If you live in Canada

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by kaf, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. kaf

    kaf Light Load Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Montreal Canada
    If you live in Canada, don't even think about working as a driver, that's a big mistake. I don't write out of emotion, but my observations show that crossing the border becomes an insoluble problem. Yesterday to the border from Bufallo to Fort Erie, all trucks were directed to the emergency loop, it took four hours, today I am standing in front of Detroit 19 hours because the product that clearing UPS does not have the correct code. UPS does not answer calls at all, I checked most of the States in which they operate. My company has been working hard since yesterday. What is the moral, it shows that every customs broker saves by using new technologies that limit human involvement. In this way, the driver is doomed to endless waiting with a small problem. If you are lucky you will ignore my comment, but the time will come for you. This work is finished, it is the last jumps or a few days of waiting before the border
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  3. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2020
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  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Stuck in Limbo
    Yep. The one steady run we do also has product coming outta Canada going to the same place. They asked us if we'd be interested, nope nope nope
  5. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    Lapeer, MI
    I cross the border from Port Huron, MI into Sarnia most weekdays. I’ve had zero issues. Easy in easy out. I pull a tank loaded with hazmat in and go out empty.
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011

    Your company is really the problem.
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  7. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    We cross the border every week.

    someone needs to import a sense of humor and a personality for the guys on the US side.
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  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    I'm going to assume you're a Canadian, because that's the nicest way I've ever heard that said. The US truckers usually just say "Those guys are pricks!"
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  9. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Louisville, Kentucky
    I've spent over 24 hours in the customs border prison.
    Right at the harley shop.... Some people will know. Canadian chuck norris behind you all the way.

    Maybe 14 hours in usa prison waiting to go thru the x-ray machine or immigration.

    Stuff....I don't miss :D
  10. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    I quit crossing in 2008 when they said you had to have a passport. It was like we lost the Cold War, “stop , do you have your papers ?”
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Light Load Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    Duluth, Mn
    I cross all the time up by Thunder Bay Ontario (Pigeon River, Mn) and Ft. Francis (International Falls, Mn) I’ve never had a problem going to Canada. Coming back to my home state and country are another thing. They can be jerks sometimes. Tear apart the inside of my truck and leave a mess. I also find it sad they charge me to come back empty across the border.
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