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NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015

North American Trucking Alerts

NATA- North American Trucking Alerts

Like any other industry, trucking has many issues. There are those who speak about them, write about them, give advice about them and analyzes them.

The list of trucking issues is a long one, but depending on who and what segment of the industry you speak to, the causes and solutions are often different. There’s often a lot of blaming, finger pointing, self interests, and many times just complaining going on, distracting many from focusing on the focal point of the problems at hand.

North American Trucking Alerts will be setting the stage to change all that in 2015, bringing the focus of trucking issues on professional drivers, as almost every trucking issue is centered around our nations drivers in one way or another such as:

Regulations, CDL Training, HOS, ELD’s, Detention time, Wages, Truck Parking, Driver Health, Industry Image, and the most discussed issue currently at hand, the perceived and anticipated Truck Driver Shortage.

We at NATA believe that by addressing and bringing awareness to these issues and by focusing on the professional driver, that real and viable solutions can be achieved. It will take a sincere level of concern however, addressing the issue for the good of the entire industry and not for individual gain. The 3 A’s of NATA are Awareness, Accountability, and Action.

We invite you to join North American Trucking Alerts and be a part of ideas, solutions, and accountability: everyone from individuals, drivers, organizations, groups, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers and all who have a vested interest in the trucking industry. The most concerned within the industry are coming together, putting aside their differences, and working together for the good of everyone affected. It is our goal to highlight those who step up and take action toward drivers and ultimately, industry concerns.

NATA has brought together many within the industry to contribute their thoughts and ideas through Articles and membership Forum Postings. Our contributors are among the finest and most concerned within the industry and more are being added on a regular basis.

So far NATA’s advisory committee includes Richard Wilson of TCRG Consulting, who has been recently nominated for membership and representation for the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC). The final date to submit an application or nomination is set for January 9, 2015.

Other areas for the advisory committee will include:  Health, Financial Guidance, Law and Trucking Employment, all of whom will be added to the NATA site as they are assigned.

Membership for CDL drivers and their families are free for the month of December. All members are automatically entered into the Cobra Prize giveaway. Winners will be announced on the New Years Eve broadcast on Truth About Trucking “Live”, Wednesday December 31st at 6PM ET.

Prizes include a CDR 840 DRIVE HD Dash Cam and the 29 LX BT CB Radio with Bluetooth. All who JOIN  North American Trucking Alerts in December will be part of Random Prize Drawing – Prizes donated by Cobra Electronics.

NATA is seeking all those within the industry who desire to be a part of unity, commitment, ideas and solutions for trucking’s most crucial concerns. Again: Awareness, Accountability and Action . . . we invite all those interested to join and be a part of NATA’s goal.

Contact NATA for more information via:

  • 352-465-7476
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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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2 Responses to NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015. - Post a Comment

  1. James McCormack

    This is important work and we are helping to promote this effort by sharing through social media. Kudos and all the best ….

    • Allen Smith

      Thank you James for all your support over the years!! Thanks for steering students and drivers in the right direction!

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