Nothing points to truck driving
WE'RE pretty much presented three options going through school that will lead us to a "good job".
1. Go to uni. 2. Get a trade. 3. Go to TAFE, then use that to go to uni or get a trade.
None of these point young people towards becoming truck drivers.
In fact, you could go as far as saying truck driving is almost seen as a job you do when you can't do anything else.
On the yardstick society uses to measure modern day (younger generational) success, being a driver is right at the base, regardless of the circumstances that led you there or how good you are at the job.
Making heavy vehicle driving a trade (i.e. back up the job with a formal qualification) will make it a lot more respectable profession and will naturally push kids into at least considering it as a career path. It's not the solution, but it's a start.