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Is Biden right? Do 3rd parties steal votes from him? | #169



In a twist away from trucking I want to talk about third parties stealing votes from major party candidates.  Is this true?  Many of you may not know that I ran for office as a Libertarian candidate here in Indiana many years ago.  Did I steal votes?  No.  People chose to vote for me.  Same as in the presidential elections.  People choose who they want to vote for.  You need to earn every vote.  Anyone can win if there are no other candidates.  Biden actually asked Hilary Clinton of all people for advice!  They are scared and should be that they may lose.  Be the candidate people actually want to vote for not just the only one on the ballot.

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Freightwaves vs ATA and the fake trucker shortage | #168



Freightwaves recently came out with an excellent article about the trucker shortage and the fact that there isn’t one.  The whole thing is made up and I agree.  Of course, the American Trucking Association had to pipe in with their take on the shortage.  The ATA is not right on this and I explain why using this and the fake teacher shortage that has been written about lately.  As long as companies can keep trucks moving and have a 100% turnover there is no shortage.

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Military confidence is at an amazing low. I wonder why? | #167



It turns out the confidence in the military is at a low and no one can figure out why that might be.  Do you have any ideas?  It hasn’t been this low since 1997.  Who was President then?  The highest was in 2018.  I wonder who the President was at that time.  We talk about it.

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Werner Enterprises loses $36,000,000 lawsuit | #166



A Deaf driver applied to Werner after completing Roadmaster truck driving school.  Did you know Werner Enterprises owns Roadmaster?  Anyway, he got an exemption and passed his DOT physical, passed truck school and applied to Werner.  Werner said no thank you to him and he wasn’t having any of it.  I totally agree.  It would appear to me, who is not a lawyer, that the only reason Werner did not hire him is because he is Deaf.  As you know I am learning American Sign Language so he could come work with me.  He complained to the EEOC and after trying to reach a settlement they sued Werner and won.  They had a jury.  Attention:  I am not an attorney and this show is not legal advice or a legal opinion.  Seek a licensed attorney for legal advice.

 

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Sunday Rant Follow Up | Detention Time Granular Study | #165



In another follow up to my YouTube video, I discuss detention time including what it is and what it isn’t.  Who should be responsible for detention time and who pays?  Why don’t drivers get more pay for this waiting time?  We will find out.

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Yellow closure affects mental health of most drivers? HUH? | #164



In a small survey, over 70% of drivers said the closure of Yellow had a negative effect on their mental health.  We need to get tougher as a society for sure.  I didn’t give it a second thought.  I go through how to prepare for the closure of your own company and not to be scared.  Be prepared.

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The Joe Madison Show and the fall of society | #163



Joe Madison does a show on XM and has a podcast.  He has been a broadcaster for many years and I seldom agree with even one word of what he has to say.  Today is no different.  He had people calling in telling how much taxpayer money they were wrongly getting to pay their student loans off.  Wonderful.  This is the end of society when people can vote themselves the largess of others.

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Sunday Rant Follow Up | AARP | #162



The AARP wants Pedestrian Automated Emergency Braking on trucks in the future because of “vulnerable road users”.  What  a load of garbage that is.  This AEB that they already have doesn’t even work half the time.  I think the current system should be banned and I encourage all drivers to disable the system because it is unsafe.    How many old people are being run down by semis?  No one seems to know but I believe it is not very many.  Do we spend billions to keep a few safe?  The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.

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If brokers make so much money why don’t people just become a broker? | #161



I hear more griping about how much money brokers make.  If there is so much money to be made, why not just become a broker?  I hear they do nothing and make money.  That sounds like a great way to make money!  So, why don’t more owner operators and small trucking company owners do it?

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More about my YouTube Sunday Rant | #159



On my YouTube Sunday rant I talked about a trailer I had to pick up.  I do mostly drop and hook and these are some of the problems you get when doing that.  How drivers can leave a problem like this I have no idea.  Also, I go into another problem the trailer had that I did not talk about.

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