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Women in Trucking can Make a Difference

Nov
19,
2008
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TruckerDesiree and Allen Smith

Desiree Wood ( TruckerDesiree) and Allen Smith (AskTheTrucker)

One of the most courageous woman truckers right now is writing on the AskTheTrucker blog, exposing the treatment and tactics allowed to continue within the trucking industry, as viewed through her eyes and own experiences.  The purpose for these posts are two fold:

1) To warn women desiring to get into OTR trucking about the many “red flags they must be aware of so they may avoid them.

2) To encourage other woman in trucking to speak up and not be intimidated or fearful of “losing their job.”

Desiree has a written a Journal type posting which I encourage women to read. She posts regularly, and in my opinion it’s like getting a treasure of info, which I’m sure many would be more than glad to “pay for”” if it was available in  book form.

Her experiences start all the way from day 1 in truck driving school, where she first began in her quest for the coveted CDL license. It then continues into driver training and team driving. This persistant woman would not allow ANYTHING to prevent her from attaining her #1 goal of driving the big rigs. Her experiences are at times like something you would  read in a novel or watch at the movie theater.

She is a testimony of integrity, commitment, and perseverance, but most of all the desire to help others.

If you are anyone interested in a trucking career, looking into truck driver training, are already a truck driver, or just interested in knowing what is still allowed to go on within the trucking industry, then I believe you will benefit from these journal blog posts.
A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker

Thanks,
Donna Smith

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CDL DUI show results in 109 Freebie Give-Aways

Nov
15,
2008
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Thanks to all who tuned in and listened to our DUI’s, FELONIES and Other VIOLATIONS show on Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”   Our contest which was to give away FREE copies of our upcoming new book – “The BEST Truck Driving Jobs – A State By State Guide” resulted in 109 freebies.  For those who won, you will be receiving your copy within the next several days.  THANKS! for participating!

I would like to invite everyone to tune in for our next show, Monday, 11-17-08 at 7:00 PM ESTTruck Driving Overseas  . . . hope to “see” you there! 

Also, on Monday, 11-17-08 at 12:00 PM EST – tune in to the new show hosted by Independent(R)ealist entitled – Trucking – Teamsters or Non-Union?   All good and valuable information you can utilize in your trucking career decisions, and the best part is . . . it’s all a freebie!

Mark your calendar and time and we hope to see you all there.

Thanks,

Allen

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CDL DUI’s, FELONIES and other VIOLATIONS

Nov
12,
2008
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Tonight’s Truth About Trucking “LIVE” broadcast covered the effects that a DUI and Felony can have on your truck driving career . . . even before you get started.  Also, Allen revealed the name of a trucking company that he feels is one of the best in the nation!

As a special bonus . . . Allen’s upcoming new book – “The Best Truck Driving Jobs – A State to State Guide” is offered as a FREE gift to all listeners of the show.  Allen gave a special “code number” during the show . . . email the code number to Allen at allen@truthabouttrucking.com and once the book is completed, he will send it to you for FREE!  He expects the book to be completed within the next two weeks.  BUT!  The FREE offer is good only until tomorrow – Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 – until midnight.

Once again, this will be a “one of a kind” book . . . the BEST truck driving jobs – State by State! –  Listen to the show – get the code number – and email Allen the number so you can get the book for FREE!!  You will want this book!  Listen now . . . tell your friends to listen . . . Allen wants to give away as many FREE books that he can . . . but you only have until midnight tomorrow!  Here’s the show:

 

There is only about 26 hours left at the time of this post.  Allen wants you to have his new, upcoming book for FREE!  Listen . . . and email him the number!

Thanks everyone,

Donna

 

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Trucking Life is Focus of New Show

Nov
10,
2008
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Hello everybody . . . I wanted to let you know about a new show on Blog Talk Radio, hosted by 20 year trucking veteran, Larry Stafford out of Arizona. His new show – Independent(R)ealist, will give quick talks to enlighten people on the trucking life, and the many opportunities and challenges of truck driving.   He will be broadcasting every Monday at 10:00 AM – MST.

As you know, our main goal here at Ask The Trucker and the Truth About Trucking, is helping to assist students and new drivers with the information they need in order to be successful in a trucking career.  Mr. Stafford’s show is another avenue you can utilize to learn more about the in’s and out’s of trucking.   Let’s show him our support!  Check out the Independent(R)ealist talk radio show…..

If you missed his show today, you can give it a listen right now: 

 

 

And don’t forget to tune in to our next show on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – tomorrow – November 11, 2008 at 7:30 PM – EST – when our topic will be :  DUI’s, FELONIES and OTHER VIOLATIONS.  I’ll talk to you then……

Thanks,

Allen Smith

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CDL Test Answers

Nov
8,
2008
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How would you like to have the answers to over 800 CDL Test Questions?  Just like in College, where the professors provide you with the answers you really need to know about the upcoming BIG Exam, you can now have access to the questions and answers to the CDL written exam.  Which cdl questions will you be asked?  There is no way of knowing . . . but this excellent study guide to the CDL written test will prepare you for a GUARANTEED passing grade

 

This is a great resource for CDL students to get “Ahead of the Game!”

 

Check it out at :     CDL Test Answers

 

 

 

 

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Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – Reaching Around the Globe

Nov
6,
2008
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We are very excited about the success that our internet talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” is producing.  Now, being picked up by various sponsors, listeners are showing up from around the globe – North America, South America, England, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Kuwait, Lebanon and even Japan!  Be sure to follow our show for upcoming “live” broadcasts at : Blog Talk Radio.

Invitation to Join Host Allen Smith at : Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Be sure to join us for our next show : DUI’s, Felonies and Other Driving Violations – Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at 7:30 PM – EST . . . AND . . . on Monday, November 17th, 2008 at 7:00 PM – EST for : Truck Driving Overseas.    We would like to extend our “THANK YOU’s” to everyone who has helped make Truth About Trucking “LIVE” a great success!

Thanks Everyone!

Allen & Donna

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CDL Questions Answered

Nov
2,
2008
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So You\'ve Got Your CCL..Now What?\

Many new CDL drivers often have many questions when it comes to driving opportunities.  Allen’s new eBook : “So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?” has just been released.  You will find many CDL questions answered as well as a host of valuable information written exclusively for new CDL drivers. 

 

 

Be sure to check out : So You’ve Got Your CDL . . . Now What?”

 

 

 Thanks to everyone, and check out our new site :  http://www.cdlquestions.com

Donna

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Truth About Trucking Wishes Everyone – A Safe & Happy Halloween

Oct
29,
2008
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Happy Halloween from - Truth About Trucking and Ask The Trucker

From everyone here at Truth About Trucking and Ask The Trucker – we wish you all a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Allen & Donna 

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AskTheTrucker.com Ranked Number 1 for Top 10 Trucking Blogs

Oct
23,
2008
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Recently we received a message on our AskTheTrucker contact form:

Ben Leffler wrote:
Hi,
My name is Ben and I blog for uShip.com. I think askthetrucker.com is an excellent resource for those starting out in the trucking industry, so I included it on my list of the Top 10 Trucking Blogs. To check out the article visit http://www.uship.com/blog

This is our first such list, and we welcome any feedback you would be inclined to share. Thanks for supporting the industry with the great site!

Best,

Ben Leffler
bleffler@uship.com 
uShip.com – the online shipping marketplace

Thank you Ben for ranking Allen Smith and his AskTheTrucker.com Trucking Blog as # 1. We appreciate it! As you obviously have realized, Allen spends much of his time researching and helping trucking students, new CDL drivers, and trucking career seekers. Lately, we’ve had more and more veteran truck drivers joining us, adding their expertise and knowledge to the posts, enhancing the quality information and communication among new and veteran CDL truck drivers.

The  remaining 9 blogs are listed in the Ben’s Top 10 Trucking Blogs list. Tell us what you think of this list.

Allen & Donna

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CDL Written Test Practice

Oct
22,
2008
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I’m always searching and playing around on the net looking for anything and everything . . . I came across this pretty cool site that actually gives you the opportunity to practice on the CDL written tests.  If you want to know how well you did, you just put in your name and email address, and they will send you your score.

Questions may not be exactly what you will experience on the real testing, but it it a great way to “practice” for the CDL knowledge tests.   Check it out and see how well you do.

 

Crist CDL Training

 

Allen

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