Trip Dallas, TX to Anchorage, AK

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  1. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Ive come to accept that the words professional and truck driver don't belong together. Its sad what has become 'normal' in this industry.
     
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  3. Troady

    Troady Light Load Member

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    Well things begin to go the right way, after getting the commercial invoice, I drove to the border, went to customs and with the help of Livingston brokerage, cross the border in 2 hours, in transit bond cost $404.00. Went to Flying J in Calgary and slept there.
    Today I drove to Edmonton, bought a Phone at Telus shop (Telus is the biggest mobile phone carrier in Canada) just to have data (Verizon phone works good for calls, not data outside big cities) and drove further to Grand Prairie, went to Walmart to buy some presents for friends and family and drove to Dawson Creek were Flying J does have a unmanned diesel pumps, filled the tanks full ($ $3.98 a gallon) and drove a little bit more to Tailor in BC, were I am right now spending the night, 1500 miles to go, planning to unload Tuesday noon, hope everything keeps going well. You all have a good night.
     
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  4. vikingswen

    vikingswen Road Train Member

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    If you buy fuel in the Yukon you can file a return to get some of the fuel permit cost back. Tags in Watson Lake is one of the cheaper ones. Nisutlin Trading Post and Yukon Motel in Teslin have Diesel and showers.Whitehorse is usually high. Otterfalls has Diesel is open 24hrs and nice showers after that it gets pricey for fuel. Tok is a lot cheaper than Yukon. Anchorage is cheaper than Tok just add enough to make it down the hill. Glennallen is a lot more than Tok.

    Is the Alcan open again it was closed for fires. Cassiar was closed as well.

    Also make sure you stop at brake checks and log them. After Ft. Nelson watch out for buffalos all the way to Watson Lake. The herd a lot of times hangs around Liard River.
     
  5. Troady

    Troady Light Load Member

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    Thanks Vikingswen, note takes.
     
  6. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Am I the only one thinking what a giant load of horse#### it is to take a load to Alaska?
     
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  7. fargonaz

    fargonaz Road Train Member

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    Maybe?
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Its not really that bad if you get your ducks in a row prior to booking a load. No different than anything really.

    Its like a guy booking his first od load. 12 ft wide and waiting till he is loaded to start getting stuff ready to be legal. Happens all the time, i show up and start putting my banners on and checking with my escort to see if he is on schedule and the guy next to me doesn't even know he needs escorts or that it can take 2 days to get permits.
     
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  9. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    That would be the reason I do not to OS/OD and have not taken a load to AK.... Too much bureaucracy for me.
     
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  10. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    That’s my philosophy... too many hands in the pocket and too much to keep track of. And too much risk of huge fines if you do it wrong.

    Hats off to those of you that do that stuff.
     
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