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VDOT Official Addresses Truck Drivers Concerns


Jeffrey Caldwell, Chief of Communitions for VDOT, gave an hour of his time this evening on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, to discuss the situation in the State of Virginia, concerning the closings of 25 of the 41 rest areas and the impact it will place on public safety.

SilverSurfer and JB of The American Driver had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss this matter with Mr. Caldwell.  July 1st, 2009 is the final date when the State will have made its decision about the closings and the effects will be in place.

Special thanks to all those who tuned in and participated in the discussion.  You can catch the 2 hour show here:

Thanks to everyone for letting their voices be heard in this serious matter.

Allen Smith

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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. […] above flashplayer tool contains the radio interview that was sponsored by on Wednesday evening, 15 April 2009. This interview featured Jeffrey Caldwell, Chief of […]

  2. Thank you Allen for arraigning this question/answer meeting with Mr. Caldwell. Listeners, through your show, are truly able to understand the situation my brother and I are confronted with in attempting to get VA to stop this outrageous action regarding safety, and the need for all to stand up and speak out with us to achieve this. To those who have stood up and spoke out to assist us…thank you. [~SilverSurfer~]

  3. Allen Smith

    Glad to have helped and thanks for you and your brother’s participation in the show….

  4. Mike Feltman

    This is appearing more like a Constitutional violation to me the more I hear about it. This is directly affecting a truck driver’s right to earn an income and will be causing such a signficant hardship on commercial drivers in the future. I will be looking more into this legal issue and give some Constitutional food for thought as my research progresses…

  5. Allen Smith

    Hi Mike: Glad to have an attorney’s point of view of this important safety issue….Allen

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