Getting a job on "Ice Road Truckers?"

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  1. Wildkat

    Wildkat <strong>Arctic Mistress</strong>

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    Thanks RM... I usually don't even bother with these Ice Road Trucker Show threads...but occasionally I have this UNRELENTING need to set the record straight. It just DRIVES me what Hollywood has done to destroy this profession!

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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Years ago, History did something about it. It was not like it was this year. It actually showed what they did up there. No fancy side issues. It just amazes me of the people down here that want to do it. Let them drive on the ice in Minnesota or Wisconsin and see what they think of it.

    I wonder how many times you have to tell them only Canadians can get the jobs. After all, I saw only 2 shows of this season. On both it clearly states that fact.

    You made the comment on our CDL's not being accepted in Canada. Is this only for hiring with the co's up there?
     
  4. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

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    I've never had any problem having my CDL accepted either working up there or passing through.
     
  5. road dawg

    road dawg Bobtail Member

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    Ok,

    As someone who lives in WI I resemble that comment. My understanding of Canadian law is you can only get IF no Canadian can be found to perform the job.
     
  6. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

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    Hi Tech YA, Drill a hole measure wit a Stanley tape measure. I hat that show. Maroons they are, spend all their time badmouthing ea other and driving pure junk. It's just another trucking job, cold miserable, lonely and bone rattling with a lot of dark. Ever been where it was 40-50 below and the wind blowing 30 MPH? Sounds like BBs rolling over glass and boy, try to take a p.
     
  7. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Brrrrrrrrr!!! I shrank 2"s just thinking about it. Minnesota is bad enough. Can' t imagine how much colder it is up there on a bad day.
     
  8. Owner's Operator

    Owner's Operator Medium Load Member

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    I bet ice road trucking is easier than highway driving.

    1) No shyte for brains in four wheelers to worry about.

    2) No log book to tend to.

    3) No scales/DOT men to deal with.

    4) No due yesterday appointments to keep.
     
  9. Wildkat

    Wildkat <strong>Arctic Mistress</strong>

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    That's correct, cause you are an American working for an American company. But if you wanted to move here, you wouldn't be able to transfer your CDL, you could ONLY transfer your driver's license. We don't have such a thing, that would be the equivalent of holding TWO driver's licenses, which is illegal here. So that's what I mean about a CDL not being recognized. There's no way to transfer it.

    Our licensing system is done by Class, some provinces have letters some have Numbers. I only know about Alberta, so here if you want to drive a truck you get a Class One. That enables you to drive anything on the road, except a motorcycle. In Alberta it is mandatory to have an Air brake endorsement. Meaning you have to have a working knowledge of Air brake systems & KNOW how to set your brakes properly, etc.
     
  10. Wildkat

    Wildkat <strong>Arctic Mistress</strong>

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    WRONG...there, ARE 4 wheelers on the road

    WRONG! We have to abide by HOS, just like everyone else!

    WRONG AGAIN!

    WRONG AGAIN!

    Since you have NEVER worked on those roads you have NO idea what you are talking about!

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  11. Joetro

    Joetro Road Train Member

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    I assume you got all this top notch information from The Discovery Channel?
     
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