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OPEN FORUM: 2016 Top concerns for professional drivers
It's 2016 and many of us are reflecting upon 2015 and so many of the events and issues which have taken place. There were many highlight topics for 2015, including one of the most controversial of the year, the FMCSA Final Rule for the ELD mandate. Why are so many professional drivers up in arms over this mandate? How does it negatively affect driver wages? And why do others say they can earn higher profits with an ELD?
As we open up 2016 on AskTheTrucker "Live" we're not only going to discuss YOUR concerns for this year, but those plans to address them. What are your top issues for 2016? Wages? HOS? Detention Pay? ELD's? Truck Parking? Regulations? EPA? But more importantly, what are your thoughts and ideas to confront those issues which seem to have a direct impact on the livlihood of professional truck drivers?
Join us as we enter 2016 on AskTheTrucker "Live" with our first broadcast of the New Year: Open Forum "2016 Top concerns for professional drivers."
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Topic: Sliding Tandems and Heavier Trucks
Tractor-Trailer Drivers Are Responsible for making sure the weight in their trailer is distributed correctly. Our discussion is on sliding tandems, why we do it and how to do it PLUS Heavier Trucks, The trucking lobby wants heavier trucks but they don't drive them, truck drivers do and overwhelmingly truck drivers think it is a bad idea.
In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Gregory Krauss MD, Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School about commercial drivers licenses for drivers with epilepsy.
The Federal Motor Carriers Administration recently decided to accept a medical expert panel recommendations on commercial driving. Commercial CVDL licensure can now be considered for drivers who are seizure free whether on or off antiepilepsy medications for 8 years.
Thursday 12-3-15 6PM "FMCSA Health Updates for CDL drivers"
With Truck Driver Health continuing to be a major concern among drivers and the rest of the trucking community, Elaine Papp of HealthadnSafetyWorks.net joins us once again to keep us up to date on what is coming down the pike with FMCSA rules and possible changes.
We'll be discussing the possibility of VA doctors being given the authority to perform CDL health physicals for U.S. Veterans who meet criteria for VA health care benefits, without having to be a part of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
We'll also be reviewing the rules for Insulin dependent diabetics and the progress on the NPRM regarding doing away with Insulin Exemptions for CDL drivers. FMCSA is proposing to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Finally, what's happening with Sleep Apnea Ruling? What should we be expecting?
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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.
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