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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 5-21-15 6PM ET Tonight we are going to combine 2 of the hottest issues in Trucking; Truck Driver Health and Trucker Wages.
We all know that the Trucker Lifestyle drastically affects their Health, but what about how drivers are paid? Could that be weighing in on driver health also? Our guest tonight believes it does.
Our guest will be Pat Hockaday from TruckersUnited.org. Mr Hockaday is known for JoJo's Paper, an all-out crusade to change the way drivers are paid.
Pat will share some of his thoughts and solutions about driver wages, as well as discuss how trucking and the present trucker wage formula affects driver health.
Join in on the conversation by calling in 347-826-9170 and Press 1 on your keypad to let us know you would like to make a comment or ask a question.
Fiona Jamison, Partner and Senior Vice President of Spring International drops by @DriveThruHR to talk about Drivers of Human Behavior
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Jimmie Johnson’s 10th victory at Dover. 74th of his career. Johnson now leads the sport in victories in 2015 with 4.
Kevin Harvick finished in the 2nd position but the race came down to strategy at the end. Johnson and Harvick stayed out on old tires and beat drivers with 2 drivers and were able to pull away and win.
Martin Truex Jr has another strong car. Can’t close the deal. Pretty tough time for him. It makes you wonder if they’re gonna win this year at all.
Hamlin was strong, wrecked by Bowyer. Bowyer says he didn’t mean to do it.
Kenseth- broken suspension. KB had a problem as well.
Drivers Union? 8 Drivers met with NASCAR on Saturday to discuss safety, competition and empty seats. Thoughts?
Side Skirts issue being pulled out with tires. Kenseth’s radio chatter.
Fuel shields on Kurt Busch’s fuel cans.
Pit road coming up. Bad job by Dover
Bogus tire debris- with tire on pit road.
Brandon goes after Fox for Nationwide Insurance Update- Dale Jr Updates
Xfinity race quick recap- Buescher and Bubba make contact. Big controversy. Thoughts?
Points- Who’s competing for a championship?
Truck race recap- Reddick. Points- Championship?
Jennifer Jo Cobb and Trevor Bayne may get penalized for exiting the car early before the crash ended. Cobb was angry at Tyler Reddick for getting wrecked. Went after his truck. Bayne was not happy with Michael Annett. Thoughts?
Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway- Who wins?
HOST: Alex Tomas (25 years in Utility Rates Consulting) - Join him as he sits back, smokes a cigar and discusses interesting topics with our guests. This week he'll be opening up the mic to callers as he discusses utility analytics from the end users perspective.
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Denny Hamlin won the All-Star race beating Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. It's Hamlin and JGR's first win in the All-Star race as well as Toyota's first win.
Who was impressive? Does this win do anything for you as far as Toyota making gains on the mile and a half? Who were you surprised didn't do well?
Jimmie Johnson potential penalty. Does this matter since it's a non-points event? Should the penalty be stiffer?
Sprint Showdown Friday- Biffle and Boywer transfer- Again does this do anything as far as making gains?
The format. Do you like the format? How was the racing last night?
Also NC Education Lottery 250- Kasey Kahne beats Erik Jones by an inch. Jones ran a great race and dominated most of the event. Kahne's truck fails post race inspection. Thoughts? Will they take the win away?
When will these teams stop cheating? Should drivers start being suspended?
Points in the truck series.
James Buescher is out of a ride in the Truck Series. http://www.catchfence.com/2015/truckseries/05/14/statement-from-james-buescher/ We'll talk about his comments.
Kyle Busch is officially granted his waiver. Is that right? Our thoughts about that.
Entry list for Coca-Cola 600....48 cars for 43 spots. Nice car count.
Joe Shelton from BeyondTheFlag.com calls to talk about the upcoming Indianapolis 500. Is there a safety concern for these cars going up in the air? Who's a favorite to win? What team is a favorite win?