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Ok, well, my wife passed June 2nd and the weeks since then have been filled with trying to adjust to the sudden feeling of being alone, alone on a lot of levels. I’m not a person who is worried about or afraid to be alone, or by myself, but this is a different kind of feeling wherein I realize the million ways in which we were weaved together after over an almost 40 year time span and how the singular aspect of living now is new in as many ways. I collected her things from a couple of closets yesterday with the intent of donating them, as per her instructions and wishes and while doing so the real cold hard reality that she’s never coming back hit me full force. Yes, of course this was something I knew and know but like I said it’s a reality on a lot of levels. Part of me somewhere deep maybe also thought I was throwing her away. A thought I am still trying to dismiss, here today. I can almost hear her telling me to get myself together and do what needs to be done, so I did and will continue to finish this.

I hope to soon be working with an author friend to upgrade my skills and soon have the book, the first one, edited and see what happens and find a better work situation so I don’t starve while trying to polish my craft. Thanks for the support and following me through all of this on both blogs, I appreciate all the support and will see you on Twitter and Facebook.

Daneil

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Still here….

Hey all,
Looks like I may be back sometime soon on a.m. talk radio while I work to finish my first novel and hope that Penguin picks it up, they have it now. Also a trip to Nashville is long overdue and I hope to drop in on music row with my songwriter pals and scribble out a couple of demos. My home life is very tough right now, my wife of many years is quite ill, has been for a long time, 5 years, so this accounts for most of my being missing in action from radio and songwriting.

I love you all and thank you for keeping tabs on me all this time and pray I will be back with you soon.

You know where to find me – love you,
Daniel

April 10, 2015 Posted by | The Truckstar Blog, thriller, trucking books radio amradio talkradio books authors writing music nashville | Leave a comment

Author Interview – Susan Wingate – The Deer Effect

Author Interview – Susan Wingate – The Deer Effect.

November 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Update:

Hi All,

I haven’t blogged much here obviously, lately. I’m following trucking news and events however I’m not seeing much, other than the same ol’ same ol’. Just wanted to let you know. I’m on Twitter and FB mostly and working some writing.

June 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is this the END of the American trucker?

I haven’t gone very far, those of you who still follow me from my radio show awhile back know where to find me. I wanted to make a comment.

I’ve been seeing more and more on this cross border program in the news, knowing they would try to slide it in when no one was looking or would care. Maybe you’re undecided on what to think here on this issue, and believe me it’s way more than an “issue” it’s an economic calamity the likes of which we haven’t seen yet. A huge labor force will be slowly, probably quickly, replaced by a cheap labor force that american industry is already quite familiar with, and YOU are too! (who cuts your lawn?) Only this time the corporate nitwits behind this program including the 2 major manufacturer and retailer cartels and a couple of presidents back – the groundwork was laid for this thing and of course this president is lock stepping in line like he was supposed to to launch it. Mark my words whoever is reading this: This insourced labor scam will have a major impact on our economy and make no mistake here, the “issue” is to save labor dollars, NOTHING MORE NOTHING ELSE. The agriculture industry, the car makers, the hotel and construction trades, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren and hundreds of other co’s DO NOT CARE either only this won’t be a slow slide downhill, it will be more like a nuclear volcano. Transportation co’s and product makers are determined to cut their shipping costs and they will.

Where do you think, driver, that will leave you?

More on this soon. I’m on Twitter also. You know where to find me.

April 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Truckstar Update:

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Hi Everyone!

For those of you who have been following me for any length of time, the last few months have probably been tough for you to understand just what in the world is going on with me and where I’ve gone. I’m sure the folks and groups who have been targets of my expose’s in past blogs and radio broadcast’s are, however, not. They’re just glad I’m gone. Wrong. I’m still here on the web and hopefully in the hearts of those that really know me and understand what I’m doing and where I’m doing it. I’m transitioning from being a trucking blogger and trucker talk radio show host to a mainstream journalist and fiction writer. That was always the plan and it’s playing out better than I had hoped. Yes, I haven’t blogged for a long time here on TT and my domain is down, temporarily. But, I will be back with another mega site and in the meantime will continue to write to you via this blog. As far as radio goes, I’m shopping opportunities on the AM talk show circuit and hope to bring many issues to the forefront when I return to the airwaves. There will also be an online version of my show. Follow me on my author site for now if you want, to see what I’m up to and where and keep up with me on Twitter at my personal page: Daniel Audet I’ll post links and alerts to the articles and blog posts on news sites, like Yahoo News and others that I am writing for.  Because of the darker forces in trucking and politics that hope you will remain ignorant to their true agendas and submissive to them I can’t reveal everything I’m up to but I am HERE.

Writing is a full time gig, I can tell you that much, and doing it on a pro level requires a huge investment of time and energy as you might guess, not to mention the enormous amount of time I spend networking and communicating with people in media and publishing, almost a full time gig in itself. I don’t say this to make excuses but I’m explaining why you haven’t seen much here in the last several months. It doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten you, it means I’m on another kind of road, a road I can do a lot more for you from. And I will.

The trucking industry will soon be experiencing major changes from a labor source standpoint and an import/export standpoint, meaning locationally, and it won’t be long until we feel the effects they will have on us economically. These changes will directly affect the American driver and the American people in general, adding to the already depressed economy and job situation. IF the American driver does not choose to participate in the process of government both as it pertains to trucking and America as a whole I can promise you the dynamic of labor in this industry and the ripple effect on the working classes will dramatically change what we think we know. Many of the so-called groups, organizations and predatory industries that have been, for decades, an unbearable burden for the American driver will also feel the results of their own greed and deceptions. Thankfully. But, as always, it will be the good people, the working folks here in America that will feel the sting of yet another and worse still, season in the consequence of corporate greed. You will see the trucking industry resemble in many ways other national trends in big business on several levels. YOU driver, and your family will be on the receiving end of the economic algorythmic bull-whip, just like your friends and neighbors who were employed in other process out-sourced or labor and import in-sourced industries but instead of thousands of people we’re talking millions and more millions in and from diesel culture support industries. What I’m telling you is not speculation or fantasy it is economic reality and fact. The economy of this nation has NOT seen it’s worst days, not yet. Don’t believe the socialization propaganda, it’s a lie.

YOU driver represent the biggest and last frontier of labor in this nations history and like it or not a great responsibility rests on your capable shoulders. A responsibility many of our fellow countrymen may not even realize is there. Yet. Within you, within your hearts, is the true soul and spirit of the American ideal. It isn’t just about supplying and feeding the people of our country, it’s about  being among the strongest and most willing fibers in the canvas of America’s portait. A portait that has not yet been completed. A portait mastered by the Great Painter through our founding fathers and which continues to this day.  A portait taken from the images of blood, sweat and tears measured out each day in sacrifice and commitment by YOU.

From Jason’s Law to the various legislations and mandate revisions, from import/export Port politics to the standards of mis-information and mis-direction that have become staples of the industry, and, from jaded and biased radio programming intended to keep you distracted while even more sponsors dig their greedy paws deeper into your pockets and demoralize you with subtle dis-associative physocology – tools of the trades of greed and evil, tools we have seen the results of yesterday and today, tools that will further undermine the very strength of the American driver and the American people, if you let them. DON”T. Truth is still and will always be – Truth. Seek it and the path will always be lit, that you should not stumble.

I believe in you, I pray you believe in yourselves.

You know where to find me.

October 5, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Week 65 – The Truckstar

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Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 65 and….

…..you‘re on the road with the original florida kid…..
Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, the “brat”, Tommy Boy, Neil Ray and all the cowgirls here at the ranch want to give a BIG COWBOY HOWDY “HEY!”

KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’ –
Looking back over the last 2 months, for me, has been something of a blurr. Weeks filled with phone calls, emails, IM’s, Twitter and Facebook activity, my broadcasts on Truckstar Radio, and YOU!
You can find me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/danielaudet and http://www.twitter.com/truckstarradio also, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/daniel.audet2
The landscape of the trucking industry seems to look different, some would say worse, every time we take a fresh look at it. We’re seeing economic craziness illustrated by the current never ending low, more and more regulations coming through mandate from the FMCSA in the form of CSA 2010, also, HOS discussion and new health rules.
If you step back and look at the “big picture” as it pertains to the American driver, the industry in terms of business forecast and current trends has changed and, is changing, a lot.
According to stats released by the DOT the other day, traffic fatalities have reached an all time low, the lowest since 1954, while truck robberies and hijackings have gone up to 859 in 2009, almost 200 more, from 672 in 2007. (makes a good case to support the new nationwide concealed weapons “carry” law, doesn’t it?)

The Mexican Cross Border program appears poised for it’s operational launch soon. Have you kept up with the latest news? I hope you plan to contact your congressmen/women and senators on this, let them know how you feel!
I believe this is THE most pressing issue the American driver has to think about and deal with – trust me Truckstars it’s not going away!
Is the American driver about to fade into history? A history that is a part of the fabric of America, our trucker history? When the good times rolled here in the U.S. so did the American driver, when war raged the American driver stepped up, when disasters strike here at home, the American driver risked ALL to help those in need and will continue to do so. When all others all run from the scene of catastrophe, the American driver heads toward it 24/7 to bring relief supplies. Many in and outside the trucking industry feel YOU are worth an effort to preserve as voters, a very large force of labor and consumers. But the question I have driver is – “Do YOU?”
Raise your voice. It’s being heard.
Many will hear YOUR voice and follow YOU. Are you in Truckstar?

Don’t forget to support Hope Rivenburg and Jason’s Law http://www.jhlrivenburg.com and also on Twitter as @JasonsLaw and @HopeRivenburg
Hope is in D.C. as I write this, having a press conference on this issue trying to garner support among our apparently UN-informed elected officials on Capitol Hill. This bill is important for parking and a few other issues that affect YOU on the road!
It’s up to you driver to make sure they know how you feel on this bill – HR 2156

Check out these sites for info and updates:
http://www.realwomenintrucking.com
http://www.askthetrucker.com
http://www.rmrconsultants.com
http://www.truckinfit.com – Tune into Truckstar Radio Friday nights for “Truckin’ Fit Fridays“ with bodybuilder, show truck owner/driver and health expert Richie Acosta!
http://www.truckerghoststories.com Do YOU have a good trucker ghost story? You could be in Annie’s new book “Trucker ghost Stories” and the TV/Cable show coming soon!
http://www.musicnewsnashville.com Dan Harr’s insider online music column on the Nashville music scene!
http://www.industryofthieves.com – Author Paul Todds explosive bestseller on the freight broker industry. Things you did NOT know and how prices are passed all the way to the consumer!
http://www.truckersagainsthumantrafficking.com – the name speaks for itself, I hope you’ll take a look into this issue, we can all help!
http://www.BobMcCarty.com – columnist, journalist Bob McCarty’s top column/blog!

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT- Salt. Or more specifically – sodium. The American Medical Association says that 150,000 lives would be, not could be, WOULD BE, saved every year if Americans would cut their salt intake in half….yeah really…
True – lots of companies have lowered the sodium levels in the foods they produce, but others have increased it, fast food french fries, and some of the so-called “low-fat” foods being at the head of the class.
According to a Consumer Reports evaluation of 37 food brands available nationwide including breakfast foods, sweet snacks and low fat foods – the study surprisingly found that even licorice, spaghetti sauce and bagels were found to have much higher levels of sodium than previously thought. Restaurant meals led the sodium “bad boy” list, salt being used not just to add flavor but as a preservative, it’s in msg, (which is also linked to cancer), monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrates, and even baking soda.
10% of the sodium we eat occurs in foods naturally. The rest is added!
High blood pressure and related cardio-vascular dieseases are primary results of too much salt in our diets.
What do we do?
Read the labels on the foods you buy! (buy lower sodium foods, just add your own sea salt at home)
Switch to sea salt, (Grandma swears by it.), it’s much lower in sodium and tastes better.
Take some on the road with you. You shouldn’t be getting more than 2000 or so milligrams a day, most Americans take in over 4,000 miligrams+ a day….
Just take it one step at a timeTruckstars and train yourself to read labels! Remember – lower fat and sodium foods will take you a long, long way towards better health, lower risk of stroke, high blood pressure and keeping the extra weight off!

Stay tuned for upcoming shows here on TruckstarRadio!

I’ll take you along as I go on “extreme trucking” adventures around the world starting in the Arctic Circle, I’ll go “ice road truckin’! ”
*Be a part of trucking history when we have the world’s first International Drivers Call-in nite, where drivers from around the world will be calling in to meet and speak together.
*We’ll be doing a series of no holds barred stories on Human Trafficking, even here in the U.S. this controversial horror may involve American truckers.
*We’ll follow up on the FMCSA driver call-in, updates and more on CSA2010 ……with our experts.
Watch for the launch of “For Women Only”, a show for frank, open and uncensored talk on women’s issues, by, with and “for women only”. No guys on this show!
*Industry writers will be updating us on major issues and industry buzz also, I’ll be interviewing some of our favorite authors from the world of fiction.
*Don’t forget to call in when we have bestsellling author Annie Wilder back on to hear your “trucker ghost stories”!
Your trucker ghost story may end up in Annie’s new book and TV show “Trucker Ghost Stories.”
*Also look for “Addiction Connection” a show where we’ll talk about just what the title says – “addiction”. Experts from this field and stories of those who have survived will weigh in, maybe you have a problem and need help to make the connection with recovery. Tune in!
*“LIVE DRIVER” a “hands free” show where on the road drivers call in and speak their minds!
*“History Road” vet drivers call in and talk about the old days, old roads and truck stops!
Night after night we have open call in where drivers from all over the world call in to participate and “hang out” with us and maybe you will too!
You won’t hear this kind of content anywhere else in radio, so tune in and be a part of history!
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That’s it for this week Truckstars!
As always, I LOVE YA and I’m prayin’ for ya!
Pray for this Nation and the lost.
Pray for SOMEBODY today!

Saddle up! Let’s ride…
……..you‘re on the road with the original florida kid……we gown….

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 64 – The Truckstar

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Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 64 and….

…..you’re on the road with the original florida kid……

Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, Neil Ray and all the cowgirls here at the ranch want to give a BIG COWBOY HOWDY “HEY!”

KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’ – Hopefully everyone had a good holiday, one that, due to this economy, might have caused, or even forced us to take a look at what we have and don’t have, who we are or maybe even, each other.

Family, loved ones, significant others, co-workers, suddenly may have come into focus and stayed there longer than usual, for some of us anyway due to, well, less money being in our personal pipelines.

If you’re like me, when thinking about days gone by, recent ones too, or times when maybe there seemed to be more work, more money, in short – better times, well, maybe you get a little depressed when you look around yourself, or when the fragmented glances of our nations economy come into focus.

(Stay with me….I’ll bring this thought home in a few paragraphs…..)

Oh for a week like the one I had in the fall, September of 05′!

I’ve learned a couple of things in my run here on planet earth. A run, as some of you know, that was a difficult one early on.

My youth was a measure of extremes, rich, yet oh so poor, at the same time. Then, poor yet oh so rich – in a life saving, direct, reversal of fortunes, which, Thank God for His infinite patience and mercy, I would not have otherwise survived.

As much as my youthful ego hated to admit it, I was made brutally aware of the fact that I could not make it on my own. I needed to understand, and nearly lost my life doing so, that none of us is alone, no matter who or what you are or aspire to be.

Egos and attitudes sometimes delude us into thinking we can blaze through this world solo, or ahead of the pack. For some, in terms of sheer nerve and fearless intentions this may be true, however, without those to turn to and bless with the fruit of these efforts, well, they may amount to nothing more than thunder in the distance. Or more tragically still – a useless exercise.

This….was me.

When I step back and take a hard look at the trucking industry, an industry I must confess I DO NOT love, I see an industry from an administrative level dis-associated from it’s labor ( those in the industry I DO love….) and labor dis-associated from itself.

Bringing THIS thought into focus may, as I mentioned earlier, cause some of us to feel a little depressed when we take a good hard look around ourselves. I know I do.

Is that ALL I feel? No, not hardly…..

Having the sense I once found elusive, the sense to look to the left and right of me, I am, more than ever, strengthened and inspired.

How about you Truckstar?

Are you strengthened and inspired by the growing crowd, the rising voices, voices once few, now growing to many?

Recent events like the sudden Arrow Trucking closure, a closure leaving drivers already made vulnerable by several weeks of bounced paychecks, stranded, literally, on the highways and in truck stops all over the U.S. due to fuel cards being cut off. One of the finance company‘s, with hundreds of trucks in service, were not receiving payments from Arrow, though drivers were making them to Arrow and the finance co. was forced to round these trucks up.

Literally overnight, we saw and heard many from the ranks within step up, and some, not even in the trucking industry stepped up to offer assistance to stranded drivers.

Some, who are in the trucking industry, extended their hands but not for the purpose of helping but to dig it deep into the pockets, yet again, of the drivers in need and also the well intended general public. We saw a sickening sideshow of public relations maneuvers.

Those from within and those from outside trucking seemed to galvanize overnight into a “team”, a team capably and passionately captained by Donna Creekmore, former Arrow exec., a team whose sole mission was the location and welfare of stranded Arrow drivers. The efforts of “Momma” Donna and her team, comprised of drivers, friends and volunteers like Dana Stanley, and a genuine force of nature – Tracy Lynn, driver Eric Mende, Lisa, Brandon White, himself a struggling victim and driver, and others resulted in a nationwide awareness to a “cause”. A cause that is known as the “Arrow Trucking Volunteer Efforts” loyally supported by “Real Women in Trucking” both groups can be found and followed on Facebook, RWIT can be found here too: http://www.realwomenintrucking.com

Not to be forgotten are the thousands of Samaritans who stepped up to find, get home and help with bills, the many Arrow drivers left stranded. Many Thanks and God’s Blessings upon them ALL.

This effort and team still remains in place.

A little bird tells me you can look for Donna and her team to surface in the near future in a capacity that, the nature of which, I will let her announce to you.

These voices, and the growing army of voices across this country, voices who have chosen to speak together as one, this , unlike any time in recent past, is what I saw and heard come from the ashes of a great tragedy. A tragedy that, in times past, may have come and gone with a mere whimper of protest and action.

Look driver, to your left, to your right. You’ll see someone there, someone that is NOT GOING AWAY FROM YOU….EVER.

Raise your voice. It’s being heard.

Many will hear YOUR voice and follow YOU. Are you in, Truckstar?

Stay tuned for upcoming shows here on TruckstarRadio!

I’ll take you along as I go on “extreme trucking” adventures around the world starting in the Arctic Circle, I’ll go “ice road truckin’! ”

Be a part of trucking history when we have the world’s first International Drivers Call-in nite, where drivers from around the world will be calling in to meet and speak together.

We’ll be doing a series of no holds barred stories on Human Trafficking, even here in the U.S. this controversial horror may involve American truckers.

We’ll follow up on the FMCSA driver call-in, updates and more on CSA2010 ……with our experts.

Watch for the launch of “For Women Only”, a show for frank, open and uncensored talk on women’s issues, by, with and “for women only”. No guys on this show!

Industry writers will be updating us on major issues and industry buzz also, I’ll be interviewing some of our favorite authors from the world of fiction.

Don’t forget to call in when we have bestsellling author Annie Wilder back on to hear your “trucker ghost stories”! Your trucker ghost story may end up in Annie’s new book and TV show “Trucker Ghost Stories.”

Also look for “Addiction Connection” a show where we’ll talk about just what the title says – “addiction”. Experts from this field and stories of those who have survived will weigh in, maybe you have a problem and need help to make the connection with recovery. Tune in!

Night after night we have open call in where drivers from all over the world call in to participate and “hang out” with us and maybe you will too!

You won’t hear this kind of content anywhere else in radio, so tune in and be a part of history!

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On another battlefield, one you may already know of, are warriors in God’s army who rescue people abducted and sold as slaves, here in our own country. YOU can make a difference, YOU may be the one who gets someone back home to the loving arms of family.

Stay tuned to Truckstar Radio!

Be a part of it, I want your voice heard!

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That’s it for this week Truckstars!

As always, I LOVE YA and I’m prayin’ for ya!

Pray for this Nation and the lost. Pray for SOMEBODY today!

Saddle up! Let’s ride….

……………you’re on the road with the original florida kid……we gown….

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 63 – The Truckstar

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Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 63 and….

…..you’re on the road with the original florida kid……

Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, Neil Ray and all the cowgirls here at the ranch want to give a BIG COWBOY HOWDY “HEY!”

As we head into the Christmas Season of 2009 I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous, Blessed New Year! I LOVE and PRAY for you all every day.

KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’ –

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Tea Party/912/GOP rally in Port St. Lucie, Forida, just up the coast from where I live. I had never been to one of these political rallies but I wanted to go so I could hopefully, get involved somehow. Not knowing what to expect I made my way inside, stopped at the door by folks with big smiles and warm, hearty handshakes. Once inside I was again greeted by several sincere people, happy to introduce themselves, all, making me feel right at home.

Soon everyone was seated, a man walked up to the podium and addressed the crowd, some 100 people, and began the evening’s meeting WITH A PRAYER…. then we all stood, faced the flag, put our hands on over our hearts and TOGETHER WE RECITED THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE.

Including the sentence “one nation under God”….( I think I was half expecting government troops to storm the building and arrest us all….)

Call me crazy, or just plain dumb, but this was the last thing I expected, or maybe it had just been so long since I’ve stood anywhere but in my own home and done such a thing.

I must tell you a tear came to my eye as I stood there with my hand over my heart, barely able to believe what I was hearing and seeing. Not until afterward did I think about this.

Let me ask YOU something. When was the last time you prayed with others, in public? Or, said the pledge of allegience in public? For many, I’m guessing it’s been a LONG time, it had been for me.

Not long into my thoughts, I was suddenly struck with this: What has happened in this country, a country founded on the principles of truth, justice, liberty. A country whose founding fathers were mostly made up of God fearing Christian believers inclined to and determined to create a nation unlike the world had ever seen, a nation “Under God” wherein “ALL MEN WERE CREATED EQUAL”.

Suddenly I was hit with the realization that we may have departed from the original course plotted and set at the begining of the United States of America.

We are no longer united, this nation has become so divided from within it cannot hope to stand. Darkness has become light. Lies have become truth. Those against whom we have sent our sons and daughters to fight against in wars and years past, even now, to die trying to stop, have now become the governemental and business leaders directing the destiny of our country! Can it be true? Why is now against the law to say “One nation under God” in public, in schools? Why, how is it illegal to pray in public places or sing Christmas carols, or even wrong to say Merry Christmas? If we are no longer “One nation under God” then who or what are we under? Man? What man? Who?

Have we become political footballs, or the prey of those who would blind us to the truth, day to day? WHY?

Is the road we are hurtling down really the one we want to be on?

I thought I just saw a sign that said “CAUTION: DEAD END”

A nation divided against itself cannot stand. Liberty has become a word our children have to look up in the dictionary, they won’t see it in their lives.

How true, but maybe that’s the objective of the darkest of hearts, those that the blind have elected to lead.

God help us, and may God PLEASE Bless the USA!

The other day while on my way back from St. Petersburg Florida I got a call from a guy named JOHNNY SCHRUNK. Who he is and what he had to say is just as unusual as his name. Johnny is the creator of “The Trucker Information Summit”, a meeting of drivers coming up in January 2010 where they’ll learn everything they might need to make it successfully out there on the road in any economy! That’s RIGHT! Any economy! I hope you’ll head over there and look into this! Veteran drivers in his own family, a trucking family going back decades out of Nebraska, Johnny Schrunk is MORE than qualified to teach seminars like this. You can find Johnny and all the latest info @ : http://thetruckinginfosummit.com/

Also this week a big shout out to Sean Brown aka @ProtruckR on Twitter! Sean has been a regular on TruckstarRadio for some time, garnering his own following of fans around the world. Being himself a veteran driver rolling day and night through the often treacherous Rocky Mountains of northern Canada, Sean’s photographs of the majestic beauty of this region are a huge hit with trucking fans all across the globe. Sean and his sidekick “Monkey Bone” keep us in stitches most every night!

Tune in and hear Sean most nights on Truckstar Radio!

http://www.runwithjazzy.com – bookmark this site! Why? I’m glad you asked.

As you read this, a 16 year old from Minnesota, her Dad, Lee Jordan, (a driver himself from among our ranks), is running across America for truckers. That’s right, RUNNING across this country from San Diego to New York City to bring awareness to the St. Christopher’s Truckers Fund: http://www.truckersfund.com AND the plight of drivers here in the U.S. Many of whom, when hard times or illness strike, have no place to turn and no one to turn to. That’s where the St. Christopher’s Trucker’s Fund might come in, to help with medical and other bills, if and when a driver might need financial help.

“Jazzy” Jasmine Jordan and driver Dad Lee Jordan are trekking across this country as a team, Jazzy running and Dad following close behind in a pilot truck with flashers going as his daughter travels 18 to 20 miles a day in her quest to reach New York City by spring. Fans from around the world have been sending their love and awestruck respect as the miles track by day after day. Many have stopped along the highway to run with Jazzy. People from all walks of life, many are not runners at all. Some are, like a New Mexico State trooper, a U.S. Army officer, kids from local schools who seem to be so inspired by Jazzy’s running are turning out and showing their love and support. Not lost in this is Jazzy’s hope that folks will look into and donate to her and Dad’s road expenses and the St. Christopher’s Trucker’s Fund. http://www.runwithjazzy.com

One day truckstar YOU might need them, or someone you know. If ya can, what ya can, when ya can! OK?

Also a great place to check out news and info on American issues is:

http://www.thegoodamericanpost.com Tisha Cassida, write/publisher is a true patriot!

http://www.patriotfreedom.org and Jim Kelly are well worth a look. Check out the video section!

And: http://www.bobmccarty.com home of Bob Mccarty Writes, one of the webs best blogs!

Thanks to thriller bestselling author AJ Scudiere and her latest bestseller “Resonance” now available in hardcover, soon in paperback AND on cd, download and, a first, flashdrive, as an Audio Movie. The coolest evolution of the audio book so far! http://www.AJsAudioMovies.com

Here’s a few of great resources for you:

http://www.theamericandriver.com

http://www.storykraftkreative.com

http://www.laptopmag.com

http://www.dogmandiet.com

http://www.channel19.blogspot.com/

Tune in and call in to TruckstarRadio every night here on the web!
954-376-8452

That’s it for this week Truckstars!

As always, I LOVE YA and I’m prayin’ for ya!

Pray for this Nation and the lost. Pray for SOMEBODY today!

Saddle up! Let’s ride….

……………you’re on the road with the original florida kid……we gown….

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 62 – The Truckstar

— TUNE IN TO LISTEN LIVE! USE LINKS BELOW. —

FLASH PLAYER: (Click link below)

Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 62 and….
…..you’re on the road with the original florida kid……
Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, Neil Ray and all the cowgirls here at the ranch want to give a BIG COWBOY HOWDY “HEY!”
First up, I want to give a super big THANKS to Jessie “the red head” over at http://www.storykraftkreative.com for her work on the cool new banner links above, the top one being the direct flash player link to TRUCKSTAR RADIO, Jessie has been a lifesaver many times for me and many others. Her stellar work with great graphics and web design is top notch and I couldn’t appreciate her more!
Also, I want to mention Senior Editor and writer for 2 of trucking’s top magazines OVERDRIVE and Truckers News Todd Dills : http://www.channel19.blogspot.com/
Lots happening here at TruckstarRadio, so I wanted to give you all a lil’ update!
I try to broadcast every night from 8pm eastern, sometimes, due to the time difference in Europe and other places around the world that changes. I try, lately, to go on earlier most nights, and depending on where I am the showtimes vary but as many of you already know I am very active in social media so just watch for showtime alerts!
Here are a few social media contact and follow links:
The call-in number to the show is – 954-376-8452
My Skype contact name is – “the truckstar live”
* the media players are pretty simple to use, the flash player is just a click on the top banner you see above and the player loads and plays. The Windows Media and iTunes/Winamp player just clik on the banner, a file box will open asking you to open, save or cancel. Just click “open” and when the player opens just clik on whatever content box, if any, it asks you to “yes” or “no” to, and the show will stream! You can reduce these players, all of them, by clicking the little – sign in the upper right. This all may be new to you but a couple of try’s and you’ll be workin’ it like an ol’ pro! I’m working on getting listed in a few of the online radio station list sites soon, I’ll be just one click away!
In development are several shows, not the least of which is the http://www.truck.net show ( soon, more announcements on other top truck site shows too! ), “Meet the Candidates” ( tune in to listen and speak with congressional and senate candidates for office in 2010 ), “For Women Only” (a show for women to get together and discuss issues in and out of trucking in an atmosphere where women will feel more comfortable talking “only” with other women ), “Addiction Connection” ( just what it sounds like, more later….), “LIVE DRIVER” ( a show featuring drivers speaking to you about a wide range of issues “LIVE” from the U.S. and other locations around the world! ), “Saturday Roundup” ( a saturday mid-morning show featuring a weekly recap of issues and news of interest ). I’m working on a few other things too, more on that at a later time.
I’m planning a trip to one of the world’s most dangerous ice roads with Season 1 and 2 Ice Road Trucker “Downtown Kelly Brown”! we’re working on sponsorship for this trip I hope to make in January when the ice roads re-open! So, stay tuned for that, and news about other adventures I will be taking YOU on around the world!
Like you, my time is at a premium because I still drive for a living. I’m not ready to start taking ads on Truckstar Radio yet, even though I could, the numbers are high enough. I’m waiting for a few more months, till I feel the audience is large enough that I can charge more and run fewer ads, plus, I will run ads that pertain to drivers and other folks interested in what we’re doing here.
KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’ – As we head into the holiday, Thanksgiving, I want to share a thought with you. We have much to be Thankful for here in the U.S.
This nation is STILL a nation of FREE men and women, a nation wherein truth is still a treasured virtue and attainable daily goal in everything we think and do.
I’m Thankful for the Freedom and RIGHT to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I rejoice in and thank God for His non-negotiable and sovereign Truth, His Word.
I’m Thankful for the spirit of a people willing to fight to the death for Liberty, may I live my life in honor of their love and sacrifice.
I’m Thankful for the gift of LOVE and the priveledge that I can run home every day to someone who loves me and whose LOVE makes my house a home, my existence a LIFE.
I’m Thankful for the hope that one day my aspirations, my hopes and dreams will one day become a reality.
I’m Thankful for the everyday warriors who give completely and unselfishly to the cause of others in this world.
I’m Thankful for the opportunities that the ultimate sacrifice of total strangers has blessed me with, and may I participate in and uphold the way of life worthy of their loving sacrifices.
I’m Thankful for a patient and loving God whose grace sustains me, and sustains even those who don’t believe in nor honor Him.
I’m Thankful that for yet another moment, another day, I might see the light of life in the faces of those whom I love.
I’m Thankful to live in a land and nation built upon the ideals from which it was founded, and that there are many who still believe in those ideals.
I’m Thankful to have the sense to be Thankful, something I might not have were it not for others who do.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
Watch for another blogpost here next week, we’ll tear into some issues and people!
Tune in and call in to TruckstarRadio every night here on the web!
As always, I LOVE YA and I’m prayin’ for you!
Pray for this Nation, the lost and SOMEBODY today!
Saddle up! Let’s ride….
.you’re on the road with the original florida kid……we gown….

Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 62 and………you’re on the road with the original florida kid……
Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, Neil Ray and all the cowgirls here at the ranch want to give a BIG COWBOY HOWDY “HEY!”
First up, I want to give a super big THANKS to Jessie “the red head” over at http://www.storykraftkreative.com for her work on the cool new banner links above, the top one being the direct flash player link to TRUCKSTAR RADIO, Jessie has been a lifesaver many times for me and many others. Her stellar work with great graphics and web design is top notch and I couldn’t appreciate her more!Also, I want to mention Senior Editor and writer for 2 of trucking’s top magazines OVERDRIVE and Truckers News Todd Dills : http://www.channel19.blogspot.com/
Lots happening here at TruckstarRadio, so I wanted to give you all a lil’ update!I try to broadcast every night from 8pm eastern, sometimes, due to the time difference in Europe and other places around the world that changes. I try, lately, to go on earlier most nights, and depending on where I am the showtimes vary but as many of you already know I am very active in social media so just watch for showtime alerts! Here are a few social media contact and follow links:Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/danielaudet and http://www.twitter.com/TruckstarradioFacebookhttp://www.facebook.com/daniel.audet2 and the new TruckstarRadio Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Truckstar-Radio/121641244294The call-in number to the show is – 954-376-8452My Skype contact name is – “the truckstar live”
* the media players are pretty simple to use, the flash player is just a click on the top banner you see above and the player loads and plays. The Windows Media and iTunes/Winamp player just clik on the banner, a file box will open asking you to open, save or cancel. Just click “open” and when the player opens just clik on whatever content box, if any, it asks you to “yes” or “no” to, and the show will stream! You can reduce these players, all of them, by clicking the little – sign in the upper right. This all may be new to you but a couple of try’s and you’ll be workin’ it like an ol’ pro! I’m working on getting listed in a few of the online radio station list sites soon, I’ll be just one click away!
In development are several shows, not the least of which is the http://www.truck.net show ( soon, more announcements on other top truck site shows too! ), “Meet the Candidates” ( tune in to listen and speak with congressional and senate candidates for office in 2010 ), “For Women Only” (a show for women to get together and discuss issues in and out of trucking in an atmosphere where women will feel more comfortable talking “only” with other women ), “Addiction Connection” ( just what it sounds like, more later….), “LIVE DRIVER” ( a show featuring drivers speaking to you about a wide range of issues “LIVE” from the U.S. and other locations around the world! ), “Saturday Roundup” ( a saturday mid-morning show featuring a weekly recap of issues and news of interest ). I’m working on a few other things too, more on that at a later time.
I’m planning a trip to one of the world’s most dangerous ice roads with Season 1 and 2 Ice Road Trucker “Downtown Kelly Brown”! we’re working on sponsorship for this trip I hope to make in January when the ice roads re-open! So, stay tuned for that, and news about other adventures I will be taking YOU on around the world!

Like you, my time is at a premium because I still drive for a living. I’m not ready to start taking ads on Truckstar Radio yet, even though I could, the numbers are high enough. I’m waiting for a few more months, till I feel the audience is large enough that I can charge more and run fewer ads, plus, I will run ads that pertain to drivers and other folks interested in what we’re doing here.
KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’ – As we head into the holiday, Thanksgiving, I want to share a thought with you. We have much to be Thankful for here in the U.S. This nation is STILL a nation of FREE men and women, a nation wherein truth is still a treasured virtue and attainable daily goal in everything we think and do. I’m Thankful for the Freedom and RIGHT to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.I rejoice in and thank God for His non-negotiable and sovereign Truth, His Word.I’m Thankful for the spirit of a people willing to fight to the death for Liberty, may I live my life in honor of their love and sacrifice.I’m Thankful for the gift of LOVE and the priveledge that I can run home every day to someone who loves me and whose LOVE makes my house a home, my existence a LIFE.I’m Thankful for the hope that one day my aspirations, my hopes and dreams will one day become a reality.I’m Thankful for the everyday warriors who give completely and unselfishly to the cause of others in this world.I’m Thankful for the opportunities that the ultimate sacrifice of total strangers has blessed me with, and may I participate in and uphold the way of life worthy of their loving sacrifices.I’m Thankful for a patient and loving God whose grace sustains me, and sustains even those who don’t believe in nor honor Him. I’m Thankful that for yet another moment, another day, I might see the light of life in the faces of those whom I love.I’m Thankful to live in a land and nation built upon the ideals from which it was founded, and that there are many who still believe in those ideals.I’m Thankful to have the sense to be Thankful, something I might not have were it not for others who do.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Watch for another blogpost here next week, we’ll tear into some issues and people!Tune in and call in to TruckstarRadio every night here on the web!
As always, I LOVE YA and I’m prayin’ for you!Pray for this Nation, the lost and SOMEBODY today! Saddle up! Let’s ride…..you’re on the road with the original florida kid……we gown….

August 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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