Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Trucking In Canada  
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

I am considering a long-distance trucker job in Canada (the company came to Tunisia for recruitment) and i wanted to get an idea on the job conditions there and the business on the whole ! Anyone from here involved in road transport, trucking, logistics...

13 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3004 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2427 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Canada is a BIG country, did they give you any better idea about where abouts the job would be?
Road conditions vary greatly province to province and even area to area.



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Rent the first two seasons of ice road trucker


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineyfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Don't forget Highway Thru Hell
http://www.discoverychannel.ca/Showpage.aspx?sid=45238
4 episodes and 2 fatalities


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

One thing for sure, it can't be worse than Tunisia ! I took a few cabs and minivans there and wow ! I made a prayer each time and I'm an atheist !


New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Depends where you will end up - in winter a lot of the country is covered in snow & ice, which you will not be used to / trained for in Tunisia, though road clearing is very good.

Wages are not great, remember cost of living will be pro rata.



Follow me on twitter for YVR movements @vernonYVR
User currently offlinego3team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

What company? We handle a lot of Canadian companies here at work. The most notable at hiring outside help is Highland Transport.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 5):

I am used to drive in Europe (Alps...) so i don't think it will be so difficult to me, but of course i remain cautious  
Quoting go3team (Reply 6):

I do not know the name of the company yet. The recruiter is to come to Tunisia to meet selected candidates.


User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Most large Canadian companies also enter the US, so make sure that you won't have any problems going cross-border.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3004 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Quoting johns624 (Reply 8):
Most large Canadian companies also enter the US, so make sure that you won't have any problems going cross-border.

Actually thats probably not an issue. Most trans-border companies won't hire outside US/Canada. I know alot of companies in Alberta are hiring for oil sands runs all domestic, and there are many trucking companies who hire people who can't enter the US, i know someone who works as a driver and has a criminal conviction for example.



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3508 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

I do not think you'd be hired to work doing ice-road driving as most of those guys are experienced, Canadian drivers who know how to handle extreme conditions. Most likely you would be doing long haul driving from points in Canada to other places in Canada with the possibility of going to the US. The trucks in Canada are modern and the long haul ones have sleepers attached which allow you to park at a truck stop and rest. In my experience, the largest non-Canadian driver population are South Asians (Indian). To them, making 40-50K a year is a lot of money so they do it.


Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
User currently offlineronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I'm surprised that a Canadian trucking company would come all the way to Tunisia to recruit drivers. It sounds a little fishy. I hope you haven't paid the recruiter any of your own money, have you ?

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3004 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Quoting ronglimeng (Reply 11):
I'm surprised that a Canadian trucking company would come all the way to Tunisia to recruit drivers. It sounds a little fishy. I hope you haven't paid the recruiter any of your own money, have you ?

I've heard of it before, especially for work in Quebec and the Alberta Oil Sands. There is a shortage of drivers for those work requirements that won't get poached for better paying work, so it's actually cheaper to hire from Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt etc than locally since the work visas are tied to the employers. Kinda sneaky way to getting cheap labor but its still good pay for alot of people.



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting ronglimeng (Reply 11):
I hope you haven't paid the recruiter any of your own money, have you ?

I didn't pay a cent   and then i've just wanted to experience driving US trucks, the long large highways... as in Tunisia we have European trucks, which are good and comfortable but not like the mythic US ones   and then i'm already a longhaulier (North Africa & Europe) so it's always OK  


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Places To See In Canada posted Mon Jul 6 2009 06:18:46 by Hawaiian763
New Impala And Cadillac Sedans To Built In Canada posted Thu Jul 2 2009 14:14:34 by StasisLAX
Prepaid Voice+data GSM Plan For Tourists In Canada posted Sat Mar 7 2009 09:14:27 by ManuCH
Opening Of Parliament In Canada posted Sat Nov 8 2008 13:31:14 by Seb146
Tobacco Firms Fined $1B+ In Canada posted Thu Jul 31 2008 10:50:40 by Connies4ever
Selling US Microbrew In Canada posted Mon Mar 10 2008 11:34:05 by LHMARK
Abortion Turns 20 In Canada posted Thu Jan 31 2008 06:00:41 by SKYSERVICE_330
A Week In Canada: Need Help To Plan! posted Sun Dec 23 2007 09:40:17 by WCS
Where's The Best Skiing In Canada? posted Mon Sep 24 2007 08:54:24 by Klmcedric
VWs In Canada/US posted Wed Nov 1 2006 00:59:07 by ZBBYLW