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Tucker Bubacz, a 17-year-old senior, climbs into the cab of a semi truck just outside Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Md. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Amanda Berg for NPR hide caption

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The driver of the big rig one lane over might soon be one of these teenagers

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Dean Burrows runs Gear Motions, which makes precision gears for machines. He has had to turn down some orders because he can't find enough workers. Gear Motions/Dean Burrows hide caption

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Finding Workers Is Harder Than Ever. The Economic Impact Could Be Significant

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