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NAFTA and the Effects on U.S. Trucking

Apr
23,
2009
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Since 2000, corporations have shipped more than 525,000 white-collar jobs overseas, and many estimates report that up to 14 million middle-class jobs will have been exported out of America by the year 2010.

Many high-tech jobs are and have been lost as corporations look for low-wage workers in countries such as India and China.

Meanwhile, the jobs being created in the United States through NAFTA,  are generally low-wage paying jobs that do not offer health coverage or ensure any type of  retirement security.  Statitics show that almost one-quarter of U.S. workers are in jobs that pay less than $8.85 per hour, keeping them in the poverty range.   Sixty percent of these workers are women.

Since its conception in 1993, NAFTA has resulted in the loss of million of jobs for U.S. workers.  Although U.S. domestic exports to its NAFTA partners have increased, NAFTA has led to job losses in all 50 states.   We will be taking a hard look at NAFTA and its future effects on the U.S. trucking industry on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – Sunday, May 3rd at 4 PM EST.

NAFTA – Socialism or Capitalism?  Join us and let us know what you think?

Thanks,

Allen

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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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