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Co-Founder of Truckers Against Trafficking Discusses Book: “My Life Crazy”

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My Life Crazy

My Life Crazy

Kylla Leeburg, co-founder of the Truckers Against Trafficking organization returned as our guest on Blog Talk Radio’s, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 to discuss her book, “My Life Crazy.”

The book details her two year missionary work in El Salvador, working and living among the two most powerful and dangerous gangs in the region: the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13 gang) and their rival, the Dieciocho (the 18th street gang). 

With the Mara Salvatrucha known as the most dangerous gang in America, Kylla was able to befriend both rival gangs, forming a friendship between herself and their very different cultures and lifestyles. 

Actually living amongst the poverty and violence, her friends consisted of gang members who carried names such as:  “Psycho”, “Snake”, “Ghost” and “Killer”, as well as the amazing bond she formed among those known as the “gluesniffers.”

Living inside the world of the violent Salvadoran gangs, she helplessly witnessed beatings and stabbings, while “learning” of planned killings and always on the edge for her own safety:

“You better be careful what you do.  You can’t be on both sides. Something can happen to you.”  He released my arm, and as he walked away, he shouted over his shoulder, “Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.”

Kylla Leeburg

Kylla Leeburg

A great way to spend your 34 hour break, it’s a great read, as we also discussed how her own personal convictions and experiences led to her co-founding of Truckers Against Trafficking.

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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"

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  2. Ashley F.

    This definitely sounds like a good read! It sounds like a very intense read.

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