Real Truckers Don’t Buy Into The Show
Truck driving, especially on icy roads, is a job that only select people have the skillset to do. This is part of what makes the show so interesting to non-truck driving viewers. In a poll on the website TheTrucker, real drivers had their own opinions about the show, and they definitely weren’t praising it.
One commenter noted that the series stresses negative stereotypes about truck drivers, portraying them as “buffoons.” Others added that the show makes the job look much more exciting than it actually is just to increase viewership. They claim if it wasn’t so exaggerated, no person would be able to sit through an hour-long episode.