Sponsorship Visa

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Andis K.'s Comment
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How we get in contact or know what Trucking companies are willing to sponsor you to obtain a working VISA. Cause anything else is worth nothing if you can not get a company that will offer you a job beforehand so that everything else can have a starting point. I would like to know if there are such trucking companies. I am willing to pay for my own CDL training as my current Truck license will not be valid in the US. I will even pay my own flight. I just need the actual job. I have to spend a month full time on the internet, sending emails to many trucking companies, the repeat answer is that they do not sponsor drivers with a job to get a working VISA. Why is that, I am willing to sign a contract with them so that they can be sure that I stay with them for a certain period. This I believe is the biggest problem we as job seekers have.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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Welcome to American politics. They do not do sponsorships or grant work visas for truck driving jobs. There was a political reason why our government labeled our job as unskilled labor. Unfortunately you are feeling the effects of that.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hello, Andis. We understand your frustrations. However, you have answer your own question here:

I have to spend a month full time on the internet, sending emails to many trucking companies, the repeat answer is that they do not sponsor drivers with a job to get a working VISA.

One requirement to earn a CDL license is to have a local (state) driver license for at least one year before you can apply for your CDL license. This is something many companies, beyond trucking companies, want to deal with.

And yes, you will need to take care of that first license on your own, with no assistance from a trucking company. I will tell you there are many, many truck drivers who were born outside the USA. But I have never asked one what he did to get the CDL license. I'm sure though, there is no shortcut to bypass the one year requirement.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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