17-Year-Old Girl Drives 18-Wheeler as Country Faces Truck Driver Shortage

October 3, 2021


Hiring teenagers might help with the nationwide truck driver shortage, but you still don't generally see them behind the wheel of a big rig. Now that's changing. Inside Edition spoke to a California 17-year-old, named Isabella, as she trained behind the wheel. She’s one of several teens at Patterson High School who are participating in one of the first truck-driving programs for high schoolers in the U.S. To prepare them for the real road, they spend 30 hours in a driving simulator.

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