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Uberization of trucking discussed on latest Trucker Radio News & Talk

Truck News on-road editor Harry Rudolfs was a guest on this week’s edition of Trucker Radio News & Talk, to discuss the Uber model and how it could affect the trucking industry. Uber itself is experimenting with cargo delivery in Hong Kong and spin-off apps have been created specifically to manage freight logistics.

Also on this week’s show, Truck News editor James Menzies talks about a new OTA program that calls on drivers to rate their shippers and receivers. Operation UpGrade will place shippers and consignees in a Detention Hall or on the Honour Roll as a result of your input.

Wendell Erb, CEO of Erb Group, joins the show to talk about the history of the family business as well as what it takes to be named by your drivers as one of the Best Fleets to Drive For.

Women in Trucking’s Ellen Voie discusses progress that has been made in developing female-friendly truck spec’s and Kevin Snobel discloses his list of the worst North American cities for truckers to visit.

Finally, co-host Tim Denis shares another Dufus – or in this case Bozo – Driver story. It involves a clown in a thong. The entire show – as well as archives – can be heard at It is a partnership between Truck News and Alexis Broadcasting. A new episode is aired each Friday at noon.

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  1. Dave says:

    What are the proposed ideas considered as the foundation for mandatory AZ truck driver training?
    To simplify and ensure a safety standard that has been reviewed by many associations and been in existence for many years already – why not adopt the Ministry of Training for Colleges and Universities standard of training that breaks down to a minimum of 200 hours training. So much time for driving, time for yard work, observation and the standard 62-4 hours of in class theory .
    The MTO could review the location of training where the drivers that have been involved in accidents and be satisfied with the results. Afterwards apply the pre existing standards already in place .
    Maybe this would be the first time one level of government MTO interacted with another level of government to expedite a solution to a very dangerous problem .
    Just noting because the inclement weather is leaving us soon – does not mean the roadways are any safer as a result of poorly trained operators and operators that seem to think they can drive 1 truck length away from another truck on our major highways.

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