Is" You Tube" Good For Trucking?

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Phil M.'s Comment
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Just curious if Youtube helps promote trucking.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There are a few drivers that put together some interesting stuff that's pretty helpful and interesting. But of course you get plenty of knuckleheads that put out a bunch of junk and negativity. Overall I don't think it helps the trucking industry but I don't think it hurts much either.

Chiefmac's Comment
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YouTube videos have been helpful to me in my research leading up to my decision to go for it. I second Brett's comment on the "knuckleheads" but I must tell you some of those vids are helpful too. Some give you the perspective of drivers with bad habits or attitudes, and in my case makes me want to be a better driver by avoiding those pitfalls.

Much like anything else you view or read these days, you need to have your BS Filter engaged. Coming to this site and getting the straight dope on things helps keep that filter charged up.

Be safe out there!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Motomal's Comment
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Maybe men don't get the negative reactions as ferociously as we women do when we tell our family & friends that we want to get our CDL to drive a semi. YouTube has video of some rather normal, fun & interesting people that disprove the myths of only creepy truckers who are on drugs, womanizers, racist, or are barely running legal. It's a skilled job for a traveling mindset that either love it or hate it. Imho it is definitely helping the industry's image.

One added benefit to all those truckers with YouTube Channels is that they're making extra money by getting lots of viewers and subscribers/faithful followers.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sun King's Comment
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While looking for videos of Prime's LW trucks, I ran intoRideWithB's you tube channel

This is a young kid's experience getting his CDL with Prime, hitting the road, then succumbing to the pressure after 6 months solo. It hit me really hard and made me question if this career is right for me. I am a visual person. Seeing all the stresses of RidewithB made me realize just how tough everybody's experiences shared on TruckingTruth can be.

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.
Phil M.'s Comment
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With I Heart radio and Women in Trucking joining together for the best Women trucking video this year I think and believe the future for more women in trucking is good. One person I have been watching is Allie Knight runs for USA is really a positive for trucking in general. I started this post is to see if people are using You Tube for the instructional value or just entertainment.

Maybe men don't get the negative reactions as ferociously as we women do when we tell our family & friends that we want to get our CDL to drive a semi. YouTube has video of some rather normal, fun & interesting people that disprove the myths of only creepy truckers who are on drugs, womanizers, racist, or are barely running legal. It's a skilled job for a traveling mindset that either love it or hate it. Imho it is definitely helping the industry's image.

One added benefit to all those truckers with YouTube Channels is that they're making extra money by getting lots of viewers and subscribers/faithful followers.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil M.'s Comment
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Brett, Just a big sorry for not including "Trucking Truth"for the progress of women in the trucking world. I thought it but the fingers didn't move that you're web site helps people each day I am sure. I have learned a lot from this site.

With I Heart radio and Women in Trucking joining together for the best Women trucking video this year I think and believe the future for more women in trucking is good. One person I have been watching is Allie Knight runs for USA is really a positive for trucking in general. I started this post is to see if people are using You Tube for the instructional value or just entertainment.

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Maybe men don't get the negative reactions as ferociously as we women do when we tell our family & friends that we want to get our CDL to drive a semi. YouTube has video of some rather normal, fun & interesting people that disprove the myths of only creepy truckers who are on drugs, womanizers, racist, or are barely running legal. It's a skilled job for a traveling mindset that either love it or hate it. Imho it is definitely helping the industry's image.

One added benefit to all those truckers with YouTube Channels is that they're making extra money by getting lots of viewers and subscribers/faithful followers.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Motomal's Comment
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Hey Phil, One thing that I have noticed with the YouTubers is that many are opting for leasing and automatic transmissions. As a newb, neither of those interest me. Other than that, you're right about Allie Knight being one of the new positive & interesting truckers. It also seems that a lot of Canadian truckers are making videos. Just lonely or money savvy? LOL

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil M.'s Comment
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Hey Phil, One thing that I have noticed with the YouTubers is that many are opting for leasing and automatic transmissions. As a newb, neither of those interest me. Other than that, you're right about Allie Knight being one of the new positive & interesting truckers. It also seems that a lot of Canadian truckers are making videos. Just lonely or money savvy? LOL

I have noticed the the leasing idea to. I am also considering trucking and find some of the videos helpful to make that decision to go or no go. I really like watching Allie she has a positive look at trucking. Good luck if you're thinking of getting into trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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