Crap Companies

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Cece's Comment
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I was perusing through YouTube and I saw a gentleman who makes videos called "Crap Companies" or something like that. I mean this guy was naming: Swift, US Xpress, PAM, Schneider, Western Express, USA Truck, etc. You name it, this guy has a myriad of videos talking about how terrible these companies are.

How would he know that? There's no way you worked for all these companies.

As someone who isn't even technically a rookie yet I thought it was very toxic to be making things like this. And unfortunately, many people in the comments were thanking this man for "warning" them.

CeCe

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I was purusing through YouTube and I saw a gentlemen who makes videos called "Cramp Companies" or something like that. I mean this guy was naming: Swift, US Xpress, PAM, Schneider, Western Express, USA Truck, etc. You name it, this guy has a myriad of videos talking about how terrible these companies are.

How would he know that? There's no way you worked for all these companies.

As a someone who isnt even technically a rookie yet I thought it was very toxic to be making things like this. And unfortunately alot of ppl in the comments were thanking this man for "warning" them.

Why do you think our news channels focus on negativity now days? They know where the ratings are and it's not in proper well meaning education of ones audience, its in outrageing people, this guy understands that so hes doing the same on youtube. At least you understand that hes just making money and don't try to take what he says seriously.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Cecelia, better get ready to put your blinders on in this business. Losers like the guy you saw don't want to take the blame for being losers, so they blame it all on the companies they're unqualified to work for. Stick to Trucking Truth for honest guidance, no BS and pretty soon you'll be wearing golf balls as big as diamonds.

G-Town's Comment
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Cecelia I guarantee you the genius who recorded those videos never worked for one of this companies...

Internet of Lies & Misinformation

We hear this constantly. Nonsense. I can assure you; good drivers can be wildly successful at every company mentioned.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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We call those types "terminal rats" - have a listen to this podcast and you'll understand those types perfectly:

Episode 10: Terminal Rats Are Derailing Trucking Careers

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.
Oz's Comment
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Yeah, ran across his video for Prime. I know someone who drove for them for a few years. He only left to spend more time at home doing local work. As I've seen on here time and again, nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wind. Those that can't hack it, tend to blame and complain. Can't wait to prove guys/gals like him wrong.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Best thing to do is get off YouTube until after you get your CDL.

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.
Matthew W.'s Comment
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I wouldn't go that far myself PackRat, but I do respect your right to have an opinion. Myself, I learned most of my pre-training knowledge on trailer control and backing maneuver setups off YouTube. In the end this probably hurt me a bit as my trainers just assumed I knew how to back so they never showed me those problem childs that can ruin your day. So my own personal opinion is to steer clear or channels like this one and instead find channels that seek to educate you instead of waste your time filling your head with negativity.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I wouldn't go that far myself PackRat, but I do respect your right to have an opinion. Myself, I learned most of my pre-training knowledge on trailer control and backing maneuver setups off YouTube. In the end this probably hurt me a bit as my trainers just assumed I knew how to back so they never showed me those problem childs that can ruin your day. So my own personal opinion is to steer clear or channels like this one and instead find channels that seek to educate you instead of waste your time filling your head with negativity.

Matthew you basically confirmed the relevance of PackRat’s suggestion (in bold).

You tube videos are not vetted for truth, accuracy or quality of information. As a total novice how could you tell good from no good.

I agree with PackRat.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
B_Dawg's Comment
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Take everything you watch with a HUGE grain of salt.

a lot of these guys are YouTubers first, drivers second. they do what they do because it generates views. all of the companies you listed are solid companies. 9.9 times out of 10 the drivers who complain have done something to cause the situation they are complaining about.

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