Looking For Job That Go From VA To Alaska Or Canada?

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Jessica R.'s Comment
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I graduated from trucking school in March of this year and have an X endorsement. I'm currently residing in Virginia, nearish to Roanoke. I was wondering about companies or owner operators who how drivers who might make long runs to Alaska or into Canada. Prefer to have drop and hook but really just prefer minimal stops after past employer (currently jobless because they wanted me to run a truck without eld longer than eight days). I'm totally fine going to remote locations! Prefer automatic but can drive manual. Pet and rider would be a bonus. Anyone know any jobs similar to this or am I just dreaming?

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

PackRat's Comment
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This is the same question you asked three months ago.

Virginia to Alaska runs? Check out the Weather Channel show, "Highway Through Hell". That should give you an idea of what you could encounter any time from September through May.

Good luck.

Jessica R.'s Comment
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This is the same question you asked three months ago.

Virginia to Alaska runs? Check out the Weather Channel show, "Highway Through Hell". That should give you an idea of what you could encounter any time from September through May.

Good luck.

This is the same question you asked three months ago.

Virginia to Alaska runs? Check out the Weather Channel show, "Highway Through Hell". That should give you an idea of what you could encounter any time from September through May.

Good luck.

Already watched the show and I'm aware of the issues with winter driving. Not like can't drive elsewhere during the bad weather months if need be.

Thank you.

PackRat's Comment
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As far as cross border crossings in and out of Canada, several large carriers do this.

midnight fox's Comment
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Fairchild, Lynden, and Kivi Brothers are companies with runs to Alaska that were mentioned on here before, not sure if they would have them now.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Fairchild, Lynden, and Kivi Brothers are companies with runs to Alaska that were mentioned on here before, not sure if they would have them now.

Yep, and the Bison / Britton group, also may be at least a 'cross border' option. I can never remember the name of that guy w/the Pepsi truck Avatar, in Alaska. J something? Anybody? No luck; sorry!

He'll show up, when he sees Alaska in a subject line; usually does, haha!

~ Anne ~

midnight fox's Comment
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David W., check out the size of the doubles he's pulling up there too:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Comments/User-5333/Page-1/

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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David W., check out the size of the doubles he's pulling up there too:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Comments/User-5333/Page-1/

Yeppers!! That's the one. Thanks, Fox !!!! (How did I even get J out of D ?!? LoL...)

Interesting stuff right there, O/P !! Good luck w/that.

~ Anne ~

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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