Another Darn Canadian

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by Pamela1990, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Joined about 20 hours ago, been reading a bunch, see that most are American, but a chunk of Canadians to.
    Well here is another one of us.
    Not working right now, broke my ankle, and wrist, in a pair of casts.
    So felt this was the perfect time to research a new truck, and a part of that is joining this forum.
    Name is Pamela, or Pam, 31, daughter of a trucker, literally grew up around trucks, truckers, the shop, and been driving since I was old enough to get my license.
    Time to buy my own truck, and be my own independent. My dad is wanting to retire, and sell his trucks, can't blame him, he has worked hard all his life.
    Thanks for letting me in.
     
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  3. DRTDEVL

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    Buy one of his?
     
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  4. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Not interested in buying an old truck, he admits to only keeping this long himself, because he plans to retire.
    I want a brand new truck, fresh start.
     
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  5. Rocks

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    Hello @Pamela1990 ... Welcome to the forum. :)
    Wish you a fast recovery.
    I am a female driver so that you know...
     
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  6. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Hello Rocks.
    Thank you.

    What do you drive, haul, and where at?

    I'm in Pr. George B.C. Canada, haul fuel, aggregate, logs, and equipment.
     
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  7. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    I am not driving right now... doing a very thorough search on companies in TN looking for a good match.
    My experience is with dry van 53' and no HM.
     
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  8. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    You are a long ways away, too bad you're not closer, where our paths would cross oneday to grab lunch together.
    Never pulled a van, or any sort of enclosed trailer. Never even tarped a load, and a million other things that I haven't hauled. Only thing I would refuse to haul is cattle, horses, pigs, or anything alive. I would not want to be responsible for the health of living things. Fuel is my favorite thing to haul, closely followed by aggregate and logs, heavy equipment isn't bad, especially if not too large or heavy. Moved a pair of Hitachi 300 excavators recently, that was a fun job, and roads were good enough I wasn't chained up and in foot deep ruts full of mud. Moved a pair of Tigercats with buncher heads a few days before that, mud over the top of my boots, triples on all my drive tires, and then some praying to get out. Nothing like making it to days end, starting the pressure washer, and asking my dad to spray off my jeans and boots, then 3 hours cleaning up my truck and trailer.
     
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  9. Rocks

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    Hey @Pamela1990 ... You are a tough girl looks like dealing with all that heavy equipment and mud... a lot of "fun" adventures....
    Would love to meet you one day out there... are you going to be driving in the USA in the future?
    I drove 48 states in the US for 11 yrs... but had to stop in 2019 and go to Brasil (where I am originally from) to be with my dad who was terminally ill and ended up passing away 10 days after I got there... Then, I had to deal with sales of properties which took more than 1 and half yr...
    Now I plan on going back trucking in the southeast region if I am so fortunate to find a company that offers that and a few other things I want.. Shall see.
    My body has super low tolerance for cold and I hate winter, snow....
     
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  10. Oxbow

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    I have certainly enjoyed your presence on the forum.

    I was wondering how you had time to post as much as you have, two casts explains that. I hope you heal well and quickly. It's a little early for sledding, so how did you you injure yourself?
     
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  11. Val_Caldera

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    "broke (an) ankle and wrist".
    Same side?

    Foothills/Mountain Hiking/Climbing Adventure?

    You're Young and Strong (Mentally, Emotionally) with a Positive Outlook.
    (I'm making an assumption/judgement based on your Post Content. If I-B incorrect, please slap me.)

    CHEERS!!
     
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