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Todd Dills

Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

| September 30, 2013

Over on the site of 3PL Load Delivered Logistics, three drivers active in social media were interviewed in brief about why they do what they do. All of the three were fairly early-on faces among truckers on social media with their own created platforms for advocacy, issues discussion, entertainment and more. All three, too, I’ve talked to in past and have written about more than once over the years. 

You can find the brief Q&A session with Stephen Adams (TruckerSteve), Allen Smith and Desiree Wood at the LDL site here, and below find links to my past stories about each of them: 

TruckerSteve is the social media handle of Stephen Adams, whom I wrote about in this "Trucker webmasters" feature from 2010 as well as in this brief blog post way back in 2009. You can find him today via his Youtube Channel and Twitter profile.
TRUCKERSTEVE is the social media handle of STEPHEN ADAMS (pictured), whom I wrote about in this “Trucker webmasters” feature from 2010 as well as in this brief blog post way back in 2009. You can find him today via his Youtube Channel and Twitter and Facebook profiles. See one of his recent videos below. “Truckers: Got Skill?”



Smith is a fuel hauler based in Florida and the proprietor at the AsktheTrucker.com website and
ALLEN SMITH is a fuel hauler based in Florida and the proprietor at the AsktheTrucker.com website and occasional Truth About Trucking online radio event, with his wife, Donna. I’ve written about Allen more times than I can mention, not least of which would be his contribution to the “Owner-operators’ top challenges” feature series from August 2012, which began with this piece on the No. 1 voted challenge at the time, fuel prices, and the Smith-founded Truck Driver Social Media Convention, an event that brought together drivers in 2011 and 2012 but had to be postponed for reasons of illness this year.

 

Last time I spoke with TruckerDesiree (Desiree Wood) she was off the road but continued to advocate for drivers as she could. When I wrote about her in this piece from 2008, she was near the center of the large contingent of drivers advocating for official recognition and mitigation of parking difficulties along routes in the National Highway System. Find her via her Twitter profile. (And her dog's.)
Last time I spoke with TruckerDesiree (Desiree Wood, pictured) she was off the road but continued to advocate for drivers. When I wrote about her in this piece from 2009, she was near the center of the large contingent of drivers advocating for official recognition and mitigation of parking difficulties along routes in the National Highway System. Find her via her Twitter profile and that of her Real Women in Tucking group. (Oh, a-and her dog Karma’s got a Twitter profile too.)
  • guest

    Max put up an article today about these Mexican Carriers
    that are NOT in Compliance with FMCSA however ALLOWED to earn MONEY in America while AMERICAN drivers are struggling to break even??? There is an issue for ADVOCATES! Put an END to this B.S.
    We have illegal aliens/Foreigners operating trucks in AMERICA also…that needs to STOP. THEY are taking OUR jobs and OUR freight…….the article says FMCSA “LOOKS THE OTHER WAY” while these mexicans ear LOTS of Money..at OUR expense???? THIS needs to STOP.

  • guest

    Truckers thruout America have Planned a SHUT DOWN for OCT 11-13. Do ya THINK we have had ENUFF???
    Welcome to OUR world.

  • Rey Moreno

    So….Congress has a shut down. NOW its our turn!

  • CheapMexicanHillbilly

    Too bad the American truckers can’t stand together and stop the cheap labor in this industry.

  • CheapMexicanHillbilly

    Just say no to cheap freight !

  • guest

    Sure the mexicans just laugh at AMERICAN CITIZENS trying to earn a living driving truck and have to COMPETE with illegal foreigners from mexico…..what does Safety Advocate have to say about that??? Their trucks are UNSAFE and they are involved ina lot of accidents and DO run from the scene…..seemslike Safety Advocates would be talking about THIS as a Very Important issue????

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