I Am About To Apply For N-400 (Naturalization/US Citizenship.). Simultaneously Considering To Join The Trucking Career.

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MooKeuk K.'s Comment
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Am I going to have trouble with company because of USCIS interview schedule?? Can I do fingerprint in the place near my truck would be delivering at? Should I postpone of joining?

Any advice?

G-Town's Comment
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Not sure,...it will depend on the company. The one requirement you will need to consider is a drivers license. You need to maintain a valid State Drivers License for no less than one full year before you can apply for a CDL Class A permit. If you meet that criteria then a review of the below links might help you have a better understanding of what to expect.

Good luck!

Paid CDL Training Programs

Truck Driving School Listings

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bryn J.'s Comment
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From time of application to your citenzenship should take on average 5.2 months.

First appointment is bio metrics. Second appointment is interview. Third appointment is oath taking.

There is a web site that you can monitor your application progress, but is not overly helpful. I would suggest speaking with a representative to answer these questions.

When you apply they will send you a time and place that your bio metrics will be done, on that letter it will state that if you miss this appointment they will assume that you have abandoned your application. This is not totally true, they have been know to accept people who are as much as a week late to the same location. But do not depend on this.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Am I going to have trouble with company because of USCIS interview schedule?? Can I do fingerprint in the place near my truck would be delivering at? Should I postpone of joining?

Any advice?

Going under the assumption that you have held a "green card" (and have been/are able to work legally) - which you should have for awhile before applying for citizenship - then you should be able to get a job in the trucking industry.

The requirement to hold a regular drivers license for one year, prior to applying for a CDL , would still apply.

As far as your N400 application - one thing has nothing to do with the other. The thing you are concerned about, is being able to attend your appointments with immigration on time. This is one thing that might be "less predictable" when you are first starting out in trucking. While the company will usually make its "best effort" to get you where you need to be - there are no guarantees that you will get there exactly when you need to be there.

So - in that respect - you might be better off waiting until your N400 process is completed, if you are concerned with making your appointments.

Otherwise - the suggestions and reading material that G-town posted apply.

Welcome aboard - good luck...

Rick

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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