Age of Truckers

by Bill Powell
(Fenton, Missouri)

Is 57 years old to old to get a job as an OTR trucker? I would really like an opinion, would hate to retire early, go to CDL school and not be able to get a job.

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Aug 02, 2009
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forgetaboutit!!! Age didn't keep me from entering the trucking life
by: jim

Hey,
Just about finished 10 weeks of classes at AIT school, the next 8 will be learning how to drive. I'm 57.

Aug 01, 2009
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60 is the new 40
by: Jennifer S

No way! Not to old, this is one of those professions that as long as your health will allow it, you can do it way past retirement.

I have seen many many drivers myself that are well over 65. However, I would strongly suggest doing some research on the limit of age requirements. Go to all the large trucking organization's sites, and see if they have a ceiling.

Like I said, I have seen many older drivers- men and women alike. Just not real sure about "new" older drivers ;)

I did do some snooping around at several of the big carriers. The only thing I found was a minimum age limit.

I would call several of them.
C.R. England http://www.crengland.com/

Swift http://www.swifttruckingjobs.com/

Covenant http://covenanttransport.com/

Schnieder http://www.schneider.com/index.htm

Werner http://www.werner.com/content/home/

Call all the big carriers, find out if they have a ceiling on ages, I only found a minimum on ages.

Best of luck to you

Jennifer

Aug 01, 2009
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Bill age in itself is not the problem for getting a trucking job
by: Jimmy

Age is not a problem, but the economy is. There are no guarantees when you finish school. Jimmy

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