Are you in support of 18 to 20-year-olds being able to cross state lines

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Are you in support of 18 to 20-year-olds being able to cross state lines

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  1. roadscholar88

    roadscholar88 Member

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    Are you in support of 18 to 20-year-olds being able to cross state lines
     
  2. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dunno! Either way they probably are safer than container haulers and Fred ex ground
     
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  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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  4. over the top

    over the top New Member

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    Nope. And i dont think the reason is safety alone. I can see it now, recruiters at highschools throwing numbers around and the system gets flooded by drivers that will work for less than the rest of us. 30-40K/year will sound like alot to teenagers
     
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    Thats if they can get insured. I think a looming driver shortage will give us leverage and its showing. Pay on the industry is rising a smidge.
     
  6. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We've been getting over 2 cents a year lately with bonus checks. Things are finally starting to look good for truckers.
     
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    Right, even truckload companies are offering more hometime and $$ nowadays. I think if we keep this trend and start getting drivers home more the shortage will fix itself.
     
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  8. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can still remember a little about myself when I was that age and I don't think that they should be in the heaviest trucks at all, let alone crossing state lines.
     
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  9. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At age 21 I'd stay out all night partying on the weekend at home then drive drunk to Philadelphia or wherever they said without a wink of sleep. They say the brain isn't fully developed until the mid 20's.
     
  10. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Another "idea" from our addlepated dunderheads in the District of Calamity.
    It'll work as well as the current H. O. S. and the E. L. D. mandate along with all the foreign NON ENGLISH SPEAKING drivers, so how could truck driving possibly get any more dangerous?:scratchhead:

    Have a :guiness: to equal No Worries Mate!
    CHEERS!!
     
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  11. tutone710

    tutone710 Your Retirement Canceled

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  12. Getoverit

    Getoverit Well-Known Member

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    But yet it's OK to send them overseas to get their asses shot off or worse?????
     
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  13. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep! Different training, different mindset, different everything.
     
  14. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    yes indeedy......
     
  15. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    When I was 18 I was doing an interstate mail run with a B67 Mack, things are different today, I would say no.
     
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  16. Getoverit

    Getoverit Well-Known Member

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    With all do respect I disagree!!!!!
     
  17. Getoverit

    Getoverit Well-Known Member

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    Easy arm chair decision...........
     
  18. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    we have no draft. many join the military of thier own free will. they are as trained as can be. if they get body parts blown off, or killed, it's too bad, but that shyte happens. once signed up for the military, thier ass belongs to Uncle Sam and where he sends them

    the training for truck drivers is far different from the military, another poster already said that, or can't you read..????

    others here are also saying a resounding NO to 18 yr olds behind the wheel of a big rig.
     
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  19. Getoverit

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    Yeah,I can read! In regards to your analogy it's unfortunate though........
     
  20. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    pour some wine over the toughness and let it marinate overnight, then you'll "get it", or "getoverit"
     

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