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Old 09-21-2019, 06:13 PM #1
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How old is too old to become a truck driver?

I would like some opinions on whether or not I would be wasting my time trying to get into the trucking industry. I'm quite old, in very good health and except for being a little overweight, am in good physical condition. I've been retired for 5 years but would like to go to work as a truck driver. I have good credit, an excellent employment history, no criminal history and an unblemished driving record. I would hate to pay for a truck driving school and go through all the training, only to find that trucking companies aren't interested in a 60 year old "recruit". I'm also a little apprehensive about asking this question to a driving school recruiter. I'm sure they would all say "Sure, no problem at all! Will that be cash, or check?" Thanks!
is it worth to pass a truck driving school?
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While there is a minimum-age requirement for becoming a truck driver in most cases, to be eligible for employment, you need to be at least 21 years old one of the great things about Professional Truck Driving is that there is no maximum-age cutoff point. To be honest, you have to be at least 18 years of age to get a C.D.L. If you are under 21 years of age, you can only drive intrastate (inside of your state of residence).
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Are you planning to drive for some company or do you want to be an owner/operator?
Big difference I would say on the investment. Being an O/O is not for the weak of wallet!
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I would think your age would be to your advantage. You would be expected to be more responsible, level headed, and less likely to take chances. Down side, they would expect not to be able to own you. You would probably be more independent, and don't "need" the job as badly. But mostly, I think it would be an advantage.
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oww, man! Follow your dream to become a truck driver (of course if it's your dream and I correctly understood you). To be honest, I guess that it's never late, as truck driving means no limit in the maximum age... By the way, there are a lot of driving schools that allow CDL classes (a lot more information you can find at this site with examples of CDL schools in Colorado https://www.truckstuffusa.com/colorado/), and I know a lot of information because 10 years ago I decided to become a truck driver, and you know, I passed Northern Colorado Truck Driving Academy, and I got strong knowledge about truck driving, so, if you want to learn to drive a truck, then you're welcome to Colorado
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I would say you are far too old to be thinking about driving a truck. Grimes and Musk are also working on auto trucks. Think outside the box. Get into AI programming. Like bots...
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See if you can find a 'trucking' job using a Tundra with duallies, a 5th wheel mounted in bed, pulling some kind of trailer. Probably be a dedicated route type of arrangement but would get you into 'trucking' w/o the hassle of CDL ( I think) and maybe more suitable to your 'away from home' demand.

May be more to this than I understand, but I would rather drive a tricked out Tundra all day than an 18-wheeler!
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I was a tow truck driver in a porno once. 10/10 loved the job would recommend. My next role is piping an AI sex doll.. basically female terminator. Tech these days is awesome.
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