How Old Is Too Old To Become A Truck Driver?

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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Welcome Jack, I am 61 and in Student driver at Prime right now. So far I have been complemented on not having to have a phone in my hand, and actually listening and retaining what I heard

Good luck to you

Pretty sure you meant 'Welcome, CajunWon' .. the new guy from NC that resurrected this thread, LoL~!! S'all good. I'm five'ot myself, haha!

I'm following YOU and your journey as well, Papa Buck. Major, many KUDOS to you, sir. My hubby is 5'ot plus, and .. driving the nights away!

Carry on, good sirs...carry on!

~ Anne ~

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Wayne L.'s Comment
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I just started truck driving this year after the factory I worked at closed. I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get my training paid for through the Trade Adjustment Act, but I finally received my CDL in July. I secured a job in late August and turned 68 in September. So far it is going fine.

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I just started truck driving this year after the factory I worked at closed. I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get my training paid for through the Trade Adjustment Act, but I finally received my CDL in July. I secured a job in late August and turned 68 in September. So far it is going fine.

Welcome to the forum, Wayne!!

Merry Christmas, and ..... join in the fray! About time you post, after 9 months, hahahaha!

Rob T. is our 'young'un' on here, as of often . . . we are FULL OF MATURE FOLK, and always welcoming more of our kind, haha!!

Start a thread, and tell us more!!!

~ Anne ~

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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