I Want To Jump The Pond!

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Kirstie C.'s Comment
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Any advice welcome. I’m in the UK looking to drive truck in the states. Any advice welcome. Been driving HGV here for 8yrs. Been studying for my cdl as much as I can from here. Gona need a work visa,any suggestions on companies too avoid? Honestly any advice would be awesome. Thanks

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi, Kirstie. To get to the point, jumping that pond for a trucking job is not that easy. I doubt you'll find a visa sponsor.

Another person interested in US trucking jobs has just asked your question a few days ago. Follow this link: Request for training and work as a driver

Best of luck!

Kirstie C.'s Comment
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Oh trust me it’ll happen. One way or another I’ll be driving truck over there with y’all. Just a matter of time. Some dreams do come true and this is one of them. Just have to be determined enough to make it happen. Thanks for the reply. I’ll check out that other question.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Oh trust me it’ll happen. One way or another I’ll be driving truck over there with y’all. Just a matter of time. Some dreams do come true and this is one of them. Just have to be determined enough to make it happen. Thanks for the reply. I’ll check out that other question.

THANK YOU! This is the kind of spirit America needs more of AND was built on. I’d be interested to hear WHY people want to come to the United States. All we seem to get fed is how bad our country is.

I’m sorry I can’t answer your questions Kirstie, but I’m confident this site, Errol, Old School, 6 String Rhythm and others will be a positive, motivating force.

Your perseverance is the kind Brett must’ve had to make this site what it is.

Good luck, stay positive and keep us posted. 👍

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You need to hold a class C regular license for a year before you can get a Class A.

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