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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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That is it!!! I am starting a YouTube Channel.... i jist need a GoFundMe first to pay for my makeup so i dont scare anyone lol

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Daniel's Comment
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That is it!!! I am starting a YouTube Channel.... i jist need a GoFundMe first to pay for my makeup so i dont scare anyone lol

Rainy! I have told you before, your don't need makeup. You can't improve on perfection!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Oh boy Daniel. I don’t think flattery will work with her. You either cut it or you don’t but nice try!

Marc Lee's Comment
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That is it!!! I am starting a YouTube Channel.... i jist need a GoFundMe first to pay for my makeup so i dont scare anyone lol

Rainy,

The Flatbed Chick doesn't wear much makeup - she lets her natural beauty come through. That's a large part of her appeal.

You'll do just fine!

Of course her dog is pretty cool too! (She had her own channel for a while too!)

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
John J.'s Comment
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I like red viking trucker. Watching his videos helped me get off the couch and in to the truck. He tells it like it is.

Andy D.'s Comment
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Seabee-J, I disagree with your take on Smart Trucking. I think they're just another in a long line of alarmist, complaining, frustrated truckers who are fed up with every regulation, think the major companies are out to get you, and wants you to believe you need them in order to avoid all of the pitfalls of an industry that wants to take advantage of you.

Although there has to be some good YouTube channels out there, every so often over the years I've tried to look around to find some helpful, inspirational people who really get what it takes to be successful in this industry but after an hour or two I leave with a splitting headache and my stomach turning, sad for all of the people who are going to be driven away from the industry by the misinformation and bad attitudes.

The people that have been members here for a while and know our take on things - if you know some really good YouTube channels that fit our mold then let me know. I'd be happy to post their videos. But we've always been an island in this industry. It still seems unfathomable to be, but no one that really understands how this industry works seems to focus on what it takes to be successful in trucking. It's mostly people blaming, complaining, and criticizing the industry.

I completely agree here. At first it seemed like a decent channel but after looking at some of the videos its just a guy talking about what he hates about trucking and "It don't pay like it used to" videos

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PackRat's Comment
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Seabee-J, I disagree with your take on Smart Trucking. I think they're just another in a long line of alarmist, complaining, frustrated truckers who are fed up with every regulation, think the major companies are out to get you, and wants you to believe you need them in order to avoid all of the pitfalls of an industry that wants to take advantage of you.

Although there has to be some good YouTube channels out there, every so often over the years I've tried to look around to find some helpful, inspirational people who really get what it takes to be successful in this industry but after an hour or two I leave with a splitting headache and my stomach turning, sad for all of the people who are going to be driven away from the industry by the misinformation and bad attitudes.

The people that have been members here for a while and know our take on things - if you know some really good YouTube channels that fit our mold then let me know. I'd be happy to post their videos. But we've always been an island in this industry. It still seems unfathomable to be, but no one that really understands how this industry works seems to focus on what it takes to be successful in trucking. It's mostly people blaming, complaining, and criticizing the industry.

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I completely agree here. At first it seemed like a decent channel but after looking at some of the videos its just a guy talking about what he hates about trucking and "It don't pay like it used to" videos

That sounds similar to the BS matters lineage.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Moses K.'s Comment
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Hi everyone!

Someone just referred me to come checkout truckingtruth’s forum. Was looking through the threads and I saw this one about YouTube.

Being a YouTuber myself, I almost got scared of introducing myself as a youtuber since most drivers haven’t seen many good channels out there.

But then I thought, “If I can’t share my channel with fellow drivers in the industry, then what’s the point?”

It may not be one of the top channels but at least I share my experiences and opinions.

Driver Success at https://youtube.com/driversuccess

Seabee-J's Comment
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At first it seemed like a decent channel but after looking at some of the videos its just a guy talking about what he hates about trucking and "It don't pay like it used to" videos

Yea after more viewing I have that feeling as well. It's too bad I do like quite a few of the earlier videos and did find them informative, oh well .

Brett Aquila's Comment
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At first it seemed like a decent channel but after looking at some of the videos its just a guy talking about what he hates about trucking and "It don't pay like it used to" videos

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Yea after more viewing I have that feeling as well. It's too bad I do like quite a few of the earlier videos and did find them informative, oh well .

Unfortunately a lot of truck drivers tend to be incessant complainers. Many of them are unbearable. If you've ever had the misfortune of sitting through a gripe session in a trucker's lounge or a trucking terminal you'll know what I mean.

For 25 years I've tried to figure out why that is but I've never been able to nail it down. I think there are quite a few reasons, and these are a few:

  • Trucking has no prestige in our society, therefore it attracts a lot of low level people. Trucking is the only job I've had where being friendly and wearing clean clothing actually puts you ahead of 75% of your peers. These types tend to find little success in life, and therefore complain an awful lot.
  • Truck driving is a highly demanding profession. Many people simply can't hack it for very long. After a while it beats them down. These types also tend to have a negative bias on life, meaning they remember the bad more than the good. After a while the bad piles up and it's all they think about or talk about anymore.
  • Trucking used to be a very different profession than it is today. It used to be far less regulated, and outlaws used to rule the land. The old movies like Smokey and the Bandit and Convoy are more fact than fiction. It really was a game of cops and robbers that everyone played, kind of like The Dukes Of Hazzard. Nowadays with the CDL license, hair follicle testing, electronic logbooks, and the serious way that violations are looked at it's a whole different ball game. Many of the old timers hate the way the game is played nowadays, and you don't have to take my word for it - they'll be sure to tell you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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