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legal plowing age michigan

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by adam5557, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. adam5557

    adam5557 Member
    Messages: 88

    Hey guys i am getting my licensce this winter and was interested what is the legal age to plow. I am interested in getting a plow for a few of my residential clients but mostly work for someone else with my truck.thanks
     
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    As far as I know. If you're old enought to drive you can plow. Unless you need a CDL for a larger truck. Then I think you need to be at least 18 with a certain amount of hours under your belt. Check with local and state laws though.
     
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    If your plowing for yourself i think it's 16, however you need to be 18 if you plan on driving a company truck.
     
  4. adam5557

    adam5557 Member
    Messages: 88

    What is the age if a company is subcontracting work to you.?thank you
     
  5. LLMSERVICE

    LLMSERVICE Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    In Ontario, if its not a commercial vehicle, 16 would be fine. 18 is the minimum age for a commercial licence.

    However, its the insurance industry with whom you will want to check with. Many may may require a higher minimum age. My drivers have to have a minimum of 3 years accident free driving - not 3 years plowing experience though.
     
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    That age i don't know but if you want to be a sub you'll need a minimum of liabilty insurance. also me beeing a contractor you would need to be available 24/7 and beeing in school that can't happen.
     
  7. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    If you can drive you can plow. Isurence is where it gets trickey under 18 but you can possibly go without it if your only plowing a few drives to start but I would not feel comfortable doing alot of drives for big money if uninsured.