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Donald continues searching for an edge...

one more dinky question, G, are the success and failure rates in this business about the same for all age groups 21+, or whatever the legal CDL age bracket is?..... you may have noticed more people of a certain age bracket succeed in driving than others

My dinky answer; “no way of knowing that”.

I’m sure some egghead analytics junkie has statistics on failure rates based on age...

But does it really matter? No.

Again, the playing field is totally level. Your chance of success is no greater or less than a 21-year-old. It’s a matter of personal commitment, desire and focus.

There are over 120 full-time drivers at the DC I run out of. There is a cross-section of every age, from 21 to 70 and many different backgrounds. Totally diverse.

But again, don’t hang your hat on that.

Donald success in this business is about individual performance. Turn your attention inward, forget about everyone else.

How is the reading coming along...?

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

Donald B.'s Comment
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Donald continues searching for an edge...

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one more dinky question, G, are the success and failure rates in this business about the same for all age groups 21+, or whatever the legal CDL age bracket is?..... you may have noticed more people of a certain age bracket succeed in driving than others

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My dinky answer; “no way of knowing that”.

I’m sure some egghead analytics junkie has statistics on failure rates based on age...

But does it really matter? No.

Again, the playing field is totally level. Your chance of success is no greater or less than a 21 year old. It’s a matter of personal commitment, desire and focus.

There are over 120 FT drivers at the DC I run out of. There is a cross section of every age, from 21 to 70 and many different backgrounds. Totally diverse.

But again, don’t hang your hat on that.

Donald success in this business is about individual performance. Turn your attention inward, forget about everyone else.

How is the reading coming along...?

thanx, Mr. G, that's all I need to know about age and trucking

this morning I have dental appointment and this afternoon I'm expecting my new exercise bike to be delivered...tomorrow I start my reading in earnest....if I should need any clarifications on this reading material, I'll ask a question....good day and have a safe trucking career everybody!

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

G-Town's Comment
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Donald you might want to click on the names of the moderators and experienced drivers who frequently post here.

You’ll then have an idea of who we are, how we got here and our current station in life.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Brett’s book and some of the other material we have linked you to.

Good luck.

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