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Safe Truck Parking Advocates Recognized at Trucking Show


Jason's Law BoothThe drive for secure and safe parking areas for our professional truck drivers was on display at the recent Great American Trucking Show and its popularity and recognition was well noticed.  Hope Rivenburg and family members were set up at booth #23149 and the voice of Jason Rivenburg was heard loud and clear. Advocating for Jason’s Law, hundreds of trucking enthusiasts and drivers learned, for many the first time, about Jason’s Law H. R. 2156, which is a bill seeking to pass a law to address the ongoing and escalating problems with truck driver safety and security.

With thousands of attendees enjoying the three day event, the Jason’s Law Booth even caught the attention of GATS as a featured article of the event:

Jason's Law at GATS 2009

Hundreds of new signatures were received for the Jason’s Law petition and new awareness for the cause was escalated.  Donna finally got to meet Hope Rivenburg and the twins: Logan and Hezekiah.

Hope Rivenburg with Donna Smith

It was quite apparent that the Rivenburg family is on a mission to bring about safe and secure truck parking, being joined by literally thousands of supporters for the cause, and the 2009 GATS show did just that.  It was a lot of work and effort and I would like to thank Hope and her family for all their effort it took to get to Dallas for the show:  Hope with Josh and the twins:


A lot of work and determination, but also some fun and enjoyment as well.  Little Josh Rivenburg even got to meet TruckinDog Karma and her owner Trucker Desiree:


Jason’s Law was a great success at the Great American Trucking Show . . . and their sign said it all:

Jason's Law Support


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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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  1. […] now. She shared her tragic story with hundreds of truckers in Dallas ,Texas this last August  at The Great American Show.  Hope was there with her 3 children of 2 and under, as she presented pictures, brochures, […]

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