Episode 18 Show Notes

Mid America Trucking Show | March 30-April 1, 2023  


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‘Absolutely NOT’ — FMCSA slapped with over 700 comments on plan to mandate electronic ID technology for CMVs

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By Ashley -October 7, 2022

Hundreds of people have provided the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with an opinion on a controversial proposal to require that commercial vehicles be equipped with electronic identification technology accessible by law enforcement when the truck is parked or in motion.

Electronic CMV IDs to Allow Police to Focus on “High-Risk Carriers and Drivers”

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On September 23, the FMCSA published Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) asking the trucking community to weigh in on whether every commercial vehicle used in interstate commerce should be equipped with electronic identification technology that can wirelessly communicate a unique ID number when queried by federal or state motor carrier safety personnel. The technology could be used to identify a parked truck or a truck in motion.

The agency said that they are “considering such amendments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the roadside inspection program by more fully enabling enforcement agencies to focus their efforts at high-risk carriers and drivers.”

The FMCSA asked the public to comment on several aspects of the possible CMV electronic identification rule, including whether existing technology like ELDs could be utilized for this purpose, cost considerations, and privacy, health, or coercion concerns. Other areas that commenters are asked to address include cybersecurity issues, how many trucks are already have a type of electronic ID technology (e.g., PrePass, Drivewyze), and the impact of electronic identification numbers on highway safety.

The FMCSA will accept public comment through November 22, 2022. You can click here to leave your comment online.

Drivers Sound Off On CMV Electronic Identification Rule

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As of the afternoon of October 7, the FMCSA has received 766 public comments on the proposed rule. A majority of the commenters are against the rule, with some calling it an overreach of the federal government. Many commenters also voiced cost, privacy, and cybersecurity concerns

I feel this is just another cost to the trucking industry, and I don’t understand why it is necessary. What is the u s dot # for?? I thought it was for this exact purpose, and if a person cannot type a number in, then our country is in serious trouble.” — Tomcat Kanhaul Inc.

As a veteran driver of 20 years on the road I say no because this would promote distracted driving issues with the inspecting officer as he is trying to drive safely, and also messing with the onboard computer to do the inspection. It would also promote officers to issue false complaints against the driver who would have no knowledge of this until it is too late to fight the ticket.“– MCM Express

Absolutely NOT. I’ve only been in this 6 years, but the reach of the Federal Government in this industry is really becoming overbearing. You’re worried about a shortage now but I promise you it will get worse the more intrusive the FMCSA gets. I have another good 30 years or so and I enjoy the work I do, but I’m content with leaving also.” — David Jacobsen

The FMCSA already requires trucking company safety departments to do their job for them. This identification number only has very bad future practicality. It will allow law enforcement to target drivers with clean CSA scores and make certain that no driver can remain clean over time. There is already more technology in the trucking industry than is necessary, and unnecessary technology will be, and is, abused.” — Neil Padgett

# 1-    Colorado woman hit by train while locked inside police car is out of hospital

GREELEY — A 20-year-old woman who was seriously injured when the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado has been released from the hospital.

Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, of Greeley, is recovering at home with nine broken ribs, a broken arm, a fractured sternum and numerous other injuries to her head and back, her attorney, Paul Wilkinson, told KUSA-TV.

“She is bedridden. She can move around a little bit. She also has a fractured leg that she wasn’t initially aware of,” he said. “She’s still really, really hurt.”

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a road rage incident involving a firearm in Fort Lupton on Sept. 16. A Platteville police officer stopped Rios-Gonzalez’s car just past a set of railroad tracks and parked the patrol vehicle on the crossing.

She was placed in the back of the police vehicle, which was hit by the train as officers were searching her car.Police body cam and dashcam video shows officers scrambling as the train approaches and slams into the patrol vehicle, which is parked squarely on the tracks.

One officer says, “oh my God,” multiple times and another yells, “stay back,” as the train’s horn blares before the crash. The Fort Lupton Police Department is investigating the road rage report, while the Colorado State Patrol is investigating the crash. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into the woman’s injury while she was in police custody.

No one has been charged in the alleged road rage incident or the crash.



Chess champ gets butt inspected amid vibrating sex toy cheating claims

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Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann was seen having his rear end inspected as he arrived to compete at the US Chess Championships in St. Louis on Tuesday.

An official at the event repeatedly waved a metal detector over the 19-year-old’s butt following wild claims that the prodigy recently cheated with wireless vibrating anal beads that he inserted into his rectum.

The theory created buzz online last month after the whizkid caused a major upset by defeating Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, 31, at the Sinquefield Cup on Sept. 4.

According to the Riverfront Times, some pundits proclaimed that Nielsen was tapping into a remote computer via the vibrating sex toy — though the logistics of how that would Despite no evidence of foul play, Niemann quickly became the butt of jokes — including one made by Elon Musk. Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one can see (cause it’s in ur butt),” the Tesla CEO tweeted on Sept. 8, according to Riverfront Times.

Niemann eventually placed sixth in the Sinquefield Cup and has not addressed the anal beads allegations.

However, the International Chess Federation, the chess world’s governing body, is conducting its own investigation into his match against Carlsen, who later suspected his opponent was cheating.Niemann has admitted to cheating twice in the past — but only as a child.

However, earlier this week, a 72-page report released by Chess.com alleged that the grandmaster likely received illegal assistance in more than 100 online games, the latest of which occurred as recently as 2020. Those matches included contests for which prize money was awarded.

The investigation was not able to conclude if Niemann cheated in any in-person matches.

Chess.com uses a variety of cheat-detection tools that draw on analytics to compare moves to those recommended by chess engines, which can beat even the greatest human chess players.

The report highlighted “many remarkable signals and unusual patterns in Hans’ path as a player” that “merit further investigation based on the data.“Outside his online play, Hans is the fastest rising top player in Classical [over-the-board] chess in modern history,” the report states. “Looking purely at rating, Hans should be classified as a member of this group of top young players. While we don’t doubt that Hans is a talented player, we note that his results are statistically extraordinary.”SOURCE – NEW YORK POST


Ouch! Bomb squad called to hospital after man gets munition ‘stuck in his rectum’

London – Hospital staff in Britain acted swiftly after a man arrived at their emergency ward with a World War II-era munition in his rectum.

Police and army experts were called in but medics had removed the object safely before they arrived, police in Gloucestershire, western England, said.

“Police attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday morning (December 1) after a report that a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum,” police said in a statement.

“The item had been removed prior to police arrival and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were contacted.

“They attended and confirmed it was not live and therefore not a danger to the public.”

An Army spokesperson added: “We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police.”The Sun newspaper, which first reported the incident, said the unnamed patient told doctors he “slipped and fell” on the device.

The man had been clearing out his private arsenal of military collectables when the accident unfolded, it added.

The tabloid said the munition was later identified as from that era and typically fired from anti-tank guns.

A defense source told The Sun the 57mm shell – measuring 17cm by 6cm – was “a chunky, pointed lump of lead designed to rip through a tank’s armor”.

“It was basically an inert lump of metal, so there was no risk to life – at least not to anyone else’s,” the source said.

The patient is understood to have been released from the hospital and is set to make a full recovery, the tabloid reported.




Sacramento- Man was released Thursday from Mercy General hospital after being impaled by a ten foot piece of metal conduit that flew through the man’s windshield of his semi. Timothy Dalton was on I-5 outside of Stockton when the pickup he was behind lost the conduit out of their bed and it flipped up and went like a missile through his semi windshield where it lodged in his upper right shoulder missing any vital organs.

The driver of the pickup was cited for losing his load and non securement.