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Monica M.'s Comment
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I don't know if any of you have discovered Allie Knight and her daily trucking videos on YouTube, but I have, and I can't get enough of her enthusiasm and down-home goodness. I was inspired to learning to drive before I found these and now I am more inspired than ever. She posts a daily video blog on YouTube as AllieKnight.com. Never would I have believed that I would sit and watch a 20-minute video of a rig going down the road!

Monica M.'s Comment
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Allie was featured on a commercial for Monster.

Allie Knight

This is a commercial for Monster featuring Allie Knight

Chris L.'s Comment
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I seen a few of her videos a while ago. Looks like shes pulling a flatbed now, pretty cool.

Leif L.'s Comment
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I've been subbed to her channel from about her 5th video, but I haven't watched them in a couple of days, since I just started CDL school, and I have to study when I get home, and then go to bed. lol

I was wondering what all the secrecy was about the film crew that was with her. Guess this video was what it was all about.

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  • 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.
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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Her videos are a lot of fun. I've watched parts of a bunch of em and her personality and attitude is awesome. She approaches everything as a challenge and an adventure, neither of which are ever lacking when you live on the road.

A quote from that video:

When you finally decide, 'Forget it. I'm gonna do what I want' your life really starts to open up for you.

I think trucking is that opening up of life for a lot of people. I think most kids grow up thinking big rigs are one of the coolest things on the planet and most of us have wondered what it would be like living on the road and taming one of those monsters. To finally toss caution to the wind and go after a career in trucking is going to be a life changing experience for anyone brave enough and adventurous enough to climb behind the wheel.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Monica M.'s Comment
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My favorite line: "Never let fear decide your fate."

Brett Aquila's Comment
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My favorite line: "Never let fear decide your fate."

I know it! I love that too.

People in our society, and likely others, obsess hardcore about what others think of them. Most of us, when making decisions, weigh our ambitions against our fear of failure and ridicule and rarely do many of us follow our ambitions. Worrying what others think all the time is crippling. If people would take the approach that knowledge and life experiences are what matter most they would take on those challenges they've always dreamed of and live the life they were meant to live. But most people don't have the fortitude to do that and wind up settling for the normal expectations of our society, living the life others expected them to live instead.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
J. Snow's Comment
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My favorite line: "Never let fear decide your fate."

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I know it! I love that too.

People in our society, and likely others, obsess hardcore about what others think of them. Most of us, when making decisions, weigh our ambitions against our fear of failure and ridicule and rarely do many of us follow our ambitions. Worrying what others think all the time is crippling. If people would take the approach that knowledge and life experiences are what matter most they would take on those challenges they've always dreamed of and live the life they were meant to live. But most people don't have the fortitude to do that and wind up settling for the normal expectations of our society, living the life others expected them to live instead.

This!

I've just checked out a few of the videos-looking forward to watching some more!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I watch her stuff regularly. Great attitude, great work ethic. I was wondering how she'd fare, throwin tarps and chains - seems to be working out for her.

"Never let your fear decide your fate".

"Burning my bridges" is the main thing that's kept me from taking the leap (aka: FEAR).

Considering the sum total of my life's experiences, wouldn't think that would hold me up. Still waiting for the day I walk into my big client and give him 90 days notice.

Another 30 lbs of weight loss to go. Get a few more minor health issues straightened out (gonna get my $$'s worth out of this expensive Blue cross policy), few more things to sell off (pack rat that I am).

Rick

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Monica M.'s Comment
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Brett, You are a philosopher, man! The "sum total" (love that term!) of my experiences has included dropping bombs and walking away, burning bridges, ripping away security blankets and more of the like. Oh, the visuals! There have definitely been some mountain-top peaks and some valley lows. People like Allie and Brett keep my head straight and my perspective true. Thank you, philosophs in the rough. Keep it coming.

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