Any Folks Work For Kriska Transport?

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Blair F.'s Comment
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Hello all. Brand new driver from Canada here. Freshly graduated and newly licensed. Had a job interview with Kriska Transport and am invited for a road test. All I was told is I'm to preform a pre trip and post trip inspection. Was wondering if any of our more experienced drivers could give a noob some advice on how to prepare? Thanks in advance!!👍

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job earning your license

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I don't believe we have anybody here from Canada and I haven't heard of them in the U.S. what I've experienced in my 2 jobs is the road test starts with pretrip, go for a drive with various levels of traffic and atleast 2 LH and 2 RH turns. Back into a dock or pad number upon return and finish it off with a post trip. I've heard of companies doing road tests in trucks with a minor defect to see if you catch it. They're basically just looking to make sure you're a safe, responsible driver. As a new driver they're likely trying to get a baseline to compare to when you return to the terminal to get your own truck after training.

Please let us know how things go. I always love hearing how trucking differs in other countries.

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.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hello all. Brand new driver from Canada here. Freshly graduated and newly licensed. Had a job interview with Kriska Transport and am invited for a road test. All I was told is I'm to preform a pre trip and post trip inspection. Was wondering if any of our more experienced drivers could give a noob some advice on how to prepare? Thanks in advance!!👍

Great job earning your license

dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif

I don't believe we have anybody here from Canada and I haven't heard of them in the U.S. what I've experienced in my 2 jobs is the road test starts with pretrip, go for a drive with various levels of traffic and atleast 2 LH and 2 RH turns. Back into a dock or pad number upon return and finish it off with a post trip. I've heard of companies doing road tests in trucks with a minor defect to see if you catch it. They're basically just looking to make sure you're a safe, responsible driver. As a new driver they're likely trying to get a baseline to compare to when you return to the terminal to get your own truck after training.

Please let us know how things go. I always love hearing how trucking differs in other countries.

Howdy, Blair ~! And .. welcome to TT , like Rob said~!

We DO have one Canadian member that I know of; he doesn't stop in too often, but he has a thread in the 'Diaries' section; where he obtained his CDLA in July, and has had kind of a 'tough' go at it, regarding companies and such. Member name: Glenn V. Perhaps, Blair, you could post a reply on 'his' thread, and he'll get an email, and hopefully reply to you! I'll leave it at the bottom of this page for ya.

Wishing you well,

~ Anne ~

Glenn V.'s thread

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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