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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"

TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis

Aug
3,
2017
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TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis       UNDERDOG WITH AN AMBITIOUS VISION CALLING FORTH ALL TRUCKERS TO HELP LOCATE PARKING SPOTS The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations prohibit interstate truck drivers from … Continue reading

RWIT brings trucking advocacy and education to GATS

Jul
26,
2017
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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine M. Gobbo 561-463-0777, Kristine@spectrum-pr.com REAL Women in Trucking to Bring Advocacy, Education to the Great American Trucking Show                                                                                                     LAKE WORTH, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – REAL Women in Trucking, Inc. (RWIT) will participate in its … Continue reading

Ask-A-Lawyer event comes to GATS

Jul
20,
2017
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          There’s never been a more controversial time within the trucking industry.  Drivers are frustrated over numerous issues and have endless questions. Many times they have no where to turn to ask for answers to their … Continue reading

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
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Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits I can’t express the seriousness of 2 bills which are in the process of being voted on in the next few days, and the effects that will … Continue reading

ELD mandate leads to driver protest

Jul
1,
2017
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As time gets closer to the ELD mandate taking effect, the conversations and debates about the rule are becoming more intense.  What is it about this rule which has created such intense outpouring of rage, opinion, and defiance?  And what … Continue reading

Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments

Jun
30,
2017
5

                          URGENT!! TIME TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121 Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker … Continue reading

The Great American Trucking Show Partners with Charities to Improve Trucking

Jun
9,
2017
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The Great American Trucking Show is partnering with three industry charities – Truckers Against Trafficking, TruckersFinalMile.Org and the St. Christopher Trucker’s Relief Fund – to help improve trucking. For every trucking professional that registers for GATS before July 4th, GATS … Continue reading

Truckers are their own “lobbyists”

May
17,
2017
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One of the biggest challenges for truck driver advocates is the ability to have their voices heard effectively, reaching those in power who can make the changes they so urgently need. Most of the time there are opposing groups within … Continue reading

DOTAuthority.com files Counterclaim against FTC

Mar
22,
2017
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DOTAUTHORITY.COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Gordon, Esq. (847) 580-1279 media@dotauthority.com DOTAuthority.com and Affiliates Move to File Counterclaim Against the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for Defamation and Tortious Interference March 21, 2017 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Corporate Plaintiffs DOTAuthority.com, … Continue reading

ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
5

URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK. UPDATED– 7-17-17   The “anti-trucker” wage language spoken of in this article has been now been introduced in the FAA Reauthoriztion bill and the THUD bill. They will be … Continue reading

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