Trucking in Sweden

Discussion in 'European/Other Countries Truckers Forum' started by Lokix, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Lokix

    Lokix Light Load Member

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    Is there much of a call for drivers in Sweden? Does anyone know how it is compared to the US? As far as laws, wages, etc go.
     
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  3. Norway Trucker

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    Why Sweden? Look to Norway..
    In Norway there are need for ca.3000/4000 drivers. Norway has the best wages in Europe, up to 410$ a day can a driver get..
     
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  4. Lokix

    Lokix Light Load Member

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    Well, I plan on living in Sweden. Am I right in assuming a Swedish citizen couldn't work in Norway?
     
  5. Norway Trucker

    Norway Trucker Bobtail Member

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    As a Swedish citizen you can work for a Norwegian company and liv in Sweden. I know many who does that... Sweden is a much cheaper country to live in than Norway is. (taxes,petrol,food,alcohol,cigarette)
     
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  6. Lokix

    Lokix Light Load Member

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    Oh man, that is some of the best news I have heard. You don't know how happy that has made me. :)
     
  7. NorwayTrucker

    NorwayTrucker Bobtail Member

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    Wow another one from Norway.
    And with almost the same user name also
    :biggrin_25525:

    We have currently 3-4 persons who drive for the same firm as me who lives in Sweden, because of the costs in Norway
     
  8. sunflyer

    sunflyer Bobtail Member

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    Im a trucker in Norway and its not as good as it sounds. The wages are not that good anyway cause the cost of living is very high. Fees and taxes have gone all crazy here. Polish truckers and other truckers from the east/russia etc is taking over alot of the driving here. Many companies hire those and pays them much less which makes the need of norwegian truckers less. I guess a normal pay would be like $300-350 per day unless you are paid by commission which usually sucks! And don't forget that that the gov wants between 30-50% in taxes every month. The roads here are tiny and lots of curves, almost no truck stops, no place to have your break, small sleepers etc. The EU is screwing up the whole trucking industry in this country and it doesn't look good!! So think twice :)

    Good luck anyway :)
     
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  9. berra28

    berra28 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for the information. what are their requirement for a non eu residents?
     
  10. berra28

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    am an african but i live in italy. how can i get a truck driving job in the us?
     
  11. bildtstar

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    Be cheaper then the Polaks...come to Europe if you want to live on 1000 dollar...per month! That's the situation here now...Why do you think so many truckers want to escape this doomed continent?
     
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