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The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials


Truth About Trucking "LIVE"There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue.

Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety advocacy group, trade group, broker, or any other part of the industry, the one thing that all will agree upon is that it is the professional driver who is responsible for getting the freight moved and in doing so has become the industry’s greatest asset.

With that being said, it’s no wonder that most of these major trucking issues involve drivers  in one way or another. Knowing all this, one would assume that professional drivers would be a much respected, highly regarded and sought after professional within the industry, but unfortunately, this is not the case. How could that be? How could the one part of the industry, who is responsible for the billions of dollars of revenue every year, not be considered as so essential? The answer lies within the drivers themselves. It involves how the driver perceives him or herself and how this perception has been propagated and even encouraged.

Our special guest, Kirk Kostoff draws from twenty years of combined skills in the B2B sales marketing and strategic business development arena, drawing from his experiences in the Fortune 500 market.

In 2011 Mr. Kostoff entered the logistics side of business through his introduction and interaction with CR England and what he refers to as their “self proclaimed” legitimate franchise. His recent actions with the ongoing CR England class action litigation associated with drivers’ rights, legitimate wages and living conditions has positioned him as an upcoming “voice of reason” and concern for the small business owner, just recently founding The Drivers Association of America.

Join us Thursday, October 2, 2014 as we discuss with our guest “The Power of Driver Credentials, The Driver Shortage Myth, Motor Carrier Truck Leasing and driver Remedies through Education and Implementation” via our Blog Talk Radio show: Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”

We invite everyone to consider these topics and call in with their perspectives as we will also discuss the CR England case as it is public knowledge and to reiterate for all the industry newcomers about motor carrier leasing scams to once again explain how it all works against the professional truck driver.

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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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