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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.
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."
Call-in number: 347-826-9170. Join the conversation by pressing "1" on your keypad at any time.
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.
There is so many different things that truck drivers encounter on a daily basis that leave them saying "If i only had that one thing". There are tools out there that will just make a truckers life on the road easier, and today will be covering those tools. Please feel free to call us LIVE 516-387-1911 and tell us what kind of tools do you bring out on the road to accomplish specific tasks? Breaker Bars, special ratchet sets? We know there are some crazy drivers out there with some awesome inventions so lets share them!
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: Wednesday 12/16/2014 6:30 PM Eastern
Indiana State Police Officer Brent Hoover has taken an innovative approach to communicate with truck drivers in order to create a better working relationship and help drivers improve their chances of getting a clean inspection.
From regulations, answering driver’s questions and providing tips, Officer Hoover's engagement and interaction with truckers is helping bridge the gap between law enforcement and truck drivers
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.
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?
Be a part of the conversation by calling in 347-826-9170 to either listen or joining in with questions and comments.
Miami-Dade commissioners passed an ordinance in favor of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
The ordinance, proposed by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, passed on first reading 10 to 2 .
Uber got almost all that it asked for. Some requirements were placed on the ride-sharing companies: The drivers must obtain a county license, they must undergo background tests at Uber’s expense, their vehicles must undergo annual inspections to make sure they’re safe.
They will not be required to be insured 24 hours a day, but only when they are going to be carrying and dropping off passengers.
New Drivers in the industry. Class A CDL . Drivers seeking a Class A CDL in the trucking industry should listen in on our show. If you want to haul Dry Van, Flatbed, FLat Bed, Tanks, Tanker, Doubles, Triples, Reefer, you name it we want to hear from you tonight. Trucking comapnies, safety Directors, Dispatchers, Interstate Drivers, OTR Drivers, Regional drivers, Local Drivers and students. We want to hear from Trucker Wives. Solos and Teams welcome. Driver Trainers also welcome. Trucking Schools also welcome.
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