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With the shortage of safe and secure parking for our nation's truck drivers back in the news, join us as we discuss the dangers drivers face every day because of the lack of safe truck parking availability.
Who is responsible for putting drivers at added risk? Where are the most difficult areas to find truck parking? How are regulations adding to the already dangerous parking situations? Who doesn't want to see more available truck parking?
Our guests include Hope Rivenburg of Jason's Law, Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking and our special guests, Ashley Boeglin and David Clark, wife and father-in-law of Michael Boeglin.
We will also review some startling results of the 2013 National Truck Parking Survey led by Hope and the detailed data analysis performed by Ms. Wood.
Join us for this very important broadcast.
Showtime: 7:30 Eastern
Topic: Is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Truck Drivers?
Virginia Chomo, a volunteer of Trucker Charity,
will be our guest to discuss her discovery that there exist no carbon monoxide detectors for semi-trucks, despite standards that require the device in homes, boats, RV's and airplanes.
Truckers live in their trucks; most of them must idle for comfort control or have an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that reduces emissions. Either way, emissions are still an effect to the occupants.
Thanks to Virginia's work, the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is now developing and setting standards for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors with truckers in mind.
Join us as she shares her findings and her work with manufacturers regarding the special needs of these detectors as related to semis.
Showtime 7:30 PM Eastern
Topic: Safety Cameras That Face Truck Drivers Inside The Cab of the Truck.
Truck Drivers discuss the trend at some carriers to install inward facing cameras that are said to improve safety. Though many employers now film employees at work for various reasons which include, safety, security, to monitor theft and performance, long haul truck drivers essentially live in their workplace and feel their privacy is being violated. What do you think?
Join our discussion as we chat with driver Ralph Acocella Jr. in a roundtable discussion about his experience working for a carrier with the inward facing cameras and how they were used in practice.
One more question to add to your list when you interview carriers you are considering working for.
Showtime: 7:30PM Eastern
Topic: WInter Driving Tips from Professional Drivers
Winter driving is can be treacherous, It is important to prepare properly for the Winter driving season with supplies to protect yourself and your equipment.
Join us and share you winter trucking advice with our lady trucker's panel as we discuss how to stay safe during the winter months.
For our final show of 2012, we continue our series on truck driver health with our special guest, Laura Anne Kilpatrick, a professional driver and founder of the American Truck Drivers Diabetes Association.
As a truck driver with Type 2 diabetes, Laura realized that many in the medical profession did not understand the trucking lifestyle and she had to learn on her own how to successfully manage the disease while living life on the road.
She founded the ATDDA in order to provide education, encouragement and support for those fellow drivers who may still be struggling in managing their diabetes with their driving career.
She was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1987 at the age of 19 and has been truck driving since 1998. Having studied diabetes and nutrition indepth since the early 1990's, she also shares her experiences with other truckers through her blog: 18 Wheelin' with Diabetes.
Discussion will include the different types and causes of diabetes, treatment, diabetes myths, the importance of nutrition, reducing carbohydrates and diabetes management.
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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking (RegNeg) committee to negotiate and develop proposed regulations to implement Section 32304 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This section is concerning establishing minimum industry training requirement standards for entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles, an issue that has been ongoing for decades.
A Proposed Rule document has been issued by the FMCSA with the intent to establish the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) and is currently asking for solicitation of applications and nominations for committee membership. The final date to comment is set for January 9, 2015.
Our guest this evening is Richard Wilson, President and CEO of TCRG Consulting and Regulation. Mr. Wilson also serves on the Advisory Council as the Regulation and Compliance Representative for NATA: North American Trucking Alerts.
NATA will be nominating Mr. Wilson to the FMCSA committee based on his broad and extensive background within the industry, his active involvement in D.C., and his proven track record with concerns for safety and truck drivers' rights.
Discussion will focus on the critical need for CDL training standards as well as the goals of NATA as it continues its positive movement in gathering professional truck drivers and trucking industry leaders together to resolve the many issues that everyone within the industry is facing.
Join the conversation!
Our Guest this week is Laura Anne Kilpatrick. She is the Host of American Truck Drivers Diabetes Association, Inc. She helps educate drivers to equipped them and make them proactive in the self management of their Diabetes.
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The relationship between age and driving behavior has interested highway safety researchers and administrators for many years. It is generally acknowledged that the greatest risk of traffic crashes is among teenage drivers. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States. For both men and women, drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group. Click on the following links to get various nationwide crash statistics for teenage drivers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tonight we talk with James Lamb, Chairman at Small Business in Transportation Coalition, Inc. and he is working with America's drives to help them protect themselves will on the road delivering food and supplies to the American people.
Over the past decade the cost of cargo theft related crimes has risen dramatically. It is estimated that combined losses suffered by the trucking industry, insurance companies, and the railroads, surpasses $10 BILLION in the United States annually. However, no financial total can adequately quantify the actual costs of cargo theft related losses which includes jobsite downtime, replacement of stolen commercial vehicles, time spent on additional paperwork, and increased insurance costs. per CHIP website
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we'll discuss the most surprising drivers of 2014 along with the most diappointed drivers of the 2014 season. We'll see who each one of the talents pick as they discuss who they think it is.
Plus crew chief changes at Chip Ganassi Racing w/ Felix Sabates and Hendrick Motorsports. Keith Rodden who was the crew chief for Jamie McMurray in 2014. Rodden will now move to Hendrick Motorsports, where he was the car chief for a lot of years, to take over for Kenny Francis.
Replacing Rodden at Chip Ganassi Racing w/ Felix Sabates is Matt McCall. McCall was an engineer at Richard Childress Racing this season, and now will be a crew chief at one of NASCAR's highest levels.
Also, rookies of the years were announced in each series. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and Ben Kennedy. We'll discuss what we think of these as well.
Scott Zipadelli has been released from Turner Scott Motorsports. The future of this team is up in the air, and we will discuss where this team is headed.
And finally, Dominic Aragon from TheRacingExperts.com will join the show for the discussion.
Showtime: 7:30pm July 15, 2013
Topic: Phone Apps for Truck Drivers
Join our roundtable discussion on Smartphone apps that help make the trucking lifestyle run a little smoother.
Whether you are searching for a load, struggling to find directions to a shipper or receiver because your carrier failed to provide the information with your assignment, need a shower , a scale or a truck stop to park up for the night there is an app for your smartphone which makes life on the road a little less challenging.