Old Dog,New Tricks?

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Joseph D.'s Comment
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In my 60's and considering going into trucking.Been in the Automotive Business all life and time to get out of the garage.Any advice of should I see a shrink?

BK's Comment
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Hello Joseph,

What you are contemplating has become quite common for us old guys to do. Truck driving as a second career can be a great move to make in the later years. There are a number of us here on this site, both male and female, who have successfully done it and are now experienced drivers.

I’m 71 and started out when I was 66. My only regret is that I didn’t start my driving career sooner.

Everybody has individual circumstances that will direct their career progression. Family life, relationships, work ethic, physical condition, mental condition, financial condition, etc., all factor into what can and will be done in pursuing driving full time.

You can get solid guidance here from other drivers if you decide to become a driver yourself. The first step would be for you to tell us more about you and what your goals are at this point. Where do you live? Local driving or OTR? Anything you share about yourself and your expectations will help others give you good advice moving forward.


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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Anytime or age is a good time in life to drive a truck. It's 1 industry that truly is non age discriminate. I too spent my life wrenchin' 40+ years, from semi's then auto's, and anything with an engine. Life kept getting in my way of getting into trucking. As I joined here like almost 6 years, before I finally got around to pulling the trigger and jumpin in with both feet. BEST thing I ever did career wise looking back on life.

Like Bruce, once I was actually, doing it, I thought, dayyyum ! I shoulda done this years ago.....My early retirement starting nest egg woulda' been even bigger !! lol. Sadly, the industry has been having problems due to the current situation created by outside forces.

Good luck in your future endeavors, and with becoming a driver, Joseph

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