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Raising the Standards of the Trucking Industry


Is Trucking Right For You?

Aug
15,
2008
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Are you considering a career in trucking? How do you know if it’s the right choice for you? Join Allen on Sunday, August 17th at 6:00 PM EST on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, as he shares his thoughts on how to determine if trucking is the right career for you!

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“Ask the Doctor” Radio Show Postponed….

Aug
14,
2008
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Due to a family emergency, the “Ask The Doctor” radio show featuring Dr. Joseph P. Nesheiwat has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Women In Trucking

Aug
14,
2008
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Ellen Voie to appear as guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio – August 26th, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. EST.Ellen Voie is the President/CEO of the Women in Trucking Association – Their mission statement says it all : “Women In Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women in trucking”.

Ellen serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and was involved in adapting the Wisconsin Driver’s Manual. She is the recipient of the Skinner Humanitarian award, which is presented annually to a trucking advocate in her state. She helped found and organize the Trucker’s Pride Day in Waupaca, Wisconsin and convinced Governor Tommy Thompson to proclaim the event as a statewide “Trucker Appreciation Day.”

Ellen has written extensively about trucking and family issues, and her articles have appeared in print and internet magazines. She is also a published author – ‘Marriage in the Long Run’ – a collection of some of her most popular columns. She holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin.

Join Allen as he welcomes Ellen Voie to the show to learn more about this great organization, and the roles and accomplishments by women in trucking!

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Earn More Money with Your CDL

Aug
12,
2008
2

Are you considering getting your CDL? Worried about passing the CDL exams? This is an excellent program that will guarantee you’ll pass the CDL exam the first time! Want to know how to make more money with your CDL? The answer is simple…..the more endorsements you have…..the more money you can make! That’s it! Each endorsement is like an extra pay bonus…..HazMat, Tanker, Doubles, Triples, Passenger……even if you never use them, just having these endorsements will open up a ton of extra employment opportunities for you, giving you more chances at a successful career in trucking than just…..”over the road.”

Not only will this program guarantee you’ll pass the standard CDL exam the first time…..but you’ll pass any and all endorsement exams you choose to take…..and it’s GUARANTEED!

Don’t stress over the CDL exam and all of its endorsement tests……check out this program and you’ll ace ALL of the tests! You have my word on it!

Here’s the program!

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Trucking Blogs and Forums

Aug
11,
2008
2

A great means of information is provided for those interested in trucking through the use of trucking blogs and forums.  Have a question about a certain motor carrier?  Check out the forums?  Wondering about a truck driving school?  Post a question on a trucking forum.  Have a great story to tell or enjoy reading about other drivers’ adventures?  Log in to one of the trucking blogs.

Here is a list of some of the favorite blogs and forums that AskTheTrucker enjoys on a regular basis:

What better name for a trucking blog than, well……..truckingblog!

Like adventures and great stories?  Then check out Adventures in Trucking.

Considering a career in trucking?  Learn more about it at Life on the Road.

Want to know what other drivers are saying about a company?  Look at the Trucking Boards.

What better way to communicate than by Trucker to Trucker?

Does the open road appeal to you as a possible career?  Then look down the Road to Trucking.

Great blogs…..great forums……be sure to check them out!

Allen Smith

AskTheTrucker

 

 

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Driver License and Department of Motor Vehicles State Listing

Aug
10,
2008
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Rules and regulations concerning the issue of a driver license and specifically a commercial drivers license, (CDL), varies from state to state. Although these variants are not too great, it is always best to check with the State’s Department of Motor Vehicles to understand the guidelines and requirements for obtaining a driver license for a particular state.

Listed below are the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia with links to each State’s DMV website in order to make your search more simplified.

 Alabama                    

 

 Alaska                    

 

 Arizona                    

 

 Arkansas                    

 

 California                    

 

 Colorado                    

 

 Connecticut                    

 

 Delaware                    

 

 District of Columbia                    

 

 Florida                    

 

 Georgia                    

 

 Hawaii                    

 

 Idaho                    

 

 Illinois                    

 

 Indiana                    

 

 Iowa                    

 

 Kansas                    

 

 Kentucky                    

 

 Louisiana                    

 

 Maine                    

 

 Maryland                    

 

 Massachusetts                    

 

 Michigan                    

 

 Minnesota                    

 

 Mississippi                    

 

 Missouri                    

 

 Montana                    

 

 Nebraska                    

 

 Nevada                    

 

 New Hampshire                    

 

 New Jersey                    

 

 New Mexico                    

 

 New York                    

 

 North Carolina                    

 

 North Dakota                    

 

 Ohio                    

 

 Oklahoma                    

 

 Oregon                    

 

 Pennsylvania                    

 

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 Rhode Island                    

 

 South Carolina                    

 

 South Dakota                    

 

 Texas                    

 

 Tennessee                    

 

 Utah                    

 

 Vermont                     

 

 Virginia                     

 

 Washington                    

 

 West Virginia                     

 

 Wisconsin                    

 

 Wyoming                    

 

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Trucking Talk Radio Show Debuts

Aug
10,
2008
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We were pleased to have launched our first broadcast of the Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show earlier today, entitled “HazMat Operations.”  If you happened to miss it, you can hear it now by following the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TruthAboutTrucking/2008/08/09/HazMat-Operations

Be sure to catch our next live show, Saturday, August 16th at 4:00 PM EST, when you can “Ask The Doctor.”  Thanks for listening…………

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Woman in Trucking- They’re not Just Driving

Aug
9,
2008
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Woman have come a long way in trucking. Meet Laura Hunt, an employee for UPS who has been honored with the very prestigious Top Gun Award at DTS( Driver Training School).

Read More about Laura and her story. We’d like to hear more from our Lady Truckers also. Woman in Trucking are very committed and take their career quite ernestly. We’d like to say, “Thank You” to all.

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Do You Run a Quality, Reputable Truck Driving School or Trucking Company?

Aug
6,
2008
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TruthAboutTrucking.Com is all about the TRUTH when it comes to the trucking industry.  Providing students and new drivers with the information they need in order to make the right decision about a career in trucking, Truth About Trucking has set out to raise the standards of the trucking industry.  Somebody needed to step forward and make the truck driving schools and trucking companies accountable for their actions that have led many drivers down a road of financial failure.  For three years, we have been doing just that.

Providing an endless amount of FREE information through our article writing, blog posts, newsletter, bonus reports, our talk radio show and answering hundreds of emails and returning phone calls, we want the scams of the trucking industry to know that the Truth About Trucking is fighting back for our nations’ drivers. 

Do you run a quality, reputable truck driving school or trucking company?  Are you one that does what you say you will do?  Are you a school that provides excellent training at an affordable price?  Are you a company that promises a certain amount of miles with appropriate pay, and then delivers on that promise?

If so, then we want to hear from you.  Write me directly at: allen@truthabouttrucking.com and after a very thorough investigation, we conclude that you are indeed, a quality, reputable school or company, then we will let students and new drivers know through our new link exchange program.

Let’s see if there are any truck driving schools and trucking companies out there that will accept the challenge.

To the drivers’ success,

Allen Smith

Ask The Trucker  Truth About Trucking  Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

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Trucking Software for Owner Operators

Aug
5,
2008
1

In today’s world of technoloy, how does one choose a certain program or software for personal or business use.  The supply is endless!  Normally, I tend to stay away from recommending such items, but I happened to come across a great piece of trucking software that helps with bookkeeping and fuel tax reporting.  Made by Omni Communications, who have been in business since 1993, their are thousands of truckers worldwide using this software.

The software has been reviewed by several major Trucking Magazines and it is a member of the BBB.  Always one to completely check something out before purchasing, I found this software to be an excellent tool for owner operators and small fleet owners….so I thought I’d pass my two cents along…….

Easy Trucking SoftwareSo check it out and make running your business a whole lot easier!

Thanks……..Allen

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