Aussie trucker

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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 ?
 

Injun

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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.
 

Injun

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

Injun

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

Maybe some of our other members can add information, here..
 
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Hey Bulldoza,
Hows it goin Bloke?
Did the USA Harvest in 2002-Great way of seeing America and its Great People off the Tourist routes.
keep checking Agriculture papers "The Land" in NSW,"Weekly Times" in Victoria etc for ads.