Starting in March 2016,Trucking Social Media (TSM) conducted a Truck Driver Video Advocacy Campaign, inviting all truckers to submit their video on the TSM. Videos were categorized in the Video Contest Category of TSM and were then shared through Social Media.
GOAL The media does not always accurately share the challenging circumstances which affect truck drivers. This could be because they are unaware of the truth involving much of the reality that faces professional drivers, or they only hear what “Big Industry” and/or lobbyists tell them. This holds true for those in Congress also, who many times are surprised when they hear the “different side of the story.” It’s up to us, the drivers, to educate everyone.
It is our goal to share the facts and reality through truck driver video regarding many of the vital issues that face the industry, specifically the issues which affect the professional driver. Another category on the TSM website is the Advocacy category.
PURPOSE of the Contest: Because truckers continue to express their trucking industry concerns and frustration on Social Media websites, we believe the best way to reach the masses, including Congress and the general public, is through vocal expression, specifically Video.
We thank all the truckers who sent their videos for sending their strong message to share. Please continue to share their videos on Social Media. We ask you to please follow and create your own videos to share on Social Media. If you would us to help you share them, please submit your YouTube or Vimeo to us on Trucking Social Media.
We would like to thank Xypper, the game changing freight matching system for the trucking industry. Xypper sponsored the first place prize of $250.00
WINNERS OF THE TRUCK DRIVER VIDEO ADVOCACY CONTEST
Toby Bogard 1st place- $250.00 Sponsored by Xypper– Freight load matching application designed to make life easier while increasing profits for Owner Operators. Upon request by Toby, Xypper will be donating $250.00 to Toby’s charity H.O.P.E. , a 501 (c) (3)
Christy Kuppler 2nd place $150.00 sponsored by AskTheTrucker ‘Live on Blog Talk Radio
Jeff Head 3rd place $100.00 sponsored by AskTheTrucker. Upon request by Jeff, AskTheTrucker is donating his winnings to Trucker Charity, a 501 (c) (3) for truckers.
Trucking is not all Peaches and Cream Toby Toby Bogard
Trucking Industry Rant in Driver Wages- Pay Me Hub Miles! Christy Kuppler
It Will Never Happen To Me Jeff Head
The ATA Represents truck drivers! NOT Pat Hockaday
PAY ME, When I’m at Work! Trucker Wages Smart Trucking
Truck Parking: A message to North Bend, Washington Mayor Ken Hearing Janet K. Medlock
PTAG speaks out against ELD final rule Ernesto Guitierrrez
All drivers want their voices heard about the topics concerning them within the trucking Industry. Social Media, specifically video, does just that.
Although the contest is over, we invite you to SHARE YOUR VIDEOS and continue spreading the word! Submit your video on the TSM website
Topics of concern for videos can include; Wages, Government, Regulations (Speed limiters,ELD’s,HOS,Sleep Apnea, etc..), Driver Health, Driver image and Behavior, Safety, CDL training, Truck Lease Scams, Detention Time, and anything trucking.
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