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Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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American currently living/working in Vietnam could use some advice

Hi all,

I've been reading this site for months now, I've always wanted to drive a truck and I believe the time has come to make my move. However, I didn't get lucky with my first application and wondered if I'm doing something wrong.

Sadly, I was turned down by Jim Palmer/Wil Trans today. I meet all the minimum requirements, so I wondered if you could point out what I need to fix. My suspicion is one of the following was my problem, but I haven't heard back from my recruiter so I'm not sure:

- I have a DWI from 15 years ago, but the record was expunged and I don't know the exact dates of my suspension anymore.

- I've had a weird 10 months or so of work history – left a steady job last summer to work in China, but they didn't honor the contract to help me get the work permit, so no work visa, and back home I went and worked on the family farm a few months. Then left to try again in Vietnam, found work and have been here ever since.

– I'm in Vietnam, and don't really have a residence in the US anymore. I use my parents address for mail. Calling is also difficult (I can't get my local number to fit on the online form, too many digits haha).

Any advice is appreciated. I'd be happy to supplement my application with a letter explaining myself. If any recruiters can offer advice, or anyone for that matter, I'd be indebted to you.

Many thanks!

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