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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.
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.
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
Tonight on Race Fans Rock Radio Show, Infield Jen is talking to NCWTS driver Garrett Smithley about his dream come true of driving in the NASCAR Xfinity & Camping World Truck Series and what his plans are for the rest of the year. FInd out how YOU can connect with Garrett too!
Then Jen is talking with her better half, Brian Keselowski! He is going to share what his year has been like and what it means to him to be both a crew chief and a driver in the ARCA Racing Series. He will also give a recap of his last 2 behind the wheel experiences at Lucas Oil Raceway & Berlin Raceway & YOU don't want to miss a single word he has to say about it!
Stay tuned as Jen shares whats going on in her world and in the racing realm! SHe will give you a rundown of who's who and who's driving what this week on the NASCAR circuit!
Show starts at 8:00pm (eastern time)
Saturday June 27th 6:30 PM ET
The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that the rule (the way it is written) would compromise the safety of the driver and the highways.
Dr Randolph Rosarion, certified medical examiner in the US DOT FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and Elaine Papp, board certified occupational health nurse and founder of Health and Safety Works, LLC, will be our special guests as they discuss the complex and unseen details of insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus and how it relates to the NPR and the professional driver.
Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard Summary -
FMCSA proposes to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers with ITDM are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA.
Have questions about your Diabetes or the Proposed Rule?
Call in # 347-826-9170 Then click "1" on your keypad to join in the conversation
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.
"Truck Driver Health- The "best" health program for you is.... "
Thursday 6PM ET 347-826-917
As move forward with Driver Health discussions we realize more and more that there is no "one size fits all health program" . If you believe there is, you're setting yourself up for failure.
We can take in all the information we want, but the bottom line is we need to apply knowledge to our lives, and what works for John, may not work for Mary, and yet John and Mary are BOTH improving their health. How could that be?
Although than most people concerned about health will agree to avoid: processed foods, trans fats, GMO's, sugar, soda ,artificial ingredients and chemicals, pesticides, herbicides..... AND to increase organic food, water consumption, exercise,.... There still needs to be that all important consideration of the Person making the change.
So what diet is best? Here's a few choices : Paleo Diet, Vegan Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Raw Diet, Zone Diet, Atkins Diet... and the list goes on.
Join us tonight as Donna Smith of Trucking Social Media and Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living discuss the absolute BEST health program for YOU... Call us and share how you either have achieved, or are in the process of achieving your goal towards PERSONALIZED optimal health.
Haven't Decided which health program is best for you?
We hope by the time the show is over tonight...... YOU"LL KNOW.
CALL IN 347-826-9170 and share your thoughts, knowledge, and testimony with us!