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. (G13Momcat)'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.


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

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