Truck Driving Overseas

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Cory D.'s Comment
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Hey all, I'm curious to know has anybody ever did this. I'd like to get involved in driving trucks overseas because that's where I hear the big $$ is at.

I applied at DynCorp International for a position that seems to be available. Does anyone know if any more companies that are looking for drivers to drive out of the country?

Old School's Comment
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I'd like to get involved in driving trucks overseas because that's where I hear the big $$ is at.

Cory, I'd be interested in knowing where you heard that. The source of information is usually more critical than the information itself.

It's funny because for years now we've been having drivers from "overseas" begging us to help them with the process of coming to the United States. They see the great equipment we drive and are envious of our outrageous pay as compared to theirs.

Now, if you want to drive in some backward middle eastern sand pit where crazies are wanting to kill you just for being there - well, you might get paid more, but at what cost?

There are drivers right here in this forum making upwards of 70,000 dollars per year. If you apply yourself right here in this country, learn how to conduct yourself like a person who is worth that kind of pay, then you won't be dodging bullets - you'll be making bank!

Big dollars come to those who know the game and play it consistently well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Patrick C.'s Comment
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He is talking about driving truck in combat zones. Yes you can make 6 figures driving truck in Afghanistan or Iraq. Make sure your Last Will and Testament is up to date first. Also I hope you enjoy IEDs and 2 way live fire ranges. (Being shot at). The money is there. Companies who's names to keep on eye out for such opportunities: Raytheon, DynCorp, L3, and KBR to name a few.

Auggie69's Comment
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Buddy of mine told me he was making about 150K a year driving rigs in Iraq back in 2006 for DynCorp.

Cory D.'s Comment
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He is talking about driving truck in combat zones. Yes you can make 6 figures driving truck in Afghanistan or Iraq. Make sure your Last Will and Testament is up to date first. Also I hope you enjoy IEDs and 2 way live fire ranges. (Being shot at). The money is there. Companies who's names to keep on eye out for such opportunities: Raytheon, DynCorp, L3, and KBR to name a few.

Precisely, sorry for late response but yeah the money is good. Thanks for the companies you mentioned, I'll be sure to take a glance at them.

Old School's Comment
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I'm gonna say you should try to be an owner/operator over there. Just think of the money you'll be making!

Oh yeah, here's the list of companies I think you should be looking into...

Met Life

Banner Life

Prudential Life

Hartford Life

Of course I'm using sarcasm, but Cory are you serious? Just three months ago you were asking us how to properly make a right hand turn!

Now you think you are capable of surviving (literally) one of the riskiest driving jobs known? I've been a risk taker all my life - I'm having great success at Truck Driving, but I wouldn't even consider what you are considering.

To each his own. confused.gif

Cory D.'s Comment
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I'm gonna say you should try to be an owner/operator over there. Just think of the money you'll be making!

Oh yeah, here's the list of companies I think you should be looking into...

Met Life

Banner Life

Prudential Life

Hartford Life

Of course I'm using sarcasm, but Cory are you serious? Just three months ago you were asking us how to properly make a right hand turn!

Now you think you are capable of surviving (literally) one of the riskiest driving jobs known? I've been a risk taker all my life - I'm having great success at Truck Driving, but I wouldn't even consider what you are considering.

To each his own. confused.gif

I mean everybody has there off days right?

It wasn't a right turn I was worried about it was the fact this was one of those turns I never encountered before during my career of trucking that left an effect on me. Plus I heard some of the trucks over there aren't semis(My brother used to work over there.).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I mean everybody has there off days right?

It wasn't a right turn I was worried about it was the fact this was one of those turns I never encountered before during my career of trucking that left an effect on me.

I doubt you've encountered RPG's, mortar rounds, IED's, Camel riding bandits, disgruntled ISIS marauding bands, or Taliban decapitation experts either, but we aren't going to be able to give you advice on any of that on your occasional "off day."

Those drivers aren't allowed "off days." Those are the kind of days that precede their funerals. But at least they made some good money while they were at it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cory D.'s Comment
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I mean everybody has there off days right?

It wasn't a right turn I was worried about it was the fact this was one of those turns I never encountered before during my career of trucking that left an effect on me.

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I doubt you've encountered RPG's, mortar rounds, IED's, Camel riding bandits, disgruntled ISIS marauding bands, or Taliban decapitation experts either, but we aren't going to be able to give you advice on any of that on your occasional "off day."

Those drivers aren't allowed "off days." Those are the kind of days that precede their funerals. But at least they made some good money while they were at it.

You mean some of them made some good money, not everybody gets blown to pieces that goes over there. Just because it happens to some doesn't mean it happens to everyone.

You're taking my off day statement way out of context btw.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Cory get's defensive;

You're taking my off day statement way out of context btw.

"A right turn you hadn't experienced before that had an effect on you"... I think we all got the context. If a RHT has an effect on you (due to limited experience), what is going to happen when an RPG explodes near your truck...what effect will that have? Hope and luck are not strategies, unfortunately in an active war zone, that's all you may have to fall back on.

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