How old do you need to be to become a truck driver? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone.
Just remember that depending on your age, it may be years before you’re able to drive outside your home state.
Rule changes are currently being considered that would lower the age limit requirement for over the road truckers to 18.
As long as you can safely drive a semi, pass DOT physical examinations and drug and alcohol tests, and perform all the other tasks associated with the job.
Statistics actually show that older truckers tend to make better decisions and drive more responsibly.
– 18 year old's can get their CDL’s in every state. – Until turning 21 they’ll only be able to drive within their home state. – When they turn 21, CDL holders will be permitted to operate commercial vehicles between states.
– Be at least 18 years old. – Have had a valid non-commercial driver’s license for at least two years. – Prove residency and citizenship with a passport, driver’s license and/or Social Security card. – Pass a DOT physical.