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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(04-26-2013 01:14 AM)ilove Wrote:  Scotian,

What do you think about prospects in trucking? As a fresh newbie, if I get an Alberta class 1, what are the chances that I could land a high paying job right away? Do you have any insight to share about the life of truckers?

Class 1 is NOT guaranteed instant trucking work. Driving big rigs, you gotta prove yourself with smaller companies. They will not risk cargo loads with new drivers. Haul for Culligan Water Delivery, Drywall Delivery, UPS, and then approach the bigger companies. Give it a shot anyway. Nothing to lose. Surprising things happen. Smile
Talk to truckers, head to Truck part dealerships, and talk with folks there. The life of a Trucker, your life is in your truck. You can get with a company like QuikX to do 2 partner longhauls (two drivers, one rig, drive for 8, your partner drives for 8), highway driving is way easier than city driving. This is where you'll get your biggest break with a Class 1 'cause folks don't like leaving home.
04-26-2013 07:25 PM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - RossTan - 04-26-2013 07:25 PM