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Raising the Standards of the Trucking Industry

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Recently we received a message on our AskTheTrucker contact form:

Ben Leffler wrote:
My name is Ben and I blog for I think 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

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!


Ben Leffler – the online shipping marketplace

Thank you Ben for ranking Allen Smith and his 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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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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