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” So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?”


Great Day Today at   A new Book is in the works. If you liked the 4th Edition of ” The Truth About Trucking“, you’re going to cherish this one, ” So You Got Your CDL….Now What?”

So far 50 Pages of info to keep you on the right path in trucking. Allen Smith has researched all his e-mails and created a section of Questions amd Answers. Another Section is ” Choosing the Right Trucking Jobs“. Also included is the 14 page Report, ” What You Need to Know About the 11-14 Hr Rule”. He’s still writing, so I don’t know how many pages it will end up being.

Knowing Allen, once he gets going….HE CAN”T STOP

Need Help with your Trucking Log Book? It’s in the Report!! Including Snapshots.

Want the 14 page Report for Free?  Then Download it Here!

Are You a Desgner or Graphic Artist?  Design the Cover of ” So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?”, and if we pick it…have your name and Website in the Book!        Send your ideas to:


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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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4 Responses to ” So You’ve Got Your CDL…Now What?”. - Post a Comment

  1. Bob Kapinos

    Hello….I have recently lost my job and have been considering a career driving truck. It is something that I have actually thought about for a while. Since I would like to get back to work as soon as possible, finding CDL training, coupled with a good company is my main concern. My dilemma lies in sifting through the bogus companies and finding one that I can trust to give me good trianing, as well as a good career base, benefits, mileage, and home time. I live in Minnesota. Can you offer any help or suggestions? I would truly appreciate it!!! Thanks alot……Bob K.

  2. admin

    Hi Bob,

    Are you signed up for our newsletter?
    There’s a lot of info that may help

    You’re right when you say there is a lot of bogus info out there. The fact that you realize this, puts you way ahead of the game.

    I’ve spent a good deal of my time carefully explaining the many aspects of this “bogus” info that people fall prey to in “The Truth About Trucking”

    Are there good schools? Yes. It doesn’t end there however, that’s just the beginning as many of our bloggers here will tell you.

    Here’s another link that will get you started.

    Let me know if this helps


  3. Armand D

    Hi Allen I was in a family construction business for 40 it’s out of business I too am trying to start a new career with truck driving so hard to find a trucking job.I went with swift for 3 days of recruiting and was not happy with the company.(like everybody says).I went to driving school and I been driving tri-axle trucks for 35 years and some tractor-trailer hauling heavy equipment.Is there any trucking companys with training near me in philadelphia suburbs.when your book is done I like to buy one.Thanks Armand

  4. admin

    Hi Armand:

    Many trucking companies offer entry level positions. I try not to “recommend” one particular company, because with OTR trucking, you just never know what you are going to get. It is just the nature of the business. You would just have to check with companies in your area and see if they accept student and/or new entry level drivers.

    Maybe someone out there knows of a good company you can apply to? How about it drivers? Any suggestions for Armand in the Philly area?


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