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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"

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

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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

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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

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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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D.C. Memorial Procession to honor 500 slain workers in interstate transportation

Mar
8,
2017
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As yet another trucker is murdered in Houston, TRUCKER LIVES MATTER declares September 5th, 2017 is “DAY WITHOUT A TRUCKER”                                                                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)March 08, 2017 Traditionally, the day after Labor Day represents the first day back to work … Continue reading

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Women trucker self defense course confronts attacks against women

Feb
20,
2017
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Social Trucking Group to Engage Taekwondo on the High Seas United States Taekwondo Directory FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jan. 10, 2017 – PRLog — The Real Women in Trucking Organization, a 501 (c) 6 trade association, will host a two … Continue reading

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Judge grants class certification against C.R. England Student-Truck Lease Lawsuit

Feb
14,
2017
1

For many years I’ve been writing and warning new drivers not to be lured by company truck Lease Purchase programs.  Most veteran drivers know that  carrier Lease Agreements are meant for the company to be profitable and the driver to … Continue reading

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Will the NRA embrace Michael’s Law Amendment Constitutional gun carry?

Feb
10,
2017
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been trying for over a decade with various national reciprocity gun permit attempts.  In accordance with the 10th amendment, each state has their own laws when it comes to gun rights and the 2nd … Continue reading

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Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken

Jan
19,
2017
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InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

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ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Jan
9,
2017
9

Say No to additional Federal Laws used to preempt  State Labor Laws There are many concerns for drivers in 2017.  According to surveys, both from Overdrive and ATRI, on top of the list are the concerns for ELD and Hours … Continue reading

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