My Canada Only Run Starts Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by TruckDriver01234, Jan 20, 2022.

  1. TruckDriver01234

    TruckDriver01234 Light Load Member

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    Road test and one day orientation tomorrow morning 0730 --a two hour commute for me. Will be doing Cambridge to Montreal, produce run, mainly switch and go. Let's see how it goes. Surprised my former boss gave me a sparkling reference--no reason why he shouldn't--just surprised. Adios.
     
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  3. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Hope it works out well.

    Couldn't pay me enough to drive that stretch everyday. :)
     
  4. TruckDriver01234

    TruckDriver01234 Light Load Member

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    Gotta do what I gotta do, now. Hopefully things will change and I can do otr again. But the bills don't stop. Thanks for the well wishes.
     
  5. andrewsdad

    andrewsdad Light Load Member

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    That stretch shouldn't be too bad once you get past the airport heading east. Mind you, I haven't been east of 35/115 in a LONG time so things could have changed by now.
     
  6. TROOPER to TRUCKER

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    Hope it goes well and good for you for not giving in.
     
  7. TruckDriver01234

    TruckDriver01234 Light Load Member

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    It's not that bad now, maybe I just know how to navigate it better than when I started. Back in 2018/19 was always backups--not so much now.
     
  8. skipgears

    skipgears Medium Load Member

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    You better do that run paid by the hour, but I'm betting they're stiffing you with a flat-rate/cpm. Any incident on the roads, shipper screwups, weather, etc and yer camping out. Winter? forget it. Late Spring into Fall, ok maybe. Get them to pay you for layovers, or hourly after 1st hour while OOS.
     
  9. classicxl

    classicxl Light Load Member

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    I wouldn’t want to do that run in the winter months . I can remember about two years ago having to take a load from Mississauga to our head terminal in Prescott and it being a nightmare.3 foot high snow drifts in the yard then having to bobtail on the 401 to P&G in brockville.Snow was so thick like you were in heavy fog and rear of the truck sliding all over the place .Do that crap every day no thanks
     
  10. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

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    Hopefully the hours are open and you can choose when you want to go. I think sticking to nights would be when I’d want.
     
  11. ilovetruckz

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    Unless you're paid by the hour you must be desperate.
     
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