Is Anyone Driving Trucks To Alaska And Back?

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The average load pays 5k gross, so even deadhead you'd be making $2500 gross each way. It's definitely nicer to have a backhaul but even without one, it pays well.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Paul J.'s Comment
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Thanks for the responses. I'm still heavily pondering the idea of going into the truck driving life and a nice, quiet run to Anchorage and/or Fairbanks on a regular basis would be decent.

For those of you considering a run to the North, be SURE and get a current copy of The Milepost book. It tells you where everything is, and I mean everything, along the Alcan or the Cassiar Highway. It changes every year too.. Different places shut down, that kind of thing.

Pay close attention to the little orange flags on the side of the road. Depending on how many there are, that how bad the bump in the road will be.

Here's an interesting tip. If you're heading North at the beginning of Summer, get your fuel on the North end of the town you're going to fill up in. For South bound late in the season, hit the most southern gas station in the area. Reasons behind thing? The traffic headed North in the early season is full of RV'ers and they're sweating bullets looking for gas, therefore, stopping at the first place in town and filling up. Hence, the station sells a lot more gas than the one on the North end of town and can charge a lot more for it.

When the rv'ers are headed back to the South, the opposite happens..

There's a LOT of wildlife and most of it comes out later in the evening when all the RV'ers have pulled over to camp for the night. Wildlife ranges from bears, to caribou, to moose..

If you don't stop anywhere else to relax for a few hours, the ONE place you'll miss is Laird River Hot Springs.. Just hope you don't mind smelling loke you've been eating nothing but hard boiled eggs until you can find a place to get a decent shower. On that point, the campground across the road has a shower available but, the water there smells worse than the hot springs..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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