trucking jobs for those under 21

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  1. lalalaheidi

    lalalaheidi Bobtail Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Houston, TX
    About to start trucking school and will be done in october :biggrin_25520: can someone tell me what kind of trucking jobs hire people under 21 (will be 21 next may) and how hard are these jobs to find?
  2. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    the road less travelled
    My nephew is hauling grain, he is about the same age as you but he started sooner. It's dusty and dirty but you need to stay in state or close to the state until you are 21. My friend's son drives for him hauling grain as well. You could get into some long hauling in TX but it's doubtful. You punch a clock or fill out a time sheet and you don't have to keep a logbook for short hauls unless your employer wants you to.

    I hauled treatment plant by-products to an applicator, lime from water treatment was all I hauled, I needed tanker but already had it. Those jobs might be easier to come by than grain hauling near a city like Houston.
  3. curtislyn

    curtislyn Light Load Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    If under 21, all commercial driving must be done within Texas. You can not haul hazardous materials that require placarding or drive double or triple trailer rigs.
  4. Johnny.Blaze

    Johnny.Blaze Bobtail Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    New Jersey

    the trucking school is just taking your money. let me explain. if you go now and get out in oct then it will be 6-7 months before you turn 21 and anybody willing to touch you will want you to do some kind of refresher schooling which means more time wasted. your best bet if your interested in driving is maybe just get a regular driving job until it's closer to your birthday , now this is just my opinion but personally i don't care for all that schooling and especially doing it twice. good luck in whatever you choose.
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I would suggest you look at construction companies. One of them may put you in a dump truck.
  6. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Also the school should be able to give him some pointers.
  7. lalalaheidi

    lalalaheidi Bobtail Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for all the advice. Just wondering... why would they want you to go through refresher school? I know there are a lot of 18 and 19 year old trukers out there, and on their 21st birthday do they go through training again?

    Also what about delivery jobs going between houston, amarillo, dallas... (all in state) how would you go about finding jobs like this?
  8. creamy_filling102

    creamy_filling102 Bobtail Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Janesville, Minnesota
    i'm 18 in minnesota and trying to find driving job. it's absolutely worthless. Freeze me and wake me up 3 years from now.
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  9. Freebird135

    Freebird135 Road Train Member

    May 7, 2009
    In the air conditioning
    im 20 had my class A for a while.......cant find a #### thing
  10. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome Road Train Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Lakeland, FL
    Same thing some of the other guys were saying. Has to be instate driving.
    Check sand and gravel company's, grain/ feed hauling company's. Construction company's.
    Not much choice, most company's insurance will not touch you.
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