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Customs Clearance

Discussion in 'Starting a Trucking Business' started by Paul Shteyn, Jul 27, 2016.

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  1. Seth Allen

    Seth Allen New Member

    Ain't that the truth. Used to run the corridor and would always have dinner and a nap in Milton before going across the city after traffic had died down.
     
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  2. Trukker

    Trukker Member

    Oh right around 2 pm when I was on the road meant it was time for a Siesta . Then I was refreshed to run into the wee hours . Oh how times have changed .
     
  3. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    I've heard a lot about the detriment of the no split, especially for those who were regimented in their routines. Can anyone do anything at all straight for 14 hours without being fatigued, never mind staring at the road or sitting in traffic? The problem is - the people making decisions about the regulations (government) have no more sense about a truck than they see them on the road and pass them just before an off ramp ensuring that they need to cut the truck off before slamming on the brakes to exit.

    I take naps myself and I don't drive truck.

    Keep well,
    Mike
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Site Supporter


    I do agree it will be interesting. I just hope for the sake of the driver and the motoring public they loose the 14hr rule and no split sleeper provision. Telling a man he has to go and basically cannot stop for 14hrs is safe??? I for one think not. I know when I was on the road a couple hour nap to wait out traffic or just because the eyelids needed it always felt better.

    The wrecks sure seem to be getting worse and more often, an while alot of it is the quality of the so called drivers some people employ I for one think the rules also have a lot to do with it.
     
  5. martinetav

    martinetav Well-Known Member

    It's a wonderful blend of french and British humor ;)
     
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  6. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    Trukker- You'll find the large majority of the members here are 'by the book'.

    Regarding Martinetav's post: I don't think that they were implying they intend to modify theirs, just that it's possible. Being from la Belle Province myself, I'm familiar with some of the reverse humour and thought to explain.

    Keep well,
    Mike
     
  7. Trukker

    Trukker Member

    No I don't and not really interested in learning how to hack ELD . Just trying to make a honest living
     
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  8. Trukker

    Trukker Member

    We went ELD about 11 months ago . We lost about 10 trucks as they didn't want to comply . Its easier planning now cause the dispatch/ planner can see if the driver can work within the customers time frame or move onto next truck or broker load to meet customers requirements . Nothing more frustrating than getting the ol driver had to do a reset when customer was expecting there product . I'd rather be ready if and when ELD becomes mandatory .
     
  9. martinetav

    martinetav Well-Known Member

    you do know that they have already found way to hack the electronic logs, don't you?
     
  10. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    martinetav that is honestly why I like being on ELD's as soon as we mention that the ridiculous time requests go away and as far as we can tell we have not loss a load yet because of it.
     
  11. martinetav

    martinetav Well-Known Member

    not all of us with loose leaf logs are dishonest but, if brokers would stop booking like every load they sell will be picked up by a fresh driver... well, do I really have to go on ... pickups at 4 p.m. that have to be delivered the next day at 8 a.m. 500 to 800 miles away. Have any of you done the calculations on that... More than just log book violations...
     
  12. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    Tukker ask for their satellite tracking as proof.
     
  13. Trukker

    Trukker Member

    Be interesting fo
    Be interesting for a lot of these guys that run loose leaf logs when the new electronic logs come into play
     
  14. Rob

    Rob Site Supporter


    Teams or loose leaf logs that say they loaded Friday morning is my guess.. either that or they called the broker knew the loads where not clearing and just trying to make a little bit extra..?
     
  15. Trukker

    Trukker Member

    I had some loads over the last weekend that I brokered . Customs broker tells me she's leaving in 15 minutes to get all paperwork in and she's in the West . She then tells me they can't clear these loads afterhours .I told her they were still loading in Laredo .Loads were going to Sudbury area and dispatchers were gone for the day . Drivers drive like mad to get to Sarnia on Sunday and I get calls all day about clearing loads . Told them I am not the Customs Broker out of my hands . Now they want layover for being held up at border . I'm all about helping someone out if they are having issues but kind of out of my hands . How can you legally do 1650 miles and be in Sarnia Sunday morning when you left Laredo Friday night .
     
  16. Freight Broker

    Freight Broker Well-Known Member

    We're probably all on call 24/7. And when there's a personal event that we HAVE to attend to, that's usually when we get the call to duty. That or at 4:00 am. Had one the other day where I told the company that the load must be tarped and tarped carefully end to end. I put that on my load confirmation too.. in big bold letters. Dispatcher said yeah yeah.. got it taken care of. So on Saturday morning at 2:00 am I get a call from the driver.. "Hey man.. I'm picking up your Auburn, NY.. does this thing need to be tarped? " The veterans among us don't get mad or annoyed.. we almost expected that call to come in. Same with customs docs.. "Yup.. got it all taken care of" at 2:00 pm on a Friday afternoon can easily turn into.. "I'm here at the border and got no paperwork.. what do I do?" at 2:00 am on Saturday morning.
     
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  17. Rob

    Rob Site Supporter

    I think we all do that hoping they get it done before the driver makes it there from Timbuktoo.

    we also all know how fast customs brokers are and how much customer service means to them!!
     
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  18. chica123

    chica123 Site Supporter

    We lie a lot to customs brokers too...lol. Like the driver is always crossing two hours from when we send the paperwork..hehe
     
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  19. martinetav

    martinetav Well-Known Member

    We just make sure that it gets done before we leave. We do, sometimes, have to solve things over the weekend. On a Friday, we will tell the custom broker that we are crossing before 5 p.m. (in other words we lie ALOT to custom brokers ;) Extremely rare that we don't get through. And it's never our fault when we don't :cool: office is in owner's home so they are always available for problems and I work from home when need be
     
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  20. chica123

    chica123 Site Supporter

    Big or small, I believe everyone should have some sort of after hours emergency response. I am literally shocked at the number of companies, even larger ones that do not. If I am a super small company and I can wake up at 3am to solve a problem my driver is having at the border but can't get either the freight broker or customs broker to answer, I will think twice about moving that freight again. Sorry to sound so negative...it's a little hot around here today..lol
     
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