Thinking of Starting New OTR Trucking Career at 56. Realistic?
Manufacturing Engineer 34 Yrs. (Been there done that) Looking for adventure (next 5-10Yrs):
56 Single Male, physically fit no health issues except hearing aides.
Introvert by nature don't mind my own company but I do enjoy experiencing different kinds of people & circumstances.
Don't have family commitments at the house, children grown. After 1-2 yr or would like to be in 50K range with opportunities to make more (70-80K) if I'm willing to keep growing & taking on more challenging jobs.
Don't think I want to be owner operator or lease. Thinking company driver...
Is there typically pressure to drive in life threatening road conditions?
Are OTR company drivers normally driving alone or with another driver. How is a driving partner typically selected when you are a new driver?
Do large companies have a system to best match drivers & ability to switch things around if need exists?
While on the road as team drivers is it realistic to think I'm going to have time for an "On-Line Presence"," work-out", go for walks or possibly bike ride to take advantage of "seeing the country"?
I'm assuming driving alone OTR the time would be there to do those things above due to # of hrs allowed to drive per day.
I know this is long winded. If you only have time to answer one or two that would be great...