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Ask-A-Lawyer event comes to GATS

Real Women In Trucking

Real Women in Trucking hosts Ask-A-Lawyer and LADY TRUCKER DISCUSSION PANEL at GATS in Dallas ,Texas August 24th-26th






There’s never been a more controversial time within the trucking industry.  Drivers are frustrated over numerous issues and have endless questions. Many times they have no where to turn to ask for answers to their questions.  This year at GATS, hosted by Real Women in Trucking, there will be a panel of attorneys ready to address driver concerns and questions.  As time allows there will also be a Trucker Open forum to continue their conversations.

REAL Women in Trucking will have their 1st exhibit booth ( booth 8052) at the Great American Truck Show August 24-26, 2017   and GATS Center Stage Lady Trucker Discussion Panel  thanks to the generosity of Craig Ackermann Esq. , founder of the law firm Ackermann & Tilajef,P.C
and Attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center.

In addition to having an exhibit booth near the GATS health pavilion, RWIT will host an “Ask a Lawyer – Q & A” session for drivers and the “Lady Trucker Panel Discussion” on the main exhibit floor stage PLUS assist with the doggie play area at the TA/Petro Truck Parking Community at Fair Park.


DRIVERS Don’t Miss The Ask-A Lawyer Opportunity  at GATS

Please note drivers: To be a part of this first of a kind event at GATS, please arrive early to ensure you will have a spot at the table.

Great American Trucking Shoe

“Ask a Lawyer – Q & A”  10:00 AM at GATS August 25, 2017

Location Meeting Room: C150 (at the bottom of the escalators)

Seminar Title: “Ask a Lawyer – A learning session for truck drivers”
Sponsored by Craig Ackermann, Esq.

There will be lawyers in attendance to answer driver legal questions.
You can ask anonymously if you wish on the following areas of law:

If you cannot attend the Ask-A-Lawyer event and want to have a question asked, please send it to us in advance at

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistle blower protection actions
  • Lease Violations
  • DAC Reports
  • Employment labor
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Misclassification of drivers

 Panel lawyers include: Paul Taylor and Peter Lavoie from “Truckers Justice Center” and Steve Arenson from the employment litigation firm on Park Ave. in New York City , Arenson Dittmar & Karman.

Steven Arenson – Reuters: New York area car wash workers get more than $91,000 each in unpaid wages

Truckers Justice Center – Marten, New Prime, Maverick, UPS


Another main attraction this year at GATS will be the “center stage” Lady Trucker Discussion


Lady Panel Discussion

Sponsored by Truckers Justice Center

Join us as we present a lady trucker discussion panel on the main exhibit floor stage to allow women who work as truck drivers to talk about their work, the pros and cons of their particular driving sector that should be considered and their concerns in the industry. Come meet some lady truck drivers and listen to what they have to say!

                  Idella’s Puppy Paradise

                                  5:30 Pm to 7:30 PM August 24-26, 2017 



Pet Parade August 26, 2017 Start Time TBA

RWIT Treasurer , and one of the recently named TA/Petro Citizen Driver Award Winners, Idella Hansen brings her love for animals to the GATS TA/Petro Truck Parking Community this year with a dog play area that opens after the GATS exhibit hall closes. There will be selfie station photo opportunities , a mobile dog wash area, play toys and giveaways. The grand finale Pet Parade will be held on the final evening in the Fair Park TA/Petro truck parking community. Let your trucking dog come out and socialize with us at Idella’s Puppy Paradise! 


Booth Details: VISIT RWIT at booth 8052 located near OnRamp to Health and across from Operation Roger Pet Transport where will will have literature for drivers who would like to know more about our organization, significant recent legal cases that have been won on behalf of truck drivers, 2 minute lady truck driverSPEAK YOUR MIND!Videos for our You Tube Channel PLUS information on our upcoming special events like the

Phoenix Raceway Camp Out in the Desert during NASCAR weekend November 2017 and the 2nd Annual Lady Trucker Cruise.

RWIT will be raffling off One (1) Phoenix Raceway Camp Out in the Desert RWIT VIP Package, a $300.00 value plus other giveaways

To READ MORE  go to RWIT Great American Truck Show

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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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