by Ryan
(London, Ontario, Canada)

I was looking to get into trucking myself and was wondering if I crossed into the states if I would have a hard time with other truckers since i'm from another country? Also, are other fellow Canadian drivers driving well? Thank you

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Jan 29, 2009
Ryan wants to come to U.S.A.
by: Jimmy

Hey Ryan, a truck is a truck is a truck. Don't make any difference where it's domiciled. Kentucky, Colorado, New Jersey, Manitoba, Quebec. All U.S. carriers are allowed into Canada if permitted, just as Canadian carriers are allowed in the U.S.

The only restriction, unless they've changed the rules lately, is that they cannot haul Intra-U.S. In other words, Canadian carriers can come into the U.S. and unload, but must reload back to Canada. They cannot haul a load from point A to B within the U.S. Same with U.S. carriers going into Canada.

I suppose there could be some carriers that might break the rules and get away with it. As far as your Canadian buddies driving in the states, they do OK as far as I know. It's kind of odd when you think about it. Canada and the U.S. being neighbors, but some people think as Canada being some far away country. Incidentally, I was born in Montreal,and am still a Canadian citizen. But have lived in U.S. since 1947.

The only problem I see is English speaking Americans driving into Quebec and not speaking French. French is the main language in Quebec, but many areas in Montreal do speak English as well. But as you know, there are some outlying areas where it's only French spoken as well as the signage.

One last thing, crossing the border can be a hassle in a truck and no felons are allowed into Canada from the U.S. Jimmy

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