We’ve done the research for you here. First, let’s discuss what kind of qualifications you might need to find a transportation or trucking job overseas. Licenses are an important key. Overseas driving licenses can cost you more than in the United States, so before you pick the area, find out about what is required to pass each country’s driving test and how much it costs. Also, beyond a Commercial Driver’s License or CDL, other countries may require other skills or qualifications.
Having the desire to see the world and driving are a must in this industry of trucking and transportation. Being able to care for your cargo whether it is transporting medical equipment or supplies or other needed consumer goods. Many countries are facing a need for more truckers and don’t know how to get them. No matter the country, consumer goods need to be transported from one place to another. Regardless of high gasoline prices, the trucking industry needs to continue to operate at a high level.
That’s where your skills can help. First, you must get your commercial license, regardless of the overseas area you are thinking of relocating to. That consists of a written and along with a driving test. The driving test will help determine your skills through heavy street traffic and other obstacles.
Some European companies will require you to obtain their license such as in England where a LGV 2 driver’s license is required so check out the areas to see what license you may have to test for. Every country has different rules so be aware.
Background checks, even overseas are necessary. Companies want to be assured that you are not only qualified by your license but your character. Create a resume with good character references and don’t include Uncle Joe. Use job references as character references, or fellow truckers who can vouch for you.
Visas are important as well as passports. If you seek that desired international trucking job, you’ll need to do some research to find out if you need a work visa in that country or if your passport is all that is required. Some companies that hire United States truckers have already obtained the required visas for their driving force, so find that out when you are applying.
Beyond the overseas market, don’t forget about federal trucking jobs, regional, or medical transportation jobs. The licenses and requirements for these jobs can vary if they are regional, but if it’s a federal trucking or driving job, you can simply check out the government’s website to find out their qualifications.
Now you need to know how to find that overseas trucking job right? Check out TruckingCrossing.com. A division of EmploymentCrossing, TruckingCrossing will not only connect you with US driving jobs, you’ll have a better chance finding an overseas job. At TruckingCrossing, they search the Internet and create a database of over 10,000 transportation jobs. This database can easily search by region, country, salary desired and, relocation expenses.
Relocation expenses are important especially if you seek that overseas transportation job. You’ll not only need to get there, if you have a family, they will need to get there too. Keep in mind that as you think of relocating overseas, gather all of your personal documents as well as your families. Birth certificates, passports, bank account information, credit card information and, a list of your current expenses are good to keep in one easy and safe place so you can take these with you as a carry-on. Don’t pack these items away in a suitcase when you travel overseas. If lost, it may be hard to duplicate them and that could delay your transportation or driving job.
Another helpful tool on TruckingCrossing beyond their database of jobs is their Job Profile Videos. These videos discuss the qualification each driver or trucker may need in finding the right transportation job for whether it is federal, international, regional or a certain type of transportation job you seek. They also offer a wide range of articles that specifically outline information in the transportation industry.
We discussed how important it was to obtain the correct licensing information for each country that has that transportation job you want. Using TruckingCrossing will narrow down that for you. Each job posted for overseas transportation jobs will list exactly what it is the employer is looking for so you will be able to easily identify the trucking job that you qualify for. And it’s easy to apply. Once you’ve found the job you seek, you can simply hit the apply button and you’re on your way.
Don’t let the obstacles of thinking about how hard it might be to get a transportation job overseas overwhelm you. You have the desire to do it and TruckingCrossing has the solutions for you on how to get it. Again, whether it is overseas or a trucking or transportation job in the United States that you seek, be assured that with the help at TruckingCrossing, you too will be able to realize the dream of trucking.