jobs in australia

Discussion in 'Australian Truckers Forum' started by pommie, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. hcmick

    hcmick Bobtail Member

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    in australia all you need is a cdl to pull i single trailer you can make up to 2000 a week we don't have cdl here just heavy vehicle licence for up to 12mnths we can accept international licence
     
  2. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    What is the best city to live in Australia as a driver? Is the highway and truck stop network as well developed as in the states?
     
  3. hcmick

    hcmick Bobtail Member

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    any of the capitols will do if you hold a super b ticket your in demand
     
  4. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    What about Darwin or Cairns?
     
  5. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Light Load Member

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    Bumping an old thread.
    Is there still a driver shortage in Australia ?
    Still possible for an american to get a work visa?
     
  6. orcen

    orcen Heavy Load Member

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    I just moved here from Canada and had no problem finding work... Although the neighbor is an o/o and it helped me get my foot in the door..

    There is no work visa for trucking, currently. It comes off and on the skilled trade visa list.


    I transferred my Class 1 to an HC (Heavy Combination) licence with just a written test and a short road test. I will be going for my MC which allows me to pull road trains eventually, but the demand for that doesn't seem very high here on the Sunshine Coast.
     
  7. kyle700

    kyle700 Bobtail Member

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    Sorry to bump again. Canadian here interested in trucking in 'Straya, curious what route guys take to moving there? Working holiday seems alright other than not being able to work for the same outfit longer than 6 months.
     
  8. rubber ducky 56

    rubber ducky 56 Bobtail Member

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    #### better off staying home then and just visit
     
  9. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    US equivalent would be the 401 k plan
     
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  10. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Bloke i'd love to see how you'd do 6000 km per week seeing how the max is 72 hours per week @ 12 hours per day maybe i'm wrong however i do agree on the cost of living are extremely high especially in the capital cities fuel is ridiculously high priced we're paying around $1.25 - $1.35 per litre that's pure highway robbery. When you consider the current wholesale price for unleaded fuel is only $1.50 per US gallon thats a huge mark up.
     
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