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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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What is a truck?

A truck is a large vehicle that can carry heavy loads and has more wheels then a car. It is veery big. A type of automobile A truck is a commercial vehicle commonly used for transporting goods and materials. Some light trucks/lorries are similar in size to a passenger automobile. Commercial transp ( Full Answer )

What are trucks?

Answer . Large automobiles(a car is an automobile too) that sometimes carry heavy loads.. yo mammma

Why is a 18 wheel truck called a semi?

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" trailer 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 sup ( Full Answer )

How would you describe an 18-wheeler What constitues a rig. Is it truck and trailer tractor and trailer or trailer and rig?

An 18 wheeler consists of a tractor (meaning something that pulls) and a trailer (meaning something that follows.) A semi tractor-trailer rig has a trailer that sits on top of the frame of the tractor on a coupling device called a "fifth wheel." The tractor has ten wheels with two on the front axle ( Full Answer )

How can you get the tow truck for 18 wheels of steel haulin'?

You don't need to get a tow truck.. All you need to do is to make an emergency call and any problem that you are facing with your truck will be sorted out there and then.. this emergency service would cost you some dollars (in-game of course) :-) Enjoy Playing....

Where is your truck in 18 wheels of steel?

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 you in Cincinnati. The hardest puts you in Denver. The trucks you start off are tanker/general purpose rigs.

Why 18 wheels on a semi truck?

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 does 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 ( Full Answer )

How do you get more trucks in 18 wheels of steel haulin?

You get more trucks by going to your objectives screen (keyboard shortcut N) and ordering a new truck or by going to one of used truck dealers which are highlighted on the map by a red D. It goes without saying that you need to have enough money to purchase the truck you want to buy. The truck, when ( Full Answer )

How do you repair your truck in 18 wheels of steel American long haul?

Go to your map and make sure that the words "services" and "garages" are filled in. Look for a service station or garage on the map. You can go there. When you get there, you park your truck in an icon that has a wrench and some tools. You shut your truck off, set the parking brake (space), and pres ( Full Answer )

What is the Weight of a 18 wheel truck?

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 and bridge capasitys.

Why do you have to be 18?

Because that's a part of life. You Have to be 18 so u can vote, drive, etc.

How do i become an 18 wheeler truck driver?

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 Transportation, Schneider National, C.R. England, Knight Transportation, and Werner are among the companies which do.

On a tractor trailer 18 wheeler semi if there is a directional tire that was mounted wrong cause the truck not to stop correctly in wet road conditions and if tires are not matched correctly?

Assuming you're talking about a directional steer like the Michelin XZA3, mounting it the wrong way will tear up the tire... you'll notice severe cupping, some feather edge wear, the tire going out of round, and the vehicle acting like it has shoddy alignment. You'll still be able to stop the vehicl ( Full Answer )

Can a 18 wheeler truck and trailer be towed together in nc?

Yes, and I have done exactly that, and in NC, to boot. If you haven't seen it, it's because most companies prefer instead to send another truck to pick up the trailer instead of having the trailer towed, as well as not wanting to pay the additional costs of having the trailer towed with the truck. R ( Full Answer )

How can a 18 wheeler truck get by doing 90 in a 65 MPH zone?

How can a truck driver get by doing that? Simply by not getting caught, finding out where the police are, and being very careful about how it's entered on their logbook. Woe to them if they do get caught, though..

How do you get a truck?

In order to get a truck you either need to buy it from a private dealer or a certified dealer.

What all do you need in order to buy a 16'-18' box truck and use it to create revenue?

First, you need to decide how you're going to use it, and there are quite a few ways. Then you need to buy the truck and insure it according to DOT's requirements for what you're using it for. You next need interstate authority from DOT--even if you're only going to use it in one city. What DOT co ( Full Answer )

When following a 18 wheeler truck in a car how many feet behind do you follow?

It is best to follow 100 feet or more. This gives you space to react to and avoid debris flying back at your car, and more than enough room to stop in the event of an emergency. Added: While the "10 feet for every 10 MPH of speed rule" is a good guideline, the above answer is a good one for follo ( Full Answer )

When following a 18 wheeler truck how far behind do you follow?

You should be far enough behind that you can see their side-view mirrors. This gives assurance that they, in turn, are able to see you. That's a minimum. Ideally, you would want to remain 200 feet or more behind them, in order to minimize risk of damage to your windshield by rocks picked up from the ( Full Answer )

Is it okay to run an Cummings engine international conventional 18 wheel truck with a broken alternator fan belt?

I wanted to know why the truck did not overheat. Running on I95 for 65 miles at approx 60 mph. As long as the water pump is being powered by another belt it will not overheat. The alternator belt drives the alternator which keeps the battery charged and nothing else. Eventually the battery will l ( Full Answer )

Can you drive dump truck at 18 years of age?

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 intrastate-onlyrestriction at 18.

How do you change gears a peterbilt truck with 18 gears?

You have eight running gears, and an auxiliary gearbox effectivelyallowing you to split the gears. For the running gears, go to atruck driving school - you're not going to learn how to shift anunsychronized transmission by just reading about it. For the gear splitting, you put the splitter (on the s ( Full Answer )

Why do most 18 wheeler trucks on the road look brand new?

I would have to disagree that most look brand new. If you were familiar with the various models and years of production, you'd know whether they were or not. But there'll be a number of reasons why a truck would look brand new. For one, a lot of drivers (particularly owner operators with customized ( Full Answer )

What does 18 trucks weigh?

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.

What company has truck insurance for 18 wheelers?

Progressive and Travelers is the company witch has truck insurance for 18 wheelers. They have the best quotes on the insurance you may find they on the internet and call to this company.

Can a 18 year old drive a log truck?

Technically, yes - you can get a CDL with an intrastate-onlyrestriction at 18. However, companies hiring drivers for log trucksare going to want experienced drivers, and many insurance companieswon't insure and 18 year-old, or will do so only at a ridiculousrate.