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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"

Truckers Christmas Group reaches out to families going through difficult times

Dec
10,
2018
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The Truckers Christmas Group (TCGO) began in 2008 by Truckers who wanted to help Truckers and their families that have fallen on bad times, have a better Christmas.  Christmas Group has raised $82,000  and helped 138 trucking families in need  over the … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy as a Truck Driver

Nov
29,
2018
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The truck driving life can be fun for those who have a passion to pursue the open road. That being said, it’s easy to pick up some unhealthy habits in this profession. Driving all day and sleeping in the truck, … Continue reading

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Modern Logistics Companies Use Big Data to Enhance Fleet Performance

Nov
29,
2018
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Customers who rely on modern logistics firms to ship cargo seamlessly from one place to another sometimes fail to appreciate the sophistication of real-time logistics and supply chain monitoring technologies. Many firms utilize tracking to obtain “Big Data” inputs. This … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer as ATA reaches out to Independent drivers

Nov
1,
2018
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Is a new Independent Trucker program about to be unveiled by the ATA ?  According to American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, the ATA will be announcing the formation of the Independent Contractor Ambassadors Program, a program which appears to … Continue reading

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Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Petition against truckers

Oct
27,
2018
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Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Meal and Rest Break Petition against truckers. A Guide- Facts to Make Comments to ATA Meal and Rest Break Preemption Petition to FMCSA  Drivers, we have been informed by TruckerNation.org  that the … Continue reading

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How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily

Oct
24,
2018
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How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily   Whether handling local deliveries or operating over the road, truck drivers have a reputation for being a particularly spirited group of men and women. The conventional truck driver, in the minds of many, … Continue reading

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ATA seeks FMCSA approval to Preempt state laws which protect trucker wages

Oct
11,
2018
1

With the help of thousands of truckers and supporters calling their lawmakers, determined members of Congress standing up and fighting for drivers, once again  the Denham Amendment has been defeated and failed to make it in the Final FAA bill … Continue reading

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Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill BUT it’s not over- ATA sends petition to FMCSA

Sep
29,
2018
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Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill but it’s not over- ATA sends petition to DOT Petition from American Trucking Associations sent to FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez on Sept. 24, 2018, regarding meal and rest break requirements. Docket ID: FMCSA-2018-030  Make … Continue reading

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Taking the Xypper Challenge-Increasing the bottom line for Owner Operators

Sep
12,
2018
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Why should Owner Operators take the Xypper Challenge? Efficiency and Higher Profits is the Goal of Xypper for Owner Operators Xypper’s mission is ultimately to help Owner Operators as much as possible and not flood them with” just another system … Continue reading

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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

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