In renewing its Celebrity Series live webcam-based chats tonight, Overdrive sister pub Truckers News brings in one of Discovery Channel’s more thrill-seeking members. Storm chaser and filmmaker Sean Casey of the Channel’s documentary show Storm Chasers will join members of the Truckers News staff for a 30-minute interview starting at 8 p.m. Central, in which drivers can join in, watch Casey live and pitch questions to him.
Casey is responsible for the building of two tornado-chasing vehicles, too – the Tornado Intercept Vehicles, the original model and its successor (one of which is pictured here with Casey). With the TIVs, Casey can film inside of tornadoes, footage from which are the subject of a full-length IMAX documentary Casey made called Tornado Alley.
In 2008, Discover Magazine named Casey one of the 50 “most important, influential and promising people in science.”
More information about the chat and how to participate is available on Truckers News website.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.