I drive in all southern and the congo for the past 5 years now, don't you think its time for me to drive in the USA
By: Drivers.com staff
Date: Sunday, 15. August 2010
Due to popular demand, we are writing a series of guides for overseas truck drivers looking for jobs in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Last week we covered Canada jobs and in this article we will look at the options for foreign drivers applying for truck driving jobs in the United States.
The U.S. trucking industry has been hit hard by the recent recession and is only starting to recover. There are even talks of a potential driver shortage due to an aging population of truckers coupled with the introduction of more stringent safety laws (resulting in many drivers losing their trucking licenses). According to ustruck.com “The U.S. trucking industry will need to hire about 200,000 drivers by the end of this year, and will need to add another 200,000 by the end of 2011”.
First of all to work in the U.S. you will need a visa and the best option for this is the H-2B visa category, which allows for temporary or seasonal work. This visa category requires first of all that you have an employer who has offered you a job, and this employer must provide the following:
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) state: "To obtain certification employers must show that there are insufficient qualified U. S. workers available and willing to perform the work at the prevailing wage paid for the occupation. The intent is to ensure that admitting foreign workers does not adversely affect job opportunities, wages and working conditions for Americans."
Apart from having a heavy vehicle driving license, most trucking companies require you to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are many trucking schools in the U.S. offering training for the CDL and your employer should provide you with information regarding this.
According to a trucking website, the “Commercial Motor Vehicle or CDL is required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle with a weight over 26,000 lb (11,793 kg) including (but not limited to) tow trucks, tractor trailers and buses.”
We have a drivers job section here at drivers.com so start there. There are also a number of other trucking jobs websites listed at the end of the article. You will need relevant experience, to be over 18 years of age (or 21 if the job involves crossing state lines) and a clean driving record is helpful!
Below are some job titles you may see for various types of truck drivers in the United States.
Delivery driver, van driver, courier driver, long haul truck driver, short haul truck driver, local truck driver, independent truck driver, team driver, dump truck driver, flatbed truck driver, tow truck driver, tractor-trailer.
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I drive in all southern and the congo for the past 5 years now, don't you think its time for me to drive in the USA
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india delhi car ven truck driver date of birth 01/03/1982
hello sir i am praveen from india my age is 27 sir i have indian cdl so i am intresting for trck driving job in usa how cani com to usa and what is the proses of usa (cdl)sir pls mail me full details this is my mail ( praveen .pandu.r@ gmail.com). SIR I AM STRATING PROSES MY VISA H2B BUT HOW TO TAKE THE USA CDL SIR PLS TELME SIR
Hi i am chanakya Now i am 22 yrs old . and want to be a truck
driver in usa or canada......... And my contact no. 8803592697
I am currently transport manager in Scotland uk am also experinced driver since age of 22 looking for opportunity in USA truck driving.Please contact me on 07850 534161
hello.my name Sasa MArkovic.I living from SERBIA,I have driver licence.Nedd any job from USA.thanks very much
my tel.number is
00 381 63 80 71 820
i am pakistani.i am in saudi arabia as truck driver,i have 5 year truck driver expearnce.i have havey saudi licence.i need visa in us,my e mail. asrar.soccer @yahoo.com
now i am 17yrs old . and want to be a truck driver in usa or canada.........
i am driver
I am looking for a hgv driving job in the states .i have been driving trucks for 25yrs i have been doing mostly reefer work. look forward to hear from you. fordefreighting services @hotmail.com
Hi, I have a class C+E license
with experiance in wide loads, low loaders, container, modular building, fridge and lorry loader (Hiab, Palfinger and Fassi upto 600). Looking to re-locate with family to America. Hard working with clean license, worked in America and Canida several times with my prescent employer. Please contact me via email@example.com and I will forward my C.V.
my 20yrs driving expirence all type veh in india i looking job in usa /canada thanx sir
my 20yrs driving expirence all type veh i job in usa /canada thanx sir
i am a code 10 truck driver n looking for job any were usa
i have driven trucks in Australia for 25 years looking for a job in America i have done wide loads open trailers road train and reefer vans born 1966
phone +614784 1039
i drive 14 hours a day have Australian fatigue management
looking to find work in usa/ canada
hey we have our transportation business frm last 25yrs in india bt i would like to go in U.S.A as truck driver
im a zambian truck driver, i really want to work in u.s as a truck driver. Help me me to join it my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
i would like to work in u.s. as a truck driver. i really need to join the trucking companies in u.s.
Hello, i am truck driver 44 ton. for over 15 years in Europe. My email is email@example.com Thanks for yours attention!
Class1 driver for 16 years. Have done uk haulage international multidroping rope and sheeting. Steel work with chains and dogs
seeking work in usa.
1 wk to 12 weeks out doent bother me very very hard working!!
Drivern all sorts with eaten swinsplit gear boxes
phone 01327 876533
Thanks for looking
Am a Zimbabwean man aged 34 currently working in South Africa as a heavy vehicle driver. Please help me find, whoever wants my services in American. Am very good driver I have got 6years experince in driving a super link. Am ready to work any conditions.My contact number 00277305 76111 or Email addres Lindypride @mtn.blackberry. com
HI there i need a truck driving job in the usa please my email adress is firstname.lastname@example.org I have enough experience and Ive been to the usa before
Hai sir, my name is Shivaprasad i want to chance for u.s.a car driving i have 10 years expirence in india pls help me my phone no. 91994815 5757
my email id : shivap217 @gmail.com pls help me
Sir .iamtruckdriver iam tamilnadu pleasehelp me . Myfamily very poor pleasehelp me mobi no 9186754323 04
i have a light transport vehicles license. with not much experience . but i can drive very well. Do i have a chance of getting a job in USA or Canada
I am anowar.i need driver job. I have 10year exprience about gulf saudi arab & qatar
Saudi -lie- no-213977 0602/qatar-lic-no-2820500 6851.
If you are agree plz mail me
(anwar050030 @yahoo.com ) thanks
Looking for cdl b d,
I am Karen Matens, Myself and my husband Swenson mark will be coming from Germany to your city for holiday and we need someone to drive us around which everything is okay with us, I believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself a reliable, loyal and good person.I will like you to email me at email@example.com..I will be waiting for ur mail...
hi, i love usa .i want a lory visa i have 8 year exp,im a bangladeshi national.my email addres. mali19702010 @yahoo.com .plz halp me any com from us thanks
hi my name is saeed mahmood .from bangladesh,im loking a driving visa.i have 8 year expnce abut havy bus truck ven even any vicel so plz any com from us bring a visa plz,my emile addres;mali 19702010 @yahoo.com.send me plz
We are currently searching for a truck driver who owns a truck to do small local deliveries for us in New York throughout the week. We pay toll and approx. $35 per stop. Please advise if this would be of interest.
Applied for the post of: heavy trula, truck 20,40,60,80,100 tone and bus car and any heavy vehicle.
my personal information-
name : pardeep singh
date birth : 25.05. 1985
spoken languages: PUNJABI HINDI ENGLISH
my mobiel no :09914581948
experience : 3 years L T V and 2 years H T V 2 years .
so sir plz i need to this job plz my email i d firstname.lastname@example.org
hello sir i am pardeep .i am good driver for truck bus car and any.....
Can someone tell me about the opportunities for an European driver to come and work there?
I am 22 years old and i have the license here to drive a truck and a trailer, up to 44 tons(should be 88 000 lb). I speak fluent English.
I am currently working as a international long haul driver, Baltic States and Scandinavia. Mostly Estonia-Finland (over sea).
How hard is it to get a work visa in this job category and are European drivers licenses valid in America?
Or does the international drivers license cover truck license?
Maybe someone can direct me to a link where i can read about my questions or does anyone else from Europe have any experience with this.
My email is email@example.com if someone is willing to help me out here.
Hello sir,am Jonathan from southern nigeria,32years old,172 height,speak and write english fluently,am a public transport company driver(fleet operator) for the past 12years now, i would like to secure a driving job in the USA,be it cars,buses,van,trucks etc...Email me at(firstname.lastname@example.org) cellphone:+2348030546009.THAKS
Hi i am from australia looking to drive trucks in usa i currently hold a road train licence which is MC in australia.i have mechanical skills also.my email email@example.com
HELLO. I AM FROM UKRAIN. I HAVE LICENCE 1 OF CANADA SASCATCHEVAN AND EXPERIENCE AS HOUL TRUK DRIVER IN CANADA AND US TOO.I HAVE VISA OF US PER 5 YERS.I WORKED WITH YANKE GROOP OF COMPANIES. I'D LIKE FIND JOB FOR ME ANY COMPANY IN US.MY MAIL IS- firstname.lastname@example.org or cellphone #+ 38-095-191 -20-44. thanks.
dear required trailer driver job in usa my name khalid khan pakistan now work as a heavy trailer driver in dubai age
hello sir this is ashok from india i want a job in usa iam a car driver 3 years exp if u r intrested then mail me email@example.com
dear sir i have a experience in 10 years in car driving, truck, bus and traffic lifter. . so please give me a job and visa.. . thanks please contact me : 03018370541
i am driving car bus truck exp 9y viza canda free
dear sir madam i have 8 year exprience for trailer truck bus and have qatar,saudi and omani valid licence,upto 2017.
Im Vetender singh sudan from india. i want to work and live as a heavy truck trailer driver in usa.
I had 3 years of heavy truck trailer driving experience in canada . I have a class AZ lICENSE from ontario ,canada
I would be obliged to you for your guideness and help
dear sir.i have b.s in cevil eng. and i would like to work as truck driver in us and my drivers license include the following ,school bus driver,taxi driver,shofer license ,from u.s.a
I am Arminder Singh 47 years old.I was owner of my video coach buses from Indore to Bombay i have experienced of 30 years in driving line.
please give me information regarding this job.
Hello my name is wellington.iam 34yrs old and i have 8yrs exp in heavy duty trucks.iam a zimbabwean currently working in south africa.i am will to relocate to the US orCANADA u can contact me on my cellphone or facebook my number is +278389 58662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly note that my email has been Edited
My name is Marzuk, I am born on 9/7/1984 In India Manglore, I am residing in U.A.E (Dubai) with my parents, 2 sister and 1 brother since 1985., I am now 27 years old, working as an employee here in dubai in Swaidi Gulf General Transport as Heavy Trailer Driver, i have driven all sorts of trucks lorries, 12meter Trailer, 18meter Trailer, 20meter trailer and lowbed as well.....All i want is to work hard and earn more than what i earn here in dubai....if any suitable place for me then please do contact me on my cell phone (00971502436234) or mail me at (email@example.com) i'm always online with my blackberry and my blackberry pin in 28500D90,.....my height 5.4feet and i weigh around 73kgs. I am fair in colour.....i used to smoke a lot but i have quit smoking from past 1 and half year......i dont drink liquor.....thats all about me... :)
My name is Marzuk, I am born on 9/7/1984 In India Manglore, I am residing in U.A.E (Dubai) with my parents, 2 sister and 1 brother since 1985., I am now 27 years old, working as an employee here in dubai in Swaidi Gulf General Transport as Heavy Trailer Driver, i have driven all sorts of trucks lorries, 12meter Trailer, 18meter Trailer, 20meter trailer and lowbed as well.....All i want is to work hard and earn more than what i earn here in dubai....if any suitable place for me then please do contact me on my cell phone (00971502436234) or mail me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) i'm always online with my blackberry,.....my height 5.4feet and i weigh around 73kgs. I am fair in colour.....i used to smoke a lot but i have quit smoking from past 1 and half year......i dont drink liquor.....thats all about me... :)
I want a truck job have a cdl been out for almost 10 years no sex charges ,no drugs charges .Have a class a can drive a 10 speed and super 10 speed had 2 months of training .Willing to travel to work not looking to steal . Im not out here stelaing truck left and right .I am out here looking for a job .
I am a German citizen living in the Uk.
I have a EU license to drive trucks and buses.
Can I get a job in the US?
To Whom may concern,
My name Supita Agah, lived in Indonesia as an Indonesian citizen.
I want to come to the United States and worked as a truck driver or anything else available job that suits my experience.
Indonesian my Drivers License for Driving Trucks B2 including Private Car sedan motor car, minibus, etc. (Full. Heavy Truck and Bus Class 1 (up to 10 vehicles tires)
I need to set the U.S. Drivers License in a particular country ...
can someone to assist in giving that can mentor or assist in the process to qualify to live, work in the U.S..
My contact details are as follows:
Name: Ilyas Irham
PS: I like driving and working hard.
Untuk Siapa mungkin Kepedulian,
Nama saya Agah Supita, tinggal di Indonesia sebagai Warga Negara Indonesia.
Saya ingin datang ke Amerika Serikat dan bekerja sebagai sopir truk atau apa lain yang tersedia Pekerjaan yang sesuai dengan pengalaman saya.
Saya indonesian Driver License B1 untuk Mengemudi Truk termasuk motor mobil sedan Mobil Pribadi, minibus dll (Full. Kelas Berat Truk dan Bus 1 (sampai 18 kendaraan ban)
Saya perlu untuk mengatur Lisensi AS Driver di suatu Negara tertentu ...
bisa seseorang untuk membantu dalam memberikan yang dapat mentor atau membantu dalam proses untuk memenuhi syarat untuk tinggal, bekerja di AS.
Rincian kontak saya adalah sebagai berikut:
Nama: Agah Supita
PS: Saya suka Mengemudi dan pekerja keras.
saya ingin bekerja di amerika serikat tapi saya tidak ada modal untuk berangkat ke sana apakah ada jalan keluar?
IMTIAZ AHMED SHAIKH,
I HAVE WORKED IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR 5 YEARS IN BRITISH COMPANY AND HAVE 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOW ENGLISH FLUENTLY BOTH READ AND WRITE PLEASE CONTACT ON MY NO 9052055202 OR EMAIL ME ON RANDYORTON450@GMAIL.COM
Hi.I am Artem Dogadailo. I am 20 years old.I have clean driving license and I want to work in USA.My E-mail:artem_dogadailo @hotmail.com
mobile number: +380666 044683
Juan Carlos Sanchez,
Hi, I'm Juan C. Sanchez, I'm 34 years old and i am visiting New York at this moment; I am a professional trucks driver in Europe (Spain)with experiense, but i would like to work in U.S. My phone number at this time is 347-641-3377.
HI...AM BRUNO AGED 20 FROM AFRICA UGANDA KAMPALA, WORKED WITH SOC SECURITY COMPANY IN IRAQ: MY MOBILE NUMBER IS +256777354888 AND MY EMAIL: email@example.com thanks for the work you are doing.
iam palvinder singh From india,i working is baghdad iraq 2006 to present.iam heavy com:driver.i under work US army & KBR .ihave US army &KBR liesance. i found driver job please help me.
HI IM FROM SOUTH AFRICA WRK FOR A US CUSTOM HARVESTER HAVE A NON REDENCINAL CDL CLASS a dubbles trippels is posibble 2 find a truck driving job and sponser for a h2b visa
Had a green card and c.d.l. for doubles/triples/hazardous but due to family health concerns in Ireland I had to leave the U.S. Next thing 9/11 hits and I lose everything. I would like to get my (working) life back in the U.S. Still have friends and contacts there and my sister is a U.S. citizen. Can you tell me how/where I even start. (I also have my name down for lottery visa.)
good day am from the bahamas am 35yrs of age i have been driving tractor trailer for 15yrs.last year i attended national truck driving school in jacksonville florida were i graduated CDL CLAss A course i have experince in hauling 20ft,40ft,45ft,and48ft containers and flatbeds but am not a us citizen but i want to move to the usa to work and live but i need a company to offer me a job first so i can get a work visaplease feel free to call me 242- 341- 1809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org hope to here from you soon.
iam ivestigating opportunity in driving long haul tractor trailer 26000lbs and over. my email email@example.com
this website has helped me get an insite as to what i need to persue job prospects in the usa, i currently drive a columbia with a link in zimbabwe cross border congo,zambia,south africa, mozamique and malawi.
thank you for this information
hello my name is s.k.sadiq. iam 19years, old i live in hydrabed in india i want job in your country my moble number is +91998 5071887 iam wating for your call,thank you.
my name sarbjit singh I am 24 years old I live punjab in india i have heavy duty driving working in dubai 3 year
SIR MY NAME IS javaid AND I LIVE IN (LAHORE)PAKISTAN I HAVE GOT HEAVY TRUCK DRIVING LICENCE FROM PAKISTAN I HAVE 3 YEAR EXPERIENCE AT PRESENT I HAVE NO JOB YOUR GOOD SELA IS RAQUESTED TO PROVIDE ME WITH Aplease give me work visa JOB IN YOUR COUNTRY MY MOBILE NOMBER 009 233341 12508 MY E MAIL ADDRES firstname.lastname@example.org I AM WATTING FOR YOUR REPLIES THANKS
I am a man I am 25 years old from Syria. I live in Saudi Arabia. I'm looking for a job in America or Canada can you help me??
How much experience do you need allpy for US visa to enter USA as Commercial driver form Canada?
Bobby Bikram Shah,
To Whom It May Concern.......
I would be please to know if there is any vacancies for heavy vehicle driving.I am from Nepal and now i am currently working in Qatar. I am working there as a driver for shifting the heavy loads from Qatar to Saudi Arab border.I have been working here since 3 years and also i had worked in other countries before.
I am fourty years energetic man.My contact address is as below:
Contact No: 974338 20806 (Qatar)
+977-9841 778447 (Nepal)
E-mail Address: email@example.com
I look forward for your kind reply.
Ajit Singh Rai,
I am an Indian, holding Heavy Duty Driving License from India and Kuwait. Currently I am working in Kuwait as a sub-contractor driver for IAP Worldwide Services. I am serving the US Army as a Lead Driver, to assist the US Military Convoys in Kuwait and Iraq. I have 22 years of driving experience. My DOB is 06-07- 1969.
I want to know if there is any vacancy for me in US, Canada or UK. My name is Ajit Singh Rai, Kuwait Ph:00965- 9758 3135,00965 -5516 7255, Email:ajit6769 @gmail.com India Ph:0091-805 4584800 ,0091-8054 584806
SIR MY NAME IS MUSTAFA AND I LIVE IN PAKISTAN I HAVE GOT HEAVY TRUCK DRIVING LICENCE FROM ABU DHABI I HAVE 3 YEAR EXPERIENCE AT PRESENT I HAVE NO JOB YOUR GOOD SELA IS RAQUESTED TO PROVIDE ME WITH A JOB IN YOUR COUNTRY I HAVE INTERNATIONAL THE HEAVY TRUCK DRIVING LICENCE PLEASE GIVE ME WORKING IN YOUR COUNTRY I M VERY BEST DRIVER YOURS OBEDIENDLY MUSTAFA MY EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org and another email email@example.com my mobile number 0092 3015931 479 another mobile number 009233 68008 585 please give me work visa THANK YOU
am a serious job seaker, active & moltivated one.
The trucking industry provides an essential service to the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers. Trucks are also important to the construction industry, as dump trucks and portable concrete mixers are necessary to move the large amounts of rocks, dirt, concrete, and other building materials used in construction. Trucks in America are responsible for the majority of freight movement over land, and are vital tools in the manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing industries.
Good useful information if you want to be atruck driver.
Tito sasongko Hs,
To Whom it may Concern,
My name is Tito Sasongko, living in Indonesia as a Indonesian Citizen.
I wish to come to the United States and work as a Truck Driver or what other available Jobs that suit my experiences.
My Indonesian Drivers License is B1 for Truck Driving include Private Motor Car sedan, minibus etc (Full. Class 1 Heavy Truck and Buses (up to 18 tyre vehicle)
I need to organize a US Drivers License in a particular State…
can someone for assist in providing who can mentor or assist in the process to qualify to reside, work in the US.
My contact details are as follows:
Name: Tito Sasongko
Tito Sasongko Hs.
PS: I love to Driving and Traveling, and create and own web sites and Blog as one of my hobbies.
Hi David - you could sign up for our newsletter on http://jobs.drivers.com and get regular updates on new jobs and employers - it's all free
To Whom it may Concern,
My name is David Coker, living in New Zealand as a New Zealand Citizen. I wish to come to the States and work as a Truck Driver. My New Zealand Drivers License include the following Classes:
1: Private Motor Car (Full)
2: Class 2 Heavy Traffic (Full) (Ridged up to GVM of 18 ton)
4: Class 4 Heavy Traffic (Full) (Ridged up to GVM of 23 ton)
W: Wheels (anything on wheels driven on the road)
T: Tracks (anything on tracks driven on the road)
D: Dangerous Goods. (same as Hazmat)
I have made enquiries into Truck Driving in the States and have come across several obstacles that can of course be over-come. However, assistance or sponsorship would be greatly appreciated.
I have looked at a Truck Driving School in Colorado for example, who have advised that I need a license for one full year before a Trucking firm will consider me for employment.
I have a Colorado Driving Handbook here and have considered it carefully. Other then the speed differences and working in Miles per hour instead of Kilometres per hour, I find it very easy to follow and understand.
I need to organise a US Drivers License in a particular State…
I need to organise a Green Card (Residency Entitlement or other…)
I need to make myself know to the IRS
I need to organise a Social Security Number.
All of this seems very daunting from here in New Zealand with no contacts in the States.
Please can you assist in providing someone who can mentor or assist in the process to qualify to reside and work in the US?
My contact details are as follows:
Name: David Coker
39 Totara Street
Home Phone: 0064 6 377 4417
Cell Phone: 0064 22 6330 928
Secondary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any assistance you can provide will me mostly appreciated.