Allen Smith

Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck

Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.

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Strong voices on parking

Conversations on the situation continue in the wake of mainstream media attention to truckers' parking needs.

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Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

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 is out on the table from all sides."

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

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

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‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

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.

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National truck-parking driver survey launched

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 needs.

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

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.

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

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

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

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

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