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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"

Truck Driving in Iraq : You Think It’s Tough Here?

Mar
4,
2007
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Truck driving undoubtedly has its challenges here in the United States. Crowded highways, not enough parking areas and long hours are just a few of the problems drivers face on a daily basis. I was enjoying a meal at a … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood of Trucking

Feb
27,
2007
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Trucking has seen a lot of changes through the twenty-nine years I’ve been involved in the profession. I can only imagine what the pro’s with forty to fifty years of trucking under their belts have seen. I remember when I … Continue reading

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Those Wonderful Women Truckers

Feb
5,
2007
9

Presently, there are about 8 million licensed CDL drivers in the United States. Approximately 4.5 million of these are active truck drivers. Professional truck driving, specifically over the road trucking, has always been noted as a field dominated by men. … Continue reading

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New Drivers : Beware and Prepare

Jan
30,
2007
2

(A guide to trucking in the Northeast) As someone who is investigating the opportunities in truck driving careers, you undoubtedly have heard the horror stories about trucking in the Northeast. The stories of overcrowded roadways, lack of parking spaces and … Continue reading

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The #1 Exploitation Toward Truck Drivers

Jan
28,
2007
1

Over the road trucking is a hard, rough existence. The general public just doesn’t understand the reality of the trucking life. People watch as the big rigs pull out onto the road ways and head off to some destination known … Continue reading

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Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents

Jan
21,
2007
5

As the interstates and highways continue to become more populated, we can expect a rise in motor vehicle accidents. Even though trucking companies have improved their safety training, new statistics show an alarming rate of truck crashes. For years, news … Continue reading

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Conquering Snoqualmie Pass

Jan
15,
2007
3

e Pass during the winter months? After several hair-raising crossings, I figured out the answer:…… Continue reading

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Truckers and TracFone

Jan
14,
2007
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Over the road trucking is demanding work that requires constant communication between the driver, dispatcher and the customer. As an OTR driver, one is away from home for weeks at a time. Having to worry about the bills piling up … Continue reading

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Demanding Description of the American Trucker

Jan
3,
2007
1

Hundreds of thousands of delivery trucks traffic the roads of America at all times, and millions cover the roads of the world. Without them, the world’s economy would come to a screeching halt and the standard of living for most … Continue reading

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