Are There Secondary Ways To Make Money While Driving On The Road

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BK's Comment
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You could do what Kearney does. Write a book on your breaks. Or write a book about your brakes.

I cannot believe any driver would have to log their time while working on a book in their spare time. That would be the most stupid rule in the history of rules and impossible to enforce.

BK's Comment
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I meant β€œKearsey”. Dang autocorrect.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Become a trucker YouTuber. You have to make sure that your information is relevant and accurate, and also that you aren't trashing your company when doing it.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I tried the lot lizard thing but I’m pretty hideous as a woman.

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You could be a male internet lot lizard! There's more women out here now!

Laura

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Not internet lot lizard, actual male lot lizard. I call those men that are usually trying to pass themselves off as generals in the military Internet L0t L!z@rds because somebody turn me in once and I got banned for 24 hours for using lot lizards. So I do it the way you see and haven't been banned since. LOL

Laura

Okay.... NOW i need the 'REST of the STORY, Paul (IDMtnGal) Harvey !'

The internet is a benchmark for NOTHING; but I'd like to see what YOU saw, at a truckstop, hahahahaha!

~ Anne ~

~ and Tom ! ~

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Become a trucker YouTuber. You have to make sure that your information is relevant and accurate, and also that you aren't trashing your company when doing it.

YouTubers don't make as much as you think. First YouTube pays me only about $150 per month. I make money off people using my Amazon links and buying merch and promoting. It also took over a a year before I started making money from it.

I spend money on the editing software, music, SEO software, b roll sites and more. Also my camera was $1200. Mic was $300. Gaming laptop ... Lights. That is covered by the $150 per month I get directly from YouTube.

Plus, it takes a ridiculous amount of time to make videos. If you don't click bait or want to produce a quality video it takes a lot of time. New drivers are usually exhausted and need sleep. Plus you aren't making $$$ for the time you spend doing it.

Bruce mentioned my books. I wrote and published the books before I got into trucking. And trust me, they make nothing. The first year I made like $500 going to book signings but most people want cheap ebooks. And people don't read books as much as before. I spent $400 for an editor for the last book. It was worth it because the book is great. But annually, it's $100 tops. You have to keep promoting and been on social media constantly.

Maybe when I'm dead someone will notice my Zodiac Lives novel and make a Netflix movie. 😁

Travis's Comment
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I pop on your YouTube every once and again.

What laptop have you got for gaming?

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Become a trucker YouTuber. You have to make sure that your information is relevant and accurate, and also that you aren't trashing your company when doing it.

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YouTubers don't make as much as you think. First YouTube pays me only about $150 per month. I make money off people using my Amazon links and buying merch and promoting. It also took over a a year before I started making money from it.

I spend money on the editing software, music, SEO software, b roll sites and more. Also my camera was $1200. Mic was $300. Gaming laptop ... Lights. That is covered by the $150 per month I get directly from YouTube.

Plus, it takes a ridiculous amount of time to make videos. If you don't click bait or want to produce a quality video it takes a lot of time. New drivers are usually exhausted and need sleep. Plus you aren't making $$$ for the time you spend doing it.

Bruce mentioned my books. I wrote and published the books before I got into trucking. And trust me, they make nothing. The first year I made like $500 going to book signings but most people want cheap ebooks. And people don't read books as much as before. I spent $400 for an editor for the last book. It was worth it because the book is great. But annually, it's $100 tops. You have to keep promoting and been on social media constantly.

Maybe when I'm dead someone will notice my Zodiac Lives novel and make a Netflix movie. 😁

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Become a trucker YouTuber. You have to make sure that your information is relevant and accurate, and also that you aren't trashing your company when doing it.

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YouTubers don't make as much as you think. First YouTube pays me only about $150 per month. I make money off people using my Amazon links and buying merch and promoting. It also took over a a year before I started making money from it.

I spend money on the editing software, music, SEO software, b roll sites and more. Also my camera was $1200. Mic was $300. Gaming laptop ... Lights. That is covered by the $150 per month I get directly from YouTube.

Plus, it takes a ridiculous amount of time to make videos. If you don't click bait or want to produce a quality video it takes a lot of time. New drivers are usually exhausted and need sleep. Plus you aren't making $$$ for the time you spend doing it.

Bruce mentioned my books. I wrote and published the books before I got into trucking. And trust me, they make nothing. The first year I made like $500 going to book signings but most people want cheap ebooks. And people don't read books as much as before. I spent $400 for an editor for the last book. It was worth it because the book is great. But annually, it's $100 tops. You have to keep promoting and been on social media constantly.

Maybe when I'm dead someone will notice my Zodiac Lives novel and make a Netflix movie. 😁

No disrespect to you and your great channel, I was intending to be more tongue-in-cheek than serious. YouTube monetization is much harder to achieve than it used to be and actually making a living off of it is not attainable for the average person, not like it used to be maybe 10 or so years ago.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ryan... sorry, Lack of inflection. πŸ˜‚

I seriously have students come into training whose sole intention is to start a YouTube channel and buy a truck with the money. No lie. So I didn't mean to disrespect you either... I see it everyday.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Ryan... sorry, Lack of inflection. πŸ˜‚

I seriously have students come into training whose sole intention is to start a YouTube channel and buy a truck with the money. No lie. So I didn't mean to disrespect you either... I see it everyday.

None taken. I love the heck out of your channel. Keep it real and just enough funny to not be boring.

That's hilarious that trainees have YouTube stardom aspirations. I imagine some of them get really juiced up about it if/when they discover that their trainer is legit YouTube famous. dancing-banana.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Travis's Comment
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I can't remember the channel names but I remember seeing some YouTube guys just starting trucking when I was first researching like December 2021 to March 2022.They were maybe 1-6 months ahead of me.

Some just dropped off the face of the earth with posting others moved on and tried various other money making ventures. A few came across as just job hopping or "YouTube content job hopping" hoping to hit on something that got big view numbers.

No ill will towards them whatever their motivation it's just something I noticed.

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