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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"

Furniture Moving : My Funniest Story

Mar
15,
2008
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Having spent more than 30 years of my life in the household goods moving industry, I have a lifetime of experiences. Recently, one of my kids asked me: what was the funniest thing that ever happened to me during my … Continue reading

The Nightmares of Trucking

Mar
14,
2008
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We found this video on YouTube and we would like to share it with you. This Gentleman’s name who created the video is Jim and he is a retired truck driver. He and his wife are parents of a soldier … Continue reading

Truth About Trucking- Your Opinions, Comments, and Testimonials

Mar
11,
2008
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 To all our very valued readers,  subscribers to our Newletter, and fellow truckers, In response to all our daily e-mails, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU. The blog and our website,  TruthAboutTrucking, is quickly becoming a source … Continue reading

Tough life: Costs catastrophic to truckers

Mar
10,
2008
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Article describing the devastating effects that Owner Operators within the Trucking Industry are experiencing because of the High price of fuel. Truck Drivers from all over the country are being forced to make drastic changes in their lifestyles, some on … Continue reading

Scam Artists Target New Truck Driver Recruits, Military Personnel

Mar
6,
2008
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Just when you think that a portion of the  truck driving schools had enough of their own scams, along comes a sly group that  even outscams them!….as if the Trucking Industry doesn’t have enough problems Read about this bunch and what … Continue reading

Truck Driving Careers: Choose the Right Truck Driver Training School or Trucking Company

Mar
4,
2008
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I would like to stress to those interested in choosing Trucking as a career, to make sure they do their homework before choosing a  Truck Driver Training Facility or Trucking Company for Employment. Trucking Schools are a big business out … Continue reading

Truck Driving Jobs : The Top 30 Jobs of the Future

Mar
2,
2008
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Truck driving jobs are always plentiful due to the constant driver turn over rate that now stands at 128% for over the road drivers. The average yearly income for truck drivers is $35,000 to $45,000 for company drivers, and $95,000 … Continue reading

Passing The Pre-Trip Inspection Video

Feb
25,
2008
4

Here is a video we found on You Tube which we believe will be helpful to all of you obtaining your CDL license.  If you are in a truck driving school or learning on your own, this video will be a benefit to … Continue reading

Blowing the “Bang” out of the Big Bang Theory

Feb
22,
2008
3

As an over the road truck driver, one has endless hours to spend just thinking. I don’t know about you, but I think about weird, sometimes complicated things. For instance, is a horse really a horse? Anyway, I would like to … Continue reading

Truck Driving Schools and Trucking Companies: Post Your Comments about Them Here

Feb
22,
2008
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First, I want to thank you for your trust and support in helping to make  Truth About Trucking the best selling  CDL Trucking Book for Students and New Drivers.   Allen Smith Many of you have been writing me and voicing … Continue reading

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