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Coleo



Joined: 05 Aug 2008
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Location: Edmonton alberta

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow i cant believe i never seen this section before.
when i started my company i pretty much went hotshot all the way. but up here hot shot is pretty much sitting on your butt waiting for the phone to ring because something broke at a rig and needs to be replaced right now.
bottom line there really is that your either getting rich real fast or your going broke twice as fast.

as far as runnig provinces it doesnt really matter as it is federaly mandated as to what hours of service you can run. so unless something has changed in the last month or 2 it is 13 driving in 14 hrs from truck start and 15 on duty with 10 consecutive off. but otherwise you buy your pro rated plates and off you go

each province does still have their little differences though. such as B.C
is pretty strict on amber to the front and red to the rear lighting. no amber signals on your headache rack. and NO other color lights on your truck either than amber and red

the only province i know of that will take cash for a permit purchase is yukon. most others have to be an immediate credit card. except Sask which will send you a bill in the mail (found this one out the hard way)

I had slip tanks in my one tons for years and never ever did they bother me about them. but i have heard that sask is the new D.O.T hot zone
though i will never ever ever go to ontario or quebec unless there is some major $$ involved.
ive been told time and time again that if you have to go near toronto or into toronto that avoiding the 401 is almost a must (companies now hire drivers with corodore exp of certain many years) from what im told at one point the highway goes from 6 lanes down to 2 in a very short distance.

some laws are not as strict as the U.S laws. such as GVW. It's not this simple but basicly what your tires say for rating is what you can run. just not a gross overload of the equipment.

a little over a year ago i was thinking of running down to beaumont TX to pick up a trailer I found for $1800. to get from the alberta montana border to beaumont TX and back was going to cost me more in permits than sale of the trailer and fuel there and back.
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mbeal



Joined: 15 Sep 2009
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Location: Nw Washington

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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some laws are not as strict as the U.S laws. such as GVW. It's not this simple but basicly what your tires say for rating is what you can run. just not a gross overload of the equipment.


Just got a call from the Hotshot driver that is ponying me before I dive in.  He said for the first time in about 40 trips through the Blaine, Washington crossing he got called on being over weight on his drivers.  He runs a Ram 4500 w/a 30' dual tandem w/ramps.  You scale immediately across the border.  The weigh person had him reposition the hydral-pak roller he was carring and sent him on his way with nothing else.
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Coleo



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Location: Edmonton alberta

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much was he over?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coleo,
While below his rear axle rating he was 1200#s over his combine tire rating.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coleo,
My Ram 3500 has amber turn signals on both the headache rack and the back of the aluminum flat bed.  Is there somewhere I can find chapter and verse in the BC rules showing that you cannot have amber for turn signals on either the headach rack or the rear?  

With all the newer vehicles that have amber turn signals I am interested to see it in print.  The flashing amber, to me, grabs your attention better than the same color blinking with the rest of the tail and brake lights.  And what about the long trailers that have amber turn signals half way down the trailer alerting those running along side that may have their vision blocked by a box truck so they cannot see the signal flashing on the tractor?
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Coleo



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Location: Edmonton alberta

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/acts-regulations.htm

i was doing a little more looking in on that and i may have been wrong
seems that during boom time when all the alberta oilfield trucks were running up in to northern B.C
none of the D.O.T were bothering .... so it may have changed silently

B.C is the hotspot every few years because they have so much mountanious terrain and whatever they mandate usually gets implemented canada wide a yr or 2 later
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Northern Ontario Hauler



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Location: Renfrew, On Canada

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tryin to turn the lites back on this thread
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Northern Ontario Hauler



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Location: Renfrew, On Canada

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats with GM with their  pricing of parts.  Local dealer wanted 1500 tax included for a slave cylinder and clutch kit for a 2000 Chev 3500HD,  jobber got it all for me for 500 taxes in.  Highway Robbery by GM probably Dodge and Ford p lay the same game
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Northern Ontario Hauler



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Location: Renfrew, On Canada

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Cargo Insurance Reply with quote

finally got cargo/in transit insurance.  What a hassle up here, finally my insurance company which refused me twice, even though I have 8 trucks in the lawncare/landscape section Okayed and I have the insurance I need to haul golf carts.
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Hogstroker



Joined: 01 Dec 2011
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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see some action here.
Sorry to hear about the hassle you got with insurance. I am with Northbridge/Markel. Not a big issue. Never cheap with US exposure, but I didn't find it extreme. I just made a lot of changes and I think I am at 8500 year for truck, 3 trailers, 5,000,000 liability and 100,000 Cargo,


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