HS Diploma or GED

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Hick, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    If they passed the CDL examination then I'm sure they can read the road signs. The last thing we need is another government mandated requirement to drive a truck. Plus this industry has a lot of immigrant drivers from Russia, Afghanistan, Somalia, what have you. So high school diplomas from those countries probably wouldn't even be recognized here.
     
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  3. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    it appears hick can now have some intelligent conversations.

    bowing out...
     
  4. Hick

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    They should at least be able to pass the GED here if they are so educated elsewhere. Here is where they will be driving. A few days testing shouldn't be a problem.

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    I was looking at want ads again today. Ran across a couple of companies requiring a highschool diploma or equivalent. well it started a search, this article was published in July of 2015. by Bloomberg. yes I thought of this thread.

    Fracking Jobs Encouraged American Teens to Become Highschool Dropouts

    The jobs may have done lasting damage to the educational attainment of low-skilled males

    That burst of employment generated by fracking in the past decade may not have been all good news for the U.S.

    Jobs offering low-skilled American teenagers a chance to earn big bucks in the shale oil and gas industry also made it less attractive to finish high school, causing a jump in dropout rates, a new .....

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...american-teens-to-become-high-school-dropouts
     
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  6. Hick

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    That's a pretty interesting read. It will be interesting to see how lowering the CDL minimum age to 18 effects that drop out/no higher education rate also... when trucking is an automated minimum wage job in the next 10-15 years and these people are in the same boat as the frack guys are now.

    At least college degrees might be worth something again soon as all the decent paying tech jobs are leaving, so there may be a little hope.
     
  7. dca

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    http://dropoutscansucceed.com/living_in_means.htm

    http://dropoutscansucceed.com/index.htm
     
  8. love9boy

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    Does KLLM require you to have a GED or high school diploma to enroll in their academy in Lancaster, TX?
     
  9. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Just to be on the safe side, it would not hurt to have a GED or high school diploma, regardless of one's occupation.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

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  10. davidl

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    No worries....They don't pass out diplomas in poland, india, mexico or other third world countries that the big boys recruit in!
     
  11. Ph5120

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    If you can drive a car without one why not a truck?
    I'm sure they would catch on real fast if you can't read or do math.
    You get a GED and right when you get the diploma there is no need to remember anything you just learned.
    Waste of time and money.
    It is just a traditional right of passage.
    The U.S.A. was built by most who dropped out of elementary school.
     
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