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GPS tracking Helps Locate Missing Drivers

Apr
16,
2012
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OTR Trucking

OTR Trucking

One of the most horrifying experiences for a family to go through is to have a loved one go missing. “Not knowing” brings all kinds of possible scenarios into one minds of what “could have” happened.
This is a real concern that many families of OTR drivers think about. A late or missed phone call or a driver not answering their cell can create panic for the family or friends of a trucker.  Most of the time there are logical explanations, either the driver fell asleep, a poor signal, taking a shower, or a list of other valid reasons.   

This past February truck driver Mark Williams went missing. Because Mr. Williams did not have truck GPS tracking, the police were limited on their efforts to locate him. It wasn’t until a group of people on FaceBook became concerned and the driver was finally located. Unfortunately the driver was found deceased in his truck, days after he was first reported missing. Sadly, just as the case of Mark Williams, not all trucks are equipped with a GPS, making the ability to locate a missing driver very difficult.

We would like to once again encourage all who are concerned about their friends or loved ones who are over the road truck drivers, to please sign up for the Missing Truck Driver Alert  on their cell phones. Only if there is a VALID alert for a missing truck driver would you receive the alert ( text message)
By joining this effort, it will make it possible for all of us to be notified and to spread the word through social media to others, as well as be able to be on the alert and help locate the truck and driver yourself.


For more information please contact Kari Fisher of the Missing Truck Driver page on FaceBook.

 

 

 

 

 

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By: 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"

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