Every year, countless thousands of Americans try to get into a career in truck driving. This is no surprise. There is so much to love about the profession—from the freedom, to the adventure, to the compensation. But one question we often hear from people who are interested in truck driving is this: am I too old to become a truck driver? Today, we’ll teach you what you need to know about the right age to become a truck driver.
Am I Too Old?
First, you need to know that there is no such thing as an age cut-off for becoming a truck driver. You can get into the career at any point between the ages of twenty-one and two hundred. There is no such thing as being too old to become a truck driver. That said, physical and mental decline could interfere with your desire to start this new career. For one thing, you’ll need to be sharp enough to pass the CDL exam. There will be a physical exam for you to pass as well.
But, if you’re entertaining the idea of a new career at an older age, it’s unlikely that either of these obstacles will give you too much trouble.
Perks of Becoming a Truck Driver at an Older Age
We’ve already covered why there’s no such thing as being too old to become a truck driver. Now, let’s explain what makes truck driving such a great option no matter your age.
People often romanticize truck driving as a profession. This is for a good reason. There is no feeling quite like hitting the open road, and truck drivers get paid to do so. The excitement that comes with a life on the road is bound to keep you feeling youthful and adventurous for years to come.
Let’s not forget the benefits you will receive as a truck driver. Most trucking companies are generous not only in terms of compensation, but with their benefits as well. You’ll enjoy great medical, dental, and life insurance. Countless trucking companies also offer 401(k) matching!
No matter how far along you are in your career, you could always make a switch. Switching to truck driving might just give you a renewed sense of adventure and satisfaction in the last stage of your career.
You’re never too old to become a truck driver. If you think you’ve got the stuff, why don’t you give it a go?
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