Can you be trucking at 18?
Yes, but with severe limitations. If you're looking at driving something like a Class 6 or 7 single axle truck within your home state, you might be able to find a job doing that. If you're looking to get into tractor-trailers, your chances aren't looking so great. To be able to haul commerce interstate, and/or get a hazmat endorsement, you must be 21 years of age. At 18, you could only operate a commercial vehicle within your home state - problem is, local companies don't have the means to train new drivers - they require experience. The only companies which really train new drivers are your major entry level interstate carriers such as Stevens Transport, Swift Transportation, Schneider National, etc. Most of them won't hire anyone under 23, and, even those that do still require you to be 21.
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Answer 1 . Because the truck alone is only half the unit, not complete with the trailer.. Answer 2 . Also, because it is based on the t ype of trailer. A "full" trail…er has wheels at the front as well as at the rear.. A "simi-trailer" only has wheels at the rear, and its front end is supported by the towing vehicle.
There are three different difficulty levels. All putting you in a different part of the U.S. In the easiest level, you're at San Francisco. The medium difficulty level puts yo…u in Cincinnati. The hardest puts you in Denver. The trucks you start off are tanker/general purpose rigs.
i would suppose its because the weight in which they carry must be distributed on 18 wheels instead of 4, 4 wheels would not work Each wheel has a specific load rating as do…es the axle. The more tires you have hitting the road at a given time helps to reduce the stress on the truck/trailer and the road. The more wheels a vehical has, the higher (in most cases) the gvwr of the vehical is.
It doesn't matter what the trailer type is.. for an 18 wheeler engaged in interstate commerce, and without requiring an overweight permit, the allowed gross weight is 80,000 l…bs.
It depends somewhat on what state you are in. In much of thecountry the maximum non overload permit tag limit is 80,000 pounds.In some areas this is reduced, by road limits an…d bridge capasitys.
Go to a truck driver training school. They have placement programmes to help you find employment upon graduation. Some companies even offer their own training schools. Swift T…ransportation, Schneider National, C.R. England, Knight Transportation, and Werner are among the companies which do.
On what road?
in the 1900,s
With the industry the way it is, I wouldn't bother.
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If you can find someone who'll hire you and has an insuranceprovider who'll insure you at a rate the dump truck owners doesn'tfind excessive. You can get a CDL with an intrast…ate-onlyrestriction at 18.
18 wheeler has the higher gross weight
Whatever the engine manufacturer recommends.
This is typically done by piggybacking... this requires special,purpose-built equipment.
Maverick, US Xpress, PAM Transport.
Most empty tractors with trailer(48-53ft) weigh around 32-33,000 lbs. They are limited to 80,000 lbs. loaded, unless they have special permits.