Cool Canadians

Discussion in 'Canadian Trucking' started by Coronado Kid, May 13, 2015.

  1. Coronado Kid

    Coronado Kid Cactus Patch

    In canada they have drivers that can pull 2 53'' ft trailers

    LCV Ontario Canada.jpeg
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  2. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    We have them in the USA too.
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  3. Coronado Kid

    Coronado Kid Cactus Patch

    I have never in my life seen someone in America pull 2 53'' doubles that exceededs lengths
  4. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    They pull twin 48's all over the place but I'm pretty sure they pull twin 53's in North Dakota
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  5. Blood

    Blood Driveler Emeritus Supporter

    That's because you were (practically) born yesterday.

    I've pulled a bunch of them.
    They're called turnpike doubles and legal on the KS turnpike, any Oklahoma interstate and the New York Thruway.
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  6. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    I've seen them in New York.
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  7. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    They run those in New York on the thru way right on over through Mass.
  8. 8978

    8978 ** Commie Express ** Supporter

    I read the title and started laughing
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  9. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

    Any state next to Canada you'll see them.I use to deliver to Canada on a weekly basis.When I first seen 2 53 ft doubles I was quite impressed.
  10. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

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  11. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    That's VOLVO POWER.


    I bet it's got an 18 speed, Volvo's most powerful engine, and still accelerates like a freight train.
  12. dangerous1

    dangerous1 Well-Known Member

    I agree that Canada is cold. Thats why I dont live there.

    (I'm practicing to be a TTR member and only read the title before replying)
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  13. AlexG

    AlexG Well-Known Member

    It's almost summer, you would think they start warning up by now
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  14. Pullin2

    Pullin2 Well-Known Member

    That's a nice photo .... but ROBERT really needs to get rid of the red rims ..... especially with the nicer, newer trailers ...... I pull two as well, although only twin 28 footers ..... I use a Volvo 670 with an IShift and a 500 HP ..... my first automatic ..... after 30 + years .... not hard to take as much as I thought ...... Turnpikers have been used for years on various roads - twin 53 footers that is
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  15. Coronado Kid

    Coronado Kid Cactus Patch

    still cool
  16. Southern Fried

    Southern Fried Well-Known Member

    When I used to run Quebec, Robert was towing them between Montreal and Riviere du Loup on 20.
    They break em up at a little restaurant yard and haul em single on rte 132 and 185.

    Mostly only in non-snow season. Had a set pass me on 20 in a late spring snowstorm and it was total white-out, couldn't see a dang thing for all the snow it sucked up.
  17. dmerchound

    dmerchound Well-Known Member

    Here's the deal on 2 x 53 footers. They're loaded up with LTL (mostly) or light goods coming east and the total gross of the tractor and trailers combined cannot exceed 110 000 lbs (I think... I'm pretty sure). And yes they break em up at Riviere du Loup ( that's Wolf River in French) and take em across 185 / 85 to Edmundston where they can put loads back together to take further east to Moncton. I'm pretty sure they cannot take them to Halifax because of the Cobequid Pass, that sucker has grades posted and it's long. Now, because there's so much less freight going west, many times one or both are empty. They're not supposed to exceed 90 km/h (55 mph). When they're going east after Edmundston there's only one big hill they have to climb at a place called Meductic, and it's less than 6% because the grade isn't posted.... but it's about a mile and a half long. As far as running them in the winter, at my company the driver makes the call. Their the captain of the ship.
  18. Southern Fried

    Southern Fried Well-Known Member

    Canadian summer was 3 weeks ago..... it's Early Winter up there now. :D
  19. Southern Fried

    Southern Fried Well-Known Member

    That's new since I left NB. I guess they finished up the 4 lane through Grand Falls, etc. They still using 17 through Camp Gagetown from Fredericton to Saint John?
  20. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Well-Known Member

    2 trailers impress you?

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