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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 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
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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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Truck Drivers Security, High Fuel Prices, and the Consumer

May
7,
2008
2

According to some of the e-mails we receive, we have noticed many of you are  a bit hesitant in regards to choosing truck driving as a career.  I have written much about “making sure that truck driving is for you,”  which was in regards … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Strike

Apr
7,
2008
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Whether you are a seasoned driver, just out of truck driver training or attending any of the truck driver schools across the nation, one should be watching the outcome of this recent truck drivers strike.  Primarily owner operators, many drivers … Continue reading

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The “Strike” That Broke the Truckers Back

Apr
4,
2008
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I would like to say that all the talk you are hearing about truck drivers going on strike and high fuel prices is just the final “straw” for truck drivers everywhere. I’m not down playing high fuel prices at all. As … Continue reading

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The Trucking Brand : Truck Drivers, Can you Relate to This?

Apr
2,
2008
2

 Truckers have a lot of time to themselves. Many of us write songs while we’re on the road.  Trucking life is a rough one, the music and thoughts we keep are what keeps us going.  Nobody really  understands the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY

Mar
27,
2008
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Hi Everyone We just received an e-mail from Sam Grey, one of our  loyal subscribers of Truth About Trucking. He is attending the 37th annual Mid-America Trucking show. The  Annual Mid-America Trucking Show appears to be the largest show ever.  Over … Continue reading

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How to get More Gas for your Dollar

Mar
16,
2008
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Presently, the national average for gasoline is $3.28 per gallon. Diesel is even higher, reaching in some places such as here in florida, more than $4.00 per gallon. Is it possible to get more gallons for your money’s worth? Yes, … Continue reading

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