is $75 for crossing into Canada worth it?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jabber1990, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Except for frost laws,they allow more weight than we do (37k on tandems). And the cat scales in Canada will print in pounds if you ask. but:

    12,000 lb = 5443 kg

    34,000 lb = 15422 kg


    More important: 13'6" = 4.114 meters
     
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  3. david123abc

    david123abc Heavy Load Member

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    $75 is more than worth it to go to Canada. I get $15 and go every chance I get.
     
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  4. Jabber1990

    Jabber1990 Road Train Member

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    I thought 37K was only on a Tridem, shows what I know

    but thanks so much!
     
  5. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

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    That toll bridge doesn't take EZ pass, or you don't have it? For a truck, 37 dollars for a toll that you already know about isn't a big deal. Footing the bill for a trip down 90, never, lol.
     
  6. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    17000KG per tandem (37,475 lb)
    24000kg per tridem (52,900 lb)
     
  7. Jabber1990

    Jabber1990 Road Train Member

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    I don't have a PrePass,

    according to some of the dispatchers nobody has a Prepass
    According to the other dispatchers I have a Prepass (apparently)
    According to the rest in order to have EzPass I must buy my own and pray that I get reimbursed for it
    According to some in Permits nobody has a prepass
    According to others in Permits they don't have one for me (whatever that means)
    According to a qualcomm Message the PrePass doesn't work in Canada to include toll bridges

    long story short I don't have a PrePass

    how else do you get to Buffalo without taking 90?
     
  8. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Yes you do.

    It takes me 5 to 15 minutes to clear customs. So $75? Hell yeah if the carrier pays all tolls and if they have their customs clearance ducks in a row.
     
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  9. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    For me, that two times I went to canada, I got just about $130. Each trip, plus any out of pocket was reimbursed
     
  10. Bikerboy

    Bikerboy Light Load Member

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    tandems are 18000 kg if less then 72 inch spread, 19100 kg over 72 inch spread in ontario, so most US spec trucks are good for around 90 000 lbs
     
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