Wildfires in Sask, BC

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  1. Sarabeara

    Sarabeara Medium Load Member

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    Hey there.
    Just wondering if any of you guys out there who normally truck North Sask have been sitting around. Anyone here affected by any of the provincial fires?
    I wondered if frac was going to get even slower if the fires were going to expand in North BC myself.
     
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  3. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    Haven't run that way in sometime but I think it would have an impact.
     
  4. Sarabeara

    Sarabeara Medium Load Member

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    I wondered if those guys were sittin on their couches or if the companies found other work for them.
     
  5. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    I would think they would send them to other places if possible. You have money tied up in equipment so you have to generate income to pay for it.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    OTR drivers might find work elsewhere but when the forests dry up and fire season comes along, it's too risky to log so it's not uncommon for logging trucks and drivers to sit until the rain comes.
     
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  7. Sarabeara

    Sarabeara Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for your reply!
    So in essence, this is not really out of the norm for them? They are prepared for the economic crunch? Kind of like oil and spring break up?
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't say it's normal to be off the entire summer but I think a lot of them expect there is a possibility of shutting down for a week or 2 if the forest fire danger is too high.
     
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  9. Licensed to kill

    Licensed to kill Heavy Load Member

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    My Dad drove logging truck for 35 years on the coast (Squamish) and was typically shut down for a month in summer (give or take) for fire season and a month or so in winter when snowed out.
     
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  10. Prairie Boy

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    In 2003 in BC there was very little logging allowed due to fires. Many logging company choppers were use to list buckets of water and douse fires.
     
  11. AModelCat

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    I was right in the middle of all that. The Barriere-McLure fire got put out before it reached me. Logging was shut down all summer in that area. Next year though it was balls to the wall to harvest as much burnt wood before it was unsalvagable.
     
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