Austrian Trucker Babe In The US For TV Show

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Since 9/11 it's no doubt become nearly impossible for a foreigner to rent a truck. Homeland Security would be on that like a duck on a June Bug.

So the Penske thing probably wouldn't work. If I wanted to do something like this, I'd probably ask the Austrian embassy to approach the American embassy to see what could be arranged.

Marc Lee's Comment
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If it's that easy... how about we FLIP IT?!?

(I'll take the Bears and 21 points!) How about I TAKE THE BEARS AND YOU GIVE ME 21 POINTS???

Why not take some of our American Trucking Babes over there and let them drive and show you how we (THEY) do it?!?smile.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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FMCSA Foreign License

Something interesting from this page:

A1: The only foreign commercial driver licenses (CDLs) that are accepted in the United States are from the federal government of Mexico and provinces and territories in Canada. The United States has CDL reciprocity agreements with only these two North American countries. In rare instances, FMCSA may issue temporary waivers (up to 90 days) or exemptions (up to two years) to allow drivers licensed in other countries to operate in the United States. These drivers are required to carry the waiver or exemption document with them.

The OP's production company - assuming they are an actual production company, and not a some youtube channel posters - can probably enquire an arrange for one of these temp waivers, during the course of filming.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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I wonder if that reciprocity of the other two NA countries is/was tied into the previous NAFTA from the 90s?

Rick S.'s Comment
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I wonder if that reciprocity of the other two NA countries is/was tied into the previous NAFTA from the 90s?

I think it was less a matter of NAFTA for Canada. Mexico had some weird reciprocity prior to NAFTA, but there were some regulations separate from NAFTA that govern the reciprocity with Mexico. Part of the original NAFTA provisions dealt with cross-border trucking (mexico). Canada has been doing cross border trucking with us, prior to NAFTA, pretty much the same way as after.

As well as a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2017 between Mexico and the US standardizing CDL licensing requirements.

There were some issues (ongoing) I would think, regarding vehicle inspections and insurance. Trucks from Mexico that operate a certain distance past the border, are required to have US Issued Trucking Liability. Typically, they don't wander too far from the border.

Canada has had similar licensing and insurance requirements for a long time. But that doesn't mean drivers/companies can just bee-bop around the states doing loads. They can bring a load INTO and a load OUT OF - but I've seen Canadian licensed trucks even all the way down here in south florida.

Most US drivers shy away from going further into Mexico than border drop yards. Quality of the roads and dangerous crime is bad enough that I wouldn't want to operate down there. Plus the cops are almost as bad as the criminals when it comes to shakedowns (but at least you live through LEO encounters down there - a vast majority of the time).

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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I would not go into Mexico for double any pay. Too dangerous for me and I can barely speak a four sentence paragraph in Spanish. This gringo will stay north of the border.

Army 's Comment
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I would not go into Mexico for double any pay. Too dangerous for me and I can barely speak a four sentence paragraph in Spanish. This gringo will stay north of the border.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I would not go into Mexico for double any pay. Too dangerous for me and I can barely speak a four sentence paragraph in Spanish. This gringo will stay north of the border.

I'd go to appear in "Trucker Babes of Mexico"

Rob T.'s Comment
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Lisa I'm not sure if you're still around but please keep us updated on if you are able to do it. I'd be interested to see how drivers from a different country adapt. I'm going to check youtube later to see if I cant find any episodes.

Eric G.'s Comment
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LMAO! Your hilarious! 😊

What about the possibility of getting your BABE a Commercial Learner's Permit and teaming her up with a duly licensed CDL holder?

I hereby offer my services, but I want the BABE to be close to my age group (let's say 35 to 55), shapely, long hair, able to work long hours, etc. And I want photos in advance so I can pick out the one I deem most suitable. Maybe we can work out a wedding of convenience so the BABE can get a green card. Have your people get with my people to work out the details.

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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