I Am To Old To Become A Truck Driver.

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JIM H.'s Comment
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Hi, I am 58 years old .I am good shape. Good driving record. I am to old to get into trucking . Thanks and good luck to everyone.

Old School's Comment
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Jim, are you asking a question or making a statement? Because if you think you are too old you are greatly mistaken.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Jimbo, you can certainly decide for yourself if you want to get behind the wheel, but as long as you pass the DOT physical, you're not too old. I'm finishing my orientation with Swift in few weeks.

Errol V. Born in 1951.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Trucking isn't influenced by ageism.

Born 1991!

Belluavir's Comment
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Trucking isn't influenced by ageism.

Born 1991!

1989! Man a couple of years when I would get together with people I was always the youngest, slowly that is starting to change and I am not a fan... Need to start figuring out if I want a casket or an urn, not much time left now.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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1989! Man a couple of years when I would get together with people I was always the youngest, slowly that is starting to change and I am not a fan... Need to start figuring out if I want a casket or an urn, not much time left now.

You'll still be the youngest in the trucking industry for many years to come! You just don't see young people in this industry anymore.

Charles C.'s Comment
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Hey, I'm 61 and starting training in a few days with Roadmaster. And it is because of TT giving me support to follow my dream! I feel excited and looking forward to the new adventure, like I was 20 again! Don't let age stop you from doing anything.

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.
SQ TierHog's Comment
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Hey, I'm 61 and starting training in a few days with Roadmaster. And it is because of TT giving me support to follow my dream! I feel excited and looking forward to the new adventure, like I was 20 again! Don't let age stop you from doing anything.

I'm recently retired, and have for many, many, many of those years wanted to drive. Now, that I'm free to do what I want, I was a bit nervous because of my almost 52 yr. age. Until I found TT. Now, I feel much more comfortable. It's all about that physical. I've already started to get on my 'eat better' program that's helped me lose weight many times. Thanks for posting that concern!

SQ TierHog

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert McD.'s Comment
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1989! Man a couple of years when I would get together with people I was always the youngest, slowly that is starting to change and I am not a fan... Need to start figuring out if I want a casket or an urn, not much time left now.

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You'll still be the youngest in the trucking industry for many years to come! You just don't see young people in this industry anymore.

Man, you dudes are young! I'm usually the oldest in the groups I run with, but I guess I didn't realize how uncommon for us young folks to get into trucking. Well, I can look forward to feeling like a kid again dancing-banana.gif

Jim, like everyone has already said...I get the sense that age is not an issue. One look at the diversity of this forum and website shows you that you're actually highly popular age bracket. Whatever you decide, good luck!

gyppo logger's Comment
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I'm 53, born 1961. I started taking one of those one-a-day multiple vitamins a few years back and it made a big difference in the way I felt every day. We don't always eat right on the road.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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