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Leading Social Media Expert to Speak at Truck Driver Convention

Mar
13,
2011
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Austin Walsh, social media expertSocial media experts agree that the trucking industry is still lagging behind other industries when it comes to utilizing the tools of social media.  Tools which can help professional truck drivers to further their careers or companies and corporations to grow their business, largely remain untouched by the U. S. trucking industry.

With the understanding and know-how of properly implementing social media into your business or profession, the CDL truck driver or smallest of trucking companies can grow above the basic level of posting a Facebook update or a single tweet on Twitter.   The power of social media and what it can accomplish for the truck driver and the industry goes far beyond these simple, elementary basics.

Austin Walsh is one of the country’s leading experts in social media.  Having designed and created Social Media campaigns for celebrity clients which include Mark Victor Hansen (author of Chicken Soup for The Soul) and Gary Goldstein, (Film Producer of the hit movie, Pretty Woman),  Mr. Walsh has agreed to be our special guest speaker for the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

Studies have shown that many truck drivers and trucking professionals, companies included, have a tendency to dismiss new technology and fail to see their business potential.  Within the logistics arena of the trucking industry, this area currently falls far behind other industries in incorporating social media into their business applications.

There is much more to social media than Facebook and Twitter and by dismissing the age of technology and social media tools, truck drivers and trucking companies are losing out on a great deal of business and profitable growth.   Fully understanding the tools of social media provides the capability to share your ideas or message to millions within a matter of moments.

Mr. Walsh will share his expertise with professional truck drivers and the trucking industry alike, on how you can reap the benefits of using the power of social media to your advantage.

Hear what internet social media multi-millionare, Stephen Pierce, says about Austin Walsh:

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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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