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Old 01-02-2016, 09:53 AM
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Working for a living sucks more and more no matter what industry one works in , and we only have ourselves to blame. Save your money, and then you won't have to work.
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You could also try Reimers, they always seem to be looking as well. But you'll probably have to run team for a while till you gain experience.
This is probably the closest you will get to Canada only. They do have U.S. runs but they are good easy runs. Winnipeg to Minneapolis or Chicago and Calgary to Salt Lake City. Canada is Vancouver to Montreal. All pin to pin work, no touch freight.
The only problem I had was there was alot of hotel room sitting. So much so, they actually give you a card to charge your room to. But sitting in a hotel room at $2.00/hr gets boring quick. It was better than waiting in a truck at some truck stop. You can also shower for free everyday because there was a Reimer yard you were at pretty much everyday.
I was hired here with zero experience.
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Working for Steves Livestock isn't sounding so bad after all.
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how scary is Winnipeg to Toronto for a rookie that has never been there?
Definatly doesn't sound fun in the winter.
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If you can make it to Nipigon take hwy 11 in the winter. Run the north shore (17) in the summer as its way more scenic.
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If you can make it to Nipigon take hwy 11 in the winter. Run the north shore (17) in the summer as its way more scenic.
how scary would it b for a newbie? I have never been to Toronto and it would b my first venture on the highway in a big rig
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Depends..... You running single or double? Best take a GPS! It will be nerve racking for sure!
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I would b running single. And I am sure my gps doesn't show truck routes. Not sure if this is how I want to start my trucking career
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:20 PM
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Whoa not good! Turn your cb off for sure lol! You don't want to hear the rest of us critiquing your driving!
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how scary would it b for a newbie? I have never been to Toronto and it would b my first venture on the highway in a big rig
Spend the money and get a truck route approved gps(Rand McNally or similar). It will pay for itself first trip. But always double check its route planning abilities. Also buy a truck driver approved atlas(Rand McNally) because it gives you a lot of extra info about heights weights etc. Always remember to never be in a hurry in heavy city traffic. Let the four wheelers be the idiots( I drive Southern California a lot). I would run the northern route through Ontario just cause it's flatter and a little less traffic. Doesn't add a whole lot of miles and a decent amount of truck stops for Canada.
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I would b running single. And I am sure my gps doesn't show truck routes. Not sure if this is how I want to start my trucking career

Van or deck?
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Really depends on what you're doing. Dropping off in the company yard is easy. Delivering downtown is hard. Screw the GPS. Get a trucker's road atlas and make due like we all had to. A GPS won't show you the best route so you don't have to blind side it backing in.

How much training did you get in balancing your load and driving on icy hills?
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We were all rookies once.. If your makin a lineup behind you, then slow down during the passing lanes and let others by!
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Make sure you have at least 2 fuel cards to get fuel. Preferably Husky and Petro pass.
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Get your directions for the Gta and plan your trip before you get there. It can be very daunting driving in Toronto for the first time. If you write down your directions on a piece of paper it's a whole lot easier than trying to look in an Atlas. Just take your time. Don't depend on a GPS even a truck GPS will take you down roads you shouldn't be on, been there done that. Talk to your dispatch and they may give you phone numbers of other drivers that have been where you are going. There is no one that will give you better information than them. When the weather is bad if you feel that it is unsafe find a safe place and park, no freight is worth being in a wreck over. Good luck on the ride
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