US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

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Now are they going to lower the pay and say this job was never intended for living wages? For fucks sake.

gabeitaliadomani

I do a lot of driving for work and have already noticed the prevalence of newer truck drivers on the roads – mostly people who still drive like they’re in a small car and do dumb things like change lanes really fast/suddenly, dart in front of other truckers, wait until the last second to respond to a change in the road ahead. It’s scary enough.

theHerbivore

There are going to be accidents and many terrified drivers. I find myself scarred of lifted trucks when they’re driven by adults! I cannot imagine young adults handling multi-ton deliveries! All this because they’d rather use basically child labor, rather than pay benefits or livable wages.

Stephen_Hawkins

As a former teenager, this seems like a horrible idea.

homeslicerobinson

Maybe we shouldn’t have been writing articles for the past decade about how self driving trucks were going to put all truck drivers out of work very soon.

ATribeCalledGreg