Truck Driving UK to USA

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  1. JMarshall200

    JMarshall200 Bobtail Member

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    Hi,
    I’m currently based in the UK and at school over here. After leaving school I have to stay in education until I’m 18. But after 18 I would love to come and drive trucks for a company in the USA. I have two questions. A- Would it be possible for me to become an American citizen by being sponsored by a truck company at 18?
    B- If so, what kind of thing should I study at college post 16, would engineering be a good option?
    Many Thanks, Josh
     
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  3. Cat sdp

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    Engineering…….hint (Clarkson university)

    forget trucks.
     
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  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Engineering definitely. Forget about trucking
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Yes, you can drive a truck at 18 yrs. old, but you can't leave the state you live in.
    When you are 21 yrs. old, you can drive all 48 and Alaska.
    I don't know of a company that will sponsor you to get a visa.
    Swift Transportation already tried that and got spanked. Swift even set up a driving school in the UK, but it all backfired.
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    Study mathematics and English.
    I know you already speak English, but focus on a good command of the language and vocabulary.
     
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  6. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    MIGHT be able to make that work in a seasonal farm work setting. MIGHT. Those visas are usually horribly over subscribed, but since you speak English, you probably have a leg up as far as finding a farm to bring you in under one of their visa apps.
     
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  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Except for the accent, don't those in the UK speak the same language as us?

    And to the OP...
    You do not need to study anything more to become a truck driver. A basic education is more than enough.
     
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  8. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    If you just want to try trucking you will probably find it easier to get sponsored in Canada. Once there, if you work for a company that does USA loads you will see more of the US than many Americans. Once traveling to the US on a regular basis, find an American girl to marry then you can move to the US.
     
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  9. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Heavy Load Member

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    Not really
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    Many words are different and many of their words aren't even in American English.
    Words such as "lorry" and "loo" and dozens more.
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    That's easy to do; Blossoms.com
     
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