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Truck driver shortage in U.S. pushes salary up to $80,000

Commercial drivers are in demand. Be sure to check if you could meet the requirements of a commercial driver in the State where you either have a potential employer or referral from family, friend, or workmate. Read below for more details.

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on May 29, 2018; updated May 29, 2018

Truck driver shortage in U.S. pushes salary up to $80,000


Before you speed up to dreaming of having that job, you must know how to drive – as a commercial driver in the U.S.

Each state has its own set of driving so focus on which U.S. State you may have initial base of support – family, friends, former workmates, classmates, etc.  Download the commercial truck driver manual of that State, study it and honestly check if you can pass first the written test, then the actual driving test.

Determine if you will pass the requirements for a commercial truck driver in this Career Info website - https://study.com/articles/Truck_Driver_Employment_Information_and_Requirements_for_a_Career_in_Truck_Driving.html

Once you believe you can meet the requirements you need to transform that readiness to a commitment: look for employers willing and able to sponsor you. And be sure to check if there are commercial truck driving programs here in the Philippines and try them out.

You may try this website on truck driving schools in the Philippines - http://truckdrivingschoolsnearme.org/truck-driving-schools-manila-co/


Check the POEA website for approved job orders.  https://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Truck-Driver

Of you can check U.S. websites for truck drivers.- https://www.indeed.com/q-USA-Truck-jobs.html

The employer must be assured that you already have a driver license or has the great chance of passing the commercial driver state where the employer is. Hence the need to seriously study whether you can pass the test. Some employers may shoulder the cost of training so check out the offers.

And be reminded that any job offer from the U.S. must go through the specific Philippine Labor Attache with jurisdiction over the employer interested, willing and able to hire you as a commercial truck driver.

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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