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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"

NATSO opposes allowing truckers to be fed at rest areas

Apr
9,
2020
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Two days ago we wrote about how on April 3rd the FHWA is now allowing food trucks to operate in Rest Areas. The FHWA course of action was taken because of the National Emergency which was put in place on … Continue reading

Food Trucks in Rest Areas for CDL drivers during Covid19 National Emergency

Apr
6,
2020
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Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers. It’s a well known fact for truckers is that commercialization of Rest Areas is not allowed on the Federal Highway Interstate … Continue reading

4 Winter Tips to Keep Fleet Drivers Safe

Apr
1,
2020
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4 Winter Tips to Keep Fleet Drivers Safe Driving long distances during inclement weather is difficult for everyone. Even the most experienced drivers can find winter driving a serious challenge. Many potential hazards can make navigation difficult, such as ice, … Continue reading

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry

Mar
31,
2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry The impact of coronavirus is there for all to see. It has affected almost every industry around the world, and people are now wondering which industry will be left standing. The trucking … Continue reading

RoadPro Provides Resources for Truck Drivers During Covid-19 Outbreak

Mar
30,
2020
1

RoadPro®Provides Resources for Truck Drivers During Covid-19 Outbreak News Release Palmyra, PA(March 2020)– RoadPro Family of Brands, dedicated to bringing the comforts of home to the road, realizes that the current situation with the Corona virus has impacted truck drivers … Continue reading

Why Truckers Need to Take preventive Maintenance Seriously

Jan
29,
2020
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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7. Although the focus of the inspections will be on driver qualifications, inspectors will still mostly be conducting full 37-point North American Standard Level I inspections during the … Continue reading

Truckers to be paid overtime in Washington state

Jan
17,
2020
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Over the Road Truckers have been battling for higher wages, paid detention time, and even pay for all time for some time now.  But it’s not just OTR truckers who have consistently battled for higher wages. Many states, including Washington … Continue reading

Trucking HOS Safety Regulations confused with Department of Labor Wage and Hour Laws

Nov
19,
2019
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We’ve all heard the continuous discussions regarding Safety, ELD’s, FMCSA Hours-of-Service, Compensable time, Non-Compensable  time, On Duty, Off-Duty, On Duty not Driving, Sleeper Berth, 14 hour Clock, Split Sleeper, More driver Flexibility, and the controversial issue of detention time pay. … Continue reading

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
1

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

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