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  • FMCSA joint meeting addresses health and wellness of CMV drivers

    in Current Events

    On September 21 and 22, the FMCSA will have a joint meeting with the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) and will discuss the concepts and initiatives of the Health and Wellness of CMV drivers.


     Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board Public Meetings

    What will this mean to professional drivers and the trucking industry? What is the purpose of this meeting? Will discussions lead to more regulations?
    As the continued concern for driver health escalates, including from drivers themselves, what should we expect from the FMCSA joint meeting regarding the health and wellness for CMV drivers?

    Our guest tonight will be Elaine Papp, who is no stranger to FMCSA operations. Ms. Papp retired earlier this year as the FMCSA's Division Chief for the Office of Medical Programs.
    Elaine now has the consulting website, HealthAndSafetyWorks.net, which is a transportation and occupational health consulting company promoting health and safety on the road and in the workplace.


    Join us as we get the inside look of what to expect from the MCSAC and MRB as they discuss the concepts and initiatives, addressing the Health and Wellness of CMV driver wellness.


    To listen from your phone or to call in with comments and questions:  347-826-9170

  • 01:48

    Open Trucking Forum- Addressing FMCSA shortcomings

    in Current Events

    Saturday 4-11-15 6PM ET : A hot topic for many within the trucking industry- the FMCSA. 


    To say the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been under criticism and dissecting scrutiny is an understatement. Whether you are a company driver, owner operator, carrier, broker, organization, trade group, or Government Accountability Office, chances are you have found yourself fuming one time or another about an action FMCSA has either taken or proposed to take.


    We open up with Tom Byerley of UrTruckBroker.com. Tom is a 44 year trucking veteran with over 4 million safe miles.  Owner Operator turned freight broker, Tom shares his concerns with us tonight regarding the FMCSA’s CSA program scores and the affects they are making on the industry.


    From there we will lead into other areas which are seriously affecting the trucking industry, including how those acting as “brokers” are avoiding the $75,000 bond designed to protect carriers from broker fraud. 


    Join us and share your views, insights and opinions.  Let’s talk about it. Call in number: 347-826-9170.
    Call in to listen or to be a part of the show, press “1” on your keypad at anytime.

  • 01:49

    Pros and Cons of FMCSA Proposed Rule - Drivers with insulin dependent Diabetes

    in Current Events

    Saturday June 27th 6:30 PM ET
    347-826-9170

    The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that the rule (the way it is written) would compromise the safety of the driver and the highways.


    Dr Randolph Rosarion, certified medical examiner in the US DOT FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and Elaine Papp, board certified occupational health nurse and founder of Health and Safety Works, LLC, will be our special guests as they discuss the complex and unseen details of insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus and how it relates to the NPR and the professional driver.



    Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard Summary -
    FMCSA proposes to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers with ITDM are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA.

    Have questions about your Diabetes or the Proposed Rule?
    Call in # 347-826-9170  Then click "1" on your keypad to join in the conversation

  • 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

  • 01:59

    Trucking Round Table Topics-Truckers' Rights to Carry and CRST Exemption Request

    in Current Events

    “It’s all about Safety”  These are the famous words you’ll hear whenever a call to action needs support, usually creating laws and regulations affecting professional CMV drivers.
    Along with such calls for more laws will follow the lobbyisst in support, fitting their agendas.


     Where is the call to action for ”Michaels Law Amendment” an Amendment to 18 U.S. Code 926A proposed by James Lamb of the SBTC?  The proposed amendment, would expand the existing Federal “Interstate Transportation of Firearms” statute into a right-to-carry law for all Americans engaged in interstate commerce. According to the Department of Labor, one person is MURDERED in the transportation industry EVERY WEEK!  Should the NRA be supporting this?

    Next, CRST refers to safety also in their request for exemption at the FMCSA. According to CRST, allowing CLP holders (Commercial Learners Permit) to drive team, with little or no OTR driving experience, U.S. highways would be safer and more productive. Read CRST Exemption Request here. Comments by 2/4/16.


    Desiree Wood of RealWomenInTrucking did not agree and started a petition.."Stop Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from granting unsafe exemptions for truck driver trainees"


    Both James Lamb and Desiree Wood will be our guests to discuss these 2 very Concerning Safety Issues affecting drivers and the nation.


    Saturday 1-23-16
    6PM ET
    Call in number to listen 347-826-9170 and to be part of the Q&A

  • 01:01

    New Year, New Opportunities, and New Challenges Ep.42

    in Business

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    Happy New Year! Let's start on the right foot to a great business this year! With the turn of the page of the calendar comes a lot of new changes in the transportation industry. FMCSA has begun to shake things up for new entrants into the motor carrier world, the freight market is less predictable than ever, and new regulations are already on deck for the future! An optimist can see the potential opportunities all around us but the risk is at a high level too. Let's discuss the new changes, how they may affect us, and the best ways to overcome them. While we're at it, how about we set some high (but attainable) goals to overcome these obstacles. Press "1" to get your questions or comments on air! 

  • 01:00

    Trucking News and Then Some, With Your Hosts The Safety Mentor Team.

    in Comedy

    A lighthearted discussion regarding the very serious topic of federal regulations, state laws, and commercial drivers' rights.   Also the top today’s news we find truckers are interested in that is not directly related to trucking but may affect it.  Regulations and rules will always be here, they may change, but they will always be here. Everyone knows a piece of paper doesn't make you safe. Missing putting a state abbreviation on a log doesn't make you an unsafe driver. So what's the purpose of all of these regulations and rules? That's what we will discuss. How we keep our sanity trying to follow them without losing our main focus of safety. Your input as a driver, a company, an officer, an inspector or a safety person is valuable. What works, what doesn't. Together we can increase the safety of our highways and maybe have some fun while doing it.  Sometime safety related, sometimes not, sometimes trucking related, sometimes not, sometimes serious, sometimes not.  Some stories touch on the ridiculous, some are sad.  Please join us to discuss what we are discussing or what you would like to vent about.

  • 01:08

    Insurance: Be Prepared! w/Brad Allen and Scott Lyden of Hadley & Lyden Insurance

    in Business

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    Do you have the insurance coverage you need? Do you understand the different types of insurance and what they cover? Join us to welcome Brad Allen and Scott Lyden of Hadley and Lyden Insurance as we tackle the tough questions, and make sense of the confusing topic of insurance. We will find out what is required, what we should have, and even spend some time defining some of the confusing terminology? We all need to be prepared for the worst and having the proper insurance coverage is the best preparation! To ask questions or comments for Brad or Scott, please join us by pressing "1" on your keypad to get in the queue and get your questions on air!

  • 01:00

    Trucking News and Then Some, With Your Hosts The Safety Mentor Team.

    in Comedy

    A lighthearted discussion regarding the very serious topic of federal regulations, state laws, and commercial drivers' rights.   Also the top today’s news we find truckers are interested in that is not directly related to trucking but may affect it.  Regulations and rules will always be here, they may change, but they will always be here. Everyone knows a piece of paper doesn't make you safe. Missing putting a state abbreviation on a log doesn't make you an unsafe driver. So what's the purpose of all of these regulations and rules? That's what we will discuss. How we keep our sanity trying to follow them without losing our main focus of safety. Your input as a driver, a company, an officer, an inspector or a safety person is valuable. What works, what doesn't. Together we can increase the safety of our highways and maybe have some fun while doing it.  Sometime safety related, sometimes not, sometimes trucking related, sometimes not, sometimes serious, sometimes not.  Some stories touch on the ridiculous, some are sad.  Please join us to discuss what we are discussing or what you would like to vent about.

  • 01:00

    Trucking News and Then Some, With Your Hosts The Safety Mentor Team.

    in Comedy

    A lighthearted discussion regarding the very serious topic of federal regulations, state laws, and commercial drivers' rights.   Also the top today’s news we find truckers are interested in that is not directly related to trucking but may affect it.  Regulations and rules will always be here, they may change, but they will always be here. Everyone knows a piece of paper doesn't make you safe. Missing putting a state abbreviation on a log doesn't make you an unsafe driver. So what's the purpose of all of these regulations and rules? That's what we will discuss. How we keep our sanity trying to follow them without losing our main focus of safety. Your input as a driver, a company, an officer, an inspector or a safety person is valuable. What works, what doesn't. Together we can increase the safety of our highways and maybe have some fun while doing it.  Sometime safety related, sometimes not, sometimes trucking related, sometimes not, sometimes serious, sometimes not.  Some stories touch on the ridiculous, some are sad.  Please join us to discuss what we are discussing or what you would like to vent about.

  • 01:00

    Trucking News and Then Some, With Your Hosts The Safety Mentor Team.

    in Comedy

    A lighthearted discussion regarding the very serious topic of federal regulations, state laws, and commercial drivers' rights.   Also the top today’s news we find truckers are interested in that is not directly related to trucking but may affect it.  Regulations and rules will always be here, they may change, but they will always be here. Everyone knows a piece of paper doesn't make you safe. Missing putting a state abbreviation on a log doesn't make you an unsafe driver. So what's the purpose of all of these regulations and rules? That's what we will discuss. How we keep our sanity trying to follow them without losing our main focus of safety. Your input as a driver, a company, an officer, an inspector or a safety person is valuable. What works, what doesn't. Together we can increase the safety of our highways and maybe have some fun while doing it.  Sometime safety related, sometimes not, sometimes trucking related, sometimes not, sometimes serious, sometimes not.  Some stories touch on the ridiculous, some are sad.  Please join us to discuss what we are discussing or what you would like to vent about.