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Many new CDL drivers often have many questions when it comes to driving opportunities.  Allen’s new eBook : “So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?” has just been released.  You will find many CDL questions answered as well as a host of valuable information written exclusively for new CDL drivers. 



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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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8 Responses to CDL Questions Answered. - Post a Comment

  1. Harry Fisher

    I think this is a terrific idea. It gives the newbie things to think about that otherwise they might not consider, but when the situation presents its self to them they won’t be totally in the dark. Most new drivers have no idea of the fact that there are some truck stops that you would be better to avoid entirely. Also the need to be street savvy when in the “big cities”.
    I believe winter driving techniques are also an area to spend time on.

    You provide a very useful service to the industry. To the experienced driver these things may sound needless. But at one time they had the same questions and were hesitant to ask and some learned the hard way.



  2. Rod Jeffries

    Hey Allen,

    I really enjoyed reading your new e-book, So You’ve Got Your CDL… Now What? I must admit that I thought I knew alot about the trucking business since I’ve had a class B CDL for about 30 years now. But i am realizing that OTR Trucking is a whole new ball game. I am in the process of upgrading to a Class A, and didn’t realize just how much is really involved in recieving a Class A with all the new regulations. I really enjoyed the question and answer portion of your book. I have learned many things that I never thought would effect the process of finding a new job in the Class A truck driving field. Your new book is very informing and well thought out. I felt that you really do care about those who are seeking a new career in the trucking business and want them to have all the ammunition they can possibly have when they start that new career as a truck driver. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a career in the trucking industry. It has been invaluable to me and has answered many of my questions concerning my new adventure in the Class A trucking industry. Thank you Allen & Donna for your concerns.

    Sincerely, Rod

  3. John Kennedy

    Allen, your latest book, “So You’ve Got Your CDL… Now What?” is a …terrific addition to “Truth About Trucking”. It’s packed with real world advice that only a trucking veteran with over 20 years can provide. The easy-to-read style you’ve adopted makes it seem as though you’re speaking directly with the reader.

    The straight answers you give to the many questions you’ve received are most helpful. As a newbie, I found the log book examples and photographs a big help. And thanks for including all the reference links that provide even more information.

    A great job! Well done Allen.

  4. Allen Smith

    Thank you John, Rod, and Harry for posting your reviews. Your opinions and comments matter a great deal to me and I appreciate them.


  5. Barry Szczucki

    Whether a person is brand new to trucking or is someone like myself with 33 years in the industry, this book provides a lot of useful information and enables the reader to make educated career decisions without going through the process of trial and error.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who works in the trucking industry.

    Great job Allen!!

    Barry Szczucki

  6. Allen Smith

    Hello Mr. Szczucki:

    Thanks for the comments. Keep an eye out for my upcoming new book – “The Best Truck Driving Jobs – A State to State Guide” – This one is going to be “unbelievable” !!!! ….thanks, again,


  7. Joshua D.

    are the answers to all those questions you asked in this book or in the the previous book?

  8. Allen Smith

    Not quite sure of your question, but if you’re asking if the questions are answered in ” So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?” the answer is “yes”

    The Questions and Answers in this book are based on real questions that people have AFTER they receive their CDL. Many of tthese questions should have been asked BEFORE they got their CDL…but failed to ask, and now they may find themselves in a dilemma.

    The first book you referred to, “The Truth About Trucking” is based on “How to make Trucking Work by knowing the truth and avoiding the scams”

    “So You’ve Got Your CDL..Now What” is more specific and targets answers to questions that many find themselves facing once they get their CDL license. These are more personal according to the various circumstances drivers find themselves in.

    Hope this answers your question,

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