Thinking about becoming a driver (Canada)

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Tai, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. terryg247

    terryg247 Light Load Member

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    I have also been looking at both of the schools and interested to hear what others have to say both good and bad. Also interested to hear why the OP decided to head down south instead of staying in the Sudbury area.
     
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  3. AJTrucker

    AJTrucker Bobtail Member

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    I will be attending 5th Wheel Training Institute in New Liskeard for my AZ PDTI in May and thru my research they have a good school with free accomodations for out of town students (like me lol)
    although forums are a great source you can google and search Youtube for info. a shout out to all who follow their dream
     
  4. Bikerboy

    Bikerboy Light Load Member

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    Hyndman school is free as long as you stay on and work for them awhile
     
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  5. pmcfee

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    Manitoulin, although definitely not for everyone, is not the worst company to be affiliated with. Might be a good starting point for you. Also, Bison might be someone to check out as well, with you living in the north.
     
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  6. AJTrucker

    AJTrucker Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for your advice ! I have spoken with a recruiter at Bison they are willing to check out my record without it being clean but I have to be able to obtain a FAST card. They will train new drivers but they are looking to fill Canada - US runs.
     
  7. Tai

    Tai Medium Load Member

    Everyone is looking to fill Canada - US runs.
     
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  8. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    there seems to be some sort of stigma around running the states with the new driver crowd. If you can cross the border i highly recomend it, if only for awhile. Imagine maintained highways and turn pikes! truck stops that are a decent distance from each other, and when i say truck stops i mean actual truck stops with full services that dont close at 6pm.

    with bison they are running a midwest run heavy wpg-midwest-ontario/PQ- white river switch - wpg
    they also offer a canada only for TO- white river - WPG -Return but their paying drivers .37/m so you have to take a kick in the teeth to get what you want.

    Bison's new driver program is also highway robbery, and they contuine it because people still sign on the line. be very weary of some of these programs. Arnold brothers is only 1 year and had you on full rate in 6months as long as you didnt screw it up, so keep that in mind.

    also the big red team is 90/khr lol
     
  9. pmcfee

    pmcfee Light Load Member

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    Maintained highways?? Been through Michigan lately???
     
  10. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    true sir, i take it back. But its still better then SK lol

    MOSTLY maintained highways and turn pikes. and the turn pikes are where its at, rest areas with food and wifi. The Ohio turnpike ever have showers and tv rooms.
     
  11. Tai

    Tai Medium Load Member

    Only issue I've had with running the states is border crossing, and just how pour our Canadian dollar has gotten.
     
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