Just Wondering. Am I The Youngest One Here?

Topic 604 | Page 3

Page 3 of 4 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Robert K.'s Comment
member avatar

I'm 41 I guess I'm still young.smile.gif

Scott G.'s Comment
member avatar

Im 26 not a trucker yet but hopefully by July or August I will be.

you'll never to old to start a new job.I'm 37 and going into trucking

Amanda .'s Comment
member avatar

:-D good luck you can do it !

malek's Comment
member avatar

I'm only 50, have 3 grandchildren, and started driving last spring!

Hey Greg,

I'm also a Savannah native. I got my CDL a few months ago but wasn't the right time for me to just jump right in. My circumstances has changed and now I'm ready to get my first trucking job. I just assumed with Savannah having such a huge trucking industry including the Georgia ports that finding a local or even a southeast regional job with no experience wouldn't be such a big deal but I've searched careerbuilder and craigslist and they all want atleast 1 to 3 years experience so it looks like I'll be going OTR soon.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

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.

malek's Comment
member avatar

I'll be 28 next month and will be starting my first trucking job really soon.

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar
I just assumed with Savannah having such a huge trucking industry including the Georgia ports that finding a local or even a southeast regional job with no experience wouldn't be such a big deal but I've searched careerbuilder and craigslist and they all want atleast 1 to 3 years experience so it looks like I'll be going OTR soon.

We have an excellent listing of Truck Driving Jobs here on the site also.

There are some companies that offer regional work straight out of school - TMC, Maverick, and Schneider are a few off the top of my head but I'm not sure if they hire from your area or not. You'll have to check into that. But there are some companies out there that offer what you're looking for. You'll just have to do a little digging around. We also have information and reviews of trucking companies that hire inexperienced drivers for more ideas.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

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.

Ozzy's Comment
member avatar

I will be 25 next month. I will be celebrating my birthday at TMC's orientation.

JoAnne EC's Comment
member avatar

Well I drove for 15 years but I was 21 when I started. Here's a pic of me with my first big rig at 21 years old with my sister, neice, and nephew alongside...

1426584438.838.jpg

Awesome Brett!! Just thought I'd bump this one so you could reminisce again smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

Well I drove for 15 years but I was 21 when I started. Here's a pic of me with my first big rig at 21 years old with my sister, neice, and nephew alongside...

1426584438.838.jpg

double-quotes-end.png

Awesome Brett!! Just thought I'd bump this one so you could reminisce again smile.gif

I think I saw Brett in concert! rofl-1.gif

I'm just jealous. I once had hair that long, but it stuck out like an afro!

0437516001545326334.jpg

Don's Comment
member avatar

I started in June of this year at a young 56 years of age. Bunch of whippersnappers in here. Brett's rockin' the fingerless gloves. Oh, and Axl called; he wants his hair back.

Page 3 of 4 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Becoming A Truck Driver Truck Driving Stories
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More