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2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention – Postponed

Allen Smith

Allen Smith

The 2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention scheduled for October 11-13th in Kansas City, MO has been postponed.

As many of you know, Donna has faced some health issues over the past few years and unfortunately began having more difficulties last month.  Because of this, I have chosen to make the call to postpone the 2013 convention.

It is much easier to call it now than to possibly have to make such an announcement later when attendees have already purchased airline travel tickets and other such expenditures.

Donna is currently undergoing various medical tests and will know within several days, the plan of action the doctors will take to hopefully resolve the matter to the best possibility.  My main concern at this point, is for her to get well.

Donna and I want to express our thanks to everyone who have been so supportive of the TDSMC, including our speakers, special guests and our sponsors who have supported us so generously.

For those who have purchased their convention reservations, as well as the sponsors, Donna will be working to refund the monies as per the TDSMC Terms of Agreement.  We have received almost 200 reservations, so please be patient as Donna will be handling this matter, due to my work schedule and other obligations.

For those who may have already reserved their rooms at the Harrah’s Resort & Convention Center, please contact Harrah’s directly and ASAP for the refund.

The National Truck Parking Survey remains ACTIVE and a presentation will be made publicly and also presented to USDOT-FHWA

Please continue to support the efforts of this most vital need for professional CMV drivers  MORE SAFE TRUCK PARKING
Your participation in this survey is needed more than ever and the results will contribute to the safety and well being of professional drivers as well as the motoring public.

For more information regarding the SURVEY Please contact Hope Rivenburg, co-founder of “Jasons Law” and initiator of the National Truck Parking Survey

Again, we thank everyone for all of their support for the 2013 TDSMC and look forward to 2014!

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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6 Responses to 2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention – Postponed. - Post a Comment

  1. Dianna

    Allen and Donna may God be with you during this trying time. My family send our prayers to you and may you feel better soon. 🙂 All the best

    • Allen Smith

      Thank you Dianna, we appreciate it and will miss you this year.

  2. Bill Clade

    Dealing with truckers and with “relgious” church people is a task that wears down an individual’s body,soul, and spirit. Nevertheless my prayer for you folks can be read in Numbers 6:24-26 and 2nd Peter 1:2. Also, you made the correct decision in cancelling this years event.

  3. Paul Kaperonis

    Donna, I saw your note and update from Allen and I wanted to send along a note to wish you well and hope everything is going as best it can for you.

    Take care and we will keep your and your family in our prayers!

    Thank you for introducing me to the world of trucking!



    • Allen Smith

      Thank you Paul, we appreciate that so much. Give us a call and let’s catch up!
      Allen & Donna

  4. Cade Lennox

    Allen, really sorry to hear about the reason for the cancellation. Definitely the right call though. I eagerly await the announcement for next year’s convention and hope to attend. We are all wishing the best for you and Donna.

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