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Trucking Answers | Unabridged | A Reason we are not on Mars | #121

In this pumpkin spice flavored episode I discuss Werner and Kodiak and the pact they have to move freight without drivers.  They start their first lane soon and it will be working the exact way I said so I believe that they listen to the podcast.  I-80 in Illinois will be under construction near Minooka until 2027.  Are you ready for that?  The Natural Propane Gas Association wants to be able to work the drivers 17 hours a day and drive for 14 of those hours.  Who wants to work for 17 hours a day?  Tesla has a robot named Optimus that is going to probably take over the world as soon as it can.  Topeka, Kansas shows us why we don’t live on Mars and may never.  Also, a new driver facing cam gives gold stars for good driving.



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

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 product that is sure to make truck driving even worse than it is already.  As if there weren’t enough ways to watch you they have come up with another way that is more terrible than what they already do to us.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars.


Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #29

In another lavish production Trucking Answers Podcast talks about driver facing cameras and the Lytx AI tech coming to trucks.  Do you think a camera can drive as good as a driver? I will be visiting GP Transco on Monday Oct 11!  Be there!  Speeding was the #1 thing people were ticketed for during safe driver week.  Slow down!  I relate a story from work again about construction zones.  The ATA road team captains have some advice for you.  The Ford Bronco is recalled yet again. Please do not buy a first year model car.  Mazda may give us a straight 6 engine!  Finally.  Last ones I had were in a Granada and Fairmount.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars.




Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #28

In this world record attempt episode I discuss the semi stowaways and a death had finally come about because of it.  DOT Transportation hosted me for a day and I did a live show there with the higher ups of the company.  DOT is a great place to work and it shows in all the things they do to make the life of the driver easier.  If you need a place, DOT could be the place for you.  SCOTUS will NOT review the AB5 ruling.  This is BIG news and could impact many drivers.  The top 5 best selling vehicles in the US so far this year are listed.  I actually list the top 6 to squeeze in the best selling sedan.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars straight from Fresno.



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.