Insurance for new senior commerical driver

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by zoto2a, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. zoto2a

    zoto2a Bobtail Member

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    I realize that using age as a requirement for hiring new truck driver if unlawful. But do insurance companies use age as a criteria for insuring new truck drivers?
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Not in trucking. If you meet DOT long form medical at a ancient age you are good to go. Actually blessed.

    You will find 80+ year old general aviation pilots and more than that running rigs in the south from time to time.

    Now what issues begin is when someone is 18 and wants to drive, finds out that is possible. I don't know nor am I current on that end of the spectrum but generally 21 year old for OTR and at least 25 year old for Hazmat etc.
     
  3. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

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    You must be 18 years old to obtain a CDL to drive Intrastate. You must be 21 years old to drive Interstate.
    That is the federal requirement.

    Some companies require drivers to be at least 23 years old to be eligible to apply. That is a company mandate.
     
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  4. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Or an insurance company mandate....Many require 2 years experience in similar equipment....

    Most don't question the driver if medically qualified. I did have a company that wouldn't insure a truck over 20 years old...
     
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