Industry forums reveal that the internal industry discontent is rising. Rookie truckers see the more experienced ones as condescending, technology-inept, and refusing to lend a helping hand when needed. At the same time, the old tend to view the young as technology-addicted slackers, with negative attitudes and poor mechanical skills.
Every generation blames the one before, be it for battles unfinished, unsettled scores or overlooked possibilities in a lifetime of hardships. It’s only natural that while the young appreciate a word from the wise, they prefer to blaze their own trail. But is one side more right than the other? And, is it only adding to the truck driver shortage by creating a bad culture environment and reputation to future drivers?
For the most part, it seems like the bad rap from both sides is nothing but stereotyping as a display of mutual distrust. Let’s take a look at the most heated arguments.