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minimum age for plow driver

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dodgeguy99, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    i have a quick question for you guys what is the minimum age for a comercial snowplow driver who works for another company. my younger brother wants to work for the same company i work for and he is 17 my boss said that it will be fine for him to plow but i was just wondering if (legally) you have to be 18 thanks.
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    The liability of a young driver is astronomical, and personally I wouldn't generally think of using someone under 21. It's going to depend on a few factors: the company's insurance carrier may have requirements, and state license requirements will dictate what a person can drive for commercial vehicles (a pickup is a passenger vehicle for driving purposes even in commercial use, but a 6 or 10-wheel Mack with air brakes will be a commercial vehicle & probably need the CDL in most states).
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    the trucks we plow with are 3/4 ton and 1 ton chevys and fords also a F450 and an F550
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I wouldnt....but if the owner says ok, thats his decision. Alot falls back onto him if anything happens, so he must not care too much. :)

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Companies I have plowed for before have hired 18-21 to plow if they had their own truck and 21 if they were to drive a company truck. Anyone under 18 was always on the sidewalk crew.
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Probably a good guideline to go by, AND it gives a company a few years to groom some plow guys by running them on sidewalks for a while until they are old enough.
  7. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,522

  8. kuryssnow5

    kuryssnow5 Member
    Messages: 39

    ive been plowing since i was 15 but not driving on the roads just in the lots and then at 17 i went to plow for a company and all they asked was for a choffers (i cant spell it) licnese and i was good to go