Am I Too Old

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by rjjr1963, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. rjjr1963

    rjjr1963 Bobtail Member

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    I'm thinking about learning to drive a truck OTR. Will companies hire new guys that are 58 years old?
     
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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Yes.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Age doesn't matter in trucking as long as you can pass the DOT physical.
     
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    Opus Road Train Member

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    yep. If you can pass a DOT physical and fog up a mirror, you'll get a job.
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  6. Traveling

    Traveling Light Load Member

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    Yes, those may not be the most reputable companies outthere but it's highly likely some will hire/train you.
     
  7. AbelAxe

    AbelAxe Bobtail Member

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    Im 55 years old, I start truck driving school Dec 9. I already got my CDL permit and endorsements.....If you have the desire and can pass your DOT physical go for it.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Usually young truckers are told they have until a certain age to be in trucking due to the amount of manual labor in those days.

    Today considering that the rigs almost drive themselves you just need to pass the DOT physical AND NOT at a concentra etc. (Don't even enter.)
     
  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    What does driver age have to do with hiring company reputability? I’d like to understand that relationship better.
     
  10. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    As long as you have a half way decent heartbeat and a good mvr you will be hired.
     
  11. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I would imagine that there must be a cutoff point at some age, maybe 75?
     
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