The First Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention is only 2 months away and what started out initially to be a convention for drivers, is quickly becoming a trucking social media event for the industry. The first time ever event is uniting truck drivers and their supporters from around the country and is rapidly grabbing the attentions of industry leaders.
People from various segments of the industry are securing their seat in order to take advantage of the benefits of this convention, including the importance of incorporating social media into their campaign for success, whether that is corporate or individual.
The fact is that whether you are a truck driver, company, or an organization, the need to reach your message to thousands with a click of a mouse is vital in order to achieve the full potential of your goals.
People are realizing the benefits of networking with one another, sharing their knowledge and experience within the industry, recognizing that those you once may have thought of as rivalry can now be your ally.The notion of being transparent and approachable to secure success is somewhat foreign and uncomfortable to many; furthermore, how to go about executing it properly, without ill effects, remains somewhat baffling. The Social media speaker will be addressing these concerns.
Another reason that folks from various areas within trucking are attending is the “all star” cast of speakers which are attending the convention. Rich Wilson; Regulations Specialist, Paul Taylor; Trucking Employment Attorney, James McCormack: Trucking Careers Advisor, Jon Osburn: Truck Driver Health; Eddie Gichuhi: Truck Driver Business Success, and of course Austin Walsh and Landon Middleton presenting on Social Media.
Those within the industry are also focused on what drivers will be discussing during the open forums and during the downtime. Trucking is at one of the biggest crossroads of its history, concerns such as CSA, HOS, EOBR’s, anti-idling, cross border trucking, and driver shortage and low wages, have sparked attention and has affected most . The need to openly express opinions regarding these issues and to communicate and discuss them with one another is of vital importance. Understanding each other’s position is essential.
Drivers are attending to show their unity and many sponsors who have come on board are supporting them. Drivers desire to be recognized for their skills and achievements by one of their own, not just as a token mention, but as a genuine display of tribute and appreciation, is something which needs to be done. Professional drivers are also encouraged by the opportunity of being able to monetize their websites and blogs as a means of supplementing their income as they also can spread their word and message across the internet.
The convention is not a truck show or expo, but more like a town hall meeting within a ballroom setting. Food, speakers, open discussions, prizes, and entertainment will all be a part of the 1 day 15 hour event.
Many are attending to meet those who they have been communicating with for years with through social media websites.
The convention is a major step in the right direction, displaying unity for drivers and all those who would like to network with one another in order to “raise the standards of the trucking industry”
Bronze Sponsor slots are still available and requests can be made by emailing email@example.com or 352-505-8162
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