Now here’s something I may not have mentioned on my blog before. I am a girl, I’m 5ft4 inches tall AND I hold a UK class 2 truck license. Think the size of a bin lorry (garbage truck), fire engine, a coach with no passengers, anything that’s rigid, up to 4 axels. I may not have taken up truck driving, but I was a delivery driver for 3 years. I was on the road, 6 days a week, averaging around 10 hours a day during the week. I picked up things that made my life on the road easier and now I’m going to share some of my best road trip tips with you!
I’m not going to lie, in the first week of driving in the States, I reversed into a tree while backing into a car parking space. My car already had a giant dent in the bumper when we bought it so other than my self esteem, there wasn’t really much damage. Anyone that has passed a car test in Europe will know what an awful experience it is. We have tests that last for over 1hr3o (including a warm up lesson before it) which include parallel parking, reverse parking, reversing round corners, 3 point turns, emergency stops, roundabouts, traffic, clutches, biting points, gear changes, the lot. It’s also CRAZY expensive! So here’s my experience of an Expat getting a driving license in America!