Aussie trucker

Discussion in 'New Truck Driver Questions' started by Bulldoza, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Bulldoza

    Bulldoza New Member

    G'day fellas.

    I have been driving trucks most of my life from oversized to wheat and everything in between lately have been thinking of talking time off here in Australia and coming to America for a working holiday to see the country while driving and working.

    My question is would this be possible how much work is there available?. What is the licenceing structure ? Right now I have a MC licence and that here in Australia lets me drive anything from road trains to light trucks .

    Also is there anything I would need to know ?
     
  2. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    G'day, Luv..

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you're not looking to get rich, I suppose a working holiday is possible. It would be like starting all over from rookie, though. Unfortunately, most American companies do not take years of (excellent) foreign experience into consideration.

    However, if you're a true yobbo, you'll fit right in with any group of American truckers.
     
  3. Bulldoza

    Bulldoza New Member

    Ok thank you what is the wage like ? Not looking to get rich but to have enough money to live would be nice .
     
  4. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Most companies start people with no experience at about 25 cents per mile.
    That's about 20.5 cents per kilometer in Aussie.
     
  5. Bulldoza

    Bulldoza New Member

    Ok I can live on that ..
     
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  6. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    I don't know what the procedure is for getting a work visa.

    Maybe some of our other members can add information, here..
     
  7. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

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  8. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  9. Bulldoza

    Bulldoza New Member

    Thanks fellas all food for thought I'm definitely going to look into ot
     
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