EU Driver Dreams About USA Roads :)

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Bartosz D.'s Comment
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Hello!!

Dear USA Drivers!

I wonder how hard is to become USA Truck Diver being a EU driver? (Polish Driver to be precise)

Im 31yo have a Valid EU Class A licence for 8 Years now and 6 years of Daily Experience as a Drivier. Germany, Dutch and mostly UK. Forklift, electric pallet jack experience Lorry Mounted Crane Hire EU qualifications Eco Driving Studies and Diploms as well Unfortunatelly all are UE so im aware that means not much in USA :(

But My dream is to try my strength as a USA Driver!

All my life ive dreamt of dirving 18 Wheeler ideally in Texas area:)

ive done some reaserch an as far as ive read i need to find an employer who will file a Petition to USCIS that i could start my Working Visa.

With that it seems i can apply for Social Security Number to be able to start my CDL exam?

Im aware that a LOT of emigrants just looking to "american dream" witch in their thinking is sitting on their as*es and waiting for money come down from thin air.

But honestly all i want is to become a part of that Great Socieity that i was watching on TV since i was a child and give as much of me as i can:)

If anyone maybe know someone who would like to help make my dream come true i would much appreciate that. Or maybe You are a Trasport Company Owner who is looking for reliable still young force to be a part of team PLEASE let me know and ill do everything to make Your buissnes a bit greater:)

God Bless You And Best Regards from Poland Bart

PS I know my writting is far form ideal but please be forgiving, i was trying my best to be understandable :D Speaking is a bit easier:)

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.
Dan67's Comment
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Sorry, not trying to bust your bubble. But it is just not possible, please got the FMCSA.dot.gov website and read the requirements to get a CDL-A in the US.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license

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.
Raymond R.'s Comment
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It is a referenced based system so the more good references you have the more likely people will be to host you. My wife and I just did a tour of the southern US. 5 cities and had our own bedroom and bathroom in them all. (Didn’t pay a cent). The good part is the really good people on there want to show you there city

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marcin M.'s Comment
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Try http://www.anetabednarska.com/en/

My friend got an employer thru her and is already resident of US but he started his journey in Canada.

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