Tag Archives: trucking news

Truck parking accident leads to court | #172

An accident where a driver is killed is headed to court and I agree.  Please do not park in an unsafe manner no matter what the circumstances.  If you are not parking in a legal spot leave your parking lights on.  That could have saved this person.  Safety first no matter the company rule.


Another trucking company leaves drivers stranded | #171

Sunset Logistics abruptly shut down and left drivers around the country without a working fuel card.  While I understand these things can happen, they knew full well what was going on.  The same week they had no money for payroll they had four new hires getting started.  This to me shows a lack of integrity that is so prevalent in the country today.


My trucking origin story | How I got started in trucking | #170

Let’s go in the way back machine and see how I got my start in trucking.  I started just after deregulation and I will tell you it was a great move for me because I was working at Arby’s at the time and had really no future that I could see there.  I wanted to get on the open road and see the sights!  I did and now I go home everyday in a local job and love it.  Put on your parachute pants and let’s go!



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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?