Am I to old starting a trucking career

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  1. lovetrucks2446

    lovetrucks2446 Bobtail Member

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    I'm looking forward to a career change into trucking. I graduated from trucking school in 2003 and currently have my class A CDL - after graduating I decided to stay in the commercial real estate business for financial reasons and decided not to pursue my trucking career. I am 56 years old and still in the real estate industry and now I want to pursue my dream in trucking. I have a one-year plan to mentally, physically, and financially prepare myself to enter the trucking industry because once I make the change there's no turning back. the clock is ticking!
     
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  3. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    Go for it. My grandfather drove for 60 years. Lots of older people in this profession.
     
  4. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

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    I've known guys driving into their 70's. Go for it.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    @Wasted Thyme just started his driving career not long ago and is around your age .
     
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  6. Iampa

    Iampa Light Load Member

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    I got my CDL and started this year.
    Turned 56 in March
     
  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Go for it. Lots of people switch careers later in life. One of my uncle's got his cdl in his early 50s after being a mason for 30+ years
     
  8. lovetrucks2446

    lovetrucks2446 Bobtail Member

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  9. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    Yeah you're too old. We tried to treat you new tricks & it didn't work out. So see silly rabbit tricks are kids.:D:D. Have a great time as you go down the yellow brick road to see the wizard for your dreams. All the best on your journey. Oh by the way how young are you ;);)
     
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  10. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    I was 59 when I got my CDL. 61 now. Age doesn't seem to be a factor in trucking.
     
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  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    You will need to start from scratch. 2003 was a LONG time ago. That CDL is beyond stale. It sounds like you went to school but never got a driving job? That is no different than never having a CDL. Find a company to bring you in and train you, stay there for AT LEAST one year. It will begin to open some more doors for you. Good luck. I started at 56.
     
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