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ok, so where do i start ???

Old Mar 14th 2011, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by kb33 View Post
Yeah they are the Marmite of Trucking companies , Some guys been there years , others hate them.
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Old Mar 14th 2011, 3:00 am
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That was fine by me , Only time I want to see the USA is when I'm on holiday .

Plus Westcan do a 6-3 shift now , So its maximum 5 nights away
Westcan do a 4/4,5/3 and a 5/2-5/3 schedule at most terminals now.
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Old Mar 14th 2011, 3:01 am
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Westcan do a 4/4,5/3 and a 5/2-5/3 schedule at most terminals now.
Hey Kev I bet you may even think about going back to work there!
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Old Mar 14th 2011, 4:10 am
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Hey Kev I bet you may even think about going back to work there!

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Old Mar 14th 2011, 10:35 am
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Shame they have a no rider policy (unless it's a fellow employee).
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Shame they have a no rider policy (unless it's a fellow employee).
Leave the mrs at home then puts helmet on and hides incase she reads this
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Old Mar 14th 2011, 8:19 pm
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Westcan do a 4/4,5/3 and a 5/2-5/3 schedule at most terminals now.
I did the 4/4 and still earned good money , Having worked for two other companies now and looking back , Westcan were pretty good

A bit over the top with health and safety , The money was good overall and as long as you flew the Westcan flag you were treated pretty well.

However if you dare to criticise them or there methods , they would turn on you and your cards were marked. They can be a bit short sighted and arrogant sometimes, ie When the reccession was on a couple of years ago (plenty of drivers about )they treated drivers like crap and binned you for things you would get slapped wrist for now. ( shortage of drivers )

Still the best company to come over with though , even if you have to live in SK for a couple of years -50 in winter ..... wtf
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 4:12 pm
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I did the 4/4 and still earned good money , Having worked for two other companies now and looking back , Westcan were pretty good

A bit over the top with health and safety , The money was good overall and as long as you flew the Westcan flag you were treated pretty well.

However if you dare to criticise them or there methods , they would turn on you and your cards were marked. They can be a bit short sighted and arrogant sometimes, ie When the reccession was on a couple of years ago (plenty of drivers about )they treated drivers like crap and binned you for things you would get slapped wrist for now. ( shortage of drivers )

Still the best company to come over with though , even if you have to live in SK for a couple of years -50 in winter ..... wtf
hi kb33, if you dont mind me asking what was u earning doing 4 on 4 off?
thanks.
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Originally Posted by grant r View Post
hi kb33, if you dont mind me asking what was u earning doing 4 on 4 off?
thanks.
Oh, Oh, I know that one...... Canadian $
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 9:13 pm
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hi kb33, if you dont mind me asking what was u earning doing 4 on 4 off?
thanks.


Think I earned $65k that year , but there's potential to earn a fair bit more than that (ie work five days a week )
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Whilst there's someone around, can someone tell me if it is easy to renew an expired AB class 1 in another Province?
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Old Mar 16th 2011, 12:18 am
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Do Westcan still "actively" recruit from the UK and do they have many LMO's to use?

Are they still using those 400hp trucks with B trains over the mountains?!!!!
Will they just not listen that a 600hp+ truck (driven properly) will give them far better fuel returns?
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Old Mar 16th 2011, 1:00 am
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Whilst there's someone around, can someone tell me if it is easy to renew an expired AB class 1 in another Province?
Ask your potential employer they should know

Just Googled it and found this :

# My licence has expired, do I have to take the road test again?

After your licence has expired, you have one year to renew it without having to re-qualify for your specific class of licence. Do not forget that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with an expired licence on public highways.
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Old Mar 16th 2011, 1:02 am
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Do Westcan still "actively" recruit from the UK and do they have many LMO's to use?

Are they still using those 400hp trucks with B trains over the mountains?!!!!
Will they just not listen that a 600hp+ truck (driven properly) will give them far better fuel returns?
Why are you asking these questions ,?? You have no intention (or ever had ) of coming to Canada.
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Old Mar 16th 2011, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by kb33 View Post
Ask your potential employer they should know

Just Googled it and found this :Quote:
# My licence has expired, do I have to take the road test again?

After your licence has expired, you have one year to renew it without having to re-qualify for your specific class of licence. Do not forget that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with an expired licence on public highways.
I know how to renew it in AB, so the question is, can I do the same in any Province other than where I passed the test?
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