Aussie wanting to work in the USA

Discussion in 'Australian Truckers Forum' started by V8Wookiee, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. orcen

    orcen Heavy Load Member

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    I didn't think it was 120 :p
     
  2. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Actually thats not correct heavy when i got my CDL i was not required to surrender my Aussie licence.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    383.5 of the FMCSA....

    If I read this correctly if your residence is currently Australia and that is your domicile then you can hold a American CDL without surrendering your Australian License.

    It's hard for me to stay that you cannot hold more than ONE license anywhere in these United States when these executions keep coming up.

    I leave it to you and whatever American State you are currently in that issued you the CDL to have the knowledge necessary to keep you legal.

    If I ever get to Australia it will be a life time dream to have a hold of one of your half million pound 4 trailer road train for a hour or so. I don't know if there is a ranch or something down there with private land big enough for that because they wont do that on my basic American Car license.
     
  4. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Perhaps the reason we were allowed to keep ours was cause we were on Visas which meant we were not staying in the USA permanently or quite simply some Dept Transport offices don't know all the rules either way no one asked us to surrender our aussie licenses. Its like if i became a US citizen would i have to surrender my Aussie passport? the answer is no as you can hold duel citizen ship so when i go back to Oz i'd use my aussie passport when i return to the USA i'd use my American passport. If you want to drive Road trains yes there's plenty of room the majority of road trains are actually small only 2 full size trailers or an A- B set up which is a full 45' + a 1/2 22' + a full 45' around 70 tonne all up so one don't want to encounter many hills. Out the NT or WA they may run 3 - 4 full size 45' footers. close to 100 metric tonne
     
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  5. Jardon

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    Did you finally find a job in the US?
     
  6. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    I'd originally worked in the USA back in 2005 on the H2B temporary work visa there is an annual quota of around 50,000 visas per year most will go to more highly skilled workers that are in short supply in the United States and then whats left goes to the unskilled H2b visa's the only loop hole we found was once your visa expires you must leave the country and return with a new visa if we were returning to work for the same company the quota restrictions did not apply again, so we could be reissued with new visa's in 2007. Currently it is extremely difficult to get a H2b visa due to the economic climate over there the exception being H2A visa's which are temporary agricultural visa's to make sure the farmers are not left with no one to harvest their crops.
     
  7. stacks

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  8. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    yeah had a few opportunities to do that, i'm not really interested in living in the USA, driving trucks over there was kind of like a bucket list thing i got to see most of the country and got paid for it what more could i ask? I'm already living in the best country in the world why change that? Beautiful one day perfect the next !
     
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