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Thursday 5-21-15 6PM ET Tonight we are going to combine 2 of the hottest issues in Trucking; Truck Driver Health and Trucker Wages.
We all know that the Trucker Lifestyle drastically affects their Health, but what about how drivers are paid? Could that be weighing in on driver health also? Our guest tonight believes it does.
Our guest will be Pat Hockaday from TruckersUnited.org. Mr Hockaday is known for JoJo's Paper, an all-out crusade to change the way drivers are paid.
Pat will share some of his thoughts and solutions about driver wages, as well as discuss how trucking and the present trucker wage formula affects driver health.
Join in on the conversation by calling in 347-826-9170 and Press 1 on your keypad to let us know you would like to make a comment or ask a question.
Professional driver, health advocate and recent Travel Centers of America Citizen Driver Award recipient, Rick Ash, joins us to share how he applies healthy living to his life as a Professional driver.
The show will include how important it is to obtain correct, valid, and factual material when searching for beneficial overall health resources.
Rick will share a few of the books and resources that have helped him over the years. We’ll also review some of the best online resources for trusted information.
As creatures of habit, another topic we’ll include is one of the most difficult challenges for all of us, “How do we change the way we are used to eating”
Also, Rick will share some of what the Trucking Solutions Group will be providing for the trucking community at the Health Pavilion they are putting together at GATS
We invite all to call in who can offer their own experiences and resources as well as those who have questions.
Call in # 347-826-9170 Press “1” on your keyboard to be a part of the show
Every once in awhile we like to talk about the whole ambulance driver nametag. Should we care and why? Does it matter and the perception that gets us there.
But don't we own part of the reason we are called Ambulance Drivers? With EMS facebook pages touting Taxi this and shucking that, its no wonder we can't shake the name. Plus the fact that the bulk of the call types we get really don;t leave us with much else to do but drive the ambulance.
A sensititive topic for sure but not as bad as Volly vs. Paid which we are saving for another episode. Join us for this one with your thoughts and suggestions on how we shed this brand we have made for ourselves once and for all.
This episode is sponsored by EMS Manager. Sign up for a customized free trial of their innovative and easy to use employee management software. http://emsmanager.net
Check out Jim at http://emsseo.com and Josh at http://wantynu.com
Recorded April 29, 2015
Lady Trucker Roundtable Discussion:
Seasoned female drivers and 1st year CDL female students share advice on entry-level driver training obstacles.
In this lady trucker roundtable discussion women share experiences to help one another through the adjustment to the trucking lifestyle and navagating their way through a broken system. Listen in to the Women Truckers Network weekly conference call.
We are the REAL Women in Trucking , a grassroots 501 (c) 6 Trade Association formed by REAL Women Truckers
Janine Driver New York Times Bestselling author and keynote speaker, Janine Driver is the CEO of the Body Language Institute, an exclusive certification program that provides companies the fastest way to save time and make money
Steve Susman one of the country’s most successful trial lawyers. Forty years ago, he created the country’s first commercial litigation boutique, specializing in representing plaintiffs on a contingent fee basis in complex business disputes including antitrust and securities fraud class actions. Susman Godfrey, the firm he created, now has 5 offices around the country and over 100 trial lawyers. He is serving as the Executive Director of that Project and this fall will teach law students how to try cases in a way that removes most of the objections to trial by jury
Barbara Hemphill has focused on organizing paper and physical clutter. With the dawn of the Internet, she began applying her principles to digital clutter. In recent years she has concluded that the clutter that actually creates physical and digital clutter, and prevents people from accomplishing their work and enjoying their lives is emotional and spiritual
Dr. Roger Jahnke original founder and past Board Chair of the NQA. Following 30 years of clinical practice of Chinese Medicine, with insights gained through the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, he transformed his clinical work --- to train Qigong and Tai Chi Teachers and Practice Leaders. As the founder and lead trainer at he Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Roger and key Senior Trainers have trained over 1000 Teachers and Practice Leaders, who work in every sector of society. Dr Jahnke has led 9 training groups to the hospitals, parks, temples and sacred mountain sites in China to explore and deepen the practice and the knowledge base
We will be starting a series of Health Shows on AskTheTrucker "LIVE" addressing the health concerns of the professional truck driver. Health becomes not just an issue for a driver’s profession and career, but a serious concern for life and the quality of life.
Many drivers are plagued with health issues such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure, arthritis, and others, including autoimmune diseases which are on an upward climb nationwide.
Join us as we discuss a few of the organizations and driver groups who we have aligned with within the industry, what they are doing to address driver health concerns, and how they are reaching out to drivers to offer help and support.
Read more via: Driver health info and support for concerned truckers.
Are you concerned about driver health or are you addressing your own or lending help to others? Come join the conversation!
Recent traffic stop situations in the the last year, racial tensions are Code Orange, when it comes to Civil Liberties..
What should be expected from the driver, and how should an officer perform, is a mystery, as well as, the source of the madness.
Thankfully with the instructional information of Major C. L. Clemons #451 North Precinct /District 3 Commander and Lieutenant J.D. McClure #530 Gwinnett County Police Dept. Office of Professional Standards, drivers will know what to expect while traveling through Georgia this Spring and Summer in 2015.
Safety before race is the most important reason for a traffic stop in Georgia.
Open discussion regarding the driver qualification file FMCSA requirements. What should be included or not. Should your driver qualification be user friendly or bare bones to only meet regulations? Pro and cons of information contained in the driver qualification file.
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