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First Trucking Social Media Convention Draws 178



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2011 Truck Driver Social Media Convention

The 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention was well received among drivers and driver supporters, as the final attendee count for both reservations and walk-in’s, reached a total of 178.

I would like to thank all of those who attended and supported the event and I will be updating the Trucking Social Media website within the next several days.

The 2011 event will have its own page, including a photo and video gallery as I update the website to prepare for future conventions.

Thanks again for everyone’s support and your efforts in attending this first-ever event for the trucking industry.

Our goals to unite, honor, inform, network, socialize, and give voice to the professional driver was accomplished. Many friendships were made, others were strengthened. All-in-all the most common statement made during the event was, “The industry has needed this for a long time.”

The evening concluded with some of the best entertainment around as Tony Justice and his Nashville band cranked out hit after hit. John DiBattista also opened up during dinner with a more mellow side, ending his set with his rendition of “Say A Prayer For Jason” from the Big Rigs music CD.

The First Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention met and exceeded all expectations. Many are looking forward to next year and others have already committed to sponsorship. Details for the 2012 convention will be announced in June.

Thank you to everyone who has made this all possible: speakers, special guests, sponsors, attendees, and to eveyone who has supported us and the goals that were accomplished.

Allen Smith

© 2011, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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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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5 Responses to First Trucking Social Media Convention Draws 178. - Post a Comment

  1. Jeanette K.

    That is awesome. Sad I wasn’t able to make it, but there’s always next year!

  2. Truck Driver Training

    It seems that good number of people has participated in this conversation and the result of the conversation seems fruitful too. Looking forward to see with what new challenges you are coming up in the next year.

  3. Ashley F.

    It’s great to see that the trucking industry is finally recognizing the need to unite via social networks. It’s an easy and effective way for drivers to share vital information and to mobilize when it comes to matters that are effecting the industry.

  4. Eskimo Joe

    Thanks for sticking up for all of us!!!!

  5. […] around as Tony Justice and his Nashville band cranked out hit after hit.” – Allen Smith, (Oct 17, 2011). It was Tony’s pleasure to attend and perform at this event, so he could show his support for the […]

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