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Truck Driver Convention: International Event 2nd Year in a Row

truck driver convention

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As of this date, attendees from 18 U. S. States have registered for the 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention in October which is being held in Kansas City, Missouri.

As per last year, the 2012 convention will also see attendees from Canada and for the first time, we will welcome a professional truck driver from Mexico to the event.  


Roberto Faustino Hidalgo Rivas is planning his first trip to the United States to join in the uniting of truck drivers and industry professionals.


California Indiana Montana Tennessee
Colorado Kansas North Carolina Texas
Delaware Maryland New York Washington
Iowa Missouri Oklahoma CANADA
Illinois Minnesota South Carolina MEXICO


The convention will be held on October 27th – 28th, 2012 at the Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, with a “Welcome Reception” on Friday evening, October 26th and is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors.

Harrah’s has set aside a block of discounted hotel rooms, specifically for attendees and you can take advantage of these special rates by booking your room as soon as possible.  For room reservation, contact Linda Pearson at: 816-889-4226 and provide the Group Code: S10TRUC.

This year’s truck driver convention will host four buffets, six guest speakers, a “Pride in Your Ride” contest and $5,000 worth of prizes to be given away to our professional drivers, donated by Cobra Electronics.

Cobra 8000 Pro HD

Cobra Electronics


The COBRA Prize-Give-Away includes:

6 – 29 LX BT – LCD CB Radio w/Bluetooth
4 – 8000 Pro HD – 7″ Trucker Navigation Systems
4 – 6000 Pro HD – 5″ Trucker Navigation Systems
4 – CWA BTH1 Plus – Heavy-Duty Bluetooth Headsets
4 – CWA BTH8 – Lightweight Bluetooth Headsets


Full seating is limited to 500 and the deadline for registration is tentatively set for August 15th, 2012.


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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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