Potential Of Team Mileage Vs Solo

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Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Thanks for the insight, Old School. Lots of good food for thought. In the past I have done grueling work in the form of heavy labor and long hours, so I think I am up to the challenge, but it's true that I won't have any idea how it is in trucking until I actually start doing it. Hopefully my wife and I being able to successfully establish ourselves overseas each as sole proprietors for over a decade is a good indicator as well.


Are you still in Prague? Do you have the requisite visa and pre-trucking licensing experience to get a hire?


My wife and I are both American and currently still in Prague with an eye to moving back to the US. The most concerning hurdle for us will be reestablishing our US driver's licenses and the potential wait to start with a company after that. We have driving history from before we moved abroad, but I am not sure if that will count since our American licenses finally expired about 5 years ago. I also doubt that anyone would care to see a translation of my EU driving record, clean as it may be. My wife currently doesn't have any license because we largely use public transportation.

midnight fox's Comment
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If you're interested in teaming, the recruiter I talked to at CR England was very clear in saying that as long as you're eligible to get your CDL in whichever state you'll be in, they have no additional requirements for how long your regular driver's licenses have been active.


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.
Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Interesting article about CR England - Gene England still trucking at 100 years old

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