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The History of Trucking


The history of trucking is an interesting and sometimes humorous topic, with many colorful characters.  Join Allen Smith on the Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show, Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 at 8:30 P.M. EST, as he talks about the history of trucking, detailing informative and sometimes, funny facts about the industry.


 First Powered Auto – 1796

 Guests are encouraged to call in and share their trucking experiences . . . what is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you while out on the road? . . . what is the worst thing that has ever happened? . . . the most exciting? . . . time to just lay back and have a little fun discussing the trucking life.

1933 Kenworth 


Join Allen on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” . . . come and be a part of the show . . .

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9-30-08 at 8:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time


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1933 Kenworth – 

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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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