18 year old drivers

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by timidlady, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. timidlady

    timidlady Light Load Member

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    I was reading an article that there really isnt as much a shortage of drivers as the media wants you to believe. It gave some pretty good stats so I can believe that's true. So why lower the driver age? I guess it could be for health purposes but lowering the start age would actually lower the average age so it would appear that truck drivers die even younger. Politicians love their stats. No way would they make statistics look like that. I think part of it is that as we get older we lose our ability to be flexible. So that makes older drivers less reliable in their results. This industry bends you like a pretzel. But as you get older, you find that less tolerable. I think they aren't looking for health. They are looking for flexibility.
     
  2. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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  3. faux_maestro

    faux_maestro Bobtail Member

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    Also driver shortage=the reason for self driving trucks.
     
  4. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Wrong ,same experience amount.
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The ATA companies are afraid of running out of people willing to believe their recruiters. Lowering the interstate age to 18 opens up a new source of fresh meat.
     
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  6. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    What about the insurance part bigger companies can pay for the insurance getting people before they have more choices.
     
  7. 88228822

    88228822 Medium Load Member

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    9 out of 10 of these kids couldn't hack it
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    7/10 of us aren't willing to be slaves and work for peanuts either.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It worked with automatic transmissions.
     
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