Trucking career starts in May - Advice?

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by hankster, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. hankster

    hankster Bobtail Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Hello all. Let me start by saying that I'm going to be wrapping up a good career in April, at age 51, and plan to begin a driving career, something I've dreamed of since childhood. I have an AZ licence and have considerable part-time experience driving tandem straight trucks - feed trucks and fuel tankers. Although I have my A licence as well, I have only logged about 18 hours behind the wheel of a tractor trailer and obtained my licence on my own - no drivers training. My question is this - is there any demand for middle aged, retired professionals like myself in the trucking industry, particularily in Ontario? I'd go with either straight trucks or semi if a company would train me up to their standards. City work is of little interest to me - OTR is what I'm looking for. Would the apprenticeship program be something for someone in my position? I'd appreciate any tips you may have for me as I get prepared for career # 2.

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