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FMCSA Division Chief to address trucking medical regulation concerns

Elaine M. Papp, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs returns as guest on Truth About Trucking "Live" June 19th 6PM ET

Elaine M. Papp, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs Guest on Truth About Trucking “Live” June 19th 6PM ET

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 with us on May 8th, she explained the  National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners Program, including an FAQ during the show.

The Truth About Trucking”Live” broadcast, “Understanding the National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners Program” with Ms. Papp, included her response regarding the on going concerns by drivers, the ATA and OOIDA, as they apprehensively anticipated that there would not be sufficient certified medical examiners to accommodate all drivers medical exams by the May 21st deadline.
You can listen to her reply on the replay  here.

Elaine will be addressing even more of driver and carrier concerns on June 19th, including medical regulations, exemptions, and waivers.  Details of the show will be announced on our Blog Talk Radio show description page as we get closer to the date.  Ms. Papp will be taking callers on the show,  a few drivers have written their questions to us already.



If you have a specific health or medical questions you would like to ask Ms. Papp, please ask in the comment section below  or send an email to
Subject Line:  FMCSA Medical Show

Deaf Truckers United at 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention

Deaf Truckers United at 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention

Many remember Elaine Papp from the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Kansas City, MO as she gave her presentation addressing many driver health concerns. Those who attended, warmly remember her as she  listened intently as the Deaf Truckers United Group made their plea for hearing exemptions.

Later in 2013, the FMCSA granted 40 individuals exemptions from the hearing requirements of the physical qualifications standards at 49 391.41(b)(11).
It represented the first time the agency had granted such exemptions
Read more FMCSA Grants Hearing Exemptions




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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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