Any Irish Truckers here?

Discussion in 'European/Other Countries Truckers Forum' started by kimmeegoose, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    We went on holiday to Ireland in May 2007 and loved it. Just wondering if there are any Irish truck drivers on this forum. Hubby and I have some questions about driving in Ireland. One of the interesting things we noticed was almost all the semi trailers we saw were curtainsides. Can anyone tell us why? More questions to follow if we can talk with a real Irish driver.
     
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  3. ssbowles

    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

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    I like to tell people that I'm Irish, but in reality, I just like to drink....:biggrin_2554::biggrin_25525:
     
  4. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    Do you drink Irish whiskey and Guinness? If not, you might just be a NASCAR fan. :biggrin_25525:
     
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  5. ulstermist45

    ulstermist45 Bobtail Member

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    YEP I AM.
    FROM THE NORTH OF IRELAND NEAR BELFAST.
    WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW
    :yes2557:
     
  6. Pete_379X

    Pete_379X Super Chrome

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    I'm half Irish... but was born in the US.. so I guess I'm out. LOL Would love to go to Ireland one day though.
     
  7. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    I'm so excited to talk with a real Irish trucker.
    How hard is it for an American to get a license to drive a semi in Ireland?
    In comparison with other jobs in Ireland, how does the pay rank?
    How much experience would someone need to get a good trucking job?

    That's just a few of the questions I have. Any other info would be helpful too. I want to know everything there is to know about trucking in Ireland. lol.
     
  8. ulstermist45

    ulstermist45 Bobtail Member

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    O.k.
    Firstly your u.s. License will cover you for a year in the u.k. As northen ireland is part of the united kingdom.
    After one year you must exchange it for a u.k. License.
    I do european haulage which takes me to mainland europe and i average home £600 for 6 days, approx $1200.
    Trucks are limited to 56mph and we are governed by drivers hours and a tachograph is fitted in the cab so those money grabbing sob's in the government can fine us if we run over the hours.
    Trust me my friend stay where you are.
    At least you got plenty of places to hide, here the ######## are never off our backs.
    The one good thing is that most firms pay your fines except speeding.
    Need anymore give me a shout.
    Regards robert
     
  9. Irish trucker

    Irish trucker Bobtail Member

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    another irish driver here at your service
     
  10. ulstermist45

    ulstermist45 Bobtail Member

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  11. Nedkelly,Keenan,dixon,irl

    Nedkelly,Keenan,dixon,irl Bobtail Member

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