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Law enforcement officials throughout North America placed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles out of service for brake-related violations during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, August 23-29. That figure accounts for nearly 12% of the 43,565 commercial vehicles that were inspected during the annual safety blitz, which focuses specifically on reducing brake-related crashes by conducting inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.

According to data released from the CVSA, 35,778 inspections were administered in the U.S, resulting in 4,565 vehicles (13%) being removed from the road for brake-related violations. In Mexico, 355, or 6%, of the 5,958 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations, while in Canada, 1,829 inspections were conducted, and the brake-related out-of-service rate was 14% (256).

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors use the CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria to identify critical vehicle inspection item violations that are concerning enough to warrant removing that vehicle from traveling on roadways until those conditions have been repaired.

During this year’s Brake Safety Week, inspectors also reported a total of 6,697 hose chafing violations. Two tables that detail the reported brake hose chafing violations by severity and percentages of total brake hose chafing violations can be viewed on the CVSA website.

Next year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, 2021.

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Law enforcement officials throughout North America placed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles out of service for brake-related violations during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, August 23-29. That figure accounts for nearly 12% of the 43,565 commercial vehicles that were inspected during the annual safety blitz, which focuses specifically on reducing brake-related crashes by conducting inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.

According to data released from the CVSA, 35,778 inspections were administered in the U.S, resulting in 4,565 vehicles (13%) being removed from the road for brake-related violations. In Mexico, 355, or 6%, of the 5,958 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations, while in Canada, 1,829 inspections were conducted, and the brake-related out-of-service rate was 14% (256).

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors use the CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria to identify critical vehicle inspection item violations that are concerning enough to warrant removing that vehicle from traveling on roadways until those conditions have been repaired.

During this year’s Brake Safety Week, inspectors also reported a total of 6,697 hose chafing violations. Two tables that detail the reported brake hose chafing violations by severity and percentages of total brake hose chafing violations can be viewed on the CVSA website.

Next year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, 2021.

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On the Road With Team Drivers Jawanda and Gill of Bison Transport

At Bison drivers are more than drivers, they’re heroes. In this episode we talk with Bison team drivers Jawanda and Gill about their careers and working with Bison Transport. Bison Transport has many opportunities for truck drivers in their fleet across Canada. You can learn more about Bison and the opportunities available http://fuelyourjourney.ca/  or call 1-800-527-5781 #ThankADriver @BisonTransport.

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

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Truckers weigh in on transportation issues important to them in 2020.

While polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the lead with five days remaining until Election Day, 53% of truck drivers FreightWaves polled on LinkedIn say they plan to cast their votes for President Donald Trump.

FreightWaves also asked truckers what transportation issues they would like the elected president to address during the next four years. 

Chad Boblett, the owner of Boblett Brothers LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, said he would like to see a president tackle the issue of possible implementation of a minimum wage requirement for company drivers currently paid per mile. 

“Company drivers should be compensated equivalent to minimum wage,” Boblett told FreightWaves. “I think this would fix many problems in the trucking industry. I think detention would be less of a problem. Shippers and receivers would be more aware of the driver’s time if they are paying for it.”

Others say they want details from both candidates about their infrastructure plans.

Industry analyst Mark Montague said Trump failed to deliver a “badly needed infrastructure bill,” calling it “just empty talk” during his almost four years in office. 

“I give this president a failing grade and will be voting for Biden,” Montague told FreightWaves. 

“Hopefully he gets an infrastructure bill done. We need reinvestment into our economy.”

Truck driver Billy Foster said he won’t be voting for Trump in the 2020 election. 

“[Trump’s] inability to get [a] infrastructure [bill] done is hard on my equipment,” Foster said.

Trump’s economic and trade policies

FreightWaves asked truckers if they believe that President Trump’s economic and trade policies have benefited them or hurt their company’s bottom lines over the past four years.

Truckers were divided on this issue.

“I think Trump’s trade policies have done nothing but make what we purchase much more expensive,” said truck driver Eric Shoup. “We keep giving corporate cuts and incentives just to have them outsource jobs. The government bends over backward for corporations to the point that I feel their needs are put before citizens. I’m ready for a change.”

Tim Philmon of Middleburg, Florida, disagrees. Under Trump, the economy is thriving, he says. 

“When the full effect of the Trump economic plan comes around, boom, especially, with concerns to the manufacturing sector and trade with China,” Philmon told FreightWaves.

Texas trucker Ubence Escobar said he doesn’t support Trump’s trade policies.

“Trade wars trashed the industry for 2018 and 2019,” Escobar said. “When he announced the tariffs on China in late 2018, the market declined almost immediately. In 2019, hundreds, if not thousands, of carriers went out of business.”

A Reuters report found that U.S. companies primarily paid for U.S. tariffs at the cost of nearly $46 billion, which Escobar said is something he didn’t forget when he went to vote. 

“Overall Trump has been careless and reckless and unstable in his decision-making, and the current state of the country reflects its management,” he said.

Steve Lapp of Jacksonville, Florida, said Trump has done an excellent job for the trucking economy.

“I don’t really care who a president hates, or doesn’t hate, or how much money he has,” Lapp said. “I don’t care about soaking the rich or what government programs are created or increased. The best thing the government can do for the economy is to get out of the way and let people succeed or fail on their own.”

COVID-19 response

Truck drivers, considered essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had mixed reviews regarding Trump’s handling of the deadly virus that has sickened nearly 8.7 million Americans, killing around 227,000, according to The New York Times.

Truck driver Bob Stanton of Batavia, Illinois, said he won’t be voting for Trump on Tuesday.

“Trump’s abysmal handling of COVID has hurt my bottom line,” Stanton said. 

Stanton said there has been no effort by the current administration to create a plan for long-haul drivers who may contract COVID on the road but are too far from home or may not be sick enough to be hospitalized.

Truck driver Foster said he contracted COVID-19 as an essential worker and Trump didn’t do enough to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

“His [Trump’s] response to COVID remains pathetic at best,” Foster said.

Philmon disagreed with other truckers’ criticisms of Trump’s handling of the COVID crisis.

“I submit to you that your president has handled this China plague with the utmost importance,” he told FreightWaves.

FreightWaves polls truckers on social media

FreightWaves recently polled truckers on social media about which candidate they planned to vote for in this year’s presidential election. 

Around 53% of the 343 LinkedIn voters who responded to a question about whom they would vote for gave Trump the nod, while 31% said they would cast their vote for Biden. 

On Twitter, 42.5% said their pick was President Trump, compared with 40.6% who stated they are voting for Democratic nominee Biden.

Chart: FreightWaves’ graphics and social media teams

With just five days remaining until Election Day, Americans have already cast more than 77 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic voter turnout levels.

The U.S. Elections Project, a voter turnout database founded by Michael P. McDonald, an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, is closely tracking the daily numbers as voters cast their ballots.

Inside the Election 2020 series

Oct. 26: Road ahead for trucking infrastructure hinges on Nov. 3

Oct. 27: OOIDA says Trump a net positive for small-business truckers

Oct. 27: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA

Oct. 28: Survey: Truckers largely plan to vote in person on Nov. 3

Oct. 28: What the US presidential election could mean for trade with Mexico

Oct. 29: Carriers have their say

Oct. 29: Drivers have strong feelings on both candidates

Oct. 30: Is Canada ready for an U.S. administration change?

Oct. 30: In 2016, Trump promised trucking things would change. Have they?

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Truckers weigh in on transportation issues important to them in 2020.

While polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the lead with five days remaining until Election Day, 53% of truck drivers FreightWaves polled on LinkedIn say they plan to cast their votes for President Donald Trump.

FreightWaves also asked truckers what transportation issues they would like the elected president to address during the next four years. 

Chad Boblett, the owner of Boblett Brothers LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, said he would like to see a president tackle the issue of possible implementation of a minimum wage requirement for company drivers currently paid per mile. 

“Company drivers should be compensated equivalent to minimum wage,” Boblett told FreightWaves. “I think this would fix many problems in the trucking industry. I think detention would be less of a problem. Shippers and receivers would be more aware of the driver’s time if they are paying for it.”

Others say they want details from both candidates about their infrastructure plans.

Industry analyst Mark Montague said Trump failed to deliver a “badly needed infrastructure bill,” calling it “just empty talk” during his almost four years in office. 

“I give this president a failing grade and will be voting for Biden,” Montague told FreightWaves. 

“Hopefully he gets an infrastructure bill done. We need reinvestment into our economy.”

Truck driver Billy Foster said he won’t be voting for Trump in the 2020 election. 

“[Trump’s] inability to get [a] infrastructure [bill] done is hard on my equipment,” Foster said.

Trump’s economic and trade policies

FreightWaves asked truckers if they believe that President Trump’s economic and trade policies have benefited them or hurt their company’s bottom lines over the past four years.

Truckers were divided on this issue.

“I think Trump’s trade policies have done nothing but make what we purchase much more expensive,” said truck driver Eric Shoup. “We keep giving corporate cuts and incentives just to have them outsource jobs. The government bends over backward for corporations to the point that I feel their needs are put before citizens. I’m ready for a change.”

Tim Philmon of Middleburg, Florida, disagrees. Under Trump, the economy is thriving, he says. 

“When the full effect of the Trump economic plan comes around, boom, especially, with concerns to the manufacturing sector and trade with China,” Philmon told FreightWaves.

Texas trucker Ubence Escobar said he doesn’t support Trump’s trade policies.

“Trade wars trashed the industry for 2018 and 2019,” Escobar said. “When he announced the tariffs on China in late 2018, the market declined almost immediately. In 2019, hundreds, if not thousands, of carriers went out of business.”

A Reuters report found that U.S. companies primarily paid for U.S. tariffs at the cost of nearly $46 billion, which Escobar said is something he didn’t forget when he went to vote. 

“Overall Trump has been careless and reckless and unstable in his decision-making, and the current state of the country reflects its management,” he said.

Steve Lapp of Jacksonville, Florida, said Trump has done an excellent job for the trucking economy.

“I don’t really care who a president hates, or doesn’t hate, or how much money he has,” Lapp said. “I don’t care about soaking the rich or what government programs are created or increased. The best thing the government can do for the economy is to get out of the way and let people succeed or fail on their own.”

COVID-19 response

Truck drivers, considered essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had mixed reviews regarding Trump’s handling of the deadly virus that has sickened nearly 8.7 million Americans, killing around 227,000, according to The New York Times.

Truck driver Bob Stanton of Batavia, Illinois, said he won’t be voting for Trump on Tuesday.

“Trump’s abysmal handling of COVID has hurt my bottom line,” Stanton said. 

Stanton said there has been no effort by the current administration to create a plan for long-haul drivers who may contract COVID on the road but are too far from home or may not be sick enough to be hospitalized.

Truck driver Foster said he contracted COVID-19 as an essential worker and Trump didn’t do enough to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

“His [Trump’s] response to COVID remains pathetic at best,” Foster said.

Philmon disagreed with other truckers’ criticisms of Trump’s handling of the COVID crisis.

“I submit to you that your president has handled this China plague with the utmost importance,” he told FreightWaves.

FreightWaves polls truckers on social media

FreightWaves recently polled truckers on social media about which candidate they planned to vote for in this year’s presidential election. 

Around 53% of the 343 LinkedIn voters who responded to a question about whom they would vote for gave Trump the nod, while 31% said they would cast their vote for Biden. 

On Twitter, 42.5% said their pick was President Trump, compared with 40.6% who stated they are voting for Democratic nominee Biden.

Chart: FreightWaves’ graphics and social media teams

With just five days remaining until Election Day, Americans have already cast more than 77 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic voter turnout levels.

The U.S. Elections Project, a voter turnout database founded by Michael P. McDonald, an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, is closely tracking the daily numbers as voters cast their ballots.

Inside the Election 2020 series

Oct. 26: Road ahead for trucking infrastructure hinges on Nov. 3

Oct. 27: OOIDA says Trump a net positive for small-business truckers

Oct. 27: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA

Oct. 28: Survey: Truckers largely plan to vote in person on Nov. 3

Oct. 28: What the US presidential election could mean for trade with Mexico

Oct. 29: Carriers have their say

Oct. 29: Drivers have strong feelings on both candidates

Oct. 30: Is Canada ready for an U.S. administration change?

Oct. 30: In 2016, Trump promised trucking things would change. Have they?

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International Used Truck Centers announces its 15th sales outlet with the opening of International Used Truck Center of Michigan. International Used

The post INTERNATIONAL USED TRUCK CENTERS EXPANDS ITS FOOTPRINT WITH THE OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL USED TRUCK CENTER OF MICHIGAN appeared first on NextTruck Blog & Industry News - Trucker Information.

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According to the Labor Department, the transportation sector—and the trucking industry, specifically—has been slow to recover following the initial spread of COVID-19. And while the job market continues to open back up, albeit slower than desired, truck driver turnover and higher capacity in the trucking sector are creating a tough situation on the road.

Trucking has been slow to add new drivers and boost capacity, and the rapid job growth in other areas of the recovering economy may be inhibiting some trucking companies’ ability to hire and retain workers. Many of the trucking jobs lost in April due to COVID-19’s economic impact have not refilled. In conjunction with thinner budgets and health concerns around COVID-19, essentials such as trucking insurance are also under reevaluation.

Overall trucking volumes have recovered beyond the previous year’s levels. Accepted tender volumes were 18 percent higher than last year on August 31. So, in other words, trucking companies are trying to work harder with fewer resources.

Turning Up the Turnover

According to reports from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), dry van members saw a sharp increase in driver turnover in July from June, increasing from 61.5 percent to 76.06 percent. This represents the biggest jump in a single month in more than a year.

The turnover percent is a measure of how fast trucking companies lose and replace their employees. A driver turnover rate of 76 percent means that more than three-quarters of drivers quit or lose their job each year. While this may sound shocking, the industry sees high turnover rates regularly as many midsize and larger carriers see turnover rates that exceed 100 percent.

If there are a lot of driving jobs available, turnover rates usually increase. Driver turnover dropped to less than 56 percent in April of this year when the economy began shutting down but has recovered rather quickly.

Gone Forever?


The major concern that companies have is whether or not drivers in the industry will be permanently leaving the industry for others. One of the main competing sectors for drivers is construction. Since April, levels of employment in construction have increased by 10 percent compared to trucking’s .5 percent.

The instability of the trucking industry over the past few years has been unparalleled, and many truck drivers are getting tired of the conflicts and inconsistencies of what that presents. Inconsistent routes and work mean random schedules, irregular time at home, and unsteady pay rates.

The main theme of this year has been uncertainty in every form, and it remains for the transportation industry in the foreseeable future. This uncertainty is encouraging many drivers to explore more of what they think may be more balanced work options.

About Western Truck Insurance Services


Western Truck Insurance Services is a commercial truck insurance agency with roots dating back to 1954. We have evolved into a highly respected, professionally managed, truck, and transportation insurance brokerage. The hallmark of our organization is our desire to provide unparalleled service. We go way beyond what you expect to receive from an insurance brokerage. Equipped with state of the art automation, Western Truck Insurance can provide you with lightning fast truck insurance quotes, customer service, Insurance certificates, and coverage changes. Contact us today at (800) 937-8785 to learn more.

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Hino Trucks announced, Project Z, the Company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles (ZEV), ranging from class 4 to class

The post Hino Trucks Announces “Project Z” – Paving the Path to Zero Emissions appeared first on NextTruck Blog & Industry News - Trucker Information.

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Talking Team Driving with Groupe Trans-West

Bruce talks with a Father / Son team operation from Groupe Trans-West about their successful life on the road and the benefits of running with Groupe Trans-West. Groupe Trans-West is looking for professional teams to operate out of their Mississauga terminal with excellent employment benefits between Toronto Ontario and California. Find out more at www.groupetranswest.com  or call recruiter Mike Hahn at 416-606-8296.

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com

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I guess the assholes on the dock thought I could just strap the door shut?

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The 3 Perks of Intermodal Trucking
Specialty truck drivers have a great opportunity within the trucking industry. And certainly, a specialty is intermodal. Intermodal trucking can be a great option for truckers looking for a new gig over the road. And for those drivers looking to change up their schedules and find some additional work/life balance, and potentially a little less wear and tear physically, here are 3 perks in the life of an intermodal trucker.

Intermodal: What is It?

Before we talk about the perks of intermodal trucking, we first need to discuss what intermodal transportation means. Intermodal transportation is moving cargo in specially designed containers, using a combination of shipping methods to get the cargo from point A to point B.

The containers are weather-hardy and fit securely on several types of transport. A sample intermodal delivery might start with overseas freight shipping to a US port on a cargo ship. Trains pick up the containers from the ports and deliver to a rail station. And from there, a truck driver picks up the container. This is one example, but it really is any combination of moving these containers by air, sea, rail or over the road. Now that we have discussed what it is, let’s take a look at the perks for someone considering a job as an intermodal driver.

1. Consistent Schedule

Photo courtesy of David, an Intermodal Truck Driver

If a healthy work/life balance is important to you and your lifestyle, intermodal trucking might be a good choice for you.

We spoke with an intermodal truck driver, David, and he shared his experience on the road:

“Intermodal provides the ability to make great money and be home daily. But the tradeoff is a lot of frustration and hold ups in the railyards,” shares David.

Driving from shipyards and railyards usually works on the same schedule of those workers, so a steady 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and sleeping at home daily isn’t out of the question. In this case, the containers are dependable and so are the work hours.

2. Less Labor and Packing

The shipping containers move from transport vehicle to transport vehicle. They stay packed as is and sealed from the time they leave, until they get to their destination. This means the truck drivers don’t need to do too much work for pickup and delivery, and they certainly don’t need to load and unload like what might be necessary with a trailer.

At each stop the container moves to, there’s specialty equipment there to pick up the containers and place them on the trucks. It’s usually no touch for the drivers, which means less wear and tear on your body, and more time moving down the road.

3. Flexibility

Photo courtesy of Ritsuko, an Intermodal Truck Driver

Some drivers find a real perk to be the flexibility that intermodal trucking provides to a driver. We talked to another intermodal truck driver, Ritsuko, and she shared what she loves about intermodal trucking, including seeing the country and making money.

“I enjoy the independence and peace of being on the road and being able to take off when needed and having more flexibility in my schedule,” shares Ritsuko.

If you’re looking for an new opportunity, or a job with the intermodal trucking perks we mention here, let us help.  At Drive My Way we can help you find a new job, perfect for you. We’ve got plenty of intermodal opportunities, and one might be a great fit for you.

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Educating the Trucking Industry Through Webinars

There have been a lot of webinars and virtual conferences due to the pandemic, but are they effective? We talk about some of the webinars we have attended during the pandemic and why you may want to attend even if you don’t think the topic is for you. Will this be the new way of training for the future? Find out in this episode.

This episode is sponsored by Groupe Trans West is looking for professional teams to operate out of their Mississauga terminal with excellent employment benefits between Toronto Ontario and California. Find out more at www.groupetranswest.com  or call recruiter Mike Hahn at 416-606-8296

This episode is also sponsored by The Trucking Network which holds mega job fairs across the Country. You can learn about all the upcoming events at www.thetruckingnetworkevents.ca

Our tune of the day is Second that Emotion by Trio Avenue of their album Avenue to Great Music. You can learn more about Trio Avenue at www.trioavenue.com

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com 

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This is a truck from Burma. The cabin and chassis is from a Chevy, it has aftermarket power steering, Homemade water cooled braking system and a sh*t ton of other homemade modifications to make it usable on muddy mountain "roads". (Source in comments)

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Proud of my little fleet.

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Not a fan of pilot's ballwasher. Prefer the hands free model.

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Mystik Lubes Resource Centre Overview

Mystik Lubes has a full line of products and one of the benefits of their website is their resource center where you can learn about the different lubricants and the properties associated with them. Mystik Lubricants offers quality tested oils and lubricants for trucks and heavy machinery. Learn more about their products at www.mystiklubes.com

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com

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I think it may be time to change the drive tires on this truck

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Don't park like these two assholes.

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Fuck you. Do your job

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Keep my parking spot, or get on down the road...

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Law enforcement officials throughout North America placed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles out of service for brake-related violations during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, August 23-29. That figure accounts for nearly 12% of the 43,565 commercial vehicles that were inspected during the annual safety blitz, which focuses specifically on reducing brake-related crashes by conducting inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.

According to data released from the CVSA, 35,778 inspections were administered in the U.S, resulting in 4,565 vehicles (13%) being removed from the road for brake-related violations. In Mexico, 355, or 6%, of the 5,958 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations, while in Canada, 1,829 inspections were conducted, and the brake-related out-of-service rate was 14% (256).

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors use the CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria to identify critical vehicle inspection item violations that are concerning enough to warrant removing that vehicle from traveling on roadways until those conditions have been repaired.

During this year’s Brake Safety Week, inspectors also reported a total of 6,697 hose chafing violations. Two tables that detail the reported brake hose chafing violations by severity and percentages of total brake hose chafing violations can be viewed on the CVSA website.

Next year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, 2021.

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Law enforcement officials throughout North America placed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles out of service for brake-related violations during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, August 23-29. That figure accounts for nearly 12% of the 43,565 commercial vehicles that were inspected during the annual safety blitz, which focuses specifically on reducing brake-related crashes by conducting inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.

According to data released from the CVSA, 35,778 inspections were administered in the U.S, resulting in 4,565 vehicles (13%) being removed from the road for brake-related violations. In Mexico, 355, or 6%, of the 5,958 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations, while in Canada, 1,829 inspections were conducted, and the brake-related out-of-service rate was 14% (256).

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors use the CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria to identify critical vehicle inspection item violations that are concerning enough to warrant removing that vehicle from traveling on roadways until those conditions have been repaired.

During this year’s Brake Safety Week, inspectors also reported a total of 6,697 hose chafing violations. Two tables that detail the reported brake hose chafing violations by severity and percentages of total brake hose chafing violations can be viewed on the CVSA website.

Next year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, 2021.

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On the Road With Team Drivers Jawanda and Gill of Bison Transport

At Bison drivers are more than drivers, they’re heroes. In this episode we talk with Bison team drivers Jawanda and Gill about their careers and working with Bison Transport. Bison Transport has many opportunities for truck drivers in their fleet across Canada. You can learn more about Bison and the opportunities available http://fuelyourjourney.ca/  or call 1-800-527-5781 #ThankADriver @BisonTransport.

About the Show

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The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

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Truckers weigh in on transportation issues important to them in 2020.

While polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the lead with five days remaining until Election Day, 53% of truck drivers FreightWaves polled on LinkedIn say they plan to cast their votes for President Donald Trump.

FreightWaves also asked truckers what transportation issues they would like the elected president to address during the next four years. 

Chad Boblett, the owner of Boblett Brothers LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, said he would like to see a president tackle the issue of possible implementation of a minimum wage requirement for company drivers currently paid per mile. 

“Company drivers should be compensated equivalent to minimum wage,” Boblett told FreightWaves. “I think this would fix many problems in the trucking industry. I think detention would be less of a problem. Shippers and receivers would be more aware of the driver’s time if they are paying for it.”

Others say they want details from both candidates about their infrastructure plans.

Industry analyst Mark Montague said Trump failed to deliver a “badly needed infrastructure bill,” calling it “just empty talk” during his almost four years in office. 

“I give this president a failing grade and will be voting for Biden,” Montague told FreightWaves. 

“Hopefully he gets an infrastructure bill done. We need reinvestment into our economy.”

Truck driver Billy Foster said he won’t be voting for Trump in the 2020 election. 

“[Trump’s] inability to get [a] infrastructure [bill] done is hard on my equipment,” Foster said.

Trump’s economic and trade policies

FreightWaves asked truckers if they believe that President Trump’s economic and trade policies have benefited them or hurt their company’s bottom lines over the past four years.

Truckers were divided on this issue.

“I think Trump’s trade policies have done nothing but make what we purchase much more expensive,” said truck driver Eric Shoup. “We keep giving corporate cuts and incentives just to have them outsource jobs. The government bends over backward for corporations to the point that I feel their needs are put before citizens. I’m ready for a change.”

Tim Philmon of Middleburg, Florida, disagrees. Under Trump, the economy is thriving, he says. 

“When the full effect of the Trump economic plan comes around, boom, especially, with concerns to the manufacturing sector and trade with China,” Philmon told FreightWaves.

Texas trucker Ubence Escobar said he doesn’t support Trump’s trade policies.

“Trade wars trashed the industry for 2018 and 2019,” Escobar said. “When he announced the tariffs on China in late 2018, the market declined almost immediately. In 2019, hundreds, if not thousands, of carriers went out of business.”

A Reuters report found that U.S. companies primarily paid for U.S. tariffs at the cost of nearly $46 billion, which Escobar said is something he didn’t forget when he went to vote. 

“Overall Trump has been careless and reckless and unstable in his decision-making, and the current state of the country reflects its management,” he said.

Steve Lapp of Jacksonville, Florida, said Trump has done an excellent job for the trucking economy.

“I don’t really care who a president hates, or doesn’t hate, or how much money he has,” Lapp said. “I don’t care about soaking the rich or what government programs are created or increased. The best thing the government can do for the economy is to get out of the way and let people succeed or fail on their own.”

COVID-19 response

Truck drivers, considered essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had mixed reviews regarding Trump’s handling of the deadly virus that has sickened nearly 8.7 million Americans, killing around 227,000, according to The New York Times.

Truck driver Bob Stanton of Batavia, Illinois, said he won’t be voting for Trump on Tuesday.

“Trump’s abysmal handling of COVID has hurt my bottom line,” Stanton said. 

Stanton said there has been no effort by the current administration to create a plan for long-haul drivers who may contract COVID on the road but are too far from home or may not be sick enough to be hospitalized.

Truck driver Foster said he contracted COVID-19 as an essential worker and Trump didn’t do enough to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

“His [Trump’s] response to COVID remains pathetic at best,” Foster said.

Philmon disagreed with other truckers’ criticisms of Trump’s handling of the COVID crisis.

“I submit to you that your president has handled this China plague with the utmost importance,” he told FreightWaves.

FreightWaves polls truckers on social media

FreightWaves recently polled truckers on social media about which candidate they planned to vote for in this year’s presidential election. 

Around 53% of the 343 LinkedIn voters who responded to a question about whom they would vote for gave Trump the nod, while 31% said they would cast their vote for Biden. 

On Twitter, 42.5% said their pick was President Trump, compared with 40.6% who stated they are voting for Democratic nominee Biden.

Chart: FreightWaves’ graphics and social media teams

With just five days remaining until Election Day, Americans have already cast more than 77 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic voter turnout levels.

The U.S. Elections Project, a voter turnout database founded by Michael P. McDonald, an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, is closely tracking the daily numbers as voters cast their ballots.

Inside the Election 2020 series

Oct. 26: Road ahead for trucking infrastructure hinges on Nov. 3

Oct. 27: OOIDA says Trump a net positive for small-business truckers

Oct. 27: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA

Oct. 28: Survey: Truckers largely plan to vote in person on Nov. 3

Oct. 28: What the US presidential election could mean for trade with Mexico

Oct. 29: Carriers have their say

Oct. 29: Drivers have strong feelings on both candidates

Oct. 30: Is Canada ready for an U.S. administration change?

Oct. 30: In 2016, Trump promised trucking things would change. Have they?

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Truckers weigh in on transportation issues important to them in 2020.

While polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the lead with five days remaining until Election Day, 53% of truck drivers FreightWaves polled on LinkedIn say they plan to cast their votes for President Donald Trump.

FreightWaves also asked truckers what transportation issues they would like the elected president to address during the next four years. 

Chad Boblett, the owner of Boblett Brothers LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, said he would like to see a president tackle the issue of possible implementation of a minimum wage requirement for company drivers currently paid per mile. 

“Company drivers should be compensated equivalent to minimum wage,” Boblett told FreightWaves. “I think this would fix many problems in the trucking industry. I think detention would be less of a problem. Shippers and receivers would be more aware of the driver’s time if they are paying for it.”

Others say they want details from both candidates about their infrastructure plans.

Industry analyst Mark Montague said Trump failed to deliver a “badly needed infrastructure bill,” calling it “just empty talk” during his almost four years in office. 

“I give this president a failing grade and will be voting for Biden,” Montague told FreightWaves. 

“Hopefully he gets an infrastructure bill done. We need reinvestment into our economy.”

Truck driver Billy Foster said he won’t be voting for Trump in the 2020 election. 

“[Trump’s] inability to get [a] infrastructure [bill] done is hard on my equipment,” Foster said.

Trump’s economic and trade policies

FreightWaves asked truckers if they believe that President Trump’s economic and trade policies have benefited them or hurt their company’s bottom lines over the past four years.

Truckers were divided on this issue.

“I think Trump’s trade policies have done nothing but make what we purchase much more expensive,” said truck driver Eric Shoup. “We keep giving corporate cuts and incentives just to have them outsource jobs. The government bends over backward for corporations to the point that I feel their needs are put before citizens. I’m ready for a change.”

Tim Philmon of Middleburg, Florida, disagrees. Under Trump, the economy is thriving, he says. 

“When the full effect of the Trump economic plan comes around, boom, especially, with concerns to the manufacturing sector and trade with China,” Philmon told FreightWaves.

Texas trucker Ubence Escobar said he doesn’t support Trump’s trade policies.

“Trade wars trashed the industry for 2018 and 2019,” Escobar said. “When he announced the tariffs on China in late 2018, the market declined almost immediately. In 2019, hundreds, if not thousands, of carriers went out of business.”

A Reuters report found that U.S. companies primarily paid for U.S. tariffs at the cost of nearly $46 billion, which Escobar said is something he didn’t forget when he went to vote. 

“Overall Trump has been careless and reckless and unstable in his decision-making, and the current state of the country reflects its management,” he said.

Steve Lapp of Jacksonville, Florida, said Trump has done an excellent job for the trucking economy.

“I don’t really care who a president hates, or doesn’t hate, or how much money he has,” Lapp said. “I don’t care about soaking the rich or what government programs are created or increased. The best thing the government can do for the economy is to get out of the way and let people succeed or fail on their own.”

COVID-19 response

Truck drivers, considered essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had mixed reviews regarding Trump’s handling of the deadly virus that has sickened nearly 8.7 million Americans, killing around 227,000, according to The New York Times.

Truck driver Bob Stanton of Batavia, Illinois, said he won’t be voting for Trump on Tuesday.

“Trump’s abysmal handling of COVID has hurt my bottom line,” Stanton said. 

Stanton said there has been no effort by the current administration to create a plan for long-haul drivers who may contract COVID on the road but are too far from home or may not be sick enough to be hospitalized.

Truck driver Foster said he contracted COVID-19 as an essential worker and Trump didn’t do enough to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

“His [Trump’s] response to COVID remains pathetic at best,” Foster said.

Philmon disagreed with other truckers’ criticisms of Trump’s handling of the COVID crisis.

“I submit to you that your president has handled this China plague with the utmost importance,” he told FreightWaves.

FreightWaves polls truckers on social media

FreightWaves recently polled truckers on social media about which candidate they planned to vote for in this year’s presidential election. 

Around 53% of the 343 LinkedIn voters who responded to a question about whom they would vote for gave Trump the nod, while 31% said they would cast their vote for Biden. 

On Twitter, 42.5% said their pick was President Trump, compared with 40.6% who stated they are voting for Democratic nominee Biden.

Chart: FreightWaves’ graphics and social media teams

With just five days remaining until Election Day, Americans have already cast more than 77 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic voter turnout levels.

The U.S. Elections Project, a voter turnout database founded by Michael P. McDonald, an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, is closely tracking the daily numbers as voters cast their ballots.

Inside the Election 2020 series

Oct. 26: Road ahead for trucking infrastructure hinges on Nov. 3

Oct. 27: OOIDA says Trump a net positive for small-business truckers

Oct. 27: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA

Oct. 28: Survey: Truckers largely plan to vote in person on Nov. 3

Oct. 28: What the US presidential election could mean for trade with Mexico

Oct. 29: Carriers have their say

Oct. 29: Drivers have strong feelings on both candidates

Oct. 30: Is Canada ready for an U.S. administration change?

Oct. 30: In 2016, Trump promised trucking things would change. Have they?

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International Used Truck Centers announces its 15th sales outlet with the opening of International Used Truck Center of Michigan. International Used

The post INTERNATIONAL USED TRUCK CENTERS EXPANDS ITS FOOTPRINT WITH THE OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL USED TRUCK CENTER OF MICHIGAN appeared first on NextTruck Blog & Industry News - Trucker Information.

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According to the Labor Department, the transportation sector—and the trucking industry, specifically—has been slow to recover following the initial spread of COVID-19. And while the job market continues to open back up, albeit slower than desired, truck driver turnover and higher capacity in the trucking sector are creating a tough situation on the road.

Trucking has been slow to add new drivers and boost capacity, and the rapid job growth in other areas of the recovering economy may be inhibiting some trucking companies’ ability to hire and retain workers. Many of the trucking jobs lost in April due to COVID-19’s economic impact have not refilled. In conjunction with thinner budgets and health concerns around COVID-19, essentials such as trucking insurance are also under reevaluation.

Overall trucking volumes have recovered beyond the previous year’s levels. Accepted tender volumes were 18 percent higher than last year on August 31. So, in other words, trucking companies are trying to work harder with fewer resources.

Turning Up the Turnover

According to reports from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), dry van members saw a sharp increase in driver turnover in July from June, increasing from 61.5 percent to 76.06 percent. This represents the biggest jump in a single month in more than a year.

The turnover percent is a measure of how fast trucking companies lose and replace their employees. A driver turnover rate of 76 percent means that more than three-quarters of drivers quit or lose their job each year. While this may sound shocking, the industry sees high turnover rates regularly as many midsize and larger carriers see turnover rates that exceed 100 percent.

If there are a lot of driving jobs available, turnover rates usually increase. Driver turnover dropped to less than 56 percent in April of this year when the economy began shutting down but has recovered rather quickly.

Gone Forever?


The major concern that companies have is whether or not drivers in the industry will be permanently leaving the industry for others. One of the main competing sectors for drivers is construction. Since April, levels of employment in construction have increased by 10 percent compared to trucking’s .5 percent.

The instability of the trucking industry over the past few years has been unparalleled, and many truck drivers are getting tired of the conflicts and inconsistencies of what that presents. Inconsistent routes and work mean random schedules, irregular time at home, and unsteady pay rates.

The main theme of this year has been uncertainty in every form, and it remains for the transportation industry in the foreseeable future. This uncertainty is encouraging many drivers to explore more of what they think may be more balanced work options.

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Western Truck Insurance Services is a commercial truck insurance agency with roots dating back to 1954. We have evolved into a highly respected, professionally managed, truck, and transportation insurance brokerage. The hallmark of our organization is our desire to provide unparalleled service. We go way beyond what you expect to receive from an insurance brokerage. Equipped with state of the art automation, Western Truck Insurance can provide you with lightning fast truck insurance quotes, customer service, Insurance certificates, and coverage changes. Contact us today at (800) 937-8785 to learn more.

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Hino Trucks announced, Project Z, the Company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles (ZEV), ranging from class 4 to class

The post Hino Trucks Announces “Project Z” – Paving the Path to Zero Emissions appeared first on NextTruck Blog & Industry News - Trucker Information.

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Talking Team Driving with Groupe Trans-West

Bruce talks with a Father / Son team operation from Groupe Trans-West about their successful life on the road and the benefits of running with Groupe Trans-West. Groupe Trans-West is looking for professional teams to operate out of their Mississauga terminal with excellent employment benefits between Toronto Ontario and California. Find out more at www.groupetranswest.com  or call recruiter Mike Hahn at 416-606-8296.

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com

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I guess the assholes on the dock thought I could just strap the door shut?

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The 3 Perks of Intermodal Trucking
Specialty truck drivers have a great opportunity within the trucking industry. And certainly, a specialty is intermodal. Intermodal trucking can be a great option for truckers looking for a new gig over the road. And for those drivers looking to change up their schedules and find some additional work/life balance, and potentially a little less wear and tear physically, here are 3 perks in the life of an intermodal trucker.

Intermodal: What is It?

Before we talk about the perks of intermodal trucking, we first need to discuss what intermodal transportation means. Intermodal transportation is moving cargo in specially designed containers, using a combination of shipping methods to get the cargo from point A to point B.

The containers are weather-hardy and fit securely on several types of transport. A sample intermodal delivery might start with overseas freight shipping to a US port on a cargo ship. Trains pick up the containers from the ports and deliver to a rail station. And from there, a truck driver picks up the container. This is one example, but it really is any combination of moving these containers by air, sea, rail or over the road. Now that we have discussed what it is, let’s take a look at the perks for someone considering a job as an intermodal driver.

1. Consistent Schedule

Photo courtesy of David, an Intermodal Truck Driver

If a healthy work/life balance is important to you and your lifestyle, intermodal trucking might be a good choice for you.

We spoke with an intermodal truck driver, David, and he shared his experience on the road:

“Intermodal provides the ability to make great money and be home daily. But the tradeoff is a lot of frustration and hold ups in the railyards,” shares David.

Driving from shipyards and railyards usually works on the same schedule of those workers, so a steady 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and sleeping at home daily isn’t out of the question. In this case, the containers are dependable and so are the work hours.

2. Less Labor and Packing

The shipping containers move from transport vehicle to transport vehicle. They stay packed as is and sealed from the time they leave, until they get to their destination. This means the truck drivers don’t need to do too much work for pickup and delivery, and they certainly don’t need to load and unload like what might be necessary with a trailer.

At each stop the container moves to, there’s specialty equipment there to pick up the containers and place them on the trucks. It’s usually no touch for the drivers, which means less wear and tear on your body, and more time moving down the road.

3. Flexibility

Photo courtesy of Ritsuko, an Intermodal Truck Driver

Some drivers find a real perk to be the flexibility that intermodal trucking provides to a driver. We talked to another intermodal truck driver, Ritsuko, and she shared what she loves about intermodal trucking, including seeing the country and making money.

“I enjoy the independence and peace of being on the road and being able to take off when needed and having more flexibility in my schedule,” shares Ritsuko.

If you’re looking for an new opportunity, or a job with the intermodal trucking perks we mention here, let us help.  At Drive My Way we can help you find a new job, perfect for you. We’ve got plenty of intermodal opportunities, and one might be a great fit for you.

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Educating the Trucking Industry Through Webinars

There have been a lot of webinars and virtual conferences due to the pandemic, but are they effective? We talk about some of the webinars we have attended during the pandemic and why you may want to attend even if you don’t think the topic is for you. Will this be the new way of training for the future? Find out in this episode.

This episode is sponsored by Groupe Trans West is looking for professional teams to operate out of their Mississauga terminal with excellent employment benefits between Toronto Ontario and California. Find out more at www.groupetranswest.com  or call recruiter Mike Hahn at 416-606-8296

This episode is also sponsored by The Trucking Network which holds mega job fairs across the Country. You can learn about all the upcoming events at www.thetruckingnetworkevents.ca

Our tune of the day is Second that Emotion by Trio Avenue of their album Avenue to Great Music. You can learn more about Trio Avenue at www.trioavenue.com

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com 

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This is a truck from Burma. The cabin and chassis is from a Chevy, it has aftermarket power steering, Homemade water cooled braking system and a sh*t ton of other homemade modifications to make it usable on muddy mountain "roads". (Source in comments)

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Proud of my little fleet.

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Not a fan of pilot's ballwasher. Prefer the hands free model.

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Mystik Lubes Resource Centre Overview

Mystik Lubes has a full line of products and one of the benefits of their website is their resource center where you can learn about the different lubricants and the properties associated with them. Mystik Lubricants offers quality tested oils and lubricants for trucks and heavy machinery. Learn more about their products at www.mystiklubes.com

About the Show

JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com

The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics.

Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening

Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com

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I think it may be time to change the drive tires on this truck

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Don't park like these two assholes.

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Fuck you. Do your job

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Keep my parking spot, or get on down the road...