From the CSA, anti-idling laws, proposed ban on cell phone use, low wages, future HOS rule changes and the cross-border program, to name a few, even veteran drivers have thrown up their hands and have walked away from a life-long career.
Drivers have faced struggles for many years and as the government continues to step further into their livelihoods, the ability to provide support for themselves and their families continue to grow more difficult with each new regulation.
Professional truck drivers have always talked among themselves about the ever-changing trucking industry, with the difficulties they face largely unnoticed by the general public. The issues faced by the American trucker have never reached a height of public awareness, which is needed for any issue to receive attention, thus beginning the process for resolution.
The Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention was founded on the principle of uniting, recognizing and honoring our nation’s truckers for their daily work in keeping America moving. It is also an event to bring public and national awareness to the issues that professional drivers face on a daily basis, as well as bringing drivers and other industry professionals together to exchange thoughts, ideas and solutions that will best meet the needs of our drivers.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, one of the top three business magazines in the country, will be covering the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Mississippi.
The journalist assigned by BusinessWeek to cover the event has also written for The New York Times and The Boston Globe and has appeared on several TV cable news channels.
Also covering the event will be:
- Todd Dills, Senior Editor for Overdrive Magazine
- Kathleen Buceleugh, Managing Editor for Truckers News Magazine
Truckers News and Overdrive magazines have been the leaders in trucking news for years, with Overdrive recently celebrating their 50th anniversary.
We appreciate the interest for coverage and to help raise the needed awareness by these well-known and highly respected trucking magazines and are grateful for the opportunity to have a reporter from BusinessWeek assigned to the event.
Reservations for the convention will end on October 5th, 2011.
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