Trucking Industry Resources

The Grady Firm can assist your company with preparing a H-2B visa for temporary workers, an EB-3 Green Card to sponsor foreign workers, and answer questions on a case-by-case basis.

Visa Program Chart

Use the chart below to determine which visa is appropriate for you. Then, complete this trucking questionnaire to see if you qualify! 

Visa Programs

Individuals and Family

EB-3 Visa

Under the EB-3 Employment-Based Permanent Resident category for unskilled workers (requiring less than 2 years training or experience), a U.S. employer can petition to hire a foreign worker in a permanent (Green Card) capacity. To accomplish this, the employer must be able to demonstrate that there are insufficient workers in the United States to fill the roles. The trucking industry is in a potentially unique position with respect to this requirement because its labor shortage is well documented and severe, thus making the argument for needing to look outside the United States for capable workers a strong one. Obtaining EB-3 Permanent Resident classification for a foreign truck driver requires a petitioning U.S. employer to go through a multi-part application process. The first step is to obtain a prevailing wage determination from the Department of Labor (DOL). The “prevailing wage” is the average wage paid to similarly situated employees in the geographical area where the perspective employee will be employed. The prevailing wage represents the minimum wage the employer must be able and willing to pay the perspective employee and the minimum wage the employer must offer to perspective U.S. candidates during the recruitment process. To learn more about the visa process and what to expect, click here to visit a detailed article.

H-2B Visa

The H2-B visa permits US employers and agents to bring foreign nationals to the United States for the purposes of filling temporary, non-agricultural jobs. To apply, the company and employee must meet the following 3 qualifications: 1. There are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work. 2. Employing H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. 3. The company’s need for the prospective worker’s services or labor is temporary, regardless of whether the underlying job can be described as temporary. Read more to learn about the period of stay, eligible countries, and how to apply.

Read more about the H-2B and EB-3 visas below, along with links to detailed blog articles.

Ready for the next step? Schedule a consultation with an attorney here!

Find out if you qualify, and which visa program is best for your company.