how to qualify for truck driving school

hi i am from kaitaia, northland, newzealand and am 13 i just wanted to know if it is necessary to go to a driving school could i just get an apprenticeship ohhh and by the way great website it really influenced me to become a truck driver

thanks for your time

kerry b

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Oct 16, 2009
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Visa needed.
by: Jimmy

You need some kind of work Visa. Jimmy

Oct 16, 2009
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by: kerry

what visa do i need to drive trucks in the usa

Oct 14, 2009
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Kerry needs more info. about trucking
by: Jimmy

Kerry,in the states you have to be 21 to drive interstate. (Federal rule). You can drive intrastate at age 18. I'm talking class 8 trucks. I hope I get this right, but it's pretty close.

A class 8 truck is a 3 axle, sleeper equipped truck. This is the normal highway truck used for interstate commerce. There are 4 axle trucks used for heavy hauling using a heavy trailer possibly with as many as 8-12 axles. A class 7 truck has no sleeper. A 6 wheeler is a box truck/flatbed that does not pull a trailer, usually about 24 feet long with hydraulic brakes. No special license needed. The same truck equipped with air brakes would need a CDL (Commercial drivers license). A 6 wheeler has 2 axles, a 10 wheeler has 3 axles. A 10 wheeler needs a CDL. Pulling a trailer weighing more than 6000 lbs needs a CDL.

Hope this helps. Jimmy

Oct 11, 2009
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thanks ohh and
by: kerry

thanks for the reply just wondering does the system work the same over here like you have to get your ht then get class 1,2,3,4,5 to drive bigger trucks and if so what age do you have to be to get your ht

kerry b

Oct 11, 2009
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Kerry is planning ahead.
by: Jimmy

Not sure how it's done in NZ. In the states, you go to a school. Unless you have a cousin/uncle/brother that owns a truck and will teach you. Glad you enjoy the website.

I've seen folks from NZ and Australia here in the states driving. They put in 9 months and then go back home for 3.

Well, keep in touch. Jimmy

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