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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Illinois CDL Nightmare!

Just keep your Missouri CDL.

Or try Presto driving school, ask them for price, will not be more than $1000 for 10 hours.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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How to move to America an get a job

You can get CDL A right after you come in USA with Green Card. First, of course, you get regular driver licence, then you go to school for CDL, after you pass the tests you get CDL A. I do not know if all of the states are like that, but at least in Illinois and Florida is. And what is the difference between US and Europe roads??? There is very little time, one week drive, to get used to the truck stops, the rule for right of the right standing, and some other specific to USA rules.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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How to move to America an get a job

Most important thing is ti have right to work in USA. So, Green card is the only way for foreigners. How to get one - either lottery (for this year ended already - next year check here and only here - dvlottery.state.gov), either thru marriage. I would love to drive in nord Europe, I have friend from Bulgaria, he drives local in Ă…lesund :)

Posted:  4 years ago

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HELP please

I can confirm that, I have professional driver licence from Bulgaria, and the only benefit, besides the experience, was that one CDL school in Chicago area gave me discount. So my CDL A cost me $1600.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Gaining my CDL the cheapest way

Of course, I am not saying that ALL schools and ALL examiners are "bad guys" :) Just point that not everything out there is flowers and roses.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Gaining my CDL the cheapest way

I'm not surprised that the examiner advised you to attend a school, but at your interpretation of their remarks after failing your first three attempts.

I have 2 years experience driving and maintaining military trucks in the army, also have experience driving civil trucks in Europe. Clearly, the CDL schools are linked to some examiners that way.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Gaining my CDL the cheapest way

It was said by the examiner, is not my fantasy :)

Posted:  4 years ago

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Gaining my CDL the cheapest way

I do not know why there is no option to edit your post... One more thing to add, I tried to hire a truck for the exam, before to understand that there are "legal bribes" involved in the game :) I was failed 3 times on the skills, not because I can not drive, but because, as the last examiner explained to me, "you have to go to school, pay them, to get the licence"..

Posted:  4 years ago

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Gaining my CDL the cheapest way

Yes, you can do it like I did it in Chicago few month ago. Find a friend who can teach you how to drive truck+trailer, it took me 10-15 hours, because I had knowledge from before (Europe), then find school which can help you to pass the skill and road test - for me that was polish school, cost me 700 dollars, 10 hours, 2 weeks. Then find small company which can hire you to drive OTR, ask for not less than 0.23 cents per mile (your part, when you drive team), after 2-3 months or when you feel ready start to drive solo OTR for not less than 0.45 cents per mile, and after 1 year you will have good experience to get hired by any big company.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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New Driver needing some advice.

There are many Eastern European companies, that can hire you without refresher course. Why in fact you need refresher course?? The driving is not rocket science, and you can not forget how to drive, once you learn it...

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