17yr Old Trucking

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by visionscapes, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. visionscapes

    visionscapes Bobtail Member

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    Hey, I am new to the Truckers Report website, and also new to the trucking industry. I am 17 yrs old and was wondering if there is any way that I could get into trucking legally for a profit. I have a truck ( which is under 10K gvw) and access to a trailer that would keep me under 26K gcvw. I have tried countless times to look up information about age requirements for this type of thing but I guess it's just not asked enough to have an answer. Do y'all have any answers?
     
  2. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    You need to be 18 to have a commercial driver's license. 21 to drive interstate
     
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  3. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    I don't think you need a CDL for stuff under 26 gvw
     
  4. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    I believe you do when you're hauling for profit.
     
  5. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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  6. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    O/P, I'd repost your question in the hotshot subforum, if I were you.
     
  7. visionscapes

    visionscapes Bobtail Member

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    But if I'm under 26K I don't need a CDL am I right or no?
     
  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Be difficult to have any sort of a load that pays and still be under 26k. What state are you in, there may be some farm type of hauling you could do, say hauling a little hay or a few cows with goosenecks locally.
     
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  9. visionscapes

    visionscapes Bobtail Member

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    Well I was mainly thinking about doing hot shot work, like uship or job postings like that. But I'm not even sure if that would be profitable like you just said.
     
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