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  • MR WONDERFULL's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 05:18 PM
    I hauled explosives exclusively for 10 years. There were few carriers allowed to haul as it was very restricted. I hauled for CIL agent, It was,VERY LUCRATIVE! I ran single and got paid for sleep time as well as a tax free per diem. At that time high explosives were limited to 5000kg loads, now 20,000KG We had straight trucks running back and forth to Montreal to pickup with 5000KG, . Also no other product was allowed in box/trailer with explosives. Now explosives are hauled full load or with LTL. Rules went from one extreme to the other.
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  • BobbyB's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 09:27 AM
    AgriTel= foreign driver. Mostly Russian. Bad outfit.
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  • Harry's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 12:46 PM
    :Trucker::bravo:
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 11:56 AM
    Trump won't like it ... but I say good for Mr Meiring. https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/canada/2018/11/10/1_4171268.amp.html
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  • MR WONDERFULL's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 03:25 PM
    That's reason enough to do cross border work. I quit crossing 25 years ago, was getting to be a challenge finding parking between Chicago and Detroit and I know its gotten much worse. Traffic on the 400 and 401 corridor must be just a circus with all the new arrivals. Been 420 friendly in my 'hood since '72:)
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    Here is a resource for your job search. It's available on IOS and Android.
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  • RodeoJoe's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 01:19 AM
    Something like that would never happen in Canada, said he with tongue firmly implanted in cheek.
    2 replies | 193 view(s)
  • RaceFan's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 11:57 PM
    Good job busting the lowlife immigrant fraudster! America will throw the book at him. Here in Liberal Canada Justin would cut him a big cheque for his inconvenience.
    2 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 11:48 PM
    Maxx replied to a thread Pot and CBD in Drivers RoundTable
    At some point the government will describe the time period that will allow you to assume control of a truck after you consumed some weed. I'm not sure that description exists at this point but I believe its a must. I also expect there will be two testing systems and two standards; one for Canada and one for the U.S.
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  • RaceFan's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 10:52 PM
    RaceFan replied to a thread Pot and CBD in Drivers RoundTable
    I was just flagged for a pee test. Its been 3-4 years since my last one. Had to go to a test facility in downtown Belleville which put me behind an hour and I caught Toronto rush which cost me another hour... I find it frustrating that Cops can smoke weed after work but I can't have a puff and watch a sunset at a beach resort in Costa Rica on my holiday. BS!
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  • MR WONDERFULL's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 07:40 PM
    I account for all my hours on my trip sheet and company has always paid every hour I book, this has been the case for any carrier I have worked for. I guess it depends on employer. ELDs will really change the game for mega companies here in Canada that pay drivers nothing for ON DUTY NOT DRIVING
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  • MR WONDERFULL's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 07:34 PM
    Was there signage on bridge with weight limits? I'd get advise from lawyer regardless to see if a cheaper alternative is possible.
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  • Manitoba Trucker's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 03:49 PM
    Does it really surprise you? This explains the circus during the press conference yesterday. It explains how there are multiple mass shootings that are responded to with “thoughts and prayers!” This explains why they’re more concerned about migrants 1000 miles away than domestic terrorism. Need I continue? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 03:39 PM
    The electorate must have felt a dead Republican is better than a live Democrat. :laugh1: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/dead-brothel-owner-wins-election-for-nevada-legislative-seat-1.4166900
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  • Manitoba Trucker's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 12:48 PM
    1: FAVOURITE: My freedom, no boss over me. Can for the most part plan my day, week etc. I’m off weekends which I love! WORST: Being surrounded by idiots with no respect for commercial drivers. 2: I think people think we purposely go out of our way to make their lives miserable. Yeah I’m slow, but you’re 30 second delay is nothing. 3: Automated and driverless vehicle’s are a seriously flawed technology. When the “blue screen of death” arrives, or vehicles get hacked, society will realize! Haven’t we seen the movies where robots take over??? JMHO Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • lostNfound's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 12:35 PM
    Yes.Posted via Mobile Device
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  • Grimm's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 10:03 PM
    The largest complaint in the past in regards to paying drivers for all hours worked was the fact that a company couldn't account for what a driver was doing every minute. With elogs,that complaint evaporates. Time too start paying drivers for all hours in the truck. Posted via Mobile Device
    3 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Ryan Kinmil's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 05:05 PM
    Hello folks. As mentioned in introductions, I'm a writer starting a book featuring truck drivers in a world where technology is on the brink of replacing them. I'd love to learn more about your work and life, and hopefully, portray it well. For anyone willing to share, here are few questions to start things off: 1. What are your favorite (1 to 3) things about the job? What is your least favorite? 2. What are common misconceptions people have about trucking/truckers? (in your experience) 3. What are your thoughts on the automated and driverless vehicles?
    1 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Ryan Kinmil's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 04:54 PM
    Different takes on the advancement of technology and its impact (pushing out drivers). If it's OK with you, I'd love to hear as many details as you'd like to part with. Can I PM you?
    10 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 12:13 PM
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Mangal Gill, 58, who had previously plead guilty to accusations of conspiring to commit bribery and identity fraud, was sentenced this weekend to four years and three months in California state prision by the U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. On Novermber 2, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced that the owner of Central Truck Driving School is being apprehended under charges of conspiracy to pay off government officials and fraud. Gill was accused of paying off the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to fraudulently present his unfit students with illegal commercial driver’s licenses. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gill admitted to taking money from the students, and using it to pay off the employees of the DMV. In turn, the DMV employees would alter their database in order to change the status of the exam to say that the student had passed.
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  • lostNfound's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 11:02 PM
    Get a lawyer or representation from someone who specializes in such matters. It's a crappy situation, but a common ploy and unfortunately your son just learned a hard lesson. If he has the licence to drive, he better be sure of what he's doing. I expect he's very new, very green, untrained and thought he was doing a good thing. Has the company stepped up to support him, or have they left him hanging? As for the "safety" aspect; bridges are signed for the working load and based on the expected lifetime of the bridge. Many can be loaded in excess of the signed weight on an occasional basis, but it has to be permitted.
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  • request-advise's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 10:40 PM
    Looking for help to help son with crazy ticket. He was new on the crew and offered to drive back to shop. They were driving company truck pulling a loaded trailer and crossed a small bridge that the company had been using all week. A Peace officer was on other side of bridge. Just as they crossed the bridge the Peace Officer pulled them over and made them go a different route and around to the scales. The truck and trailer were over limit for the bridge. As a result my son got a $5785.oo fine for driving across the bridge over the bridge weight limit. Why do they get away with that if they think it is unsafe for the bridge? Anyone have suggestions how to fight this ticket that he cannot afford? Thanks everyone, Dad
    2 replies | 176 view(s)
  • lostNfound's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 08:44 PM
    That's pretty funny. :)
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 12:34 PM
    The driver received a ticket for more than $250 dollars. After reviewing the footage, the FHP (Florida) was forced to dismiss the case. https://cdllife.com/2018/fhp-forced-drop-speeding-ticket-cdl-driver-shows-video/?fbclid=IwAR2_onxa62-rq2CiB5qzZXOreNg-muR9fU15bS79BlG0o0pFGtX_o-1a2Fc
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 12:24 PM
    How about Dirt Road Trucker?
    10 replies | 182 view(s)
  • lostNfound's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 12:00 PM
    They were banned from the Tibbitt to Contwoyto (NT diamond mines) Winter Road after their first season for that, among other reasons. However, in a pickup without the speed/weight restrictions (in the old days)... ;)
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  • RodeoJoe's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 01:13 AM
    That should stir things up a bit. The company will probably appeal the ruling to a higher court and have it reversed.
    3 replies | 158 view(s)
  • MR WONDERFULL's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 06:21 PM
    I hauled 10 seasons on winter roads during the '80s, early '90's. Its boring as stink running 25 mph. There is no excitement or drama. It's just a change of pace. These clowns on tv who constantly sliding and what not would be banned from the ice roads I hauled on. That type of nonsense would not be tolerated. One season the first week 0/0's were hauling on the St Joe road,,,they put 3 tractors off the road because they would not chain up which they were clearly told to do. That was the end of any "billy big riggers" on our road. After that the "billy big riggers" would drop their trailer at staging site and wait while contractor pulled the load in to site and returned with the empty trailer. Only myself, contractor and the fuel trucks were allowed to haul on that road. This was a common practice.
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 05:26 PM
    A federal court ruling that took place in Arkansas late last month could totally transform the way that truck drivers are paid. On October 19, the US District Court in the Western District of Arkansas ruled against PAM Transport in a case related to minimum wage pay for commercial vehicle drivers. The judge refused PAM Transport’s request to dismiss a 2016 class action suit involving approximately 3,000 truck drivers. The suit argues that PAM Transport violated federal labor laws and minimum wage requirements when they failed to pay their drivers for the total number hours worked. https://cdllife.com/2018/court-rules-that-truckers-must-be-paid-minimum-wage-even-when-theyre-not-driving/?fbclid=IwAR2A2jWs4WoL-XW1TePwy-Y1yYmxoNSKHNZ_Cg9UghjrrERhP2_w_k_wBZk
    3 replies | 158 view(s)
  • lostNfound's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 07:55 PM
    Looks good!
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