Ask The Trucker

Raising the Standards of the Trucking Industry

Category Archives: Truckers Health

Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Jul
23,
2014
0

On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant. The … Continue reading

Share

Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
2

  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

Share

Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
16

The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

Share

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

Share

FMCSA Division Chief to address trucking medical regulation concerns

May
21,
2014
0

Elaine Papp, RN, MSN, COHN-S CM, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs of the FMCSA will once again be joining us on Truth About Trucking ‘Live June 19th 2014 at 6PM ET.  The last time Ms Papp was … Continue reading

Share

National Registry law goes into effect May 21, 2014 for interstate CMV drivers

Apr
24,
2014
1

  Announcement from FMCSA Driver/Carrier: By now, you’ve heard about the National Registry law that goes into effect May 21, 2014. After that date, all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must get their medical certificates from a certified medical … Continue reading

Share

Trucker Charity calls for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Truckers

Apr
23,
2014
4

Press Release BY: Trucker Charity, Inc.   Carbon Monoxide has been a concern of the trucking world for a long time. Even now, with the under truck exhaust systems (grass burners) and  APU’s, the worry remains and is becoming more … Continue reading

Share

Are fleets duty-bound to provide extreme weather help to their drivers?

Apr
8,
2014
0

All fleet operators in the UK take road safety seriously. The country has some of the safest roads in the world and professional drivers and transport companies must take some of the credit for that. However, things are changing for … Continue reading

Share

The Health Law and How it is affecting the Trucking Industry

Mar
19,
2014
1

Join us March 20th at 6PM ET and be informed about one of the many choices the trucking industry faces: The Health Law and its affect on trucking. The battle is over and the Health Law is indeed law. Now … Continue reading

Share

Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
5

America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

Share
To the top