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Trucking Community called to support Missing Truck Driver Alert Network

Jul
9,
2013
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Missing Truck Driver Alert Network

Missing Truck Driver Alert Network

It’s been over a year since missing truck driver Mark Williams was found deceased in his truck at a truck stop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Feb 4th 2012. Mark had only been missing for 2 days when he was eventually found. Thanks to the efforts of concerned fellow truck drivers, word had quickly spread through Social Media sites, specifically FaceBook and Twitter, reaching thousands in just moments. Thus, the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network was formed.

Unfortunately, many other drivers who have gone missing are not found for long periods of time.
The fact is that hundreds of professional truck drivers go missing every year, many not located for weeks or even months. Here’s a video of why this happens.

Many trucks either do not have GPS units installed or they are installed but not working properly, which was the case for Linda Richards, who was also located through the dedicated  efforts of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network.

A CALL TO ACTION

Missing Truck Driver Website  Owners Kari and Lee Fisher

Mission: “The ultimate goal of the Missing Driver Alert Network is to locate and return drivers reported missing to their family, without loss. While we realize that this may not always be the case, we will do our utmost to get the word out to everyone in the trucking community with that goal in mind. We will work with the law enforcement community and truck stops around the country in coordinating any search to achieve this goal.”

Missing Truck Driver Phone #  720.202.5606 Once a notification is received and verified by a company or a police report, as much information is then obtained about the truck, trailer and driver. An Alert is created on MTDAN FB  Pages which allows for  continuous sharing on FB and Twitter.
From there it goes Viral

Facebook Fan Page
FaceBook  Group Page ( Includes law enforcement officers, media and truck company officials.)
Twitter Page @Missing Trucker

Kari and Lee Fisher have NOW taken the Missing Truck Driver Alert to another level, their passion and convictions leading them to remedy the need for locating missing truck drivers. They dedicate their time, money, and resources for the sake of “Locating Missing Drivers” 

They now are seeking the help of the Trucking Community in order to sustain and grow the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network into an organization that can  ALERT and LOCATE  professional drivers on a much more broad and efficient basis.
A drive to collect funds for Missing Truck Driver is underway in order to collectively aid Kari and Lee in the responsibility of the expenses and to also EXPAND the outreach and awareness of this vital program.

Funds collected will be used for the following:
Establish Missing Truck Driver as a 501 (c) (3)
Maintain costs of the website
Establish an 800 number dedicated to MTDAN
Printing and Marketing Material such as brochures, business cards, and advertising
Funding to attend Truck Shows
Funds to finalize the iPhone and Android App

To support Missing Truck Driver Alert  you can do the following:

MTDAN T-Shirts  Support the Cause- Save a Driver Only $10.00 plus S&H

MTDAN T-Shirts
Support the Cause- Save a Driver
Only $10.00 plus S&H

Order T-Shirts from $10.00 -$13.00 ( depending on size) http://missingtruckdriver.com/gear.html
Contribute to the cause via PayPal account  missingtruckdriver@gmail.com

Purchase Banner advertising and show your support on the Missing Truck Driver Alert Website
Contact Kari Fisher at missingtruckdriver@gmail.com

What happened last February 4th 2012 is an example of what can be achieved when a  community of concerned individuals comes to the aid and hear the cries of others in need.  It is also an example of how spreading the word via social media can reach thousands in a matter of minutes, creating a surge of even more concerned individuals to spread the message
Finally, it represents the ability of those dedicated to the safety of drivers, to create and establish an organized network and group where friends and loved ones of missing drivers can go to for help!

Special thanks to Lisa Wells, Beth Howells, Robin Wade, and Dee Dutton for aiding in the Alerts which are sent out for MTDAN.
Thank you to Darrell Deford who has recently donated a server to MTDAN and is assisting in the upgrade of the NEW WEBSITE.

© 2013, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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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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2 Responses to Trucking Community called to support Missing Truck Driver Alert Network. - Post a Comment

  1. Jordan

    I think this is a great initiative and will give both truckers and their families an additional level of peace when truckers are on the road. Knowing that other truckers are looking out for you is a great idea and it’s good to see people looking after their own.

    • Allen Smith

      Thanks for supporting this. I hope to see your banner up as a sponsor. Contact Kari or Lee Fisher and mention you saw the post on AskTheTrucker and you will receive a 30% discount on a 1 year sponsorship on MissingTruckDriver

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