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New Product Takes a Grip on Truck Drivers

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

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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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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Allen Smith. Allen Smith said: New Product Takes a Grip on Truck Drivers: In 1899, Charles Duell, the Commissioner of the United States Pat… […]

  2. Monica Allen

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


  3. Monica Allen

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

  4. Allen Smith

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

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