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Cast your Vote: 2013 Jason Rivenburg Making a Difference Award


The nominees for the 2013 Jason Rivenburg “Making a Difference” Award have been selected through the social media sites and the recipient will receive the recognition during the 3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention in October.

The final three nominees are:

  1. Kathy Cass – Participates in a “Trucking Family Advice” Column on Trucker Nation and is actively involved in the website,  “A Trucker’s Wife”.
  2. Randall Doane – Activist and member of the Deaf Truckers United Group.
  3. Richard Wilson – Regulatory Specialist at Trans Products & Trans Services.

For more information and to cast your vote for the 2013 recipient, please visit the 2013 Trucking Convention-“Jason Rivenburg-Making a Difference Award” VOTING.

Hope Rivenburg- Winner of the 2011 "Making a Differnce Award"

Hope Rivenburg- Winner of the “Making a Difference Award” at the 2011 Truck Driver Social Media Convention

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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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