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Mik D.'s Comment
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Applied for my passport and got it mailed to my home terminal and picked it up today..... My company has the occasional pickups in Canada and was wondering if theres anything to pay attention to... I also got the passport for possible jobs in the security business overseas.....

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Canada has different HOS and there is rule about a break needed before going.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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You do have to be careful. Our peoplenet units automatically switch over to canadian hos , which I hate. You can be good until you come back into the states then be in violation. As long as the company and or customers do the paperwork correctly crossing is pretty easy, but if they mess it up can be a disaster.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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First time entering, expect a fine tooth comb. Truck and trailer X-ray, search of the truck by human and a K9. Every time crossing into, make sure ALL paperwork is in order and you have every single form that is required, this includes all sets of numbers. I sat seven hours one time waiting for one set of four numbers for a delivery that was less than three miles into Ontario. I’ve crossed the border in at least seven different spots, and no two have wanted the same paperwork or forms. I prefer not to ever go up there in my truck again. Coming back into the US is almost as bad. The tolls up there are not EZPass, either...cash only. If entering Canada, I’ve noticed it is cheaper using the Canadian currency than using dollars.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I’ve been there three times; getting in/out wasn’t difficult, but there definitely is a procedure to follow and forms/documents that need to be filled out before you go to the border. Your company will know all about these, and will or should send you prepared. I’m not discounting what Packrat said, but my truck wasn’t inspected when passing through. I just pulled up to the booth, handed my paperwork over, and went through. HOS were a non-issue for me. Driving is the same as here; the signs are in English and French, so you won’t have a problem navigating.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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A couple of other things I thought of. All the measurements and speed limits are metric: meters and kilometers an hour. Another thing is road signage may be in both French and English, depending on the province. I delivered to a spot one time in Quebec and had to use my very, very poor French to communicate with the after-hours receiving workers on the docks. I’m sure they got a laugh out of me “speaking” French with an Appalachian Mountain accent. Of course nowadays, there must be a phone app for this.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I could always ask our parent company! Too soon?

PackRat's Comment
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I could always ask our parent company! Too soon?

Better not wait too long, as you’re almost out of there.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Thx for replies😁😁😁

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I could always ask our parent company! Too soon?

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Better not wait too long, as you’re almost out of there.

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.

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