Is there a height/weight requirements for trucking?

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  1. chiquita07

    chiquita07 Bobtail Member

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    Hi y'all,

    I was wondering if there is a height/weight requirement going into trucking. I am a women, 5'2'', 110 lbs. Fit and goes to gym for weight lifting quite often. Is there a physical requirements for trucking? Does it differ from companies? Thank you
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Depends on the job. Flatbed or HH takes more physical fitness. Otherwise, if you can reach the pedals your good to go.:)
     
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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i actually knew a gal that the company shop installed "blocks" on the fuel, brake and clutch pedals.

    as long as you can pass a DOT physical, a DMV driving test, and the various CDL endorsement tests, including hazmat, and have a clean background, then you can drive a truck.

    i also one time, when i was delivering to one of the GM factories, was watching a trucker back into a spot. all the other drivers were watching too. that driver got the trailer into a rather tight dock, after a few tries.

    when the driver got out of the cab?

    she must've stood 4 foot nothing..... (at least she looked it), and the other drivers just walked away, not daring to bust her chops.......
     
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  5. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    Like any job the physics do come into play. If you meet the physical requirements that's all that matters based on the job requirements. I have seen men & women that are not physically qualified for the job. I am not physically qualified to work in the food service trucking sector (C.D.L aka cant do labor):D:D
     
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  6. chiquita07

    chiquita07 Bobtail Member

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    Looks like I need to talk to a driver in real life :0
     
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  7. chiquita07

    chiquita07 Bobtail Member

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    haha that's a great story. Hopefully I get to be that gal one day :)

    What's hazmat endorsement?
     
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  8. chiquita07

    chiquita07 Bobtail Member

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    Gotcha! Looks like there are a lot of niches in the industry. That's why I'm here doing all of my research :)
     
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  9. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    At your size I don't think your up to the task of tarping,strapping & chaining. But you could prove me wrong. I'd start out pulling Vans and get a feel for it. Driving is only part of the job. Good luck.
     
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  10. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

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    You can do anything you want in trucking..your size isn't gonna stop you from doing whatever niche you want.
     
  11. nredfor88

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    You'll find that the ergonomics of the truck cab are usually pretty good. Seat, steering wheel and mirror adjustments are generous. You'll be fine.
     
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