What are chances for foreign driver to get hired?

Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by Janne Jokinen, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Racer, the building owner pays school taxes on the property,which are then passed on to the renters. They really don't get a free ride. However, I have no kids yet I pay school tax for those who have kids but depend on a socialistic economy to get them their edumications.

    And I like lakes, islands and fishing. Could show up in late July for a week or two and leave.
     
  2. xeastend

    xeastend Well-Known Member

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    ABF er. Did you forget about Sweden?? Hear they have a great bikini team!!

    Maybe you can join the try outs for the team


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  3. Janne Jokinen

    Janne Jokinen New Member

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    Ohh and ice fishing at winter time... And American citizen dont need visa to travel to Finland and vice versa.
     
  4. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i still have an original Playboy magazine with these gals....i'd have to look up the year they were in it.
     
  5. .357

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    Wrap a towel around your head and you will be pulling a can by the end of the week.
     
  6. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    I could at least go looking for those babes. Sooo Denmark, Finland and Sveden should be good time. Ice fishing? I'd need a guide for that, I've never done it.
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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  8. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Well if these companies would pay their drivers more and treat them better they would not have to go overseas to fill seats.
     
  9. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Why pay more if they can easily reach overseas to cheaply fill the seats? Just one of our many problems in this country. And this has been an age old problem when you think about it. Coal miners had many nationalities move in and cut the rate, building trades of all types, lettuce pickers, lawn mowers and the list goes on and will probably continue 'til the end of time.
     
  10. DCM_Doc

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    The US isn't the only country to gig the trucking industry with taxes. I thought we had a monopoly on tax happy politicians.
     
  11. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    time will never end....only the planet earth will.....
     
  12. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Making Americans Gasp Again

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    Except for the "forced into military conscription", reads similar to costs in New Zealand.

    Doubtful I'll ever see Finland in person.

    Thank You Janne.
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  13. autocar65

    autocar65 Local 767

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    Pretty good I would say! I have trained a lot of "foreigners" over my 12 years as a driving instructor and as long as the work ethic and willingness is there, any company would be glad to have you. After all we are all from somewhere else if you go back far enough. But beware of those companies in the US that require you to lease a truck from them. This is how they get you the employee to make their truck payment for them and because you are from Finland, they may see you as being more gullible.

    Good luck and Finnish well!
     
  14. FLYINGBY

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    Chicago, see um all the time when I head up that way, and some scare the hell out me..
     
  15. Janne Jokinen

    Janne Jokinen New Member

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    Greetings again!

    Just asking something simple... Trucks in Usa, most them has Eaton Fuller gearbox? :o Or not? :/
     
  16. Cheerio503

    Cheerio503 EVIL TWIN

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    FedEx Ground. They will hire with minimum experience. I see many foreigners working for them.
     
  17. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Most all of them. Some have the "Autoshift" or "Ultrashift" that do all the shifting for you. And some of the Volvo trucks have the Volvo I-Shift, which is similar to the Autoshift and Ultrashift.

    Many of the larger carriers have gone to the gearboxes that have automated shifting because they are employing drivers that are untrainable and tear up clutches, transmissions, differentials and driveshafts.

    Those that still have fully manual gearboxes run from 8 or 9 speeds, to 13 or 18 speeds. But once you learn how to drive a truck with a manual gearbox, moving from one gear combination to another is pretty simple.

    The only real difference is the Super 10. You split every gear, and there is no "low side" or "high side".
     
  18. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, either that or automatic. Automatics are up and coming here.
     
  19. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Automatics are for girls and sissies who can't learn how to shift.

    The way I see it, if a driver can't learn how to shift and manage the gearing and power, without tearing up clutches, trannies, driveshafts and differentials, then they need to stick to a Toyota Corolla.
     
  20. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Drivers who don't tear stuff up cost extra, more than an automatic transmission.
     

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