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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"

Why Isn’t My Current Employer on my USIS/DAC Report?

Aug
5,
2008
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This is a good post I found from an excellent website …. One of the more common questions I receive concerns why a current employer does not show up on a USIS “DAC” report. A driver will call me, has received … Continue reading

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“Trucking is Lost” – by Wayne Weisser of “Life On The Road”

Aug
3,
2008
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This is a great post by Mr. Wayne Weisser of Life On The Road.  There are more problems that face the trucking industry other than the higher cost of fuel.  He comments on many great points concerning our trucking industry … Continue reading

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Truckers can ASK THE DOCTOR on Live Radio Talk Show

Aug
2,
2008
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Truckers talk radio show, Truth About Trucking will feature special guest, Joseph P. Nesheiwat, MD of Memphis, TN on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. EST. Dr. Nesheiwat is looking forward to taking calls and answering guests questions concerning … Continue reading

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Blog Talk Radio- Register and Enjoy the Variety

Jul
30,
2008
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As you know,  Truth About Trucking “LIVE” is one of  the many Blog Talk Radio Shows on “the air”.  I’ve been really impressed by some of the shows, and encourage everyone to register. To get familiar with the types of shows they … Continue reading

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Nationwide 55 MPH Again?

Jul
28,
2008
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In 1973, President Nixon imposed a 55-MPH nationwide limit across the country in response to the oil crisis. Once again, Congress is debating if this rule should come back into play. Although driving 55 MPH only saves 2% of our … Continue reading

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Truth About Trucking: Watch Out for Copy Cats

Jul
26,
2008
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There is only ONE truthabouttrucking.com.  The book was originally written by me, Aubrey “Allen” Smith in 2000, and launched across the world wide web in 2005 with its revised, updated version, “The Truth About Trucking” is much needed knowledge for … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Health Issues

Jul
23,
2008
9

A recent study listed the truck driver occupation as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America. Due to the endless driving of our nation’s truckers, being “out there” on the highways and interstates, the obvious danger is … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Get Their Own Talk Radio Show

Jul
21,
2008
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Truckers across America now have their own talk radio show which gives them the opportunity to have their voices heard across the entire world, thanks to the world wide web, and blogtalkradio.com. The Truth About Trucking hit the airwaves “LIVE”  … Continue reading

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Audio CD’s for “Truth about Trucking” Making a Difference in Trucking

Jul
20,
2008
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Audio Cd’s debut for The Truth About Trucking.
Expanding goals for changing the standards of the trucking industry. Continue reading

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Trucking Talk Show

Jul
18,
2008
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As many of you are aware of by now, truthabouttrucking.com is proud to be launching the Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show, on BlogTalkRadio.com, premiering Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 PM EST. I want to personally extend an invitation … Continue reading

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