16 Year Olds Driving Big Rigs

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Andrey's Comment
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It all depends. Legally - of course no, but beer under 21 is also illegal, yet many 20 year olds drink it. And every kid is different. Some should not be on the road until 30, some can do fine at 14.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I was at OSUT, USAMPS Ft. McClellan in 1982 with 16 and 17 year old DEP MP's driving Deuce and a Halfs. I've seen 70 year old super truckers that were less mature than some of the PV1 and PV2's I was there with. Properly trained, supervised, and vetted (read Military Heavy Truck Driver), I guess why not.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hey, I'm a high school student that has been around trucking my whole life, and I'm currently doing a research paper for my class and what wondering what you guys thought on 16-year-olds driving trucks. Obviously not over the road or interstate but just driving for a farmer or something like that.

Came across a REALLY COOL article/interview for ya, James !!!

Old Truck, Old Soul ~

Hope you stop back; kiddo!

~ Anne ~

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Hi James,

I think it's really cool that you are learning how to drive a truck. Honestly, as long as you are not texting, playing around with a phone or acting stupid when on the road then go for it! However, at 16 I would suggest that you STAY IN SCHOOL. Dude, go to college... Live a bit. Trucking isn't going anywhere and will be here in the next few years and long after that.

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Well said, you!

How've YOU been ?!? How's YOUR driving plight??

Excellent advice.

Hope you are well!

~ Anne ~

Hi Anne,

I'm still with the same company as before. Not happy. Underpaid and working 7 days a week now...

I'm considering going with Fast Forward VA to get my foot in the door. Not that I am against any of the company provided training options. Perhaps, it's because I am far too self independent. I have trust issues... It's just the matter of saying goodbye to a 10 year relationship that I have with my current employer, and making sure that I have everything in place for the big transition.

Aaron

Victor C. II's Comment
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With training thats taken care of, I talked to a Hatian that has been driving since he was 15 when in Hati and then continued driving when he got over here 4 years ago. He is 32 years old. 15-30=15 years of driving.

I do think that everyone should have to go through learning how to drive a rig that way they are more responsible and courteous afterwards MOST of the time.

Private property? Go for it. Driving on public roadways? Not a chance in hell. Look at the typical 16 year old and how they drive. I don't trust being around them in their moms minivan much less something capable of hauling 80k pounds.

Victor C. II's Comment
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He asking about what you think about 16 years olds driving not a legal course. And the legal system is DS and Cabal rigged so.

Hi James,

16 year olds can not drive big trucks because they are minors and (generally) can not be held liable in court. It all comes down to being legally responsible for your actions.

Did you know that even at 18 you can only drive within your state, and only after 21 can you drive out of your state with a commercial motor vehicle?

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
Victor C. II's Comment
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Its better just to drive. Heck what you learn in school doesnt even really help you in real world situations unless your going for an engineer or physics major. Im only going to Liberty University to get a degree in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Cognate because I want to join as an officer in the Airforce or Navy. I get what your saying but if he wants to accelerate his success in the working world I would be all for that. Heck at 15 I considered myself an adult and acted as such, course not all the time but parents definitely took notice. If the DS and cabal gov we have didnt interfere with every aspect of our lives then we would be better off.

Hi James,

I think it's really cool that you are learning how to drive a truck. Honestly, as long as you are not texting, playing around with a phone or acting stupid when on the road then go for it! However, at 16 I would suggest that you STAY IN SCHOOL. Dude, go to college... Live a bit. Trucking isn't going anywhere and will be here in the next few years and long after that.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Victor C. II's Comment
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Oh yeah! 😊👍👍

I was at OSUT, USAMPS Ft. McClellan in 1982 with 16 and 17 year old DEP MP's driving Deuce and a Halfs. I've seen 70 year old super truckers that were less mature than some of the PV1 and PV2's I was there with. Properly trained, supervised, and vetted (read Military Heavy Truck Driver), I guess why not.

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Hi James,

I think it's really cool that you are learning how to drive a truck. Honestly, as long as you are not texting, playing around with a phone or acting stupid when on the road then go for it! However, at 16 I would suggest that you STAY IN SCHOOL. Dude, go to college... Live a bit. Trucking isn't going anywhere and will be here in the next few years and long after that.

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Well said, you!

How've YOU been ?!? How's YOUR driving plight??

Excellent advice.

Hope you are well!

~ Anne ~

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Hi Anne,

I'm still with the same company as before. Not happy. Underpaid and working 7 days a week now...

I'm considering going with Fast Forward VA to get my foot in the door. Not that I am against any of the company provided training options. Perhaps, it's because I am far too self independent. I have trust issues... It's just the matter of saying goodbye to a 10 year relationship that I have with my current employer, and making sure that I have everything in place for the big transition.

Aaron

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hi James,

I think it's really cool that you are learning how to drive a truck. Honestly, as long as you are not texting, playing around with a phone or acting stupid when on the road then go for it! However, at 16 I would suggest that you STAY IN SCHOOL. Dude, go to college... Live a bit. Trucking isn't going anywhere and will be here in the next few years and long after that.

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Well said, you!

How've YOU been ?!? How's YOUR driving plight??

Excellent advice.

Hope you are well!

~ Anne ~

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Hi Anne,

I'm still with the same company as before. Not happy. Underpaid and working 7 days a week now...

I'm considering going with Fast Forward VA to get my foot in the door. Not that I am against any of the company provided training options. Perhaps, it's because I am far too self independent. I have trust issues... It's just the matter of saying goodbye to a 10 year relationship that I have with my current employer, and making sure that I have everything in place for the big transition.

Aaron

With training thats taken care of, I talked to a Hatian that has been driving since he was 15 when in Hati and then continued driving when he got over here 4 years ago. He is 32 years old. 15-30=15 years of driving.

I do think that everyone should have to go through learning how to drive a rig that way they are more responsible and courteous afterwards MOST of the time.

double-quotes-start.png

Private property? Go for it. Driving on public roadways? Not a chance in hell. Look at the typical 16 year old and how they drive. I don't trust being around them in their moms minivan much less something capable of hauling 80k pounds.

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Victor;

Aaron never replied . . . we 'spoke' elsewhere, and he seemed 'burnt' out .. in many ways. I'd LOVE to see him back!

Try here, but it'd be a copy & paste.

https://twitter.com/AJStClair

Hope all is well with YOU, Victor! Miss ya around here!!!!!

~ Anne ~

CM59's Comment
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The guy over at Gentry and Sons has a YT channel. A few videos I’ve seen his son is young, around 10-12 and drives rigs around the shop and down the street. He helps work on trucks and is practicing with the forklift.

Not much to really research there, but it reminded how my father grew up on the family farm. My father drove a tractor around that age.

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