Is There A Way How To Legaly Get A Work Permit In The US As A Driver

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James M.'s Comment
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Hi everyone, I do apologize for probably asking the same question that has been here many times however the posts I found were like 3-4 years old so maybe there are some different conditions now then they used to be. I am originaly from Europe but I lived and worked in Scotland (part of the United Kingdom, just in case) for the last 11 years. At the moment I live with my family in Canada. Got here on one of those provincional programs and I’m driving a semi mostly between California and Canada. I am not in Canada very long but I’m kinda dissapointed. I didn’t move from UK to become rich here by working as a semi driver but the reality is different then I expected and then I’ve been told, by the company of course. Now I’m starting to play with an idea of the USA. I know that you must work everywhere for a living but the offering wages for truckers that I see and prices for a daily living are looking much more better down here in the states ( where I spent most of my time anyway). I was wondering if there is some legal way of getting a work permit in the US for ex european, currently living in Canada truck driver? Thanks a lot for any advice.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JJlearner's Comment
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If you go to any state DMV sites this is what it says. "You must be a US citizen or non-US citizen with a valid Permanent Resident Card."

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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