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America’s Trucker Shortage Could Undermine Economy

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WEB Notes: Considering all the chatter about automation, is it any wonder people are not rushing out to become truckers? I think truckers will be around for many years to come. Dialing in the automation for big rigs is going to be a tough task, one not to be a reality anytime soon.

Bob Blocksom, an 87-year-old former insurance salesman, needs a job. He hasn’t saved enough money for his retirement. And trucking companies, desperate for workers, are willing to give him one.

Age didn’t matter, they said. If Blocksom could get his “CDL” – commercial driver’s license – they would hire him for a $50,000 job. One even offered to pay his tuition for driver training school, but there was a catch: Blocksom had to commit to driving an 18-wheel truck all over America for a year.

So far, that has been too big of an ask for Blocksom, who doesn’t want to spend long stretches of time away from his wife of 60 years. “The more I think about it, it would be tough to be on the road Monday through Friday,” he said.

Source: Savannah Now

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