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The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide


by Allen Smith

Many who have subscribed to the Truth About Trucking  newsletter are waiting for the release of my latest book, The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State By State Guide“. With the economy hurting as it is, I believe this is a most needed book for everyone: students, new CDL drivers and CDL veteran drivers.  The book is going to launch next week, but a few are going to receive it early. These are the winners who were on the last 2  Blog Talk Radio Shows. We will be sending out their free copies today and they may review the book and post here.

Briefly, the book,”The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State By State Guide“, is a work of extensive research into many nationwide trucking companies, both large and moderately sized. These are stable companies which I believe to have some of the best employer ethics. These trucking companies are listed by state which will help drivers according to their homeload location needed. Some of the criteria which I based the information on included:

1 How long has the company been in business

2 Driver Comments and Reviews 

3 Freight Lanes

4  Truck Driver Salary/Earnings

5  Interviews

I believe this will be one of the best resources that a driver can have.  So many times an enthusiastic driver will get on the internet to locate a new truck driving job, and by the time their research of companies is complete, they’re more confused than ever trying to decide.

The book is completed, and it will be ready to launch by Tuesday, 11/25/08 of next week. We will be sending e-mails out to our subscribers with special links and prelaunch offers. If you are not on the subscriber list you can sign up either on this blog or on our Truth About Trucking website.

I have compiled this info for  truck drivers who are looking to make a good living in trucking with  companies that have proven themselves in treating their drivers fairly.

This is a REAL, Selected, well researched Group of Companies, complete with their description and contact numbers…not just a “random” off the wall list of nonsense.

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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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10 Responses to The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide. - Post a Comment

  1. Steve Marshall

    Having read several of Allen’s previous books on the trucking industry, I have no doubt his latest release will prove educational to truckers at all levels in the industry. Allen has dedicated himself to effectively educating anyone employed, or remotely interested, in the industry to be able to make wise and informed decisions regarding a career in trucking, My only question about Allen and Donna’s latest production is: where do they find time to DO this???????

  2. Allen Smith

    Thanks for your comments…I appreciate it. This new eBook has actually been in the making for two years! Alot of research, reviewing, interviews, updating….I’m glad I finally finished. It is a one of a kind list for the best truck driving jobs, state by state.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment….


  3. Barry Szczucki

    I wish this book was around when I started out in trucking. It would have saved a lot of painful trial and error. This is not the typical “list” type books that you find on the net which are generally just advertising for the trucking companies.
    It is well researched, unbiased and loaded with links to the best companies. Anyone who wants to hook up with a quality job can save themselves a lot of time and frustration by reading this book.

  4. Ric Marine

    What a awesome book! Allen all I can say is Wow, this is the best book I have seen in years to help someone find a good company. The book is a real asset in todays economy.
    Thanks for all the time you put into writing it.

  5. Rob Harrell

    thank you so much Allen for your book on Best Truck Driving Jobs .I’m telling you I would have been pulling my hair out at all the companys out there and the scams they offer, bouncing around trying to find a good company. Your knowledge will help so many truckers out there if they are willing to listen and maybe one day the industry will respect it’s bread& Butter the Driver.

  6. Mark Phipps

    Allen, Thanks for writing and making available your newest book: THE BEST TRUCK DRIVING JOBS – A STATE BY STATE GUIDE. As a prospective CDL course student, this is the kind of information I’m sure to need for years to come. For now, having a source for such info really is very comforting as I prepare for my new career. I could work in the industry for years and never garner these facts. I feel as if I have foreknowledge that is priceless. It’s all the better to win one of your books as a free gift while listening to your great radio program!! Thanks – I’ll put the book it to good use and be back for more, Mark PS: And thanks for giving back to us new guys on the road!!

  7. Allen Smith

    Thank you all for these positive comments, I appreciate them very much. As all of you know, the 3 books that I’ve written and all the trucking articles, have been designed for the betterment of drivers and students. The feedback I get on the blog, in e-mails, and by phone, are rewarding and gratifying and keeps me going to get the truth out to all of you. There is no better feeling than to know that you’ve encouraged, helped, or even saved another fellow trucker from a huge scam.

    Thank you all for the feedback…


  8. Gordon P Welch

    Keep up the Good Work!
    May God continue to bless you and your wife!!!

  9. Dennis

    Is there a new version of the Trucking jobs book or does the old version still serve the purpose?

    • Allen Smith

      Hi Dennis,

      The book is “my list” of best, but there are thousands of small trucking companies which are excellent also. Making sure you ask the right questions is always vital, including the question of what their idling policy is! I updated it a few months ago, and will be updating again. (all updates automatically will be sent)

      Here is a brief outline of some things to think about when asking questions about a job

      Do you have a corporate Mission, Core Values, or Code of Ethics Statement?
      Has the company won any awards in the last three years?
      Do they have any Security Programs or other Certifications (ISO, FAST)
      How strong is the company financially?
      Establish the foundation of the company

      What is the average annual income?
      What are the average annual miles?
      Is there a salary range for drivers’ exp?
      Do they offer bonuses and incentive pay?
      Establish “Fairness” to ALL drivers?

      Are health benefits available for drivers?
      Trucks equipped with APU?
      Do they offer a pension plan?
      Is there a policy for time off?

      What was your average number of drivers for the past year?
      How many exits were there in the past year?
      How does their work environment meet the needs of drivers?
      Do you have a retention program?
      What percentage of your drivers are women?
      What is the policy for training with the opposite sex?
      Explain the hiring process? What programs are in place to improve retention rates?
      Does your company have a dress code?
      Establish Code for “Treatment” of drivers
      Establish a “CONCERN” for driver well-being

      What is the average age of company tractors?
      Is there a company preventative maintenance program.
      What is the fleet’s safety record?
      Customer needs and safety policies resolutions?
      Technology used to improve fleet safety?
      Resolutions for problems with shippers and receivers?
      Does the company have forced dispatch?
      Establish “Driver Support” system

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