Looking For Trucking Videos To Add To TruckingTruth

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok, I know a ton of people really enjoy watching trucking videos for a variety of reasons. For instance, maybe you've never seen the inside of a truck. Maybe you're trying to learn how to shift. Maybe you'd like to see the parts you'll be inspecting for your pre-trip inspection. There are a million reasons to watch trucking videos.

Well I'd like to add a video section to TruckingTruth and I'm looking for suggestions. If you've been watching trucking videos on YouTube and you think others might enjoy em, let me know. You don't have to give me a link to them. You can give me the name of the video, the name of the person making the videos, or a link if you happen to know it. However you can describe it to me so I can find it.

At this point I'm not even going to name categories or preferences. If you have videos you found were helpful, let me know. I'll consider anything. I'll be dividing them up into categories before posting them but for now I'll just take any suggestions you have and consider them all.

Looking forward to hearing what you guys and gals come up with! Thanks!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Yvonne S.'s Comment
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This is an animated gif, not a video, but I came across it about a minute before I read your post and I was considering posting it anyway. :)

Tires Get a Truck Balanced

Britton R.'s Comment
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I watch truckin videos daily. BigRigTalk has daily videos. Yourboye and littleguytrucker has great videos on their journies through cdl school as well as training type videos. Bigcattrucker and truckerjosh also have good videos. There are a few more out there.

Training/howto videos yourboye has great ones but he doesn't make many anymore. He goes through pretty much every aspect of truckung like scaling, pretrip, qualcom, downgrades, etc

If there are people here that make videos you could have a request section for people to ask their questions and get visual answers. For someone like me trying to learn videos are great.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, great start! Thanks!

I'm going to go check those out. Ksmile.gif eep the ideas coming!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
crazy rebel's Comment
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Search women in trucking alot of vids by females on what trucking is like for women

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I watch truckin videos daily. BigRigTalk has daily videos. Yourboye and littleguytrucker has great videos on their journies through cdl school as well as training type videos. Bigcattrucker and truckerjosh also have good videos. There are a few more out there.

Training/howto videos yourboye has great ones but he doesn't make many anymore. He goes through pretty much every aspect of truckung like scaling, pretrip, qualcom, downgrades, etc

If there are people here that make videos you could have a request section for people to ask their questions and get visual answers. For someone like me trying to learn videos are great.

Second that one about "Yourboyethetrucker"..he has about 70 videos on his YouTube page and they are GREAT..very informative...he used to work for Swift and chronicled his entire journey from orientation straight through his training and then HE became a trainer and made more videos of him and his students..I learned a lot from his vids...

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.
Chris's Comment
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I'm not sure if our school wants this posted but I figure its on Youtube so it shouldn't be a problem. It's a really good in depth pretrip inspection. If you go to hmttonline.net there is also a pretrip video for the automatic trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfeOwjeWaw4

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'll tell ya - there's no shortage of trucking videos but there's a severe shortage of quality ones. Every time I revisit the idea of putting videos up I remember why I haven't put many up to date - slim pickins. I think I should make my own video series and do it right.

Keep the ideas comin! I haven't taken a look through a lot of these yet but I'm hoping I can find some jems.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I think I should make my own video series and do it right.

That sounds like a FANTASTIC idea...but, you know what would be better, at least in MY opinion...you start a YouTube channel and let US make and post the videos...you get to preview them and accept or reject them, but I would LOVE to see some of the members on this forum in a video..I've watched Guyjax in a couple, so I know he can do it... smile.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'd be thrilled if I could find anyone to make a decent video. Most of the videos I find are basically redneck knuckleheads blabbering on about random stuff. The sound is awful, the video quality is awful, and 80% of it offers nothing of value and should be cut out entirely.

What I really want more than anything is instructional videos on shifting, backing, pre-trip inspections, using the Qualcomm , and things like that.

Let me ask this - do you guys and gals prefer watching video blogs over reading? I'm a reader myself and I enjoy the peace and quiet. If I want to learn about something, I'd prefer to read about it instead of having someone blabbering in my face. So I tend to focus on finding videos that require you to look at something - parts on the truck, the shifting pattern, and things like that. But I've always been an oddball so I suspect most people would prefer watching a video instead of reading.

Do you think I should start some sort of podcast series or video blog series? I could do a video once a week or something and cover different topics.

I'm also considering going to one of the local truck driving schools and shooting some videos with their instructors on backing, shifting, pre-trip, and anything else that seems prudent.

Whatcha think? I'd like all the opinions I can get! smile.gif

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
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