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The Truth About Trucking- Revised 4th Edition Released Today

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2008
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Today we released the 4th edition of “The Truth About Trucking” book for trucking students, truckdrivers and trucking career seekers. Most people who know me ( Allen) as telling the truth…no matter how unpleasant that may be. I don’t candy coat things and I sure don’t want to give false promises…BUT…when you are equipped with the truth, only then can you expect to have a chance at being successful.

Today I released “The Truth About Trucking” with the hope to educate and inform as many students and new drivers as possible….equipping them with as many facts, info and knowledge I could find useful and necessary so they may achieve their trucking goals. It’s taken a few months to gather  the added information, but I feel the information given will provide the tools for a successful trucking career to anyone who is truly serious about having one.  I believe the extra 5  chapters will benefit everyone.  As always, all past clients receive the revision and it’s sent automatically to their e-mail.

Here is the new Table of Contents to explore. I hope all those who have received the new edition are already seeing the benefits.

We would appreciate all comments, input and opinions….and most of all…your success stories.

To Your Success!

Allen

 

PS Noticed a review on TruckerToTrucker Website. This was written before the revised edition.

 

© 2008, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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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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7 Responses to The Truth About Trucking- Revised 4th Edition Released Today. - Post a Comment

  1. Steve Marshall

    Lured by advertisements for a career as an over-the-road (OTR) trucker? Does freedom as a truck driver from the confinement of an office cubicle and an overbearing boss seem like a great way to make a living? How about being paid to tour the USA, Mexico or Canada? Seem like the “American dream come true”?

    Before you make the leap into the OTR trucking industry, stop for a moment and let a 22 year veteran of the business explain the potential pitfalls of such a choice. Allen Aubrey Smith has years of experience as a truck driver AND the owner of a successful household goods moving business in Florida. From this unique perspective, he and his wife Donna share their observation of the industry in a revised edition of “The Truth About Trucking“. I read the original edition several months ago and not only found the information highly informative and entertaining, but was equally impressed with Allen’s innate honesty and integrity in sharing his knowledge of the trucking industry. Allen and Donna, although they will only modestly admit it, are consummate internet marketers and don;t need to sell another e-book. Their sole desire in marketing “The Truth About Trucking” is to provide prospective truckers with as much information about the industry as possible. They reveal the myth behind the “driver shortage” in the USA; the dubious tactics that trucking companies use to entice new drivers into the industry; how experienced drivers are “cleaned out” to make way for new, lower paid employees; the financial pitfalls surrounding owner/operators; and the havoc OTR trucking can potentially wreak on family life. Yet if a potential driver is determined to make a career of OTR trucking, Allen and Donna provide substantive advice on how to economically and effectively obtain a CDL; select a quality driving school; and the best way to make trucking work financially while maintaining quality life at home.

    I looked closely at the trucking industry after a career in aviation. Fortunately, I bought Allen and Donna’s e-book before making a final decision on whether to enter OTR trucking. Some of the suspicions I was beginning to entertain about the wild promises made by the trucking companies in advertisemsnts were addressed in “The Truth About Trucking” along with potential problems I’d not considered. For anyone contemplating this career move, do yourself a BIG favor by investing a few dollars to purchase this crucial information. At best, it will confirm your decision to become part of the trucking industry; at worst, you may save yourself s thousands of dollars and months of hardship and disappointment. Either way, it will be the best investment you can make in deciding whether trucking is a viable career option.

  2. admin

    Steve,

    Thank you so much for this review!
    We appreciate the time you took to write this and the desire to share it with everyone.

    When we read reviews like this it makes all the hours of research and commitment to our cause incredibly worth it!

    We hope that everyone who reads Allens book is as enlightened and that his information answers all their questions and frustrations.

    All the best to you,

    Allen & Donna

  3. cliff cole

    i must say the book was really the truth.for any body
    starting out or wants to become an otr driver, this book is
    a must read book, not too many books out there on trucking that give you the real raw dog truth.
    thanks again allen for that great book.

    thanks cliff cole

  4. Michael Longo

    The Truth about Trucking book has been extremely informative and helpful to someone like me who has been considering becoming a Trucker. There is so much to consider when I started researching the profession. I am very thankful that I spent the small fee to read about the reality of life on the road and all the scams out there. At this point I have put off this decision but may jump in at some point.
    Thank you Allen and Donna.

  5. Ric

    Just read most of your manual last night. I was all set to find a trucking school and get ripped off or turned into a trucking slave and do OTR.

    I bought the rich trucker as well. That basically consisted of telling you to work otr until you have enough experience to get .50 cents a mile and then trying to find a LTL job.

    I buy a lot of info products. Yours is one of the few that actaully gives real honest information and not just a bunch of ra ra hype about an industry. Thanks for the truth I needed when I needed it.

    I still might go to trucking school, but I found a legit one that only charges $1240 for a 4 week program instead of 4-6K and then having to sign up as some carriers slave. I would do so with the intent of
    building up enough experience to find a local route.

    If you are interested in getting into trucking and know nothing about the business, don’t be fooled by the hype and promises from carriers, you’ll end up as their slave. Buy this e-book and save yourself a lot of headaches.

  6. KEVIN ROFFERS

    CAN A TRUCKER MAKE A LIVING BEING A OWNER-
    OPERATOR WITH THE HIGH FUEL CHARGES AND CAN A GUY FIND A JOB HOME NIGHTLY AND STILL MAKE GOOD MONEY WITHOUT GOING OTR?
    I’M STUCK I HAVE BEEN A GOOD DRIVER FOR 21 MONTHS (CLEAN)AND I’M STUCK ON A JOB WITH NO BENYS AND LOW PAY!!!(GREEN BAY,WI)
    CAN YOU STEER ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
    I ALSO HAVE A FAMILY THAT NEEDS ME HOME NIGHTLY FOR HELP REASONS.

    THNKS KEVIN

  7. Rex

    whew the real truth is hard as hell to get an ltl trucking job because of the buddy system and the hire within policies if you aint someones brother-in-law or something you almost cant get one of these great positions..

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