Which jobs are safe? Fox News’s Scott Pelley asks, ‘Which jobs are unsafe?’
The truck driving jobs in particular have been in the spotlight over the past year.
In August, Fox News’ Adam Housley asked the question: “Which jobs should be done away with?”
Housley noted that the truck driving industry is highly regulated, requiring a degree from a trucking company and paying for training.
“So which jobs are not regulated?” he asked.
According to a recent report by the National Association of Trucking Associations, truck driving is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. and is predicted to grow $6.5 billion in the next five years.
The NASAA also says truck driving has become a $15 billion industry in recent years and employs more than 13.3 million people.
As for safety, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs suggested the truck drivers in his show “Lou Dobbs Tonight” were driving trucks for a living.
Dobbs pointed out that drivers who aren’t required to complete safety training could endanger the public.
However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ruled that the trucks themselves aren’t dangerous.
It says there are only three fatalities that were caused by a driver driving the wrong way down a highway, and all were caused in the rear.
NTSb also found that the number of deaths caused by truckers is “consistent with the general population.”