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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"

Update : Talk Radio Show

Jul
16,
2008
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Please note that our url to the new Truth About Trucking Live Talk Radio Show has changed, in order to make it easier!! Direct link is now : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking . Join us as we debut on August 9th, 2008 @ 2:00 … Continue reading

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Talk Radio Show

Jul
15,
2008
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Exciting news here at the truthabouttrucking.com home base! We are launching the Truth About Trucking Live Radio Talk Show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com . The very first debut is scheduled for August 9th, 2008 at 2:00 PM….Our special guest will be HazMat … Continue reading

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Class A CDL Driver Qualifications

Jul
13,
2008
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I receive messages from students, new CDL holders and recent truck driving school graduates telling me that they now have their CDL Class A license, but nobody will hire them. Normally, it is because of some “little” thing in their … Continue reading

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Truth About Trucking – FREE Reports

Jul
9,
2008
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To all you truck driving  students and new drivers and those considering a career in OTR trucking……grab these 3 FREE downloadable trucking  reports……Get started on the right track!     Thanks,   Allen Smith – http://www.truthabouttrucking.com http://www.truthabouttrucking.com/free-reports.php Technorati Tags: free trucking reports, new … Continue reading

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Truth About Trucking on Twitter!

Jul
1,
2008
2

Just a quick note to all our subscribers, customers and followers!  Truth About Trucking is on “Twitter” and we would like to invite all who are interested in trucking….current drivers, recent CDL grads, upcoming students and those thinking about a … Continue reading

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Truck Driving Jobs: The #1 Mistake by Shippers and Receivers

Jun
19,
2008
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Driving a truck professionally can be a tormented vocation. Truck driving schools enjoy manipulating new students in believing that over the road truck driving is an easy, laid-back lifestyle. At times, perhaps it can be, but for the most part … Continue reading

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The Truth About Trucking on Audio CD

Jun
14,
2008
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We’ve noticed during the last 3 years online,  we would receive an e-mail here and there asking “will you be putting your book on an audio CD?” Well, about six weeks or so ago, we took a mini- survey, and asked … Continue reading

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Trucking Job Brings Me Face to Face With Vietnam Vet

Jun
13,
2008
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     It’s amazing what an over the road truck driver can encounter on a daily basis. All of the sights and sounds they experience become so vast that they soon forget and accept them as simply a part of their … Continue reading

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Trucking Problems or Not?

Jun
3,
2008
2

We read everyday where the trucking industry is “hurting” due to cost of fuel and other factors, but are these the reasons or are there other aspects involved?  Some companies are downsizing, while another trucking company provides their drivers with over 40 … Continue reading

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CDL Federal Gun Law

Jun
2,
2008
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Due to the controversial topic: “Can CDL Truck Drivers Carry Guns?”, I have researched and found a Federal Law that so many drivers are looking for. Read what an actual Federal Law states about this topic, to put it to rest, once and … Continue reading

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