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Investigation Discovery Films the “Good Side of Trucking” at the 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention

Investigation Discovery Filming the "Good Side of Trucking " at the 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention in KC, MO at Harrah's Convention Center

Investigation Discovery Filming the “Good Side of Trucking ” at the 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention in KC, MO at Harrah’s Convention Center

“Killer Truckers.   The title sends chills down the spine as it depicts a graphic image of an entire industry of big trucks rolling down the highway just waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of the naive and vulnerable, quenching their thirst for murder.

FACT :  In the past forty years, according to the FBI, 459 deaths and 41 attempted homicides are believed to be linked to serial killers who are using the nation’s highways to find and dispose of their victims.

The FBI’s breakdown by state. The agency believes there are currently close to 300 “highway serial killers.”

FACT :  The estimated 300 highway serial killers, conservatively represents only 0.0075% of the professional truck driver population. (Based on 4 Million Active CDL drivers).  So what about the other 99.9925%?  Who are they?

More Facts:

1)  The vast majority of the trucking industry is made up of honest, hard-working Americans who go through painstaking measures to conduct themselves under a code of ethics and safety.
2) Professional Truck Drivers are also victims of violent crime and those numbers are increasing.
3) There needs to be more security at many of the major truck stops. Surveys have indicated, including the most recent National Truck Parking Survey initiated by Hope Rivenburg, that drivers are themselves concerned about their own safety at many of them.
4) Professional Drivers are many time the eyes and ears of these inadequately patrolled truck plazas, reporting crimes and suspicious activity, including the reporting of human trafficking.
The majority of professional drivers are honest, hard-working Americans who go through scrupulous actions to conduct themselves under a high code of ethics and safety

Conclusion:  Trucking is a profession made up of over 4 million active professional drivers who are hard-working, sacrificing life’s luxuries in order to deliver them to others. They work for relatively low wages, living for months at a time in their trucks away from friends and family.

Opportunists of devious crime are drawn to this transient and mobile lifestyle of the professional driver. The lifestyle and profession allows these criminals to be elusive from the law, specifically murderers/serial killers, performing their horrendous acts and to then move on without suspicion or trace.

Investigation Discover Airing Times of "Killer Truckers"

Investigation Discover Airing Times of “Killer Truckers”

On Tuesday, August 13th at 10:00 PM ET,  Investigation Discovery will present a One-Hour Special featuring serial killer long haul truckers.

The Investigation Discovery segment on “Killer Truckers” also filmed integrity filled truckers’ who’s voices represent the true and positive image of the professional driver.

We were honored that the filming segment of “good, decent, hardworking truckers” took place at the 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Kansas City, MO at Harrah’s Convention Center and was included in the final filming of the show to represent the good side of trucking, which otherwise, would not have even been included in the program.

The convention represents and unites those within trucking who believe in honesty and transparency, the power of social media, and who honor the integrity of the professional driver.

© 2013, 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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