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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"

Trucker Issues Circulate via Video and Social Media

Mar
28,
2016
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Announcement for All drivers who want their voices heard about the topics concerning them within the trucking Industry. WATCH and SCORE CONTEST VIDEOS We want to invite you to be a part of a unique Video Advocacy campaign using Social … Continue reading

Is the ATA the voice for truck drivers?

Feb
24,
2016
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There has recently been a strong divide going on within the trucking industry, one that could forever change the future for professional CDL truck driver wages. The ATA insists they are looking out for truckers as they attempt to convince … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
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There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
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“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

First step towards Gun Control is upon us

Jan
28,
2016
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The 2nd amendment is something many Americans hold on to with conviction and every ounce of strength and fiber from within themselves. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights Amendment 2-Right to Bear Arms Passed by Congress September … Continue reading

Lowering Trucking’s CDL Training Standards

Jan
27,
2016
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For 20 years, one of the major concerns for veteran drivers and truck driver advocates has been the lack of clearly defined CDL (Commercial Driver License) training standards stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The FMCSA mission … Continue reading

Another Trucker Gets Shot: Allow Truckers to Defend Themselves

Jan
11,
2016
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Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2016 “Another Trucker Gets Shot: SBTC Challenges NRA to Back their Michael’s Law Amendment to 18 U.S. Code 926A to Allow Truckers to Defend Themselves…” In the aftermath of yet another trucker being shot … Continue reading

Trucking 2015 Highlights and 2016 Outlook

Jan
8,
2016
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It’s 2016 and many of us are reflecting upon 2015 and so many of the events which have taken place.  There were many highlights during 2015 , including one of the most controversial of the year, FMCSA’s Final Rule for … Continue reading

XypperApp- Freight and Shipping Solution Increases Owner Operator profits

Dec
13,
2015
1

Better than a Load Board, an app that is leveling the playing field for owner operators, offering fair, ethical and trustworthy Loads directly to their smart phones and email. XYPPER APP–  Is a Freight Shipping Transportation Management Solution for Carriers, … Continue reading

How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
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In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

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