Looking to get into trucking

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  1. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

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    there’s other companies paying over $30 hour in GTA. I was offered 25% more money to work out of Toronto. No way would I move to Southern Ontario and I’m originally from London On.
     
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  3. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    When multiple people post how ####ty otr is, it’s true. Not blowing smoke up your butt, there is big money to be made if your willing to work.
     
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  4. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    It gets easier. Learn to make the equipment do the work. Been building triples for 21 years.
     
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  5. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Yessir, its just nice to be physical now, VS absolutely 0 phsyical OTR. It also has shown me how bad of shape I'm in lol.
     
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  6. AModelCat

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    That's pathetic.

    Logging used to pay about triple that for an owner op. At least it did 15 years ago.
     
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  7. Canadianhauler21

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    That's pretty good, from what I remember McDonald's subcontracts a company to do deliveries, correct? How often do they hire?
    Seriously! I'm up 25 pounds in the last 6 months. Need to do something about it before it gets way out of hand. Walked up the stairs to my apartment today and I was out of breath and it's only the 4th floor.

    Take care of your health man, I'm still young but I can get away with it for now. I've lost friends from heart attacks in their late 30s to early 40s. OTR is a killer.
     
  8. Iron Maiden

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    Yeah I work for Martin Brower. We do all the warehousing and delivering. We usually hire in the spring but things have been slow so far this year so I don't know if they're hiring. We'll probably need drivers when the restrictions are all lifted. You can apply at Martinbrower .com.
     
  9. skipgears

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    There is good money out there for good men, who have the right stuff, and know the right folks.
    And for everyone else, there's OTR!

    I did a-train sets (FedEx) after coming off the long haul, it almost broke me, my body was so weak. But it was a good change of pace as I think OTR would have killed me had I lasted another year. We need that autonomous driver tech so we can hang out in the bunk while the #### thing stays between the white lines, right? right.
     
  10. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    I had some Ice Tea come out my nose, I laughed for hard at this!

    Yea, I felt like I was going to die day one of LCV. Reminded me of my first week in construction, after the 2009 collapse, and I had to start over then also.

    Honestly, they need level 5 Autonomous trucks, totally unmanned going down the highway. Drivers need to be in day cabs doing city and regional.
     
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  11. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    In Ontario, Martin Brower is almost always hiring, as the demand for McDonalds is REALLY high out there (only place in Canada, with 2 story restaurants) and as @upnorthwpg is fond of saying "no one wants to work" so they can't find people. Out here in Alberta, we have lots of construction/patch guys, who aren't scared of work, so MB is usually full.

    I'm pretty sure I already died in my sleep once while OTR, but came back to life lol. I'm close to 40, so I got to get it together here.
     
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