Tag: Allen Smith
Women’s self-defense course on a cruise ship
The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise. Taekwondo instructor/driver advocate Allen Smith will lead.
January 10, 2017
Turning the worm on parking
Advocates stress the need for greater driver communication with state/local Metropolitan Planning Organizations on the need for better truck parking — and AsktheTrucker.com offers an MPO directory online to help facilitate communication.
December 20, 2016
Women truckers to take to the high seas with first conference
Real Women in Trucking is hosting a conference early next year aboard the Carnival Conquest cruise ship to unite and honor women among truckers.
August 19, 2016
Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts
Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or “wage theft” from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.
November 16, 2015
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.
March 3, 2015
Strong voices on parking
Conversations on the situation continue in the wake of mainstream media attention to truckers’ parking needs.
February 3, 2015
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.
December 16, 2014
‘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.”
June 28, 2014
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.
September 30, 2013
‘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.
August 17, 2013
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.
May 15, 2013
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.
March 6, 2013
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