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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Not sure how well that will work out since we know that his judgement is , well let's just say leaves something to be desired.

no chin's Comment
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What do u mean? i havnt watched all of trucker josh's videos so i may be missing something.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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What do u mean? i havnt watched all of trucker josh's videos so i may be missing something.

It's not his videos I have an issue with and what I am talking about will not show up on his channel....if he is smart.

A while back this driver/youtuber name Abe (run hard get paid) tried to make an a$$ out of his company by recording a "Gotcha Video" that he setup to catch a few dispatchers doing wrong even though what happened was totally his fault in the first place and now he has a truck abandonment on his DAC report and no company will touch him with a ten foot pole....basically trash that somehow slipped into trucking when no one was looking and now has been discarded permanently.

Anyway Trucker Josh was very vocal about his support for Abe and totally agreed with what Abe was doing and since it was the "Right thing to do" which lead to Abe being black balled from trucking.

While I agree Josh is entertaining and I love Diesel, his dog, I do question his judgement in certain areas is all I am saying.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.

PorkChop's Comment
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What do u mean? i havnt watched all of trucker josh's videos so i may be missing something.

Josh tends to be more discreet in mentioning Allie than she is. Watch some of her videos from about mid-May or so, maybe a bit earlier. Those two just "get all giddy" with each other, although I'm sure neither will outright admit it.

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OMG! We're starting to sound like a bunch of old housewives, sitting around the table gossiping about "our stories"!

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LittleJoe

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tarren W.'s Comment
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Josh tends to be more discreet in mentioning Allie than she is. Watch some of her videos from about mid-May or so, maybe a bit earlier. Those two just "get all giddy" with each other, although I'm sure neither will outright admit it.

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OMG! We're starting to sound like a bunch of old housewives, sitting around the table gossiping about "our stories"!

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LittleJoe

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I was just thinking that very same thing! rofl-3.gif

Tarren

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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And they try to say that men don't gossip....

There is nothing worse than GUY DRAMA.......shocked.png

Ronald P.'s Comment
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In my research of becoming a trucker, I came across several you tube vloggers that have provided daily videos showing the trucking lifestyle. Some have been doing it for years, others are just starting. I started with Trucker Josh, then checked out Jon and Jade (husband and wife) and just started following Allie Knight, new driver who's been driving about 5 months.cker Josh These folks have really helped in showing what is what...I was really apprehensive about trucking, seeing all the BAD videos, but following these folks daily gave me a realistic view of daily life as a trucker. Let me tell y'all, these folks are having a BLAST! They'll have you laughing and giggling..

Trucker Josh has been at it for quite a while, he and Diesel, his dog, have many followers, and he's a blast to watch...Jade and Jon do an excellent job of showing how they use their truck as a second home and how they manage everything from laundry to groceries, showers, etc. Allie is fairly new, but really sharp, she giggles quite a bit, and it's a joy to watch her drive..in one video, she talked about her trainer and the experience she had, which was very helpful..If y'all would like to check 'em out, here are links to their channels:

Trucker Josh

Allie Knight

The Jade and Jon show

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Decanuck's Comment
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Having gone through a number of videos I think he has a great series of "instructional" type ones... he did work for swift for a while although I think hes not doing any driving now... The backing,chaining, and double clutching videos are solid....the instructor here made them part of the discussions and items watched in our class after I showed them to him.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Decanuck's Comment
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yourboye forgot the link here it is

Need's Comment
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Best I have found is Dale Clay. He is a smart "normal" guy.

In fact his vids have made me think more about flatbeds. Dale Clay

Nice to see someones complete start.

To be honest at first I was researching and watching vids I guess I found all of the wrong ones. Some of the guys are really obnoxious, some laugh every other word, some trial off into thoughts, some blast music only they like, some are overly into "vapes".... so I started thinking maybe not the field I want to be in. But after finding a few ...."normal" guys.... yeah I said it again..... I am still on track. One thing I do notice too is they all repeat themselves a lot. Maybe from being alone all of the time....?

Best thing I did was read Brett's book. It made me see that it IS exciting getting into trucking....even if he did (rightly so) put me in check about wanting a certain truck. lol

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