Truck Driving Expert or Trucking Cretin?


I have never claimed to be anything but a truck-driver, and I never claimed to be a very good one either. Of course the people I worked for would tell you differently. I have seen some people lately that try to “claim” to be an expert of trucking but fail and are usually considered cretins, or “loose cannons.”

The ones that I see like to copy off the real people that are out here everyday keeping a watchful eye on the industry. They have failed at what they did before – and then they see how others are doing it, and they copy them. These are the ones that are only in it for either fame, or money.

It’s a shame that these I speak of are like this too, because they have big ideas, but their hearts are in the wrong places. These wannabe trucking “advocates or experts” lead their followers down the wrong roads and they even leave some of them stranded. As long as the agenda “focuses” on them they play along just fine, but once they get hint that the focus is going off them they will stick a knife in your back.

They have driven several real advocates away because of their idiocy. And to top it off now one of these people is claiming to be an expert in trucking – with less than three years of driving experience. So I asked a few of my trucking friends if three years or less, if you could even consider yourself an expert or not.

I got three really good answers back one was from @gabsatrucker who is a female truck driver she said “No. J always said you didn’t really start figuring things out until the 3 year point & from my experience I would concur.” I can maybe see starting to figure out what the industry was about in three years – but that’s far from being an expert.

Next I got another good answer from @MissHGV another female truck driver she said “I was always told you’re not a pro driver until you’ve been driving for 10 years.” I don’t think anyone can consider themselves an expert truck driver – because the industry is always changing. To try and label yourself is just plain foolishness.

@ToddMcCann chimed in as always with “Think the term veteran depends on the situation. 6 months in Vietnam–Veteran. 2.5 years of trucking. Ummmm?” The ummmmm I’m guessing is a no-way.

Let’s look at what the meaning of “expert” is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by their peers or the public in a specific well-distinguished domain. An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. Experts are called in for advice on their respective subject.

Well, after reading all that I would assume most would agree that a truck-driver who has ONLY been in the trucking industry for three or less years is NOT AN EXPERT.

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About Jason

I'm just a EX-truck driver, trying to pass along a little information. I been in the Trucking Industry as a driver for over 15 years. I have driven both as an owner operator and as a company driver. I have also been a driver instructor for an accredited truck driving school in KY. I am no longer a truck driver, but I consider myself to be a watchdog for the trucking industry. In fact this site is the #1 site for getting the real news about trucking. We don't hold back here, you will hear the full story.