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John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger is a multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, and may be best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom “Cheers.”

Though never a postman in real life, he did work as a carpenter, archery instructor and oyster boat crewman, and also created and starred in the Travel Channel series “Made in America,” which spotlighted U.S.-made goods and workers. His father was a truck driver, giving John a deep respect and admiration for truckers and the job that they do.

Along with work in feature films, from major studio blockbusters like Superman and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back to independent films like the recent drama The Woodcarver, animation has been a natural home to his versatile vocal talents. John Ratzenberger is the only actor to participate in every Pixar film.

Beginning with the charming and witty Hamm the piggy bank in Toy Story, reprised in Toy Story 2 and 3, there came P.T. Flea in A Bug’s Life, Yeti the abominable snowman in Monsters, Inc., a school of moonfish in Finding Nemo, the Underminer in The Incredibles, Mack the truck in Cars/Cars 2, Mustafa the waiter in Ratatouille, John in WALL-E, and Tom the construction worker in Up and Gordon in Brave.  John has recently appeared on Bones, CSI, Drop Dead Diva, and Franklin & Bash. He is currently a recurring character on the FX hit TV show, LEGIT.

Mr. Ratzenberger will be our special guest, Thursday, October 31, 2013 on Blog Talk Radio’s: Truth About Trucking “LIVE.” On October 21, 2013, John launched a crowd source campaign with Donald Trump’s for his new television series John Ratzenberger’s American Made, where he will tour the country and spotlight some of the best American made products and manufacturers.

Discussion will focus on his new series and how you can be a part of his crowd sharing campaign for Fund Anything/American Made, win prizes and even appear on the show. This is a petition to support American workers and U. S. employment.

American Made

American Made

By joining John in his funding campaign for the show, he will share special gifts in return, thus the term: “Crowd Sharing.” Gifts include everything from a “I Support American Made” T-shirts, having your name on their AmericanMade Facebook page, to being a producer of the show.

Companies can receive prizes such as “Tell Your Company’s American Made Story on TV” and even have Mr. Ratzenberger come to your business and speak at your event, plus much more.

For complete details on the AmericanMade sharing campaign and all you will receive for participating, visit: and join us “live”, Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 7 PM Eastern Time for Truth About Trucking “LIVE”American Made with John Ratzenberger.

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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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