How Old Were You When You Started Driving Truck?

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Joseph D.'s Comment
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24

Navypoppop's Comment
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Started @ 20, retired @ 62

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Started driving dump trucks growing up on our dairy farm at about 12. Got my class A CDL at 56.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I got my CDL at 40. But, I have been driving larger vehicles since I joined the military. Also worked at a mining company in 2001 when I had a break in service. At the mining company I drove 50 ton Haul Trucks (life size Tonka Truck, lol)

Needless to say an 18 wheeler is not the longest, widest, tallest, or most heavy piece of equipment I have drove.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Went to trucking school a week after turning 21. Got my CDL at 21 and been driving ever since.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Parrothead66's Comment
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Just saw this one pop up and had forgot about it. Turned 51 this year.

David M.'s Comment
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Started driving at 64, 12 years later still going.

PJ's Comment
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Class A at 53 and still kicking it. Very soon will be 59 years young

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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27, I'll be 30 in October need to buy a walker.

BK's Comment
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I was 22 when I went to work for a house mover in Fairfax, OK. That was 1976. I didn't need a CDL , heck, I'm not even sure the CDL license law existed back then. But I drove his Mack's and Internationals pulling I-beams and trailers to and from job sites. The only training I got was "Don't speed, this is the ignition key".

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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