Where are the young people?
WHERE are the millennials? That question was posed in the last edition of Big Rigs in response to youngsters seemingly not considering a career in the trucking industry.
Big Rigs followers gave many reasons they thought made young people not consider it.
Ann-Marie Hicks: "There is no way I would ever encourage my son to be a transport operator. Long hours, one of the most dangerous jobs in Australia, never home and, at the drop of a hat, could lose his business because of the Labor Government and the RSRT. Ridiculous fines that would be laughed at in any other business or workplace. No, he can choose another career path."
Darren Walker: "And often when there's a nasty incident involving heavy vehicles, they automatically get the blame. Even though 93 per cent of such incidents are not the fault of the heavy vehicle driver."
Kenny Cummins: "Bloke I know got a $700 fine for splitting up on a road last week. Road safety? Why doesn't anyone want to drive a truck?"
Geoff Kerr: "With all the rules and regulations these days, maybe the thought of driving trucks has lost its appeal."