My 80 Yr Old Mom Found YouTube Truckers!

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PJ's Comment
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Your mom is priceless. I like her and never met her. She has that rate disrase of common sense!!!!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Oh yeah... ABE!

NOW I REMEMBER!

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I remember researching going into the trucking biz and I came across this thread about Abe. You have to understand if you haven't been a truck driver this is something that made you wonder about the business. But then that is who he was targeting.... newbies and terminal rats, in other words someone that would feel sorry for him. I've worked in the restaurant business previously and I know all about the millennial mindset. If I don't succeed it's somebody else's fault. And if I have a problem you should understand... it's all about feelings, not about getting things accomplished. Anyway it was good to see this thread it reminded me of thinking I'm a hell of a lot better than this guy and I haven't even drove a truck yet.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You have to understand if you haven't been a truck driver this is something that made you wonder about the business. But then that is who he was targeting.... newbies and terminal rats, in other words someone that would feel sorry for him

Oh believe me, I understood that completely which is what made this situation so infuriating to me. I wanted the bash the guy's skull in. It's those types that make the industry look so bad. I knew as soon as he made that video it would drive hundreds, maybe thousands of people away from this career.

By far the worst aspect of the Web is the fact that people can slander other people or companies without fear of retribution most of the time. That's illegal in advertising. That's illegal when making claims in the major media about a person or a company. But the volume of people slandering others just makes it impractical to go around suing everyone for the claims they're making.

Not only that, but the terminal rats and drama queens of the world love this sort of thing, so it gets a ton of attention. It's the "Jerry Springer" phenomenon.

One thing I always try to help people understand is that you shouldn't take career advice from people who do nothing but complain, blame, and criticize. Every industry has terminal rats. Some people just have a losing attitude toward life in general and it permeates everything they do.

You want to get your career advice from those who are the top professionals in their field. You want to hear from someone who loves what they do and have been at the top level for many years. Not only will those top tier professionals teach you what it takes to succeed in their industry, but they'll be willing to help you understand the big picture fully. They'll share all of the things they love about their industry, and they'll also share the potential pitfalls and the things that make the job difficult at times.

Here are a couple of podcasts related to this:

Terminal Rats Are Derailing Trucking Careers

You're Getting Career Advice From The Wrong People

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I am on home time. My mom says, "Do you know the trucker from YouTube that looks like a rooster?"

Me: No, Mom. Fowl were banned from trucking years ago.

Mom: You must have seen him on the road. He drives the same 48 states you do. He even drives the same interstates.

Me: Yeah Mom, Hawaii would give me some issues. Sharks would find me appetizing so I stay away from there.

(She then tells Alexa to find the rooster driver. After awhile she yells....) "Alexa, if i wanted to be ignored, I'd ask my kids to do it."

She then looks at me and says, "It doesn't matter. I just hope Rooster Boy's Mother can't get her Alexa or Roku to work either. He is an embarrassment."

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I am on home time. My mom says, "Do you know the trucker from YouTube that looks like a rooster?"

Me: No, Mom. Fowl were banned from trucking years ago.

Mom: You must have seen him on the road. He drives the same 48 states you do. He even drives the same interstates.

Me: Yeah Mom, Hawaii would give me some issues. Sharks would find me appetizing so I stay away from there.

(She then tells Alexa to find the rooster driver. After awhile she yells....) "Alexa, if i wanted to be ignored, I'd ask my kids to do it."

She then looks at me and says, "It doesn't matter. I just hope Rooster Boy's Mother can't get her Alexa or Roku to work either. He is an embarrassment."

ROTF LMFAO!

Rainy, you really need to take this show on the road!

(Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy got NOTHIN' on you!)

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Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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