The way truckers communicate has changed significantly over the years, from the classic CB radios to smartphones. Whether it is to discuss road conditions, trucking knowledge or just the football, truckers have always sought to communicate with one another.
With the rise of vlogging, a growing number of innovative truck drivers have taken to documenting their travels via YouTube, building up thousands of followers and millions of views. In a time where HGV drivers are in a deficit it is very exciting to see this community growing and reaching a wider audience.
In this article we will list the five trucking YouTubers that you need to watch in 2019:
Known for his enthusiastic personality Stavros is one of our favourite people to watch on YouTube. His expansive knowledge of trucks along with his high production value helps him create engaging, long form videos every week! His vehicles consist of in-depth vehicle reviews, festivals and event coverage, as well as videos documenting his life. Stavros is a keen auto enthusiast, not only will you get to see the best of the trucking world, but he often makes videos of his favourite cars and non-commercial vehicles as well.
Luke C in a HGV
Luke has had major growth on his YouTube channel, last year alone he gained 8,000 new subscribers and had a total of 1.5 million video views. Luke stands out with his long-form videos with minimal editing, allowing him bring his audience along for the ride. Luke knows the UK roads like the back of his hand, frequently providing useful tips for drivers, he often talks about locations that truckers will pass whilst out on the road. It is evident his fans enjoy his content, so much so that Luke has his own merchandise range where fans can purchase anything from coffee mugs to hi-viz vests.
When Luke isn’t working hard driving goods around the country or updating lorry-driver.com he somehow still finds time to produce and upload trucking vlogs to his YouTube channel and manage his 20,000 strong social media following. It's safe to say Luke is a busy man who is very passionate about the trucking community. Luke keeps his audience up to date with where he is working, details of individual jobs and what is going on in his life.
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Trucker Jay In the UK
Self-described “Noob-Trucker”, Trucker Jay brings a fresh perspective to the trucking YouTube community, aiming to show other new/wannabe drivers the transport industry from the inside. Jay has racked up an impressive 4.5million views with his series “Trucker Jay in the UK” where he produces hour long episodes of his days at work. Jay's videos show him performing manoeuvres, talking about his work, as well as often letting the audience simply enjoy his journeys with unedited footage of him driving. We look forward to seeing Jay’s channel grow in 2019.
After being inspired by the likes of Luke C in a HGV, Trucker Jay and Kev Tee. Trucker Jenko decided to start his own YouTube channel to share his experiences driving around the UK. The Welsh born trucker, real name Martyn, returned to the HGV industry after an 11 year hiatus Jenko has built a respectable following in a very short time. Trucker Jenko is definitely one to watch over the next year.
Did we miss anyone out? Let us know in the comments.