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Pilot Flying J Steps Down as Trucking Social Media Presenting Sponsor

Truck Driver Social Media Convention

Truck Driver Social Media Convention

Due to the recent allegations brought against the Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, the organization has agreed with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (TDSMC) hosts to step down as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Convention.

The decision by the TDSMC was not based on an assumption of guilt regarding the Pilot Flying J charges, but rather an agreement between Pilot Flying J and TDSMC to remove the possibility of any negative association or stigma on the event.

The TDSMC believes that the investigation by the FBI and Pilot Flying J’s own personal aggressive investigation, will resolve the many unanswered questions by the industry. It should also be noted that the allegations have nothing to do with driver reward points as many seem to believe, but rather fuel rebates which were due to certain trucking companies.

The convention which was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and trust continues to earn the credibility among those within the trucking industry, especially the professional driver.

Pilot Flying J was the first to reach out and to support the Truck Driver Convention since its conception in 2011, conducting itself with only good intentions for drivers. The TDSMC believes that the vast majority of those at the organization posses the best of qualities and integrity and it is a great disappointment that a handful of people have compromised the company’s name and reputation. It is the hope of the TDSMC that this matter will be resolved accordingly for all parties involved.

Those interested in becoming a sponsor for the 3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention are invited to visit the Sponsorship Page and can submit the 2013 Sponsor Form.  For more information, please contact Donna Smith at 352-465-7476.

© 2013, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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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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