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Arriving Alive

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 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,,,,, and Long currently writes for, ExpediteNow magazine, Road Gorilla Magazine, 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 ( and published it in May, 2010. From the response to that book, Long wrote Arriving Alive, Personal Safety and Driving Tips for Motorists https 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 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

Street Smarts

A Guide for a Truck Driver's Personal Safety

Authored by Sandy Long

Little is taught to truckers about how to secure their personal safety until now. Street Smarts written by truck driver Sandy Long is filled with true stories, articles and many tips on how a truck driver can keep from becoming a victim of crime.

Crimes Against Women Drivers

According to an Ohio sheriffs report, on a January 2006 night at a large truck stop, a woman driver was attacked and beaten...

Bad Directions

A story from News 4 points out that not getting proper directions might of caused a driver to be shot causing him to crash the truck into a tree...

Scared the Hell Out of Me

During my almost 40 years traveling the highways and byways of this country, there have been a few times that I have been scared to death by criminal acts.

Some of the tips are: how to secure your truck while you are sleeping, what to watch for while parked, and how to make sure you are found if you go missing.

Read the rest of the stories and learn how to protect yourself from criminal acts-buy Street Smarts today!

If a truck driver is aware of the possibility of personal criminal attacks and keeps themselves safe, it follows that their equipment and the cargos they haul will be safer too, Sandy Long

It is very homey and full of truth written interestingly enough to keep the reader reading. I think it will become a must read for all prospective drivers. Merrill Lynn Sheehan driver trainer

I think any driver would find something that relates to the situations they face and your stories make it intersting so it is a quick and entertaining read. I think it is very relatable so yes, it is a great way to broach the safety aspect. Fresh. Kerry Simmons Safety Director OIX Inc.

I have been a driver for 15 years and I learned things from this book! Jason Cox driver trainer

Excellent! Marge Bailey owner/founder

Discounts for bulk orders contact Sandy Long at for discount code

Publication Date:
1452831130 / 9781452831138
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Transportation / General

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