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Cummins planning to get more young people to become truck drivers

Cummins Inc. Columbus MidRange Engine Plant is pictured in Columbus, Ind., May 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

(WISH) – Some experts are saying more mass airline outages are inevitable, and Cummins has a plan to get more young people to become truck drivers.

In the past two weeks, two major airlines have suffered massive technical glitches, bringing their operations to a standstill.

A new report suggests that even more devastating glitches are likely to happen thanks in part to an aging U.S. airline reservation system technology.

Reuters reports that security experts warn that glitches like that suffered by Delta Air Lines this week, and southwest airlines last week are inevitable unless carriers spend the money to upgrade their systems.

In other business headlines, Cummins have a vested interest in the health of the truck driving industry, which is why it is involved in initatives to remedy a growing shortage of semi-trailer drivers nationwide.

Analysis by the American Trucking Associations said that the shortage of drivers would grow to nearly 175,000 by 2024.

Retirements and industry growth are fueling the need for an influx of drivers.

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