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New Product Takes a Grip on Truck Drivers

Apr
21,
2010
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Truckers Grip Pad

Truckers Grip Pad

In 1899, Charles Duell, the Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, said:  “Everything that can be invented – has already been invented.” I often think about these unfortunate misquotes that will always prove the sayer wrong.  I also consider a very common statement heard by many truckers:   “Nobody ever thinks about the truck driver.” This statement, such as Mr. Duell’s statement . . . could not be further from the truth.

Voices from around the country are “speaking” out for the rights of our professional truck drivers through the power of social media.  Websites, blogs, articles and radio talk shows, all discuss the life of the professional trucker and what needs to be done to make life better for these men and women of the highways.  It’s not because truckers cannot speak or fight for themselves . . . it’s because they simply do not have the time.   Spending weeks and months at a time on the open road, working to support themselves and their families, once they make it home, many are just to tired to “fight.”

The massive social network, Twitter, shoots out 27.3 million tweets per day . . . many of which come from truckers and truck driver advocates.    The giant media sensation, Facebook, has over 400 million active users and over 20 million people become fans of a page every single day . . . many of these are fighting advocates for the American trucker.   Truck drivers may feel like they are a lone voice in the wind . . . but the truth is . . . they have many voices behind and in front of them.

Even today, 111 years after Charles made his slip of the tongue . . . inventors are still inventing.   Furthermore, they are inventing new products for the professional truck driver.  The newest invention?   It’s called the Tree Frog Pad.   The Tree Frog Pad comes as a 7″ x 9″ pad that has serious tack and grip.  Items set on the pad will not move until you pick them up.  It’s perfect for holding your satellite radio, iPhone, keys and even your laptop . . . anything.   The list of applications for the Tree Frog Pad is endless.   It’s the perfect name for this new product since “real” tree frogs are capable of gravity-defying feats.

A new product . . . a new invention . . . and it’s great for truckers.   I guess ole’ Charles missed it again . . .

Tree Frog Pad for Truck Drivers

Truckers can have grip

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. Monica Allen

    Hey Allen! Where can I get this product? By the way, Hi!

    Thanks,
    Monica

  3. Monica Allen

    okay, never mind. I followed the treefrog highlight. Sorry,
    Monica

  4. Allen Smith

    Hi Monica, glad you found it. We have 2 of them.

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