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Old Oct 26th 2011, 10:59 pm
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met up with an expat with H&R at the Husky in Dryden, says he can't wait to get his PR and leave them. One question that was raised tho. Does anyone on here as a foreign worker get a basic wage. I do, if you don't get the miles, there fault, and you are available for work I get 40 hours at city rate. Is it just my company, an Ontario thing , Provincial or Federal. It's in our contracts that a foreign worker must be on a wage!
Someone will correct me If i'm wrong but as far as I'm aware its illegal to differentiate wages between Canadian and 'foreign' workers!
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Old Oct 27th 2011, 3:33 am
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We had a similar set up at Prudhomme,there was a minimum wage,can't remember the exact details though,and don't recall anyone ever receiving it.
I never chased the miles and would sneak extra time at home when possible and still got over minimum,it must've been very low.
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Old Oct 27th 2011, 6:54 am
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So, who's hiring up there these days?


THESE ARE

http://www.waltertrucking.com/
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Old Dec 13th 2011, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by ANNASHEP
Am so sorry your hubby didn't get it. We haven't heard anything yet, am really starting to worry, they told him if he was to start it could be in November, times getting short and just want to know one way or the other. if you want to chat pm me.
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I am just wondering if your husband got on with H and R and if he is there yet, or if in fact you are, i tried to pm you but it wouldnt allow
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the contract you signed for say a 2yr TWP must say what the minimum wage you get per month.....if i remember it was $3500...during the first 3mnths $4kish for rest o contract.(MB. contract 07)
big but imo if you have a realy bad month and you dont make the min amount you might be better *to suck it up buttercup* than try to make certain firms pay up.....ok its not right but remember you play by canadian rules *youre not in kansas anymore*
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hi there, i am new to the site but joined through one of your previous posts and was hoping you would be able to give some advice on moving to canada truck driving. all advice greatly appreciated
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 5:25 pm
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Please bear in mind that I am driving as a broker, and as a slip seater so I do one week on and one week off. As it is not company there are differences, same as the fact that we slip seat so HOS rules are very different.

H&R are, regardless of what you may get told, no different to any other big firm anywhere in the world. They have the qualcomm and are really anal about sending the messages in order and on time. They also are real sticklers about paperwork being sent in on time. If it isn't then you wait for payment. Two weeks ago I missed the collection time from a Fedex box and, as a direct result, missed getting paid for a trip for a week.

The messages will drive you potty. You have to send your dailies before 9am. For me, that rarely happens because I tend to work late and start late. They are getting used to that now so I don't get hassled as much. They also do, as has been said many times, sit you for daylight hours and expect you to run through the night sometimes. Make no bones about it, they are in the business to make money and they will use drivers that make them money and park drivers that don't.

If you screw up they will be onto you on the satellite like a rash. You have to suck it up. A screw up is a screw up whether on the phone, face to face or on the satellite. BUT!! If it is their mistake then they will just stop sendng messages once they twig on. If you expect an apology you will be disappointed. Their silence and the next job assignment is as good as you can expect. and they are people same as us so you have to expect stupidity from them the same as they must from us.

Another thing that will drive you mad is their fuel policy. You have to fuel where they tell you too, and they change it at least twice a week. But they have cards up the wazoo and you will always be able to get fuel. On the plus side, they usually know if a station has run dry or is closed and will tell you. They have the back up as well. A breakdown is generally addressed as fast as possible, although this is North America and dealers can be asses as well.

This is the long and short as far as I can see, and anyone that knows me should admit that I am no company lackey. If you work they will work you. If you complain they will ignore you. If you try hard to get things right they will forgive you if you get them wrong at times. If you are right in a dispute they will let it slide. If not, but you continue to bicker, they will just get the hump and you will sit a while to cool down. They are a big firm, and they do have a certain amount of clout. And if they don't then the customers do.

Is any job cast iron good or bad? No, it isn't. I lasted longer than most at BFS because they left me alone for a long time. H&R are letting me get on with it, they are getting to know that if I say it will happen then it will. That is what you have to prove to them. If you do, they will let you get on with it and will keep you going.

I know there are some will tell you different horror stories. If you are a prima donna that feels everything has to be a certain way then you will be bound for disappointment, but that is not only with H&R, that is any firm.
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They also do, as has been said many times, sit you for daylight hours and expect you to run through the night sometimes.
Which is why maybe one of the H&R bloggers stupidly admits (on his blog) to running two log books, both out of hours! , and why he was about to start a third to get a job done!

As long as you think it's ok to be fooked about all day then sent 13hrs over the rock when you eventually get the promised (all day long) trailer, then nothing will change.

When e-logs become mandatory the likes of H&R will suffer, and so will their drivers.

It costs them nothing to sit a driver all day unpaid... a great business model if you can get away with it.
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If the driver gets the mandatory break then the e logs will make no difference at all.

I have qualified it as best I can. And 13 hours over a rock or 13 hours through Ontario in the snow.. What real difference. I haven't painted a rosy picture, just a factual one.

As for driving all night, well I do prefer it personally. And I am a firm believer that I may as well be working when I am away, so I will sit when I have to and drive when I can.

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If the driver gets the mandatory break then the e logs will make no difference at all.

I have qualified it as best I can. And 13 hours over a rock or 13 hours through Ontario in the snow.. What real difference. I haven't painted a rosy picture, just a factual one.

As for driving all night, well I do prefer it personally. And I am a firm believer that I may as well be working when I am away, so I will sit when I have to and drive when I can.

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I was actually thinking about one from the west from a few years back..You know, one that ceased after the road to the yard became preferable to.. well, the road.
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I was actually thinking about one from the west from a few years back..You know, one that ceased after the road to the yard became preferable to.. well, the road.
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