The world’s toughest trucker I am not

| February 04, 2012

I learned today that The World’s Toughest Trucker TV series will be coming on soon. Learned by seeing the TV ads and announcements in trucking publications.

Diane and I woke up this morning in our Florida vacation house where we plan to stay until mid-February. Today was the same as most other days we have spent here but I am getting busier with trucking related stuff.

I wrote two days ago about preparing for the upcoming Sylectus conference. Most if not all of our 2011 income tax documents have been received so work has begun on that. Diane and I do more than taxes at this time of year. It is a good time to review all our numbers for the prior year.

The World’s Toughest Trucker series is of greater interest to me than other TV shows about trucking (if you can call them that) because I was invited by the producers to apply to be in that show. I blogged on on April, 11, 2011 about the invitation details and why I did not apply.

The blog you are reading now is what got me “discovered” by the show and invited to apply. I thought it was hilarious at the time. The world’s toughest trucker I am not. Having seen the previews, I doubt that the show would have wanted me in a role like that. I’m not a good enough actor to pretend to be the kind of trucker they portray.

By choice, Diane and I do not have a TV in the truck but there is one at our Florida house. I have watched too much of it while here. It saddens me to see one so-called reality show after another making people look stupid who who are doing trucking, fishing, logging and other blue collar work. American working people deserve more respect than they are being given in these shows.

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  1. […]  | by: Todd Dills Since I wrote briefly last Friday about this TV show, one in a long line of trucking shows to have debuted over the last year, I’ve garnered a little more info. Not least among it is the fact that Overdrive‘s own new blogging owner-operator, Landstar expediter Phil Madsen, was himself approached last year by the show’s producers to compete. His reponse? If you missed his “The world’s toughest trucker I am not” post, check it out on his Learning Something New Every Day blog here. […]