canadian runs?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nemo90, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    LOL NewNashGuy...you watch to many movies. You have been a trucker to year n you are still wet behind the ears. I LIVE in Canada and it is NOTHING like you describe, unless you think every scale, security guard and warehouse is the same in a country almost as big as yours. Most of the scales are open 12 hrs a day, some warehouses are tight, but MOST have lotsa space, and in my 14 years driving here I have never seen armed guards unless its a Brinks truck fillin up a cash machine. The only thing to watch out for is the moose on the highways, especially out east, and they are right about our customs officers not foolin around with guns or big knives. You can plan to get refused or spend a day or 2 at the border if they catch ya with those lil goodies in yer truck. Other then that, you will love it here, its nice, not crowded, and alot of great scenery. Ya gotta learn when the appropriate time to say 'eh' is also, otherwise we will know yer a foreigner...hahaha
     
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  3. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    LOL NewNashGuy...you watch to many movies. You have been a trucker to year n you are still wet behind the ears. I LIVE in Canada and it is NOTHING like you describe, unless you think every scale, security guard and warehouse is the same in a country almost as big as yours. Most of the scales are open 12 hrs a day, some warehouses are tight, but MOST have lotsa space, and in my 14 years driving here I have never seen armed guards unless its a Brinks truck fillin up a cash machine. The only thing to watch out for is the moose on the highways, especially out east, and they are right about our customs officers not foolin around with guns or big knives. You can plan to get refused or spend a day or 2 at the border if they catch ya with those lil goodies in yer truck. Other then that, you will love it here, its nice, not crowded, and alot of great scenery. Ya gotta learn when the appropriate time to say 'eh' is also, otherwise we will know yer a foreigner...hahaha
     
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  4. RickG

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    I ran to Canada 3 or 4 times a month for 4 years . I'd cross at Sarnia around 3 p.m. and only saw the Supercoops on the 402 open twice . Coming back Westbound 401 early afternoon only saw the Trafalgar coops on the 401 open once .
     
  5. NewNashGuy

    NewNashGuy Road Train Member

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    I may be wet around the ears but I bet I could do circles around you backing up. I see truckers all of the time bragging that they have been driving for 20+ years but struggling to get in a spot that I have entered without a pullup. I do not watch too many movies, I experienced this going to Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary multiple times. I was referring to the border patrol guards dude. When I take a shipment out of Canada I had to go down a hallway that looked like a maze while at the border. I walked in and there were a bunch of huge border patrol guys and they told me to fill out a sheet of paper with a lot of questions that are already on my BOL. After waiting for about 30 minutes I was allowed to cross back over in the US. I didn't get paid any extra for sitting around waiting. The confusion you have with my post was that I wasn't referring to driving around Canada itself, that is fine except for the long two lane highways without shoulders. It is the crossing into the US and vice versa that is a pain.
     
  6. perufb

    perufb Light Load Member

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    Most companys pay to cross the border, when I was at Roehl it was $50 and ATS was $100 and 5cpm on all miles traveled in Canada.
     
  7. Nemo90

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    How about truck stops/parking. Is it few far between, or is it just about like the states?
     
  8. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Sounds like you were dealing with U.S. Customs , not Border Patrol .
     
  9. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    Just direct all questions to NewNashGuy...he has been driving for a year and already knows everything. He can even back cirlces around me with my 14 years experience...lol.
     
  10. EverywhereMan

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    This is the farthest thing from the truth in this entire thread. I hit more open scales in the US than I ever have in Canada. I don't know how many times I've ran the entire length of the 401 from Quebec to Detroit and never been pulled in. Hell, I've never been in the Milton scale and I'm based out of Toronto. Warehouses are the same size here as they are in the US as well, unless you're talking about a small downtown location. Generally outside of the downtown cores the buildings are more than adequate enough for the 53" guys, lots of b-trains running around out east as well.
     
  11. bowtie_guy

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    Not too sure the location there hauling to but have seen a fair amount of pumpkin patch trucks in Sudbury lately. Might be drivers from the southern ontario terminal though. If coming from the states it would be a decent run up here.
     
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