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Truck Driving School – Talk Radio Interview

Sep
16,
2008
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We completed our interview with Mr. Ken Bons of Eagle Training Services, Inc. out of Illinois.  It was very refreshing to hear how Mr. Bons and his highly skilled staff provides excellent training for truck driving students.  Our goal is to search and seek out more schools that hold this type of quality, honesty, and professional conduct.

If you are  searching for a quality truck driving school or considering a truck driving career, check out Eagle Training Services and be sure to listen to the replay of the show, in case you missed the live broadcast.  A lot of great information…..

We will be researching many other truck driving schools to add to our list of “approved”  trucking schools. 

 Be sure to follow up on our schedule of shows at Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”

Thanks,

Allen

Sarah Palin- Who is She and Why do We Care?

Sep
14,
2008
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Sarah Palin; If her name had been mentioned a couple of weeks ago we may have thought she was the neighbor down the street. Now, she is the topic of every news story, a common name in every household,  the fire of the Republican Party, the fear for the Democratic party, and frankly an inspiration for the American people.  To put it plainly, Sarah Palin not only represents “change”, but she is the very symbol of reform in action.  She is the passion that the American people are desperatley searching for and the belief and hope that hard work, commitment, and integrity can and will pay off.  She believes in cleaning up corruption in Government and “stopping” big Government. She doesn’t believe people should be punished for their dream of prosperity, but rather should be recognized and compensated for such.

Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska speaks for itself ( even though the Obama campaign is trying to discredit that also).  Her bold and confident personality has allowed her to make and execute choices for the state which has brought Alaska and it’s population respect and recogntion for their recent progess and accomplishments. 

Unfortunately the liberal media is on an all out mission to discredit Sarah Palin and her abilities, experience, and ethics. No doubt you have heard the rumors brewing about unethical or less than appealing behavior. Read what NewsBusters has to say about many of these accusations and allegations.

Recently Charlie Gibson of ABC interviewed Sarah Palin with a relentless desire to “trip her up”, asking questions that he had hoped would discredit her abilities, knowledge, and experience in goverment.  As you will see, her confidence and integrity appears to frustrate Charlie, as he just can’t get those answers he was so badly  seeking…for his own accomplishment and recognition within the liberal media. Here is the edited video of that interview. Just wondering, why didn’t Charlie ask Senator Obama those same questions when he had the chance? Here is the unedited version of that  interview with Sarah Palin.

So, who is Sarah Palin and why do we care? Well, besides running for the VP slot with Presedential candidate John McCain, she is a passionate, corruption hating, big government abolishing, God fearing and reform seeking spirit of America.  . We care because it’s what we ourselves are searching for in our country. A symbol of not “just change”, but integrity, commitment and a desire to vote for what you believe in, not what the media and Washington say you should believe in or support.

No matter what political party you associate with, one thing I think everyone can agree on: Sarah Palin is sharp, courageous, motivated, and believes strongly in herself and her country.

Donna

 

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Truck Drivng School List Expansion for TruthAboutTrucking

Sep
14,
2008
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I would like to tell eveyone that I’m in the process of expanding our Trucking School list.  While doing this I will be asking those interested to sign up for information regarding the approved trucking schools on this list. We will be researching the many worthy and dedicated training facilities that prove to offer a safe, quality and affordable cdl truck driving school. This is a tedious and time consuming task, but will be well worth the effort in the end.  We invite those who believe that they have a Quality and Excellent Training Program to come forward and we will review their program.

All those who have purchased the “The Truth About Trucking” will receive this updated information as it comes in, however, we will ask you to be a member of this list so that you will agree to accept information from the approved schools, should they desire to send it to you.

We are hoping to create a “match” system of schools and students. The process is still in the early stages, but I feel that when it is completed, it will be one of the most complete and thorough lists of students and schools around. Actually, I don’t believe there is anything quite like it .  We will only accept the finest trucking schools and in return the schools will have the best of the best trucking students.

Our next Blog Talk Radio Show will be the start of this new investigation. We will be interviewing a truck driving school CEO and owner. Watch for the next blog post when we will release the details of the school name and guest speaker representing the school. You will be able to call in and ask questions as well as use the “chat” mode on your computers keyboard.

I want to continually thank all of you for your trust and support in our cause to raise the standards of the trucking industry.

Allen

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Federal Government Rejects Application To Toll I-80 in Pa

Sep
13,
2008
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The Federal Government has rejected Pennsylvania’s application to toll  I 80, one of the states most traveled highways. Pa’s Dept of Transportation and Pa Turnpike Commission were told by the Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA) that,  it “doesn’t meet statutory and technical requirements”. Pa Gov. Rendell believes the states infrastructure is in need of repairs and he will now attempt to convince those involved that privatization is the only other available option. Many people are opposed to this alternative as it would allow profit seekers to benefit, while the residents, businesses, and commuters carry the burden of more added tolls.  Obviously, trucking is one of the industries which would be directly effected with the addition of new toll roads scattered throughout the country.

Read what Jim Runk, president of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association ( PMTA) has to say in response to the announcement. He shares many sentiments and concerns that many of us in the country own and believe to be true, especially right here in the  great state of Florida.

If you were on our Blog Talk Radio call the other night with Allen, Sally Baptiste and Franklin Perez, this discussion may seem all too familiar when comparing what has happened  in Pa to what is presently going on in Florida.  Sally is presently fighting  to prevent the addition  of new toll roads in the state of Florida, and is planning the “RUSH HOUR PROTEST” rally on September 22, 2008 in Orange County Florida.

 

 

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HR6630 Passed

Sep
10,
2008
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The voices of Truckers and citizens were heard and HR 6630 was passed last night. HR6630 will require the immediate termination of the DOT’s crossborder trucking pilot program with Mexico and revoke the DOT’s ability to grant Mexico-domiciled carriers authority to operate beyond commercial zones without Congressional approval.

Despite heavy threats from the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, HR6630 passed with 395 lawmakers voting for it and only 18 voting against.

During the debate regarding HR6630 on the House floor last night prior to the vote, half of the lawmakers who spoke mentioned that they have been hearing from truckers back home.

As I always say, “there’s two sides to a story”. Read what another well respected  trucking blog has to say: :

House Votes to terminate Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

As always, your opinion is welcomed.  We’d like to know your thought on this highly controversial topic.

Allen

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Congress Should Investigate Driver Turn Over Rate

Sep
10,
2008
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There is always some kind of investigation going on with some kind of issue.  I’ve noticed that many times the investigation will relate to an “insider” type of special interest.  Why has there never been a call for Congress to investigate the annualized driver turn over rate, which now stands at 128%?  Why is this constant revolving door allowed to continue?

Those companies that continue this act of ruining the lives of good, hard working people should be investigated and brought to an end.  Long time, professional drivers know what is going on . . . I believe it is time for Congress to step in and investigate this practice.  However, if there is enough money being tossed under the table, no wonder authorities turn the other way.

There should still be a call for a Congressional investigation.

Allen

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Truck Driving Schools – Are you the Best of the Best?

Sep
9,
2008
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Truck driving schools are plentiful through out the United States.  Some good….some bad.  We’ve all heard the stories from students and new drivers revealing their experiences with some of the not-so-good schools.  In any industry, there will always be those businesses’ that bring about sour feelings onto the other “good” businesses’.  Those companies that are doing a good and honest job are also hurt by these “bad apples.”

As a student, how do you know the school is what it says it is?  How can you be sure you are going to receive the training you need in order to be a professional, safe driver?  What seperates a “good” school from a “great” school?  What questions should you ask and what should you look for in choosing a truck driving school?

Ken Bons is founder of Eagle Training Services, Inc. out of Illinois.  He and his staff have built Eagle Training Services into one of the best and most highly regarded truck driving schools in the nation.  How?  What does he do differently from the others? 

Truth About Trucking is on a mission to find such schools and companies. . . another way of “helping” students and new drivers.  Are you considering a career in trucking?  Are you looking for a truck driving school that you can believe in and trust?

Ken Bons will be my special guest on our internet talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 7:00 P.M, Eastern Standard Time.  Be sure to tune in and learn exactly what to look for when choosing a CDL school.  But, do more than just listen…CALL IN!

Ken Bons will be glad to take your questions and give you the answers you’re looking for when considering a career in trucking or choosing the right truck driving school.  This is a MUST show for students and “newbies.”   Brought to you by Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”

Ken Bons with Eagle Transportation Services . . . Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 PM EST . . . mark your calender and come and be a part of the show!

Regards,

Allen Smith

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TruthAboutTrucking/2008/09/15/TRUCK-DRIVING-SCHOOLS-ARE-YOU-THE-BEST-OF-THE-BEST

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Rush Hour Protest Rally for Orange County, Florida

Sep
8,
2008
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We have just completed a GREAT show on our Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio program…with Sally Baptiste of tollscreategridlock.org…..we had several callers and at times, more than a dozen of “Chat” participants.  Florida State House of Representative candidate, Franklin Perez did call in and “livened” things up a bit!

Sally is seeking participants who believe in the cause of “NO MORE TOLL ROADS” taxes, to join her for her planned “RUSH HOUR PROTEST” rally to be held on Sept. 22, 2008 in Orange County, Florida.  For more information, you can write her at Sally@tollscreategridlock.org.

If you missed the “live” show, listen here :

 Great Show…..be sure to check back at Truth About Trucking “LIVE” for our schedule of future shows!  We will be having a show on Truck Driving Schools very soon!!  And, as always, we want you to be a part of the show!!

Thanks,

Allen

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No More Toll Roads – Topic of Talk Radio

Sep
8,
2008
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Don’t miss our talk show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE”, today, 9-8-08 at 6 P.M. EST…. Sally Baptiste will be our special guest, with Franklin Perez, Candidate for 08 Florida House of Representatives District 33 Scheduled to call in.

Florida politics, today, on Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”

Call in and be a part of the show!

Allen

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Selling Florida’s Alligator Alley

Sep
6,
2008
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The selling of America to foreign interests is very much underway.  Now, it is being reported that the Federal Highway Fund is nearing bankrupt.  Monies that were supposed to go to repairing our roads and highways, went elswhere. . . and now, there is no way to provide the upkeep and maintenance.  Elite insiders know that this is just a ploy to convince the American people that there is no other viable solution to the problem, except to “sale” off America to foreign lands.  This is also their way to justify adding more toll roads and collecting additional taxes from the people.  This is where Sally Baptiste steps in.

Sally is a citizen activist fighting for the people of Florida, as well as for all Americans.  She, along with others such as Citizens Transportation Coalition, out of Naples, Florida, have discovered that the world famous, Alligator Alley in South Florida is now being put on the “for sale” block. 

The Florida Department of Transportation wants to lease the 78 mile toll road to a private company in exchange for an amount of money, yet to be determined, that could be used for other road projects in Broward and Collier Counties.  What’s not mentioned, however, is that the “private company” is foreign.  America is slowing being “sold off” into foreign hands.

Sally Baptiste will be the special guest on the Truth About Trucking “LIVE” radio talk show, Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. EST.  You will not want to miss this show as Sally explains just how the American people are being “ripped” off by tactics such as these by our local, state and national representatives.  She is also planning a “NO TOLLS” Rally to be held in Orange County on September 22nd. . . as she continues to fight for Transportation Reform.

Be sure to tune in live for the one hour show, and ask Sally any questions.  She has been “inside” politics. . .been there, done that. . .you won’t want to miss this show!  Visit her website at : http://www.tollscreategridlock.org/

Talk to you Monday!

Allen

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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