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Bloomberg BusinessWeek to Cover Truck Driver Convention


As truck drivers face stricter regulations within the industry, more drivers are considering turning away from a professional truck driving career.

From the CSA, anti-idling laws, proposed ban on cell phone use, low wages, future HOS rule changes and the cross-border program, to name a few, even veteran drivers have thrown up their hands and have walked away from a life-long career.

Drivers have faced struggles for many years and as the government continues to step further into their livelihoods, the ability to provide support for themselves and their families continue to grow more difficult with each new regulation.

Professional truck drivers have always talked among themselves about the ever-changing trucking industry, with the difficulties they face largely unnoticed by the general public.  The issues faced by the American trucker have never reached a height of public awareness, which is needed for any issue to receive attention, thus beginning the process for resolution.

The Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention was founded on the principle of uniting, recognizing and honoring our nation’s truckers for their daily work in keeping America moving.  It is also an event to bring public and national awareness to the issues that professional drivers face on a daily basis, as well as bringing drivers and other industry professionals together to exchange thoughts, ideas and solutions that will best meet the needs of our drivers.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, one of the top three business magazines in the country, will be covering the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Mississippi.

The journalist assigned by BusinessWeek to cover the event has also written for The New York Times and The Boston Globe and has appeared on several TV cable news channels.

Also covering the event will be:

Truckers News and Overdrive magazines have been the leaders in trucking news for years, with Overdrive recently celebrating their 50th anniversary.

We appreciate the interest for coverage and to help raise the needed awareness by these well-known and highly respected trucking magazines and are grateful for the opportunity to have a reporter from BusinessWeek assigned to the event.

Reservations for the convention will end on October 5th, 2011.

Allen Smith

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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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  2. Virginia

    Iam a driver and iam been treating unfairly in my job.What can l do

  3. dianna

    I can say I’m look forward to this event. Both myself, my husband and my father-yein-law have been in the trucking industry for more than 20 years. Its sad to say that prices are going up, but wages are not.

  4. […] Then, they (dri­vers and their sup­port­ers) will have over 2  hours to SPEAK UP at the podium to address these con­cerns as the entire event is pro­fes­sion­ally recorded and nation­ally cov­ered. […]

  5. Allen Smith

    File a complaint with the EEOC :

    That’s a starting point.

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