Allen Smith

‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

| June 28, 2014

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything ...

Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

| September 30, 2013

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

| August 17, 2013

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

National truck-parking driver survey launched

| May 15, 2013

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking ...

On-highway reads: Revisiting ‘In the Driver’s Seat’

| March 06, 2013

Writer and former owner-operator Marc Mayfield will be interviewed Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. EST on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program.

Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

| January 24, 2013

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

| September 18, 2012

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

| August 22, 2012

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

Editor's Picks

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.