I'm over 50 is it worth my time to go to trucking school to find a driving job in Oregon?

by John Felice
(Portland OR USA)

I think I might be too old to began a trucking career. I have been out of work for several years and am wondering if a trucking school might be a good idea. I would be trying to find work in Oregon.

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Aug 21, 2013
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Is 50 too old to become a truck driver? NEW
by: brenda mcclellan

I wanted to become a truck driver since I was 20 but I had to fulfill all my responsibility to my family. I want to pursue my goal now but wondering if I am too late for school to become a truck driver? can someone help me if it's possible?

Jan 24, 2013
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Thank you all so much. NEW
by: Anonymous

You have most definitely given me hope. I will look further into trucking. Your input has been so helpful. Thank you all again. Mike

Jan 24, 2013
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Too old to pursue trucking? NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you all so much for your'e excellent input. You have most certainly given me hope. I feel encouraged to look further in to truck driving now. Thanks so much for your wisdom.

Jan 24, 2013
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getting into trucking over 50 in Portland Or NEW
by: Hervy

John, You have been given great advice. I would say you are not too old.

Make sure you are able to account for the time out of work though. It doesn't even have to be something official.

For instance, if you were taking care of a family member or something else and have some supporting information, they would be good.

Here are some Portland area trucking companies that are hiring.

Portland Oregon Trucking Jobs

Jan 22, 2013
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yup NEW
by: Anonymous

They are not concerned about older people driving, so long as good health. actually they prefer older drivers.

Jan 22, 2013
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Go for it NEW
by: Anonymous

Sure it's worth it. I'm 53 and loving it. It is steady work, not too hard on the body. Worst thing would be paying the,$5K, being away from home alot, at least for the first year. Once you've gotten a years experience, lots of companies to choose from, but you got to pay your dues, as far as drive time. Stay away from the "CDL mill", companies. Do your research and you will find the good companies and good schools too. Some companies will reimburse your tuition.
Good luck.

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