Routes That Go Into Canada/ Mexico

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Susan D. 's Comment
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It's just too dangerous to allow riders really. And it's a ton of work lol. You know the ice flexes and deveolps "waves" as they drive across. Trucks that sink because they got too close together, just very little hope for the equipment.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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It's just too dangerous to allow riders really. And it's a ton of work lol. You know the ice flexes and deveolps "waves" as they drive across. Trucks that sink because they got too close together, just very little hope for the equipment.

Oh yeah, I'm sure it's hard on the body and mind! I admire the guys that do it year after year! Got my Carlile hat from Jack Jessee - super cool!

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Nobody takes loads into Mexico. We drop them at drop yards located in border towns. They are then picked up by Mexican trucking companies.

This is exactly what they just said in school. We drop them, and a driver from Mexico takes them into Mexico. On the way back, Mexican drivers drop them, and an American driver takes them from there.

Jerry M.'s Comment
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We went from Laredo to Mexico City in 2007/08 with the Nationwide series. They sent us in 10 truck convoys with Federal police front and back, plus a private security service. Goodyear also had to send a service truck with each group. Everybody had to run team, stopping once about halfway there. There were some "interesting sights and things that happened", but I think I honestly would be scared to go down there now with all that is going on.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Been to Canada a few times or should I say toronto. Twice through Detroit and once through Buffalo. Not too much different from the U.S. They have "En routes" there which are the equivalent to service plazas. The biggest difference for me was the load paid 6 cpm more lol. My first load into Canada was an OD load and that paid 14 cpm more. It was not worth that 14 cpm though, because there was a huge delay waiting on permits from Canada and then another delay at the border waiting on the escort to take us over the bridge.

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Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PJ's Comment
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I have been into Canada many times. Never once a problem going in loaded. All the paperwork was done and it was a snap. Coming back into the US however can be interesting. I would cross back at Champlain NY. Have had my truck sesrched just about every time and put in the xray line once that lasted 8 hours. Our own customs people treat us worse coming home than than the canada officals. If you go up there alot you can by a fast card but not worth it unless you run there alot. My dispatcher has asked me a few times if I would go up there and each time he has rec’d the same answer. I can run to ca and back and make the same money plus get to see my grandkids. I’ll keep this redneck right here at home....

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brian's Comment
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Always wondered how much fuel costed in Canada?

PackRat's Comment
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About $3.62 US Dollar per gallon avg last week.

Brian's Comment
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Thanks PackRat.

Kenneth G.'s Comment
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I've been to Canada over 100 times. Crossed at Detroit, Buffalo, vancouver.in Canada, your required to be governed at 65 mph. I agree, if paperwork is right, going into Canada is easy, and now that pot is legal in Canada, getting back to the us is even more difficult. My opinion... If crossing in Detroit area, use the blue water bridge 30 miles north. Buffalo, queenston/Lewiston bridge.. only did Vancouver like 8-10 times. Used the main bridge, no issues. My truck is normally set at 73 mph. So my company pays extra for Canada.

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