Canadian looking to move south

Discussion in 'Canadian Trucking' started by ShawnFriesen, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. ShawnFriesen

    ShawnFriesen New Member

    Hey guys. First time on here. Just wondering what it would take for me as a Canadian born driver to move south and drive down there? I'm 20 and I've been full time on the road since I turned 18. I've hauled pigs, cows, grain, and done dry van and step deck work. Little bit of water hauling too. Looking to stick to livestock. Really enjoyed cattle, pigs are kind of a pain in the ass haha. Currently just company driving hauling dry van, but would like to buy my own truck in the next year.
     
  2. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

  3. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

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  4. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

  5. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

    You're from Canada correct?I figure who better then to answer the ops question then you.
     
  6. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Probably an American who lives in the Country he is trying to move to:)
     
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  7. Southern Fried

    Southern Fried Well-Known Member

    Might I ask why you're thinking of this move?

    Frankly, things as they are right now, I wouldn't advise it.
     
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  8. Southern Fried

    Southern Fried Well-Known Member

    Be aware that nothing you have done counts as crap down here. You'll be starting from square 1 again.
     
  9. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Well-Known Member

    Well you can come right on in...We welcome syrians, egyptians, sudanese, martians, all kinds!!! Play your cards right, like claim canadian refugee and renounce, and our government will pay for everything you need..Housing, food allowance, licensing costs etc etc...

    If your a proper man and not takin handouts, well, assuming you can passport in, you have to pick a state...Establish address, goto motor vehicles take the written tests (easy), then pay a 3rd party tester to road test you...You'll need a medical card first, you can get these from any MD or DO usually...

    Shouldnt be a problem at all....

    Dont come to far south though!! You probably want to be in the middle, or the north...You wouldnt want to come to my place in Arizona, you would catch on fire like minute one..poof..."trow em da hole ey".....lol
     
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  10. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    I am not a trucker.....But I throw you a part of my poker hand with this....Make a trip to the states look it over first weigh the pro and cons.....Some times one side of the fence is no greener than the other.
    I am in the state of New Mexico...What is here is mountains, sand, castus and four legged lizards.
    For my state I simply say you best be tough as boot leather to make a living here. I would not advise anyone to move to New Mexico. But good luck and best wishes should you decide to settle here in the states.
     
  11. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Yeh, we have those in every state. Just hang around outside the Capital Building. Eventually, one will show up.
     
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  12. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    Who the rascal messing with me....:biglaugh:Let go back to my orginal....:biglaugh:From this[​IMG]to this upload_2016-7-20_22-24-11.jpeg big difference!!!:biglaugh:
     
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  13. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Actually, I was talking about these:

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  14. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter


    please, you are insulting the actual lizards comparing these to them. I wouldn't even insult an eelpout comparing these to them.
     
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  15. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    upload_2016-7-21_8-57-21.jpeg [​IMG]
     
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  16. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    I think you should run OTR/ cross border for a Canadian company first and scout out the situation.
    I am pretty sure that you will change your mind.
     
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  17. ShawnFriesen

    ShawnFriesen New Member

    Well thanks for the feedback guys. Just figured I'd ask and see what everyone thought, I'll have to do some more research into it. With my current company we don't do any border crossing, but my buddy runs cows fairly regularly stateside. I'll go with him and get a taste of it this fall when we slow down.
     
  18. ShawnFriesen

    ShawnFriesen New Member

    Well I'm in Alberta, and our economy is in the ****ter because someone thought voting in some crazy socialists was a great idea. I've just always wanted to live down there, something about trucking cows in the panhandle gets me excited haha
     
  19. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    So much for strategic voting. That kind of blew up in Albertas face.
    The downturn in the oil market didn't help much either.
     
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  20. 25hz

    25hz Active Member

    Any ideas of US companies that are close to the border of MB or SK that hire Canadian drivers? I've met a few CDN drivers who drove for US companies, but at the time never thought to ask them any questions.
     
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