Timeline For Transitioning To Trucking As 180 Career Change?

Topic 22933 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

Let's be honest YouTubers are just trying to make money. Whether they are wannabe actors, singers, etc..... I put as much stock in YouTubers as Facebook. Which is nada!!! I found that video entertaining and slightly more accurate than most. If anybody buys lock, stock, and barrel into any a YouTuber does, you are fooling yourself. They are on YouTube because they actually can't make it in the entertainment industry that they are trying to emulate. Just that simple. Some may getting a lucky break and YouTube viewership gets them into the field they are trying to emulate. But most don't. They just leech off of the mindless. Just like those that think Facebook is gospel.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar
I put as much stock in YouTubers as Facebook. Which is nada!!!

Yap, that pretty much sums it up!

I like how Canell pauses for effect like every third sentence. He really wants you to feel the gravity of the bombshells he's dropping. Whether those bombshells are actually true or not has no bearing, which means he seems to believe that what he's saying is true.

I lost count 6 months into my career of the number of times I would listen to a trucker ramble on with outrageous lies and think, "I wonder if he believes this stuff? He seems to. I also wonder if he believes that I believe this stuff? He probably does."

rofl-2.gif

I had a friend years ago that was a pathological liar. He was actually a good-hearted person who wouldn't harm a fly. But he would constantly lie or exaggerate every single thing he said, even when he knew you knew the truth!! He didn't care. He just loved to tell outrageous stories to get crazy reactions from people. I just viewed it all as fiction and enjoyed the stories, knowing they weren't true. I mean, hey, I go to the movies all the time. None of them are real, but I love em anyways! So why not enjoy a good story when you hear one?

It's easy to expect that the owner of a site called Trucking Truth would be more than a little annoyed when someone is passing off misinformation as truth to people who are seriously doing research about a new career though. But hopefully people are able to realize you don't take career advice from an incessant complainer, or....[long pause]....anyone who pauses for effect!

smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

Most of JCannell earlier stuff is well meaning. As he goes on, it just becomes more dramatized. There are definitely worse Trucking YouTubers out there though. Like the guy that does the "Ugly truth about trucking". Talk about a whiner!!! We should get him a plate of cheese.

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar
Most of JCannell earlier stuff is well meaning. As he goes on, it just becomes more dramatized.

Yeah, I managed to stomach about 90 seconds of something from 2017 in his video, "The lie starts on day 1" or something like that where he says the big carriers don't have enough freight to give anyone 3,000+ miles. So clearly he hasn't actually learned anything in his career and he's definitely shooting for the fake news and scare tactics angle hoping to get video views. Yeah, [sarcasm] that will really set him apart! [sarcasm]

Honestly, I virtually never go to anything on the Web related to trucking. 99% of it is so awful it makes my stomach hurt, which is exactly why I started this website in the first place. Anytime I do make the mistake of checking to see what else is out there I quickly realize nothing has changed and my stomach hurts again.

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

Most of JCannell earlier stuff is well meaning. As he goes on, it just becomes more dramatized.

double-quotes-end.png

Yeah, I managed to stomach about 90 seconds of something from 2017 in his video, "The lie starts on day 1" or something like that where he says the big carriers don't have enough freight to give anyone 3,000+ miles. So clearly he hasn't actually learned anything in his career and he's definitely shooting for the fake news and scare tactics angle hoping to get video views. Yeah, [sarcasm] that will really set him apart! [sarcasm]

Honestly, I virtually never go to anything on the Web related to trucking. 99% of it is so awful it makes my stomach hurt, which is exactly why I started this website in the first place. Anytime I do make the mistake of checking to see what else is out there I quickly realize nothing has changed and my stomach hurts again.

rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

Definitely take YouTubers with a grain of salt. The vast majority are going to shoot for sensationalism. It just is what it is. Look at this way. If they are busy making videos, they are not busy trucking!!!

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

Brett, you can always go against the grain and start your own YouTube channel. Without the sensationalism and dramatization, I wouldn't expect it to be a cash cow though. I am sure a few YouTubers start off well meaning. But as soon as they start getting those checks, they start looking for ways to increase views. Then you got the rest which are in it to make money. Because, being an actual productive member of society is too tasking for them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More