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About: 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"

Truckers Save Christmas TCGO Partnering with Trucking’s Top Musicians

Nov
7,
2019
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Truckers Save Christmas Trucker’s Christmas Group Partnering with Trucking’s Top Musicians   These drivers and performers will be helping to raise funds and awareness for drivers and families in need (PARK CITY, Kan., Nov 4, 2019) —   Trucker’s Christmas … Continue reading

Truckers Christmas Group partners with trucking musicians to aid trucker families in need

Nov
7,
2019
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Truckers Save Christmas – Trucker’s Christmas Group Partnering with Trucking’s Top Musicians For 11 years the Truckers Christmas Group (TCGO), has been helping trucking families in dire need during the holiday season through donations, sponsorships, and nominations. The Christmas Group … Continue reading

Win a trip to the Daytona 500 from RoadPro and PFJ

Sep
12,
2019
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RoadPro Offers a Chance to Win a Trip to the Daytona 500 Palmyra, PA (September 2019) – RoadPro Family of Brands is teaming up with Pilot Flying J travel centers to give one lucky winner and a guest an all-expense … Continue reading

Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop

Aug
28,
2019
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Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop A truck stop can be an oasis for weary truck drivers, RVers, and others on long drives. It offers a place to rest and recover after hours spent behind the wheel. … Continue reading

Strategies that target drivers serious health problems

Aug
19,
2019
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August 13, 2019 – Press Release Coach Carolyn’s Strategies Target the Trucking Industry’s Most Serious and Costly Problem, Truck Driver Health   Driver retention is affected when drivers struggle to stay on the road or pass DOT due to health … Continue reading

Truckers can enter to win All Expense Paid trip to Nashville from RoadPro

Jul
8,
2019
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RoadPro Kicks Off the Ultimate Nashville Getaway Giveaway Palmyra, PA (July 2019) – RoadPro Family of Brands is pleased to announce The Ultimate Nashville Getaway Giveaway specific to the professional truck driver. Drivers can enter to win an all-expenses paid … Continue reading

Driver who refused to drive in hazardous weather wins OSHA STAA case

Jul
5,
2019
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Driver who refused to drive in hazardous weather wins OSHA STAA case For many years now attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center has been standing up for truckers and their rights.  Mr. Taylor won his most recent case for … Continue reading

Decisions for Long Haul Truckers

Jun
27,
2019
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Perhaps you currently drive a big rig for a company and want total freedom to transport loads when and where you want. Or, you recently received your Class A CDL license and are anxious to make your first run. Regardless … Continue reading

Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

May
15,
2019
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Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able … Continue reading

Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker

Apr
25,
2019
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Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker The lifestyle of a long-haul truck driver isn’t the healthiest by a long shot. Being responsible for hauling loads hundreds of miles away, truck drivers spend a great deal of … Continue reading

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