Who runs long haul singles (truly long haul)

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by joec43, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. joec43

    joec43 Bobtail Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Charlottetown, PE
    5 years exp, Can / US
    I travel full time with my wife (she does NOT drive), kids are grown and gone, looking for 5 years east to west coast, texas, california.
    Out 2 months at a time, back to the maritimes for a few days.

    Good equipment a necessity (company driver, truck is my home)

    Challenger says they may have something, any comments?

    Any other suggestions (I am Canadian).

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  3. Trade up

    Trade up Light Load Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    The biggest impediment to finding what you want is not having your wife licensed.
    There aren't too many companies that will run a single to California anymore. Brokers(owner op's) take most of the Texas/south simply because they can get back home without having to reset their H.O.S. and don't have to worry about the rediculous price of feul west of Texas. It is also harder to get loaded in Cali than it used to be,the rates are low and generally don't start rising until the weekend comes and the freight absolutely must be moved. Many companies don't get out of California until Thursday/Friday,which means sitting(Most companies sit you anyway to reset the H.O.S.)

    Most companies want teams for California,especially if they're in a company truck.
    Be wary of any company that tells you they can run you there regularly as a company driver. At the end of the day you're still running as a single.

    If you want California and Texas regularly then get your own truck or get your wife a license.

    There is only one option that I can think of that may vaguely suit what you want.

    Scott Lynn Transport(based in Ontario). Mostly produce and refrigerated products....lot's of produce out of the south.

    I sincerly hope you find something you like.
    jonboy29 Thanks this.
  4. Johnny R

    Johnny R Light Load Member

    May 25, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What a friendly, clear, helpful response Tradeup. Enjoyed reading it.
  5. Sara

    Sara Bobtail Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Me too. I learn something new everyday!
  6. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn Heavy Load Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Challenger will NOT have something like that for you. The recruiters say they will, fact is, they will not.

    Find somewhere else to look than Challenger. Speaking from first hand experience.
  7. MariasGuy

    MariasGuy Bobtail Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Windsor Ont.
    Hey Joec43 have you had any luck finding the type of company you described?
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