TRUCKERS SHORTAGE * USA: MILITARY DRIVERS HELP
* North Carolina - US regulators propose pilot for under-21 truck drivers
--- A limited number of 18- to 21-year-olds with military experience would be allowed to drive interstate tractor-trailers under a pilot program proposed Friday by U.S. regulators... The three-year pilot program would create a test group of young truck drivers and is sure to run into opposition from those who fear licensing younger drivers would lead to more accidents... The American Trucking Associations favors a graduated licensing system that would help interstate trucking operators recruit 18- to 21-year-olds as apprentices who would gradually gain experience behind the wheel. A change in licensing standards not only could help trucking operators recruit younger drivers but allow them to create a career path for them... Today, it’s hard for trucking companies to map out such a path for younger students...
(Photo: Soldiers at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds got into big rigs, training to be professional civilian truck drivers) -- Fort Bragg, NC, USA - JOC, by William B. Cassidy - Aug 19, 2016
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