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Truckers Not Welcome in Greenwich, Connecticut


Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut continue their fight to prevent truckers from parking along I-95 and other various places.  Weeks after the state DOT placed 26 signs along a 1.5 mile-long stretch of I-95 from the New York state line to just south of exit 3, there have been fewer trucks parked along that stretch of the interstate.

Largely due to the effort of one local area man, truck drivers, once again, are faced with meeting deadlines as well as meeting Federal standards when it comes to trucking regulationsMike Riley, president of the Connecticut Motor Transport Association Inc., a Hartford group that represents 1,000 commercial vehicle firms that carry freight in and through Connecticut, said more rest area space is needed statewide to solve the problem.

“Frankly truckers are not welcome in Greenwich. They [Greenwich residents] want their arugula delivered but they don’t want to see the vehicles that deliver it,” he said.

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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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