10/16/12 Homer Hogg Senior Technical Trainer TA/Petro joined us to share his philosophy on what he’s trying to accomplish at TA/Petro shops.
Lots to learn for all from this call.
10/10/12 Richard Wood is the president and owner of SOLUS-Solutions and Technologies LLC, a service disabled veteran owned small business located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In 2010 he retired from NASA as the leading expert in aerodynamic design and drag reduction. He has authored 120 technical reports and has 17 patents and 7 patents pending.
We had a most fascinating and educational discussion with Mr. Wood regarding all things pertaining to truck aerodynamics.
Visit his company’s website at www.solusinc.com
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Craig leClaire, President of MicroBlue bearings joined us to talk about the history of the company, the different applications of the product why the product works so well.
There are substantial fuel savings being reported on by using the company’s process in heavy duty trucks (as well as many other applications. For heavy duty trucks the applications include wheel bearings, transmissions, differentials and engine re-build kits.
fascinating information and well worth the listen.
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro joins us once again for a lively discussion on a wide variety of subjects and concerns.
11/2/11 Scott Grenerth
Owner-operator and OOIDA member Scott Grenerth (pronounced Green-Earth) joins us for an informative hour recapping his recent testimony before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing in Washington, D.C. We also learn how he became such a passionate environmentalist and industry activist. We can all stand to learn from this interesting and involved individual. Way to go Scott!
10/11/2011 NTSB Honorable Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman joined us for an hour to discuss subjects that included new driver training standards, safety, detention time, reincarnated carriers, graduated licenses and the proposed across the board cellphone ban for commercial drivers. An informative hour for sure.
8/17/2011 Dan Burges CPP, Senior Director of Intelligence FreightWatch International
Did you know that thieves who get caught stealing truck loads of freight don’t get prosecuted or sent to jail???? We were shocked.
That’s just one of the many things we found out as we talked with Dan Burges of FreightWatch International. This was a very informative call. Thank-you Dan for a great hour.
Mike Beckett, one of the country’s foremost experts on tire wear and truck alignment and the creator of the Protrak Heavy Duty Laser Wheel Alignment system, makes his second guest appearance with us. The knowledge and experience that Mike has acquired through his decades in the business is timeless.
For more information about Mike or the Protrak Heavy Duty Laser Wheel Alignment system, or to purchase his books, please visit Mike’s website at http://www.mdalign.com/.
7/6/2001 Ellen Voie CAE President & CEO of Women In Trucking
Ellen Voie joins us for an hour long conversation. Ellen talks about the mission of the Women In Trucking organization, initiatives they are currently working on and goals of the organization for the future.
Rarely have we met a person who is as knowledgeable and has the passion for healthy living as our good friend Todd Whitthorne. Todd joins us for an in depth conversation about how to live a healthy lifestyle, eat properly and build towards a healthy future for ourselves and our country as a whole.
I was able to retrieve a call that we had with Mike Beckett from 2010 from our previous conference call service. It was recorded in January 2010 but the great information that Mike provided us is timeless. It was a long call (1 hour 39 minutes) but the knowledge we gathered was priceless.
5/4/2011 FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro discusses a variety of subjects with us including the FMCSA’s mission, how the FMCSA chooses issues to pursue, EOBRs, entry level requirements for drivers and trainers, just to name a few.
4/20/2011 Keith Harrington Product Manager Freightliner
Keith Harrington, product manager at Freightliner, talks about innovations currently being worked on at Freightliner including virtual technology.
3/9/2011 Tom Bock OPS-1
Tom takes us through how to understand the findings of an oil sample.
2/23/2011 Alan Bates V.P. of Marketing Shorepower Technologies
Alan shares the new service that Shorepower is rolling out at truckstops throughout the country.
2/16/2011 Bjorn Cannon Sr. Acct. Mgr. Real Wheels Corp.
Bjorn talks about aerodynamic wheels for trucks and other products offered by Real Wheels Corporatation
2/2/2011 Thomas MacMenemy Mgr. Foundation Brakes Daimler
Thomas talks about brake systems for new and existing trucks and also what’s coming down the pike at Daimler with regards to brake systems.
12/15/2010 Dr. Mary D. “Maggi” Gunnels PhD, MS Dir. Office of Medical Programs FMCSA US DOT
“Dr. Maggi” discusses programs that the FMCSA Medical Department is currently working on and what we might expect to see in the near future.
12/1/2010 Harvey Brodsky Managing Director Retread Tire Association
Anything and everything you might want to know about retreads. Haven’t considered them before? You might after listening to Harvey. Today’s retreads are not the same as your grandfather’s retreads.
11/3/2010 Rick Catron Sales Manager FASS
Rick talks about the FASS system for trucks and fields questions from our group.
9/15/2010 Tom O’Brien President and CEO of TA/Petro Travel Centers and his Senior Management Team
Mr. Tom O’Brien and the Senior Management Team at TA/Petro talk about initiatives at TA/Petro, receive feedback from our group and query us as well.
7/22/2010 Tom Liutkus Director of Advertising and Public Relations TA Travel Centers
Setting the groundwork for our meeting with the Senior Management Team. We discuss experiences we’ve had at TA/Petro locations and Tom has some questions for us as well.
6/30/2010 John Truly Senior Compliant Specialist Oregon DOT
What’s it like to be a DOT inspector? We pick his brain as well.
4/16/2010 Dr. Jeffrey Durmer Co-Founder, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer Fusion Sleep & Sleep4Safety
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer “Dr. Sleep” talks to us about all things having to do with Sleep Apnea.
2/3/2010 Steve Wolf West Region Sales Manager ZF Sachs
ZF Sachs is a German company and is the largest manufacturer of auto and heavy truck shock absorbers in the world, including OEM shocks for Freightliner. He talks to us about all things shock absorbers.
120209 Mark Farkham President & Co-Founder Inovex Industries
Mark Farkham’s company is the maker of “Ride On” tire sealer and balancer. He talks to us about the product.
11/18/2009 Guy Walenga Bridgestone Tire Director of Engineering Commercial Products and Technology
Guy Walenga talks to us about many subjects having to do with tires including rolling resistance.