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Rich Wilson Presents “CDL Training and the Truck Driver Shortage” at 2012 Truck Driver Convention

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson, Safety & Compliance Expert

Regulatory expert Rich Wilson joins the “Circle of Trust” for his 2nd year. The 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, kicking off with a reception on the evening of Oct. 26th with conferences through the 28th.

Rich Wilson presents this year at the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention ” CDL training and the truck driver shortage”  and will also expand his discussion to cover issues that include: Hours of Service changes, potential EOBR mandates, driver medical qualifications and the institution of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Since 2006 Rich Wilson has been a safety/regulatory manager and consultant for Tran Services/ Trans Products. Rich writes, and develops new training manuals, does on site carrier safety training programs and acts as a safety management consultant. He is a regulatory researcher who is experienced in on-site compliance review and corrective actions. Rich has acted as a regulatory representative for Owner operators, small fleets, large fleets, as well as Transportation Compliance consulting for International clients. He is familiar with accident investigation, insurance loss pay and cost lost analysis.

Rich educates using social media in addition to public speaking and acting as an expert witness. His list of skills and education are impressive which include US Air Force school of Health Care Sciences, Perdue Mechanical and Inspection Certificate Course. US Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Transportation, 30 + (plus) years of Hands on Regulatory, Safety Management (Mutual of Omaha, Maryland Casualty, safety management practices. Fleet Safety Management, Logistical diversity and management, T.S.I Transportation Safety institute, and instruction which provided the application of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to fleet operations. The latter provided course work which emphasized the practical side of regulatory compliance from the level of regulations to the acute, critical and serious safety violations identified by the U. S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) • U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT).

Rich grew up in the trucking business which he was introduced to by his father. From the age of 6, Rich worked in and around trucks. He has been behind the wheel,worked with  engines, and has been involved in many other levels in the industry to provide support in operations for professional drivers.

We look forward to welcoming Rich as a speaker for our 2nd annual event to educate, inform, and answer questions about issues, including: regulations, rules, and proposals which greatly affect the trucking community of drivers.


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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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