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Street Smarts: A Guide for a Truck Driver's Personal Safety Paperback – May 22, 2010
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About the Author
Starting as a child when she learned that pumping her arm could make a trucker blow his air horn, Sandy Long has had a love affair with trucks to this day. She began driving a truck herself in 1972 and has been traveling this country’s highways and byways since then racking up millions of safely driven miles. While Long has been active in trucking issues for years, she became an online presence in 2005 when she was asked to be a contributing writer for Layover.com after she started her yahoo group Trailer Truckin’ Tech to work with new and prospective drivers. Since then, Long has contributed articles to Landline Magazine, Canadian Trucking Magazine, Truckstopusa.com, Expediterworld.com, Truckstopuk.com, Truckstopcanada.com, Truckstopau.com and Nation2Nation.com. Long currently writes for ExpeditersOnline.com, ExpediteNow magazine, Road Gorilla Magazine, OnTimeMedia.com and the Canadian Trucking Magazine. Seeing a need for personal safety for truckers to be addressed Long wrote her first book Street Smarts: A Guide for a Truck Driver’s Personal Safety (https://www.createspace.com/3449566) and published it in May, 2010. From the response to that book, Long wrote Arriving Alive, Personal Safety and Driving Tips for Motorists https https://www.createspace.com/3462997 to assist the non trucking driving public. Long says about her works, “Personal safety is little addressed but a big factor in highway safety in general for both truckers and non trucking motorists. It is up to the driver/traveler to keep themselves safe. With my experience as a woman trucker along with being a traveler outside of the truck, I felt I was uniquely suited to address these issues” Long is a life member of OOIDA (Owner Operator Independent Driver Association) and the Women In Trucking Association. She owns her yahoo group Trailer Truckin’ Tech, her website trailertruckintech.com and is active on Facebook and her various blog sites. She lives in Northern Missouri and drives for a regional company out of Kansas City Missouri. Her traveling companion is a poodle/jack Russell dog named Lillian Russell. Sandy Long can be contacted at email@example.com.
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We were both very disappointed, the article gave the impression that the book would give lots of really informative information on how to stay safe on the road. Many of the items, would be taught by trainers to the student drivers. My wife and I trained at different companies and we both were given the same information by 2 different trainers.
It gives a lot of "common sense" advise, which would be good to know if you have never been on the road as a truck driver before.
Sandy in a very personal way brings us into her world as a driver and shows us the many things she has learned over the years about driver safety. I believe that not only every new driver would benefit from the information contained within her book but also old drivers as well. As we travel in our day to day life, it is just too easy to become complacent and that's when we find ourselves in a situation that could change forever our ability to support our families. Following Sandy's advice could be the very thing that keeps you safe and alive for the return trip home.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Sandy not only for "Street Smarts" As I believe it to be a book that drivers have needed for a long time. Anyone that follows her advice will be sure to live a long and happy life in the trucking world and I highly recommend every driver should have a copy. But I would also like to thank her for all the wonderful things she does for the industry. From the articles she writes for various publications on topics relative to the trucking industry to the work she does with drivers new to the industry. No one in my opinion takes the safety of drivers on the road to heart like Ms. Sandy Long does. Thanks for all you do. And a special thanks for "Street Smarts" You have surly saved a life with this one.