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Wellness Coach, Lynda Machek educates the Women Truckers Network on Diabetes, a medical condition that could end a truck driver's career in the past. Learning how to manage the condition is the focus of this WTN conference.
President Sue Wiese is a former truck driver who founded an organization that utilizes the kindness of trained volunteer truck drivers in a pet transportation network called Operation Roger . Serving pets who are lost, abandoned, rescued, or left behind pets and require transport to their new forever homes.
Sue is our guest to discuss Operation Roger and how you can get involved to help pets.
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.
Saturday August 22nd 2015 6PM ET
Tonight is a very solemn topic for truckers, Suicide by Truck, discussing the horrible incidents of pedestrians and four-wheelers, who choose speeding trucks as an instrument of their suicide Although the subject matter is not uncommon among veteran drivers, it's not often a preferred topic of discussion in the chat rooms.
A truck driver whose truck has been randomly chosen as the means to anothers' end, may silently struggle for years with the horrific guilt and graphic memories of the incident.
Our guest tonight on AskTheTrucker Live is Carolyn Magner Mason, special contributor for Overdrive Magazine.
Carolyn has recently written the eerily popular “Suicide by Truck” 4 part series for Overdrive Magazine.
Video of 'Suicide by truck' on I-35E in Texas caught on owner-operator's dashcam.
Call in tonight and share your thoughts about this topic, whether it be an opinion, or your own personal experience or even near experience of "Suicide by Truck".
Guest: Virginia Chomo
Topic: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Truck Drivers ~ A 2015 Update
In 2014, Virginia Chomo joined the Women Truckers Network to educate us on how carbon monoxide was poisonning drivers. A misconception exists that simply purchasing a carbon monoxide detector for Home, RV or Boat use can solve the problem but this is not the solution.
Virginia explains why there is a difference in these units and the progress that is being made to develop a unit that is big rig specific.
Saturday 10-3-15 6pm ET-
Join us with our guest and co-host, Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living as we discuss the hottest topics on AskTheTrucker “Live’ Truck Driver Health Open Forum.
Professional drivers are more aware of the dangers of their compromised food supply, the increase in illnesses such as diagnosed diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and increased autoimmune disease.
Because of awareness, truckers are now more concerned and actively involved by taking proactive measures to improve their health.
You know who else has announced they are going to become proactively involved with driver health? The FMCSA. On September 21st and 22nd FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Council ( MCSAC) and the Medical Review Board (MRB) opened up discussion regarding the Health and Wellness of the professional Driver.
Tonight we will discuss this newly announced involved by the FMCSA and determine if becoming involved with truck driver health and wellness is for the earnest regard of the professional driver? Or.... is it to become just one more way the government will become even more involved with driver lives.
We’ll also be discussing , unsafe cookware to avoid in your truck, what kind of diet programs to stay away from, and the new craze on “salts” is there any really any differences?
Be a part of the show tonight. Call in number is 347-826-9170
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
Thursday 7/30/15 6PM ET “Drivers under stress”
This weeks Truck Driver Health series addresses drivers under stress. Continued discussions on health leads us down another path this week, emotional difficulty and how it affects each person.
There are many drivers who have had or are having emotional difficulty while driving professionally. What do they do? Who do they turn to? Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Tonight as our guest we have professional driver and driver advocate Toby Bogard. Many know Toby for his nutritional insight and exercise videos, including his latest one Truckers Workout
Toby will share with us his own recent trials and where he reached out for help as well as how he came out victoriously, stronger than ever and now continuing his goals to help others.
Join us as we discuss the many difficulties that so many drivers go through, as well as the light at the end of the tunnel.
Call in # to listen to show via phone or to join in 347-826-9170
Sat11-14-15 6PM ET 347-826-9170
2 crucial topics-professional drivers need to be aware
Mikes Law- A gun law which would allow professional drivers to have a Federal Gun Permit, which would override state reciprocity laws, thus allowing legal gun carry in all 48 states.
The Denham Amendment, which was slipped in to the House of Representatives Transportation Bill and could have detrimental repercussions on the wages of Professional Drivers.
Our 1st guest will be James Lamb of the Small business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) who introduced Mikes Law in July of 2014, after the tragic death of professional driver Michael Boeglin was shot and killed while waiting to load.
Mike’s Law bill for Americans working in interstate commerce, protects and promotes the Second and Fourteenth Amendment Rights of Americans working in interstate commerce, allowing them to be able to carry firearms for self protection nationwide.
Our 2nd guest will be Aashish Desai of the Desai Law Firm. An attorney and advocate, Mr Desai represents thousands of truck drivers in wage disputes and will explain the repercussions of the Denham Amendment which crept into the U.S. House Transportation bill, passed Nov 4th.
The Denham Amendment, introduced by Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA), introduced legislation which could substantially reduce the amount truckers are compensated for all time & eliminate their right to take breaks under the laws of their state.
We have more teen drivers than ever before and they are not going away. So what do we do to protect them and ourselves? Teens Drive Alert has a solution that may benefit us both. Established in 2013, Teens Drive Alert is the industry leader in Teen Cellular Distracted diving prevention technology to stop distracted driving for vehicles ranging from passenger to commercial trucks. The company’s patented non-pairing Bluetooth signaling technology integrates directly with a vehicle’s on-board electronics, and eliminates a driver’s ability to talk, text, email and browse on multiple devices while the vehicle is in motion.
Let's discuss the ruling that will help DUI victims get out of the pinch that they have gotten themselves in. Join the show as we talk out loud. Call (818)301-5834.