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Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Expat returning to the US... maybe....

Yeah, I was worried about being out of the country too long. Is that a hard block that can only be removed by sitting in the US a few years?

You're not too old to get into trucking, but the amount of time you've been out of the country may be an obstacle. Trucking has government regulations these companies must abide by. Also, these companies are very selective in who they hire. We've all gotten a good portion of "no, thank you. Reapply in 6 months". They don't just hire anybody with a license. Run through some of these threads and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Expat returning to the US... maybe....

Forgot to add another possible issue. I haven't had a US drivers license for about 6 years. Would I just be able to get a new one and that would be acceptable?

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Expat returning to the US... maybe....

Need some advice and/or comments. My situation...

Born and raised in California, but now "retired" and living in Thailand for the past 9 years. Currently 59 years old. Married to a Thai wife who really wants to explore the US. So I thought about the idea getting a CDL, go through all the initiations and training, and when I'm able to solo, have her join me for 2 years or so stint exploring everywhere we can and coming back to Thailand after a couple of years.

So a couple concerns. Am I to old to be employable? Should I keep it a secret that I'm only in it for a couple of years? Will we REALLY be able to see a huge chunk of the US and not just the interstates between the major cities?

I've already road-tripped every state in the US, including Alaska and whatever part of Hawaii I could and all the provinces in Canada except Nunavut. Plus a good portion of Mexico. And LONG ago, I used to go with my father who was a trucker on trips in the summer while I was in HS. So I'm pretty sure that I can handle a couple of years OTR with no problem.

Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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