been conditioned to accept mileage pay as a way of life but … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Mileage vs Hourly pay: Which is better? | #103 →

Trucking Answers | Brink’s Truck | Cars are cute | A Reason we are not on Mars | #102

July 18, 2022 13:23 - 32 minutes - 26 MB

In a Peterson Automotive Museum worthy restoration we discuss the recent robbery of jewelry from a Brink’s truck in California.  I don’t know if they were wearing a mask but I sure hope so.  Better to be safe than sorry when robbing a truck.  Also, cars are cute but you shouldn’t be in charge of … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Brink’s Truck | Cars are cute | A Reason we are not on Mars | #102 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #101

July 16, 2022 14:16 - 47 minutes - 38.9 MB

In an I Want My MTV spectacular I discuss marriage equality!  Brilliant.  The American Trucking Association has a Women in Motion thing going.  Why is that not a good idea?  Discrimination.  Is old school trucking better?  Yes and no for sure.  The Driveri driver cam is here from Netradyne and it is going to give … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #101 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #100

July 15, 2022 16:00 - 31 minutes - 25 MB

In a century of excellence episode I discuss the recent KLLM purchase of Quest Trucking.  I also did a YouTube video about this.  Some current events are up as well like the 10 year old from Ohio in the news.  What do we do with the attacker?  Walmart buys Canoo vans.  A Reason we are … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #100 →

Trucking Answers | AB5 Protest | KLLM buys Quest | Quick Blast | #99

July 14, 2022 14:20 - 8 minutes - 7.28 MB

In a 2-minute wonder episode I discuss KLLM buying Quest.  I am sorry about that for all of the Quest drivers.  Also, drivers in California protest AB5 so they can keep their jobs that don’t pay anything?  What?  How is that brilliant? [email protected] YouTube.Com/TruckingAnswers

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #98

July 13, 2022 16:58 - 1 hour - 49 MB

In another mind-bending episode I discuss the Uvalde shooting and other issues.  In Chicago an 11 year old carjacks a lady with a gun?  What?  A 73 year old is beaten to death with a road cone by kids as young as 10?  What is happening? We discuss Mrs. Jill Biden and breakfast taco land … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #98 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #97

July 11, 2022 14:05 - 36 minutes - 29.2 MB

In this Titanic-era masterpiece I discuss Safe Driver week and what that means.  If MJ is illegal here, how can we help someone who is charged with it elsewhere?  As-Is means As-Is.  Also, if you don’t take an extended warranty expect to have to pay for repairs out of pocket.  Period.  A Reason we are … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #97 →

Trucking Answers | Crimo | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #96

July 08, 2022 13:44 - 34 minutes - 27.4 MB

In a gun-free zone episode I discuss the recent events in Highland Park as more information becomes available.  I even bring actual facts to the table which I know many people do not like. The gun used was already banned under the strict gun control laws there.  Did it help? This Robert Crimo III we … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Crimo | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #96 →

Trucking Answers | Current Events | #95

July 07, 2022 13:31 - 25 minutes - 20.8 MB

In an episode that will live in infamy I discuss some current events taking place.  Gun control or people control? When you know someone is a problem, including your own children, should you act?  Babies are adults that still live with their parents.  Ways in which your tax dollars are being wasted.  Biden sends oil … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Current Events | #95 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #94

July 06, 2022 13:28 - 34 minutes - 28.5 MB

In a Science-Fair Gold Ribbon episode I discuss some things on my mind like the 1776 Restoration Movement.  What they heck is it and what do they want?  Also, dash cams are a great idea.  Nissan has a recall.  A Reason we are not on Mars. [email protected] YouTube.com/TruckingAnswers

Trucking Answers | Declaration of Independence | July 4

July 04, 2022 13:26 - 6 minutes - 5.73 MB

You creeps that think we shouldn’t celebrate can get bent. [email protected]

Trucking Answers | AB5 Discussion | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #93

July 01, 2022 15:08 - 41 minutes - 32.9 MB

In a journalistic masterpiece I discuss the recent AB5 situation.  The Supreme Court declined to take up AB5 so the 9th Circuit Court ruling stands.  There was a hold on enforcement of California AB5 but that will soon end, possibly as soon as today.  Will trucking be doomed?  Is trucking over?  No.  Just new laws … Continue reading Trucking Answers | AB5 Discussion | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #93 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #92

June 29, 2022 13:18 - 45 minutes - 37 MB

In this likely Grammy nominated episode I discuss the Constitution.  Also, CR England may be involved in a Class Action.  Speaking of Class Action, Werner is also on the list.  Same companies all the time.  Weird.  Electric cars are now racist.  A reason we are not on Mars. [email protected] YouTube.Com/TruckingAnswers

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #91

June 24, 2022 14:24 - 53 minutes - 55.6 MB

In this Arbor Day masterpiece I examine why some truck drivers do not make much money.  They accept little pay.  I look at a Tic Tok video in which a person bemoans their low pay situation and how they should change that.  A remote controlled semi comes to Tennessee.  Is this a good idea?  Toyota … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #91 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #90

June 22, 2022 14:01 - 46 minutes - 49.6 MB

In this unabridged spectacular I discuss the Biden fuel tax holiday and what it means for you.  Also, Cosby is sued and she wins from something that she said happened in 1975!  That is not right.  Chicago police won’t chase you now if you commit a crime unless it is really serious.  What?  The average … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #90 →

Trucking Answers | Top 100 For-Hire Carrier Discussion | #89

June 20, 2022 15:44 - 15 minutes - 16.2 MB

In a belted out episode I discuss the top 100 for-hire carriers in the United States.  I go over the top 10 and then selected ones from the rest of the list.  Is your carrier a top-100 carrier?  There are good and bad in the list so just because you are at a big place … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Top 100 For-Hire Carrier Discussion | #89 →

Trucking Answers | Take Action or accomplish nothing | ST:TNG Tapestry | #88

June 18, 2022 14:14 - 27 minutes - 28.5 MB

In this mind changing episode I discuss the Star Trek Next Generation episode “Tapestry” and how it relates to trucking.  Doing nothing changes nothing.  You must take chances and stand out from the crowd.  If you follow the crowd do you know where they are going?  No where.  Life can’t just be about going to … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Take Action or accomplish nothing | ST:TNG Tapestry | #88 →

Trucking Answers | Buyouts | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #87

June 17, 2022 13:30 - 40 minutes - 43.4 MB

In a spine-chilling episode I discuss the recent spate of buyouts in the trucking industry.  One big buys a little and so on.  Heartland bought Millis and then Smith Transport.  Now PAM is buying Metropolitan and possibly changing the name to Met Express.  What?  Also, Samsara is in the news with a new and exciting … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Buyouts | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #87 →

Trucking Answers | To Union or Not? | Automotive News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #86

June 15, 2022 13:01 - 46 minutes - 51.9 MB

This inspiring podcast will discuss if you need to form or join a union.  I get many letters from people with issues that could be solved by a union.  A long range BMW electric is coming but is range the real problem?  I discuss why kids need a village but their parents don’t want it.  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | To Union or Not? | Automotive News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #86 →

Trucking Answers | Quick Blast | #85

June 11, 2022 13:16 - 9 minutes - 10.9 MB

A quick blast to everyone of a few stories I saw and wanted to get out there. Schneider National buys DeBoer.  Wow, time to look for a new job over there.  A driver asked the FMCSA to be let out of HOS.  Nice try!  USA Truck passes 100% of the fuel surcharge along, finally.   … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Quick Blast | #85 →

Trucking Answers | Heartland buys Smith | Automotive News | 2 Reasons we are not on Mars | #84

June 02, 2022 15:16 - 1 hour - 83.6 MB

In a Junetastic episode Heartland buys Smith Transport.  What will change?  I discuss the recent school shooting and what to do about it.  Also, a woman on a subway is attacked and bystanders do nothing.  Truck crashes into illegally parked semi.  Why?  A truck driver is shot by police and his mother sues.  Is she … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Heartland buys Smith | Automotive News | 2 Reasons we are not on Mars | #84 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #83

May 23, 2022 15:01 - 38 minutes - 42.7 MB

I am back with another episode!  Good to be here.  Today I discuss OTR pay vs Local pay and that OTR should pay more, way more.  The eCascadia is here and Sysco Foods is buying them.  What do you think about a truck with a range of 220 miles and 90 minutes to recharge to … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #83 →

Trucking Answers | Speed Limiters | Parking | Auto News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #82

May 11, 2022 13:16 - 27 minutes - 30.3 MB

In a mind-blowing episode I discuss truck parking and the fact that it should be paid parking if there is not enough of it to go around.  What?!  Also, speed limiters may come to your truck.  Are you ready to go 68? Some Tesla news and a recall.  The Hertz Mustang GT-500H is here with … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Speed Limiters | Parking | Auto News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #82 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #81

May 06, 2022 14:45 - 1 hour - 68.9 MB

Let’s get to it!  Some trucking news about speed limiters is here.  Comment while you can.  I discuss the recent news about abortion but not in the way you might think.  We need to think about the Constitution in a different way.  Also, I talk about the Christian flag controversy in Boston and why Freedom … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #81 →

Trucking Answers | Updates | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #80

April 21, 2022 13:05 - 26 minutes - 29.9 MB

Hello!  Here is an update on where I have been and the podcast.  It is not going anywhere it just will not have a regular schedule like it used to.  I volunteered to work last Saturday so I was not able to accomplish much.  Trucking Answers is here to stay.  Telsa is ending the ability … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Updates | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #80 →

Trucking Answers | Pay raises | Driver Churn | Automotive News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #79

April 08, 2022 19:38 - 30 minutes - 34.8 MB

In an episode that will likely go to the Petersen Museum I discuss driver churn in the trucking industry and what the ATA has to say about it.  They love it!  Is it good for you?  Walmart raises their pay and will now take students.  Nice.  Tesla semi may be out next year, maybe not.  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Pay raises | Driver Churn | Automotive News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #79 →

Trucking Answers | Should you quit over a truck? | MotorWeek Talk | A Reason we are not on Mars | #78

April 05, 2022 19:30 - 40 minutes - 46.1 MB

In this episode destined for the Broadcasting Hall of Fame I discuss my short time at JB Hunt and if you should quit over a truck.  Answer:  Maybe.  Also, we discuss Variant and the ability to make an unlimited amount of money per week as passive income.  I recall my time watching MotorWeek and that … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Should you quit over a truck? | MotorWeek Talk | A Reason we are not on Mars | #78 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #77

April 01, 2022 18:50 - 47 minutes - 52.2 MB

In a world beating episode I discuss the lighting issues of trucking and why you can’t run blue lights.  Joe Biden announced a release of oil from the strategic reserve.  Werner Enterprises gets an exemption.  The best 3 year old cars to buy.  A Reason we are not on Mars. UFCD.ORG [email protected]

Trucking Answers | MATS wrap up | Automotive Tips | A Reason we are not on Mars | #76

March 29, 2022 19:24 - 35 minutes - 40.6 MB

In an after-MATS spectacular I discuss the show and I throw in some thoughts about Variant.  I think it is super interesting how to get paid there with a literal unlimited income potential.  Fascinating.  I go over some other things in trucking like the average adjusted gross pay of the OO according to ATBS.  Also, … Continue reading Trucking Answers | MATS wrap up | Automotive Tips | A Reason we are not on Mars | #76 →

Trucking Answers | MATS wrap up | Automotive Tips | A Reason we are not on Mars | #75

March 29, 2022 19:24 - 35 minutes - 40.6 MB

In an after-MATS spectacular I discuss the show and I throw in some thoughts about Variant.  I think it is super interesting how to get paid there with a literal unlimited income potential.  Fascinating.  I go over some other things in trucking like the average adjusted gross pay of the OO according to ATBS.  Also, … Continue reading Trucking Answers | MATS wrap up | Automotive Tips | A Reason we are not on Mars | #75 →

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | A Reason we are not on Mars | #75

March 22, 2022 19:31 - 28 minutes - 31.8 MB

In a world of fun episode I discuss the concept of innocent until proven guilty.  Also, can you get paid to report trucks that are idling?  Yes!  Make the cheddar!  Should you check into your used car before or after you buy it?  A Reason we are not on Mars.

Trucking Answers | Truckers going broke? | A Reason we are not on Mars | #74

March 18, 2022 19:03 - 31 minutes - 35.3 MB

In a Gone with the Wind episode I discuss some drivers in Georgia complaining that they are going broke because of high fuel prices.  LIES!  This is why reporters need to understand the information they are asking about.  I also discuss the same problem with Uber drivers in a different way.  A Reason we are … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Truckers going broke? | A Reason we are not on Mars | #74 →

Trucking Answers | Trucker Convoy Update | Over MSRP Prices | A Reason we are not on Mars | #73

March 15, 2022 19:14 - 32 minutes - 37.3 MB

In an Ides of March episode we discuss the current trucker convoy and what they are doing.  Respect for the flag is up on the menu today.  Some dealers are charging over MSRP for cars, is that OK?  An idiot in Canada rounds out the show. UFCD.ORG [email protected]

Trucking Answers | WA bathrooms | E-85 vs Gas | A Reason we are not on Mars | #72

March 11, 2022 19:07 - 30 minutes - 35.3 MB

In an episode sure to delight I discuss the bathroom bill passed in Washington state and that is excludes shippers and receivers.  Nice.  E-85 vs gas.  Should you buy it to save money?  A reason we are not on Mars. UFCD.ORG [email protected]

Trucking Answers | New FMCSA rules | A Reason we are not on Mars | #71

March 09, 2022 22:07 - 27 minutes - 31.3 MB

The FMCSA has some new rules we need to know about.  There are some things happening automotive wise as well.  A Reason we are not on Mars. UFCD.ORG [email protected]

Trucking Answers | Be a good neighbor | A Reason we are not on Mars | #70

March 05, 2022 20:50 - 23 minutes - 27.3 MB

In a late podcast I discuss  the Convoy that has finally made it to DC.  One of many it seems.  Also, a truck parking ordinance is taken to task in Tifton, GA but not by me.  I am a fan.  The ATA and DOL partner on an apprentice program.  Save us all from that.  A … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Be a good neighbor | A Reason we are not on Mars | #70 →

Trucking Answers | You get what you accept | A Reason we are not on Mars | #69

March 01, 2022 20:01 - 33 minutes - 37.1 MB

In this thrilling episode I discuss a recent article by Grace Dean from Business Insider and a Werner driver bemoaning the fact that he sees his 3 year old child only 3 days a month.  That is a choice my friends.  I looked and there are plenty of local jobs in the Omaha area, maybe … Continue reading Trucking Answers | You get what you accept | A Reason we are not on Mars | #69 →

Trucking Answers | Cable Barrier story | A Reason we are not on Mars | #68

February 25, 2022 19:26 - 36 minutes - 39.1 MB

I tell the story of the cable barrier that could have been useful and was not yet installed.  I saw an accident happen in front of me and it should not have happened.  Slow down that Volvo!  You can get a 750hp GMC Canyon.  Nice. A Reason we are not on Mars. UFCD.ORG [email protected]

Trucking Answers | Why no show? | Canada DPRC | A Reason we are not on Mars | #67

February 22, 2022 20:35 - 1 hour - 31.7 MB

My last show did not go out as planned and I discuss why that might be and how it allowed me to get a little bit more money than I otherwise would have.  Canada is over and we see now that people will do whatever the government tells them to do, no matter what.  A … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Why no show? | Canada DPRC | A Reason we are not on Mars | #67 →

Trucking Answers | Why the “Free Market” doesn’t seem to work | A Reason we are not on Mars | #66

February 15, 2022 20:11 - 33 minutes - 35.9 MB

I had a conversation the other day with a friend of mine and he was talking about the free market.  He said if people don’t like their jobs they can quit.  I agree.  Also, he said people are lazy and don’t want to work.  Which is it?  If people can quit, they can quit.  Swift … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Why the “Free Market” doesn’t seem to work | A Reason we are not on Mars | #66 →

Trucking Answers | Random Trucking Thoughts | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #65

February 11, 2022 19:48 - 31 minutes - 34.8 MB

In a mind-blowing episode I discuss the recent events surrounding the Convoy for Freedom 2022 in Canada and the upcoming one in the US.  Also, the Biden administration has an idea for drug users.  Joe Rogan needs to stop apologizing and emojis are in the news.  3 year old cars are surveyed to see which … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Random Trucking Thoughts | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #65 →

Trucking Answers | Freedom Convoy Updates | A Reason we are not on Mars | #64

February 08, 2022 19:45 - 41 minutes - 18.9 MB

I have an update on the Freedom Convoy and what is being said by the government of Canada about it.  Disgusting if you ask me.  Without choice there is no freedom.  You cannot vote rights away.  Where is Anne Murray when you need her?  Central Freight Lines is also up.  We are now seeing the … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Freedom Convoy Updates | A Reason we are not on Mars | #64 →

Trucking Answers | Canada Blockade | A Reason we are not on Mars | #63

February 04, 2022 17:17 - 21 minutes - 23.9 MB

In a Freedom-Filled episode I discuss the blockade by Canadian Truckers and if that could work here.  I think we need one voice to speak for everyone.  All these disparate groups don’t have power because they are not joined in one place.  I have started the United Federation of Commercial Drivers for just that reason.  … Continue reading Trucking Answers | Canada Blockade | A Reason we are not on Mars | #63 →

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