CRIKEY! An Aussie Truck Driver?

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Jules D.'s Comment
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Cheers Gents! After driving my 5th wheel RV up and down the US West Coast for the last few years, I decided to go get my CDL. Does anyone know of any trucking outfits in the SW Washington vicinity that might take a chance on this US Green Card Holder & train him? I noticed that US citizenship is one of the requirements for TT referrals to companies offering sponsored training. I’ve been in the US almost 20 years but just can’t give up vegemite, meat pies, Aussie rules & cricket just yet! Best, Jules

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Cheers Gents! After driving my 5th wheel RV up and down the US West Coast for the last few years, I decided to go get my CDL. Does anyone know of any trucking outfits in the SW Washington vicinity that might take a chance on this US Green Card Holder & train him? I noticed that US citizenship is one of the requirements for TT referrals to companies offering sponsored training. I’ve been in the US almost 20 years but just can’t give up vegemite, meat pies, Aussie rules & cricket just yet! Best, Jules

Howdy, Jules!

Welcome to Trucking Truth (and the US of A!)

Here's some reading for you, to get ya orientated how things are here:

And here's the link you're looking for, to get your feet in!! Apply For Paid CDL Training!

Again, welcome! Save me some Vegemite, would ya?!?!? :)

~ Anne ~

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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