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Is Trucking Right For You?


Are you considering a career in trucking? How do you know if it’s the right choice for you? Join Allen on Sunday, August 17th at 6:00 PM EST on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, as he shares his thoughts on how to determine if trucking is the right career for you!

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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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  1. Ellie Taft

    I am 66 and at this age most people in their 60’s are pulling in, stopping, and hanging up their work field., after I retired from automotive sales for many years, I decided to change into bus driving, I was told that in the state of Georgia one needed a complete class A before even considering driving a school bus. I took the entrance exam at the ALTIMAHA TECH in Baxley, took 5 different state test for my permit, and am now attending the institute for my class A license, I really am training to drive a 18 wheeler, what are my chanches of obtaining a job at my age, and being a new graduate? please advise, as I am a woman, a grandmother of 5, wife of one for 46 years, (husband drives dump truck here) and he has a class B. We moved down from Vermont one year ago and want to stay here in Jesup Georgia. , but need to work. thanks.

  2. admin

    Hi Ellie: I know drivers in their late 70’s and older who are still out there on the road……As far as rules go, as long as you pass all tests and exams, you are qualified to drive 18 wheelers or whatever…….You may have some obstacles with getting hired by some carriers, but I believe a company will be willing to hire you….66 is still considered “young” in this day and age….you may have knock on a few doors, and maybe not! All in all…..I believe you have a good chance being hired…..Let me know how it works out and Good Luck !

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