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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"

AskTheTrucker “Live” 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for drivers

Nov
12,
2015
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MARK it DOWN !  Saturday Nov 14th at 6PM ET  AskTheTrucker ‘Live’ Trucking Open Forum AskTheTrucker ‘Live” Addressing 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for Professional Drivers Two Crucial Trucking Topics affecting professional drivers will be discussed Saturday 6PM ET Call in … Continue reading

I-95 Corridor Coalition to advise OTR CMV drivers about available truck parking

Nov
2,
2015
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The Truck ‘N Park Demonstration System Goes Live on November 20, 2015. ATTENTION TRUCKERS!  Real-Time Truck Parking Space Availability Information At Rest Areas WHAT:           The I-95 Corridor Coalition, an alliance of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard, is testing an … Continue reading

SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers’ Gun Rights

Oct
28,
2015
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  Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)October 26, 2015 SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers’ Gun Rights Small Business in Transportation Coalition Challenges the National Rifle Association to Protect and Promote Truckers’ Gun Rights The Chairman of the Small … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Driver Shortage, Trucker Wages, and Safety

Oct
25,
2015
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Truck Driver Shortage: Addressing Safety,  Driver Wages, Retention, Driver Job Hopping and Turnover rates. The time has come for everyone within the trucking industry to address the facts about the infamous truck driver shortage. The driver shortage is not really … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
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The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
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  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

Dangers and Repercussions of Heavier and Larger Trucks

Sep
21,
2015
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The US Department of Transportation advised Congress not to change the current truck weight and size laws as the agency lacks much needed data to make clear assessments of the impact of any alterations. The Under Secretary of transportation, Peter … Continue reading

DO YEAR-ROUND DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES REALLY WORK?

Sep
14,
2015
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Diesel fuels and diesel engines have changed significantly in recent years with some undesirable side-effects. This is especially true with ULSD and various blends of bio-fuels. Fleets, owner-operators, and others in the heavy-duty arena are well aware of these issues; … Continue reading

Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents

Sep
4,
2015
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Posted on August 27, 2015 by Rod Rehm   Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents The U.S. Department of Labor Blog recently released a resource that encourages the continued discussion of workers’ compensation and safety in the workplace. … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
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USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

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