The UGLY Truth of Trucking!

This video was posted to educate people to what happens in the trucking industry. I was beginning to fall asleep behind the wheel of my tractor trailer loaded with produce when I decided to pull over for sleep and call my company to inform them that I was unsafe to continue driving.

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20 thoughts on “The UGLY Truth of Trucking!

  • December 14, 2017 at 10:07 am
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    My previous employer forced me to drive 17+ hour days for the last month i was there. He told me i didn't know how to manage my time and it was my fault i was driving that long. Which is fucking bullshit, because I've been doing paperlogs for 3+ years and for him i was on editable eld's. Actually he didn't know how to plan loads, with the driver in mind and a realistic day by obeying the hos. He is the type of Owner ops that doesn't give a shit about your sleep, just run run run. And he wasn't like that when i originally started for him. He was was, he gave me more home time than i needed but still raked in the dough as if i were out much longer. I Worked for the guy for about a year. The money went to his head. Usually i would deliver somewhere around buffalo, and then in the same day pick up my back haul, and then i could then sleep for the night.,a nd in doing that i was always leagal. Things changed, he would tell me to edit my log of instead showing myself loading /waiting for 8 hours to put it down as sleeper birth. Well if i didn't put it down that i was waiting, i wouldn't get my detention time, and i also wouldn't technically be getting my "rest". So after a long 14 hour day, i was forced to drive tried at night. He said that he did this so he could get in better with the brokers for better loads. The better loads came, but he still schedule to run 18 hour days with 4-5 hours of sleep. And i really started to not like driving at night. My tiredness while driving at night affected me physiologically, as i often started to see things, got afraid when other trucks passed me, couldn't drive well on curves. I was scared shitless. I valued my job because i got to drive a really nice classy pete 379. I still don't like driving at night. He would over schedule his loads, and take on too many loads. I would get called 10-12 hours into my 2 day off reset and be told i absolutely had to if i valued my job. So i said, what if i called the dot and see what they thought of disrupting my required time off and forcing me into the truck? I'm not driving like that for you anymore. I could kill someone, including my self. Is that really worth you making an extra 1000 a week? Even tho i busted my ass for him , i didn't make any extra money from it, no i just got home a little sooner. I was forced to resign. Good riddance. I'm just thankful to be alive.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    If i am as tired as you claim to be in this video, id be in the sleeper sleeping. I wouldn’t give a fuck about calling some retard dispatcher in the middle of the night and recording some shitty Youtube video about it. If you’re broke and you’re driving a truck worried about your bills and money, you in the wrong business. The only reason anyone should get in a godamn truck is the godamn money and the ability to be able to say Fuck No im taking a break or taking a month off, without having to worry about money. I don’t understand you americans at all. How do you not have at least 50k cash saved at the bank driving a mf truck?! It puzzles me.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 10:50 am
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    Hehe management 101. 3 managers same song and dance. Last guy sounds like Lumbergh.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    poor guy ;( !! sorry you have to go through this. get a better job
    fucking evil people $$$$$ F**K U!!

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  • December 14, 2017 at 11:51 am
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    Hmm, as a no-truck driver, watching this video makes me not even consider this type of job. All of them are saying the same shit after another. The man is tired!!!! Get it? Tired! Fuck coffee and red bull. Fresh air is fine and all but it doesn't replace sleep. I understand that a shipment need to be at a specific location at a given time and all that, but what's more important? You're driver causing a vehicle pile-up, killing people on a highway because of his lack of sleep? Or his safety? And the guy says that the driver's concern for driver safety is dramatic bullshit. Don't misunderstand me. The pressure is on from all sides, but threatening someone's job because of their concern for safety is bullshit. Period. I believe this doesn't only apply to truck drivers, but to anyone operating vehicles of this class or bussess.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 11:58 am
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    Sry yu had togo through that man. Happy yu stood your ground.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    I am a truck driver and I know there is a new law on dispatcher that they are not allowed to force you to drive, when you deemed yourself unsafe to drive. If they force you to drive they can go to jail.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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    Hope you fucked that company off mate

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  • December 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm
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    Apparently this is old but that dispatcher infuriates me. I hope you left that pos company.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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    i would tell that dispatch to kiss my ass. I mean he should mention it but that's all. Once a driver tells you he is sleepy that should be enough. And him saying that happens. I think they should record all dispatch calls or communication. This way if an accident happens they can put the dispatch in jail so the driver is not just the responsible one. The only reason i say this is because the driver had that 10 hrs off & then get another 10 hours. And him cursing me like that i would def tell him the load is setting here. Fuck that. WOW I'm getting mad just listening to it……

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  • December 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    WOW, your company called the police to check up on you because they were worried about you. That shows how much they care about you! You are extremely lucky to have a company like that !

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  • December 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm
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    private message me if you want rock solid refrence to haul mail out of detroit or benton harbor mi. if interested must have 5 yrs cln record no dui and pass a fed background chk. guyazbell@hotmail.com

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  • December 14, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    lots of peaple leave truck at location and walk away, this basterd got off easy i would go to terminal and plant my foot in that bitches ass.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    Wow, well atleast I know what I'm in for. I'm training now and I still drive for access which is a company under port authority, and I literally cought 30seconds of sleep going down hill in a short bus and finished a vary long day of work…..

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  • December 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm
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    Bunch of BS !! Probably none of them bitches ever even rode in a rig and they are giving you advice on how to drive !? Trucking is all bullshit anymore. My advice is stay away from it.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm
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    That's the dumbest shit I've ever heard! Just came off a 10 hour break and make you take another!? I'd of told em I'm ready to run give me a Damn load now or Fuck Off.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm
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    I've always said that to be a dispatcher….. You should have at least a year on the road….Also if drivers would come together n shut down for three days….the collective could then demand safe and fair working conditions ….hands down. Every city in the nation has only a three day supply of food and fuel…..

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  • December 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm
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    Man these dispatchers don’t understand that the human body requires 8-12 hours of sleep. Best advice from a non trucker is to get periodic brakes during loads and get like 30 min naps every couple of hours to keep yourself rested. Also try opening a window and listening to some music to keep everything flowing. And if you start to fall asleep at the wheel, pull off the road, take a quick nap and get back to it.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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    I'm new in the industry, but the company I drive for always pushes safety. Coffee, energy drinks, fresh air, they don't work, the only cure to fatigue is sleep, I've had my manager call asking why we (my team mate and i) were not moving, we explained that we both were up waiting for a load. I had my full break in and my team mate was just getting done with his shift. The manager said thanks for being safe, get some sleep and get going as soon as soon as possible.
    I'd rather have a late load than a load laying on the road. But my team mate and I always try to keep our times so one of us is fully awake at all times.

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