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Trucking Advocates Discuss Workplace Harassment

Jun
24,
2009
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Workplace harassmentWith the recent news touching on bullying and harassment within the workplace, trucking talk radio – Truth About Trucking “LIVE” aired a 2 hour show last evening discussing these very issues.   Guests were  JB Shaffner, Desiree Wood, Damien and special guest Yancy Thomas.

Bringing in a record listening audience, the show proved to be an eye opener for many as the purpose was to discuss these issues within the trucking industry, as well as to find solutions for the problem.

Bullying and harassment within the workplace has become a very serious issue and we will continue to broadcast future shows in order to help bring this matter out more into the main stream media.

The next show: Dealing with Workplace Harassment – will air live on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 7 PM EST.

What can you do if ever faced with an abusive situation at your workplace?   What steps can you take to protect your rights as an employee and to insure that the correct procedures are followed so action is taken against the abuser?   Just because trucking is far different than the average workplace, you still have rights and you do not have to accept any abuse or harassment by the trucking company, trainer or anyone else within the industry.  How to deal with workplace harassment … Allen continues the discussion …

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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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  1. Missy

    I don’t know if any other truckers are experiencing what we are at a certain company in Ellenwood, but they are plotting their own demise if they continue to treat employees and especially their senior employees like they just walked in off the street. They seem to still have the good ol boy mentality. Terminal managers and dispatchers do not treat you like adults but like something less than a human. The dispatcher will pull a senior employee off of a route claim that it is cancelled or moved to another shift and let the less senior employee remain then leave you to take the scraps if any. In case they havent realized it yet those who have stayed usually have the company’s needs as a priority. They are the ones who work hard protect the existing revenue. We need to be respected. Let us and our families know that you appreaciate the sacrifices we have been making and continue to make. Why wait until an employee has seniority and then treat him like he just started. Come on guys this is not personal this is business. Why should the senior employees have to be jerked around like they have on a choke chain? I personally don’t see how some of these terminal managers and dispatchers live with themselves.

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