I was parroting Mutt's use of the 'rocket scientist' comment. I have towed a boat to Laurel Lake a number of times & Dale Hollow too. I can attest to all of your points.<quoted text>
driving a vehicle is not rocket science. It is above way to many peoples ability though. The ability to read a fuel pump is also not rocket science. You are exactly correct Obama's staff filled the limo with gas ruining the engine. The filler door that says diesel only was written in English, and evidently over their head.
backing up using only mirrors is something every boat owner and camper owner does
time they hitch up.
I can thread a needle with a trailer using only side mirrors, and do it with every launch and then parking trailers between others with just inches between them.
You should try pulling a boat in Cincinnati rush hour traffic to Lake Cumberland with 17,000 pounds behind you on the hills. When nutjobs cut you off with 200 gallons of gasoline in the tank, the boat is a rolling bomb awaiting a teenage girl texting.
A semi tractor weighs triple a diesel pickup. My boat on the trailer is 13 feet from ground to top of radar arch. Forgetting to put antennas down is very expensive, and bridges collect them without a warning. I am 4 inches from a state mandated escort for wide load. Do you suppose the manufacturer did that by accident?
we all are different.......how is that for rocket science?
I have driven trucks with 28' boxes. And towed many a trailer.
I have never driven a big rig but I know that I don't want to.
XXX has been a little inconsistent & may deserve some of the shots at him. I just don't see the validity or intelligence to denigrate ALL truck drivers like Mutt has been doing. Make the insults specific to the 'target' NOT any entire field & then also in a very exaggerated degree & ridiculous way.
I'm not defending XXX specifically but ALL truckers in general. It takes a certain skill & demeanor to do that job. Like you said,(paraphrasing) it isn't for everyone.