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driving a vehicle is not rocket science. It is above way to many peoples ability though. The ability to read a fuel pump is also not rocket science. You are exactly correct Obama's staff filled the limo with gas ruining the engine. The filler door that says diesel only was written in English, and evidently over their head.
backing up using only mirrors is something every boat owner and camper owner does
time they hitch up.
I can thread a needle with a trailer using only side mirrors, and do it with every launch and then parking trailers between others with just inches between them.
You should try pulling a boat in Cincinnati rush hour traffic to Lake Cumberland with 17,000 pounds behind you on the hills. When nutjobs cut you off with 200 gallons of gasoline in the tank, the boat is a rolling bomb awaiting a teenage girl texting.
There are easy parts of driving and difficult parts. Backing up in daylight is not that bad nor are making tight turns onto side streets which we do from time to time. The challenging part is when you can't see your trailer backing into inside docks. The sun certainly is no help and neither are the customers that have poor or no lighting in the building.
Plus you should try driving that boat around town in snowstorms or icy conditions. That's a whole different driving. I see these truckers from the south driving with their mouth wide open and their head actually over their steering wheel as if they are going to see any better. Others think that it's like driving in the rain until they end up turning the truck over into middle of the highway. It happens every snowstorm.
Truck driving does not require a PhD, but it requires a lot of experience, skill and most of all, common sense, which 50% of the people driving today just don't have.