• 01:13

    Anticipating the Challenges of the FMCSA ELD Final Rule

    in Management

    Among the two most discussed topics within the trucking industry, specifically among truck drivers, are the HOS and ELD regulations. There are a list of reasons why professional drivers have fought long and hard against ELD's, (EOBR's), but most likely, the final FMCSA rule is right around the corner and so are the additional costs for owner operators and fleets.


    This program will focus on some of the challenges of ELD's, including costs, with our special guest, Cory Hunt, CEO and Founder of Pivot Technology Resources, a premier source for new and used mobile communications and asset tracking equipment.


    Discussion will include how Independents, Owner- Operators and Fleet Owners can reduce their costs through the services of Pivot Technology Resources which continues to provide solutions to the trucking industry's most pressing issues such as the electronic on-board recorders.


    Comments and Questions? Come join the conversation: 347-826-9170

  • 00:49

    A Review of Todays Trucking News

    in News

    We will be reviewing the stories affecting trucking today and hoping some drivers will join us for a discussion regarding how enforcement of the sleep apnea rules are affecting them and what they are doing to comply with the physician's recommendation.  Are there more 3 month med cards being issued?  Are the physicians over stepping their authority? Did FMCSA not give enough guidance to physicians?  Have you tried to be proactive and address any issues prior to going for your DOT physical?  What's working, what's not?  Have you searched the web for miracles?  Why is it that many drivers have bad eating habits, lack of time to exercise or just plain can't pass physicals?  Drivers?  Companies?  DOT? Physicians? Truck Stops?  I believe all share the responsibility.  Let's discuss it?


    DISCLAIMER:  We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights.  Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws.  We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices.  Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation.  We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be.


    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safety Mentor.


     

  • 02:00

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Trucking’s Myths and Facts

    in Health

    Our special guests will be certified DOT Medical Examiner, Dr. Randolph Rosarian and Elaine Papp, former Division Chief of the Office of Medical Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).


    They will be answering  questions from many within trucking who are concerned about the causes and affects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Among those most concerned are professional CDL Holders who are required to pass the DOT physical exam in order to retain their license.


    Concerns include: How to prepare for the DOT physical. What are the dangers of having OSA? Are there any rules presently in place by FMCSA regarding OSA? What does Congress say about CDL drivers and OSA? What regulations or guidelines can be anticipated by FMCSA? What criteria/symptoms requires a driver to have a sleep test and what does a professional driver do if diagnosed with OSA? Can you be terminated for being diagnosed with OSA?


    Discussion will also include what treatments are available and accepted for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ways to pay for
    testing.


    As always, lines will be open for questions via: 347-826-9170. If you would like to join in the conversation, press 1 at anytime.

  • 00:57

    DOT Controlled Substance Testing - Part 2

    in Training

    Our next radio program will be on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 4:30 pm (mountain time). You can listen to the program by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/triplerrroftrucking, Guest call in number for this show is (347) 857-3624. The next program is is entitled "DOT Controlled Substance Testing - Part 2".  We will finish discussing this program as required by FMCSA regulation 382 and 40.


    Please call (347) 857-3624.  Calls will be answered in the order they are received.


    Also if you missed last week's program please go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/triplerrroftrucking, scroll down to "DOT Controlled Substance Testing - Part 1 and click on the play button NEXT to the title.


    DISCLAIMER:  We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights.  Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws.  We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices.  Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation.  We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be.


    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safety Mentor.


     

  • 02:00

    FMCSA whats new

    in Entertainment

    Lets look into the FMCSA and whats new. Open topic , Then we get into our NFL pool and picks for next week

  • 01:28

    The Direct Route: Working Directly with Shippers Ep. 23

    in Business

    Join us today at 7PM ET
    Call: (646) 668-2277

    Let's secure direct customers! Some of the biggest complaints in the trucking industry are about brokers. Many carriers make brokers a primary source of their freight, but swings in the spot market can have a detrimental effect on profits, can make dispatching a truck stressful, and adds an unecessary layer of confusion between carriers and shippers. How can you avoid the headaches of brokers while securing good, steady paying freight? Market and sell yourself to direct customers! We'll share tips and practices to get your foot in the door and build relationships that will ensure a more profitable business.  

  • 00:58

    Post Accident Steps and Investigation Part 1

    in Training

    You have just been involved in an accident, what should you do?  What do you do next?  What documentation, who do you contact?  What should you take pictures of?  Is it recordable?  Is the towing really necessary?  Is DOT testing required? 


    DISCLAIMER:  We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights.  Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws.  We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices.  Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation.  We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be.


    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safety Mentor.

  • 01:11

    Broker Load Negotiations: Winning the Bid Ep. 22

    in Business

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    Call (646) 668-2277

    Are you confident in your negotiation tactics with brokers? Do you understand the market well enough to sell your services? What is the difference between haggling and negotiation? Too often drivers and carriers enter the negotiation with a broker lacking the information and understanding to answer these questions. Price can quickly dominate the conversation and emotions take over. We will talk about how you can overcome these weaknesses and negotiate a better rate while building strong business relationships. The goal of this show will be to help new carriers feel comfortable in their first interactions with brokers and help experienced carriers refine their skills!

  • 00:58

    Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements 380.503(a)&(b)&(d)

    in Training

    Our last show talked about 380.503(c) Driver Wellness.  In this show we will be discussing Driver Qualifications Requirements, Hours of Service, and Wistleblower Protection as they pertain to entry-level driver driver training requirements.  Please join us for part 2 of Entry -Level Driver Training Requirements.


    DISCLAIMER:  We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights.  Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws.  We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices.  Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation.  We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be. 


    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safetymentor, the email address is safetymentor1856@gmail.com IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR OUR FUTURE CONTESTS,  you can also contact our  office at 970-858-4445 (cell 970-216-2523).

  • 00:29

    Driver Qualification File Dos and Don't

    in Training

    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.

  • 00:56

    New Medical Regulations Are Making Me Ill!

    in Training

    We will be discussing the changes of the medical regulations under FMCSA.  Are the really changed or are they being applied correctly now?  What about sleep apnea?  Can a doctor refuse to issue a medical card?  If so for how long?  What are the blood pressure regs, can a driver receive a 2 year med card?  Diabetes, where are they on the new regs regarding waivers?  So many questions so little time.  Please join us whether you are a driver, a safety professional, a company or a regulatory agency for this hot topic!

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