How Old is Too Old to Drive?
Recently a 76 year old truck driver was killed in Georgia when the load of steel beams he was carrying slid forward during hard braking and impaled him to death. The question of course is about the age of that driver. At 76, are you too old to drive a semi? Heck, are you too old to drive a car? Those steel beams were large and do you think it is possible that the driver did not have the strength necessary to properly secure that load? Is it possible at that age you missed something crucial to the safe movement of the truck? Sure, you may pass a DOT physical. We have a driver that is 450 pounds who passes the physical with a cane so that doesn't really prove anything. It is a valid question to be sure. Should there be an upper age limit to driving a truck? There is in other fields like aviation. Your commercial license expires permanently at a certain age because we all know that we are not as sharp or as fast as we get older. So, what do you say. At what age should a CDL no longer be issued? Read the article HERE.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.