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Smart Phones and The Professional Truck Driver


Last Sunday we had a 1 hour show on Blog Talk Radio. Our special guests were 2 OTR Truck Drivers, Mark Pritchard and Damian from Smart Union Blog

Also joining us was Trucker Desiree, as we all discussed the various smart phones that the professional truck driver is finding so valuable to their career. Listen to the replay and discover why these phones are taking over the old fashioned “cell phones” by leaps and bounds.  Some drivers actually have replaced their computers with a phone to accomplish all their daily tasks and research…including e-mail, the internet, and even social media sites.

Also discussed were the many low cost and useful applications which drivers are using on their phones. These easily downloadable applications are replacing the expensive software products used on computers, saving drivers hundreds of dollars.

Mark and Damian also discuss how the iPhone Trucker Application helps them on a daily basis. It’s a brand new world in trucking out there 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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