Podcasts for Truckers

I just started listening to a lot of Podcasts related to the trucking industry.  I hadn’t really listened any podcasts until about 3 months ago and found a great one called S-Town and some TED Talks.  I figured there should be some good ones for trucking and did a search and started listening. Here are a few of the ones that I found that were pretty good. TalkCDL – The Trucking Podcast from Truckers for Truckers Ask a trucker / Truth About Trucking Red Eye Radio Lets Truck with Kevin...

UBER Freight to Sponsor Concert at GATS

Should be a good show and I would like to see what UBER Freight is up to.  I think this may be the first time I have seen a Freight Broker sponsored a truck show event.  I have been listening to some pod casts and it seems like Uber Freight is getting good reviews from truckers who are using it. FROM GATS – https://truckshow.com/ On Friday, August 25, we’re excited to partner with Uber Freight to have Tony Justice, Jayne Denham and Bill Weaver help truckers Take a Load Off with GATS and Uber Freight. The party starts at 5:15 p.m. at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, just across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and will run until 8, with free barbecue sandwiches! Admission to the concert is free with a ticket, and tickets will be available at the Uber Freight booth in Lobby B of GATS, near the main entrance to the show floor.    ...

Stopping or Slowing the ELD Mandate

Some good articles about stopping or slowing the ELD mandate. This Article by Truckinginfo.com says maybe but probably not.  Basically the repeal or slow implementation is in a bill that will probably be taken out when finished.  And that basically that it was put in the bill to look good for voters but will be taken out at the end to appease the lobbyist from the ATA demands.  Kinda par for the course. Sounds like the ATA and ELD manufactures are a really pushing hard to get this back on track.  All I hear is how safe this will make the roads.  And that this is for the safety of the public.  Not so sure about that.  Current system seems to work pretty well. Sounds like some sort of a tax on the driver to make a few people wealthy.  See who on the ATA is also investing in the ELD companies.  Do you think companies will just pay this out of their own pocket.  No way, this is getting deducted straight from most drivers paychecks.  Think about how many trucks and if they all have to have one of these BS trackers on them and pay 100 per month that is some crazy money being put into peoples pockets. Billions are up for grabs here for no real reason.  I like the quotes from ELD makers that people actually are seeing benefits from their products.  Like “I know we are forcing you to buy this but it does do a few things that you guys didn’t ask for either.” What will happen if they do pass this this repeal of the...

Best NMFC Code for Machinery

This is probably the link I use most often in shipping equipment or machinery using LTL carriers.  This page is so well explained how to ship and classify NMFC code related to shipping it should be bookmarked by every freight broker out there. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/machine-freight-via-common-carrier-interesting-nmfc-code-handy-254744/...

Why is Trucking Going to be Amazing

Three things that will make trucking an excting industry. Technology – New tech is getting released everyday that will help a lot Small business Growth – Back bone of the economy and why we are such an economic powerhouse in the world. Automated The opportunities for smaller companies to compete on the same field and soon have an advantage over large trucking companies is coming. As trucking is successful the economy that is driven by trucking is also going to be huge also. With new technology coming out all the time big companies are not able to adopt it and are slow to react to marketplace changes.  Smaller trucking companies are able to take advantage of new technology.  ...