The trucking industry has several organizations that represent our nations’ truck drivers. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an organization to use the main theme, content, or source from another’s news story or blog post and not link back to, or at least mention the original post or author’s work and research.
We ask that all of you join together and keep in mind that our common goal is the benefit of our nations drivers. By communicating with one another, we need to respect and appreciate the hard work, integrity, and commitment we all have towards our common goal of helping truck drivers. As those of us continue our dedicated path in helping the trucking community and its drivers, we as bloggers, journalists, and website owners need to share this common-bond of information among our readers, strengthening our bond with one another, and encouraging each other to stand up for what’s right. Only then will we have the momentum, force, and power to create a true voice and brotherhood which will be required to battle the serious issues which are facing the trucking industry today.
We have seen a great deal of growth between truckers helping truckers, since we first launched the Truth About Trucking and the AskTheTrucker blog. With the success of our trucking talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE”, there have been more and more drivers and those involved in the trucking industry, coming forward, banding together, forming a new voice that is representing drivers across America and the globe. I just received an email from a new CDL graduate from Canada, inspired by our websites and information, wanting to know how he could do the same thing we are doing in order to help his fellow drivers in Canada.
This is not to say that we are responsible for this growth. They did it all themselves, putting in all the hard work and effort on their own, making their voices heard. Many already existed beforehand, however, as more drivers and trucking veterans launched out on their own, the power of the internet began to take hold. Now, we are experiencing a growing community among truckers and those who wish to bring changes to the industry and help their fellow drivers. There are the organizations that proclaim they are “for the driver,” but now individual truckers and industry veterans are also coming together to fight, for themselves, for trucking rights.
We wanted to list some of these individuals who are making a difference in trucking and are not afraid to share their information with others in the community:
- A Smart Union – 15 Year OTR Vet fighting for the Rights of Citizens to have the equal rights of Corporations.
- Trucker Desiree – One of America’s few women drivers that stands up and speaks out about the trucking industry and other issues.
- The American Driver – Two brothers doing battle in the political arena so all drivers receive the respect that they deserve. Catch their radio show: Truck Stops Here – every Friday 6-8 PM CST.
- The Truck Star – One of Trucking’s most Popular and Controversial Blogs! Hosted by Daniel Audet of TruckStar Radio.
- United CDL – Supporting the backbone of America – Truckers – and belief in the phrase: Say NO to CHEAP freight!
- Coalition to Lower Fuel Prices – Site devoted in seeking resolutions to lower fuel prices.
There are many others who I have not mentioned, quietly working to better the trucking industry for their fellow driver. Let us know who you are in this post along with a link to your website or blog.
As the social trucking community grows, more of us will step up and speak out about the rights, as well as the wrongs, within the largest network of employees in the country: the trucking industry. We will continue to promote and encourage one another, bringing about the change which is so badly needed within the industry. We will also continue to work together as a viable network and fight to bring about these changes that will not only help the industry, but also our fellow drivers. Together we will be a true brotherhood.
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