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How to Report Workplace Harassment


Internet trucking talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” continued their efforts in reporting the abuse and harassment that is taking place in some areas of the trucking industry.  Seldom reported, more and more are “speaking out” against this workplace abuse and the final result that is being worked towards is change.

With lawsuits being placed against some trucking companies and hundreds of complaints being filed by employees of trucking, people are finally fighting back for their employee rights.

Topics of the show included:  What you can do if ever faced with an abusive situation at your workplace and what steps you should take to protect your rights as an employee and to insure that the correct procedures are followed so action is taken against the abuser.

Although it can be a difficult subject matter to discuss, too many new student drivers, male and female, have been faced with abusive actions while training with some trucking companies and they need to understand that they have rights as employees under the law, and can fully act upon those laws to pursue action against the company, driver trainer or anyone else who violates their rights.

Learn more about your rights as an employee . . .

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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 Responses to How to Report Workplace Harassment. - Post a Comment

  1. Nicole

    Great post, thanks for sharing this kind of information, harassment can occur in all kinds of industries and it’s great that the trucking industry is speaking out on the issue!

  2. Allen Smith

    Hi Nicole: Workplace harassment has become what many have called an epidemic in our society and around the world. Many employees are beginning to fight back and utilize their rights as an employee as laid out by law …. unfortunately, the trucking industry itself, is not speaking out on the issue as they should …. but hopefully, the voices of the people will continue to be heard …. thanks for posting …. Allen

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