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About: 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"

Truck Drivers bring Hot Legal Topics at GATS

Aug
8,
2018
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HOT LEGAL TOPICS for Truck Drivers during the Great American Truck Show at the Truckers News Stage on August 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM America Strong Stage (Hall A) GATS Stage Schedules Workplace Rights , Protections and Free Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Watch out everyone-The brotherhood of trucking is back

Jul
27,
2018
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How many years have veteran drivers been asking the same questions: Where has the brotherhood of trucking gone? WILL TRUCKERS EVER UNITE? It appears the moment for Brotherhood and Unity is approaching. This October 4-6, truckers will be coming together … Continue reading

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The big connection: driver shortage, ELD’s, and trucker wages

Jul
22,
2018
4

I’m  tired of hearing the term  “driver shortage”! I’ve been listening to this now for 3 decades or more and frankly, myself and just about every other veteran driver, knows that the driver shortage has been just a way to … Continue reading

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House bill offers truckers long sought exemption and relief from ELD mandate

May
29,
2018
1

ELD exemption in House bill 5948- The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 – could be the ELD relief truckers have been seeking Truck drivers are in the midst of 2 of the most heated and pivotal … Continue reading

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The War on Truckers, States’ Rights, and American wages

May
17,
2018
1

The war on Truckers, States’ rights, and American wages. The Federal Authority Provision Preempting States’ Rights to Control Wages is Wrong. Today it’s TRUCKERS, tomorrow it could be YOU! The American Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied furiously to create Federal … Continue reading

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Drivers unite as two year battle against truckers reaches Senate

May
15,
2018
1

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States rules that the Federal Government has no right to tell states they can’t engage in sports betting. States have rights. The ATA however has lobbied hard for the Denham and Fischer amendments … Continue reading

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Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate

Apr
27,
2018
1

Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate. The fight continues towards one of the most heated debates in trucking, the addition of the anti-trucker wage amendment known as the … Continue reading

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ATA’s Myths and Facts about Denham Amendment Busted

Apr
26,
2018
4

There is a PDF from the ATA going around the internet and being mailed/emailed out to those within the trucking industry. The PDF and emails sent, are what the ATA considers “Myths and Facts” regarding the Denham Amendment in H.R.4 … Continue reading

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ATA attacks truck drivers advocates for spreading truth about Denham Amendment

Apr
25,
2018
2

  ATA claims that the Truth About Trucking Network (includes AskTheTrucker) is sharing propaganda about the Denham Amendment and states that it is the ATA who is telling drivers the truth. Do you believe that drivers? We were notified by … Continue reading

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April 23, 2018 is D-Day for Truckers

Apr
22,
2018
34

                “Truckers Lose Rights to Additional Wages” This could soon be the headline read by millions of truck drivers across the country as the Denham Amendment moves to the floor next week, as … Continue reading

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