How to try trucking in austrailia

Discussion in 'Australian Truckers Forum' started by Pioter666, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Pioter666

    Pioter666 Bobtail Member

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    Im currently driving in us. Is there any easy way to try trucking in austrailia?
     
  2. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    @LoudOne
     
  3. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    KillingTime Road Train Member

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  5. albert l

    albert l Heavy Load Member

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    I watch Outback Truckers and think s..t, nothing easy about trucking down there
     
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  6. LoudOne

    LoudOne Medium Load Member

    Trucking easy? Bahahahhahaa ok lol.

    Ok so let's ask a few basic questions.. first of all what do you want to drive over there? How much experience do you have here in the states? What have you driven size wise? Can you drive a manual 18 spd? Because if your thinking of road trains. That is neccasary.
    Can you change your own wheels if you have a flat?
    One last one about that. Are you mechanically minded? Because if your 400 miles from anyone and something goes wrong. Guess who is doing makeshift repairs?

    Then last most important one. What is your criminal history like? Because you are going to need a working visa to get a licence over there. If you have any criminal history of any description regarding dishonesty or violence. Forget it you won't get one.
     
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  7. LoudOne

    LoudOne Medium Load Member

    Oh and one last thing...

    If you consider an 18 wheeler a big rig... Your very mistaken. Most of our single trailers are Tri axle. Then we have Been doubles.

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    Yes we reverse them, into docks with both trailers. Most of our docks for this are made of concrete so mistakes are very costly.

    Then there is the big boys...

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    You may have to change anywhere from 1-10 wheels per day LOL


    Still interested? LOL
     
  8. orcen

    orcen Heavy Load Member

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    Also, we don't want americans here :D
     
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  9. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I wouldnt either.
     
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  10. AModelCat

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    @LoudOne That's what I call trucking. Whatever it takes to get the job done. I don't think I could work for a company that dumbs things down to strictly "wheel holding"
     
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