Height Restrictions?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TruckerDragon, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

    721
    412
    Feb 18, 2010
    Westminster, Co
    0
    I got someone who is 5'3" and they wonder if they are 'tall enough' to become a truck driver. I told him I have seen some short drivers but I figured it be best to ask you guys.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

    3,917
    2,010
    Mar 30, 2006
    ova-hereee
    0

    i had a student that was about 5 even..........no problems.........

    may need "blocks" though on the pedals..........!!!!!! (j/k)
     
  4. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

    721
    412
    Feb 18, 2010
    Westminster, Co
    0

    Thanks much, anyone know any issues he might have though with his size?
     
  5. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

    8,501
    9,485
    May 15, 2010
    West o' the Big Crick
    0
    I'm 5'4"...no problems for me.

    Saw a guy once driving a Columbia and he had no trouble. He was about 4'2". Your friend should be fine.
     
  6. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    Being 5'4" also, I'm glad to read this!!!!!! :biggrin_25525:
     
  7. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

    3,917
    2,010
    Mar 30, 2006
    ova-hereee
    0
    there are "several issues"........

    1) that huge belt buckle will be bigger than him.

    2) the all you can eat buffet table he will need a stepladder

    3) he will get lost in the bunk of a condo, although for him a condo would actually be a mansion.

    4) he won't be able to wear a 10 gallon cowboy hat, but he can bathe in.

    5) he might get blown away if its windy outside............


    HMMmmm............

    can't think of anything else................


    why worry..........??????????


    he's living life now, right.............?????????
     
    joesmoothdog and hoosiergirl Thank this.
  8. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    I was thinking I could stay in shape playing b-ball in my stand up(if I get one of those!)...
     
  9. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

    4,352
    2,589
    Aug 6, 2010
    western pa
    0
    worked with a guy about 4'8"----and he was running ice roads and off road alot--iirc he had blocks on the throttle and clutch and the seat might have been reworked a bit--mind you tho--thiis was in a 1970's western star--when trucks werent as cushy to drive--and he was one tuff sob--cold ####ed one guy with a ball peen when he was mouthy--he also had 4 brothers that were over 6 feet--so he had to be ruff and tuff
     
  10. Trick Daddy

    Trick Daddy Bobtail Member

    37
    3
    Sep 13, 2010
    Loves Park, IL
    0
    Just for grins, I slid the seat up all the way in our Freightliner daycab at school this morning.....uh, I am only 5'8" and 145lbs. and I had to bend up like a pretzel to fit. I don't know about all models of trucks, but a very short person could reach with no problem...pedals and steering. One of the ex-students stopped by a week ago and she was definitely no taller than 5'0"...and that may be giving credit...and she had no issues at all.
     
  11. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

    626
    229
    Jul 28, 2009
    0
    Honestly? You're probably better off in a tractor at 5'3" than where I am at 6'3". I found a way to fit and be relatively comfortable, but I can't stretch my legs, and the seat backs are designed for torsos shorter than mine. It's giving me a bit of a hunch.

    Meh. Short answer is: No prob, bob.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted