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We will be reviewing the stories affecting trucking today and hoping some drivers will join us for a discussion regarding how enforcement of the sleep apnea rules are affecting them and what they are doing to comply with the physician's recommendation. Are there more 3 month med cards being issued? Are the physicians over stepping their authority? Did FMCSA not give enough guidance to physicians? Have you tried to be proactive and address any issues prior to going for your DOT physical? What's working, what's not? Have you searched the web for miracles? Why is it that many drivers have bad eating habits, lack of time to exercise or just plain can't pass physicals? Drivers? Companies? DOT? Physicians? Truck Stops? I believe all share the responsibility. Let's discuss it?
DISCLAIMER: We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights. Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws. We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices. Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation. We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be.
We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safety Mentor.
Our special guest is Brian Carlson of the Drive for Freedom (DFF) Organization, a non-profit advocacy organization under section 501(c)(3.
Brian and the DFF take driver image seriously, believing that one must take responsibility and lead by example if professional drivers are going to be able to accomplish positive change for their industry.
As DFF states on their website, “Our aim is to highlight the importance of Professional Drivers, taking full responsibility for the direction of our industry" and as part of an industry drive, DFF has created the “Drive It Right or Park It” Campaign.
Join the discussion and share your thoughts as we discuss how driver image affects perception and the outcome of many of the troubling issues which drivers face today such as: wages, safety, classification, truck parking, respect and regulations.
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Welcome to the 2015 Trucking Open Forum with Allen Smith of AskTheTrucker. Come join the show as we kick off the new year discussing expectations for "Trucking 2015."
For our broadcast, we ask the question: What do you believe is in store for the professional truck driver for 2015? What will be the major focus? Wages, Driver Image, Driver health, Regulations?
Join the conversation and share your thoughts as we focus on what drivers consider will be the primary direction for trucking in 2015 and the industry's most important issues.
Everything you need to know about getting and using your own trucking authority.
Get started with your own authority! Have questions on how to find freight to haul? We'll talk the basics of picking a load board, how to use it, and how to get set up with brokers. Join me on Trucking with Authority Tuesday at 7PM ET.
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2014 is winding down to a great close. What needs to be done to wrap up 2014 and begin strong for 2015? Also, FMCSA has taken notice of companies skirting the rules of brokers by offering "dispatch services." Learn how this can affect you! As always,we will be taking your questions and comments to help you build a better trucking business!
Getting started: A beginer's story with questions and answers.
Join us for our New Years Eve special broadcast as we recap 2014 with George and Wendy Parker of The George and Wendy Show!
George is an owner/operator, hauling dry van and his wife Wendy rides shotgun while writing about the unique lifestyle of an over the road trucking family. Her articles cover everything from health and education issues to the hilarious perils of using public restrooms with automatic sinks. Follow along with them on The George and Wendy Show Blog as they travel the country and share their thoughts, experiences and adventures in this crazy industry we call trucking.
We will discuss the highlights of the passing year in trucking and share the most memorable and thankful moments of 2014 as we all prepare to bring in the 2015 New Year. What are your most memorable moments from 2014? Call in and come join the conversation as our special guests will also be celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary on Truth About Trucking "LIVE."
We will also be announcing the winners of the North American Trucking Alerts Prize Drawings. Anyone who signed up for the one year FREE NATA membership by 12/30/14 at 12:00 noon are entered into the giveaway, sponsored by our friends at Cobra Electronics. The prizes are a: Cobra 29 LX BT CB Radio and a Cobra CDR 840 Drive HD Dash Cam.
Come join the conversation via: 347-826-9170 and then get on out there and ring in the New Year!
The North American Trucking Alerts website is now "Live" and accepting memberships. Check out who has already joined and are writing in the NATA forum.
Our open forum is just that, "open" to what is on your mind as it relates to drivers and the trucking industry: from the latest CDL exemption request by CR England to FMCSA requesting that those with a CDL learner's permit be allowed to drive solo, to cameras facing inside the truck (yes, they are watching)!
FMCSA’s promise to provide clarification on the topic of sleep apnea testing for truck drivers? Have a topic you want to discuss? Call-in number: 347-826-9170
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Get started with your Motor Carrier Authority! Learn the ins and outs of being a motor carrier.
What are the different types of authority granted by the FMCSA and how are they different? How can you check the credit of brokers or potential direct customers? We will talk about how to apply for the authority that you need and how to make sure you're doing business with other reputable companies. Plus, your tips, tricks, and questions will all be discussed on the show tonight!
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