Should I wait to transfer license over to new state in order to gain more experience?

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  1. Brown Moose

    Brown Moose Bobtail Member

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    My wife and I just relocated to Nevada from Georgia because she got a great job offer working in the medical field. I told my FM that we were moving to Nevada and he told me if I wanted to continue working for the company I cant transfer my license to the new state because of taxes and that the company has no yards on the West Coast.

    The issue I'm having is I been with this company for 6 months now. I was trying to hold out until I hit 1year with this company. But I don't want to look like a job hopper to other companies if I quit after 6 months. Do I just hold off for another 6-7 months on transferring my license for experience? The wife says I should hold off for another 6 months because she's afraid that I'm going to be out of work for 2 months trying to find a local job.

    I already have 3 +years of OTR driving experience, plus 1yr of tanker experience. I also have a auto restriction on my license. I was planning on transferring my license over to Nevada, get a permit to take the test in a manual. But I have to wait 2 weeks before I'm able take the DMV test. Lot of the local jobs out here been denying me because of this restriction.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Didn't you post about this a few months ago?
    You can switch your cdl to Nevada if you have a legal address here.
    Didn't I give you a list of companies in Nevada?
    Did you settle in Las Vegas, Reno or where?
     
  4. LWhittaker

    LWhittaker Bobtail Member

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    Werner has a terminal in Fontana, CA and Phoenix, AZ.
    They have drop yards in Vegas.
     
  5. TripleSix

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    What would happen if you keep your Georgia license, but get rid of the auto restriction? Just until you get your year?
     
  6. Numb

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    you already have 3 yrs OTR so what's the problem??

    relocating for the wife's job is a legit reason
     
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  7. Chinatown

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  8. Ridgeline

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    I would ask for someone above him to talk to, don't mess with your CDL, the state requires you to change it when you live there so change it.

    EDIT - what the hell do they mean about taxes?

    That's as stupid as what I heard from a shipper about only using a Kansas based carrier because of taxes.
     
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  9. Brown Moose

    Brown Moose Bobtail Member

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    We settled in Vegas, I applied to a few companies you told me about but most of them said no because of this restriction.
     
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  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    How about removing the restriction and taking one of those NV jobs? I'm more against hopping jobs than many people, but changing to a job you keep for the next 5 years is a good reason to switch jobs. Make sure your next company is a long-term choice.
     
  11. Brown Moose

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    I’m guessing because Georgia has state taxes and Nevada doesn’t?
     
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