Monthly Archives: July 2021

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A reason we are not on Mars | #9

Another thrilling action-packed non-stop episode is ready!  Today in Trucking Answers Mark and Gracie talk about the Olympic Simone Biles controversy, Mark is amazed to find out that President Joe Biden was a truck driver, there is an issue about factoring and a driver dumps 4000 gallons of gas in a stream on purpose.  Werner Enterprises is getting a full review of the $89M judgement and I agree.  New Jersey is going to start naming their service plazas after famous people from New Jersey, like WHITNEY HOUSTON. Hilarious.  New MPG standards are coming to the car industry and a vehicle near you and the new Bronco is already having problems.  No surprise there, Ford is terrible in a first year vehicle.  Also, another reason we are not on Mars.

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason We Are Not On Mars | #8

In another action-packed episode of Trucking Answers, Mark and Gracie discuss a company that is writing up drivers for too many lane changes.  Also, are shorter hauls in the trucking industry what it needs to keep drivers?  The pay will have to change for that to happen.  Rates are up as some drivers get percentage pay.  Are you getting a dollar a mile as a company driver? Maybe you are.  Minnesota adopts California CARB standards forcing worthless electric cars on people.  The Chevrolet Bolt has an urgent message and that message is to leave it outside so it doesn’t catch your house on fire.  It has some type of battery problem.  Also, another reason we are not yet living on Mars.  It is so close but so far away.

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | The reason we are not on Mars | #7

In this nail-biting episode I talk about the I-16 bridge update.  I discuss drivers getting their 5th wheel pulled and I go in to great detail about bedbugs and what can be done about them in your truck.  Hint:  Not much.  I look into what could be the best new car bargain today, the Chevrolet Spark 2LT Manual.  Heated seats for such a low price!  A better deal than a used car at that price, I think.

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | Why we aren’t on Mars | #6

In today’s thrilling episode of Trucking Answers we find out what happened to me on Saturday and why it took so long.  Why don’t drivers do what they are supposed to do?  More I-40 news and opening date.  The Werner Drive Pro app is now available.  What do I think about it?  I got a download in the middle east!  Leasing a car is a good idea for some but now you may have to trade it in back at the dealer.  People are mad but shouldn’t be.  Indiana is going to install 61 fast chargers for electric cars with tax money.  Also, a young lady goes for a mattress flight.

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Entertainment | Cars | Why we aren’t on Mars | #5

In today’s thrilling episode of Trucking Answers I discuss the future of autonomous trucking and the FMCSA floating a trial balloon about changing the HOS for autonomous trucks with drivers.  A driver without a license who is prohibited from driving is told not to drive and they really mean it this time.  System Transport will move the Capitol Christmas Tree this year, congrats!  A dump truck moves a bridge 6 feet but not in a good way.

A Tesla takes on the heat of summer and loses.  The best car long distance is a 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel 6-speed manual with the RS package, I say.  The F150 loses its diesel option.  How to charge your new electric car when the power goes out.

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Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | Entertainment | Why we aren’t on Mars | #4

The Trucking Answers Podcast rolls along today by talking about the strike at Volvo and what is going to happen.  Did you know you are only worth what you can be replaced with?  Ford Bronco vs Ford Maverick.  Companies:  If you watch your drivers 24 hrs a day, including taking pictures of them from the inky shadows, expect them to quit and not recommend the place to other people.  Tesla is going to allow other car makers to use its charging network and I think that is a terrible idea.  Zonar is up as well as another article I read.  Let me know what you like and what you don’t like!

Trucking Answers | Bonus Episode | Trucking then vs now | #3

I wanted to do an episode about trucking the way it was when I started in 1988 compared to the way it is now.  What are the biggest changes since then?  I think the cell phone is the biggest change for sure.  There are other things that make trucking better today than it has been.  Let’s look at a few of those as we reminisce about the way trucking used to be.  What are your memories of trucking past?

Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Entertainment | Cars | Information | #2

In today’s Trucking Answers podcast I discuss the latest trucking news, the reason why we aren’t on Mars yet and many other things.  I recall a great experience I had at a Jaguar driving event and discuss the reason that people that have a Tesla don’t really like to drive.  There are spilled Juice Boxes and Swift Transportation buys AAA Cooper!  What next?  Let me know what you what more of and what you want less of.

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Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Cars Entertainment Information #1

I reboot the Trucking Answers Podcast here today with a new format.  There will be trucking news, information, car info, entertainment and guests eventually.  The best thing is that you don’t have to look at me!  That is worth the wait.  So, let me know what you think and what you want to hear and it will be on the show!