"I never said that being a truck driver was a delightful career path. However, it is one that is protected."
This is not true. I am reminding you (yet again) that losing your license is the end of your truck driving career. http://www.dmv.org/articles/traffic-ticket-and-dui-penalties-for-commercial-drivers/
Recommending truck driving over programming in the 21st century is not only ludicrous, it is reckless. If you don't want to go to college, you can still program.
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)