AZ School is 5 weeks away...what to do in the meantime?

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  1. Garththomas

    Garththomas Light Load Member

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    If you ate willing to try flat deck give Contrans a call, the only thing is they won’t send drivers to the states until they have a year under their belt. Up to 6 weeks paid training and no contract. They may want to sign you up for the apprenticeship program. They put you on full rate after 6 months but its usually sooner if your doing well.
     
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  3. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Dry, surely?
     
  4. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    How do I get a HazMat endorsement?
     
  5. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    That's a USA thing.

    It's up to the company you work for to provide training and to issue a Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate.
     
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  6. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    I looked it up on the interwebz and like you said, companies in Canada can provide the training. But what if you are self-employed or not employed yet? Well, Red Cross offers a course for $35 and you get the certificate. I'm going to call them tomorrow and get enrolled, then when I'm employed by a carrier that requires it I'll tell them that I am already certified and I'll ask for a reimbursement. Plus I can add it to my resume. Oh, it's also recognized by DOT in the States.
     
  7. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    The carrier has to certify, don't waste your money unless you're going to be your own carrier.

    It's usually done as part of the orientation process.

    Question: Are training certificates transferable from one company to another?
    Answer: No. Training certificates are NOT transferable. Once an employee has been adequately trained, it's the responsibility of his/her employer to issue the training certificate. If an individual works for more than one company at the same time, the person should have more than one training certificates.
    Safety Awareness Materials and FAQ - Transport Canada
     
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  8. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    Thanks for setting me straight Tinytim. That would have been a waste of time and money !
     
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  9. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    I was on the ontruck.org website last week researching carriers to apply to and now this week the directory of Ontario carriers is GONE :mad:

    Is it just me ......because sometimes it comes back as a "database error" when I try and pull up the page.

    Find a Carrier - Ontario Trucking Association
     
  10. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    It’s not you. All the trucking associations are in CYA mode after the Humboldt crash.
     
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  11. Dye Guardian

    Dye Guardian Road Train Member

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    NO!!!
     
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