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Old Jun 30th 2007, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
Thank you for adding info to the BE Wiki article on Truck Driving in Canada, Gremmie and Gay.
My building expertise is down to your patience Judy

Quite enjoy it actually - think maybe I should become some kind of writer
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Old Jun 30th 2007, 9:55 am
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My building expertise is down to your patience Judy

Quite enjoy it actually - think maybe I should become some kind of writer

I found this new addition to the "wiki" a very interesting and informative read, despite not wanting to be a truck driver! Nice one guys!

(Thinking of truck driving as a potential career Gay?)
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Originally Posted by Flossie and Jim
I found this new addition to the "wiki" a very interesting and informative read, despite not wanting to be a truck driver! Nice one guys!

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Hey Floss

Seeing that I dont really know what I want to do and my best friends dad owns a haulage firm - then YOU NEVER KNOW !!!!

Am quite butch and can be foul mouthed and stand no s£$t so should fit it

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Hey Floss

Seeing that I dont really know what I want to do and my best friends dad owns a haulage firm - then YOU NEVER KNOW !!!!

Am quite butch and can be foul mouthed and stand no s£$t so should fit it

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Originally Posted by burton bunch
Hey Floss

Seeing that I dont really know what I want to do and my best friends dad owns a haulage firm - then YOU NEVER KNOW !!!!

Am quite butch and can be foul mouthed and stand no s£$t so should fit it

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Some of us could and would take offence at that as not all truckers are fat slobs who sit in laybys eating big butties but no offence taken here thou. Thanks all the same as i do see where you are coming from but i think that this is a view of the past as most truck drivers i know and i work with over 40 in our depot and maybe 100 plus throughout our company are your average build say 5'9" and around the 13 to 15 stone mark so not exactly slim but not huge like some.
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Some of us could and would take offence at that as not all truckers are fat slobs who sit in laybys eating big butties but no offence taken here thou. Thanks all the same as i do see where you are coming from but i think that this is a view of the past as most truck drivers i know and i work with over 40 in our depot and maybe 100 plus throughout our company are your average build say 5'9" and around the 13 to 15 stone mark so not exactly slim but not huge like some.
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Hi Loafy

Thinking more of the comic sketch on truckers - by no ways do I really think you are all oafs.

Really went I can hack it in a mans world

Good luck with getting to Sask. maybe if u take up canadian footie and the Stamps play Saskatoon our paths will cross = you'll notice me cos you will hear my gob

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Originally Posted by burton bunch
Hey Floss

Seeing that I dont really know what I want to do and my best friends dad owns a haulage firm - then YOU NEVER KNOW !!!!

Am quite butch and can be foul mouthed and stand no s£$t so should fit it

Gaynor
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I'm 5ft 4 and a slim Uk size 10 and its amazing how many other truckers look gobsmacked when I pull up to do a delivery
believe me I don't stand for any S***.

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Originally Posted by RodRos&Co.
I'm 5ft 4 and a slim Uk size 10 and its amazing how many other truckers look gobsmacked when I pull up to do a delivery
believe me I don't stand for any S***.

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Originally Posted by loafy
most truck drivers i know and i work with over 40 in our depot and maybe 100 plus throughout our company are your average build say 5'9" and around the 13 to 15 stone mark so not exactly slim but not huge like some.
All the best,
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omg! you just descibed my OH!! lol

thanks for the thread gremmie, and thanks for the links everyone

i've had a quick look thru the links and still drawing a blank for car-transporter companies in ontario (searching on auto haulers, car transporters etc) does anyone have any more suggestions?! i'm sure they must transport cars around the country by road as well as rail?

many thanks, kristi
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omg! you just descibed my OH!! lol

thanks for the thread gremmie, and thanks for the links everyone

i've had a quick look thru the links and still drawing a blank for car-transporter companies in ontario (searching on auto haulers, car transporters etc) does anyone have any more suggestions?! i'm sure they must transport cars around the country by road as well as rail?

many thanks, kristi
Hi Thundercat600,
They certainly do use trucks to transport cars but i dont know any off the top of my head but will have a look and if i come up with anything i will let you know.

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omg! you just descibed my OH!! lol

thanks for the thread gremmie, and thanks for the links everyone

i've had a quick look thru the links and still drawing a blank for car-transporter companies in ontario (searching on auto haulers, car transporters etc) does anyone have any more suggestions?! i'm sure they must transport cars around the country by road as well as rail?

many thanks, kristi
Ok Thunderthighes, or what ever. go to http://www.ontruck.org/ ontario Trans Assoc website. Click in the dark blue on the left hand side Links, then at th top of page click Carrier Weblinks.Then click in the dropdown fields Carcarrier and then the search button. And Boob's you'r uncle 6 car transporters. Hope this helps for starters.
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Something topical for all those would-be laydee lorry drivers out there
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6260516.stm
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Originally Posted by Gremmie
Ok Thunderthighes, or what ever. go to http://www.ontruck.org/ ontario Trans Assoc website. Click in the dark blue on the left hand side Links, then at th top of page click Carrier Weblinks.Then click in the dropdown fields Carcarrier and then the search button. And Boob's you'r uncle 6 car transporters. Hope this helps for starters.
fantastic! still don't understand why these (except Mackies) ever came up when looking for car transporters!
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and still non of them are general car-transport companies (like Inchcape Automotive, ECM, ANSA, Walon et al in the UK)

they seem to do private customer car moving (and mostly in covered wagons)

think we'll maybe need to suss out the car manufacturers in the area, they must transport the manufactured cars to dealers etc somehow!!
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Originally Posted by Flossie and Jim
Something topical for all those would-be laydee lorry drivers out there
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6260516.stm
Nice 1, I've had my HGV licence for 11 years now and can't wait to team with my OH in Canada. Just another couple of years then our 2 youngest will be 18

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