The possibilities of being a bucket driver and a driver are as vast as the North American continent. Any American driver of such vehicles looking for greener pasture or more recent views can certainly count on these operational skills to obtain a unique opportunity. One of the most promising destinations to explore is located just across the border from the United States to Canada.
1. Temporary opportunities
Canada has a progressive economy with close ties to the United States. Starting a dump truck business in Alberta, for example, it might be satisfying as there are many opportunities and jobs available in Canada, including locations offering lucrative temporary opportunities that occur after seasonal thunderstorms during summer in Winnipeg or snowstorms in winter in Quebec.
The electricity sector and the telecommunications industry in Canada face the same problems of needing many additional vehicles to repair the damage caused by seasonal storms caused by these explosions. For a bucket truck owner/operator, it is enough to pay attention to the news, locate the affected communities and provide the necessary services to local government agencies and public services.
2. Use of temporary license
So how can the driver of these vehicles in the United States transfer this business to Canadian soil? The two countries have to enter into a temporary agreement to recognize their respective marketing permits for a limited period. Each operator to determine the period of validity of its authorization, and the time to be considered for obtaining a Canadian commercial license.
3. Physical requirements: engine
Regarding physical requirements, the time of year the truck will be used and the exact location in Canada must be taken into account. Weather conditions, especially in regions like Whitehorse or Dawson, are generally colder, especially during the winter months. Any time or place near Baker Lake that would bring this aspect into play requires a gasoline engine as opposed to diesel. The reason is that diesel fuel can freeze, stopping all work for a diesel bucket. Converting to a gasoline engine may, therefore, be a possibility only when the time and place in Canada is so cold. Normally, such an undertaking would not be necessary for Regina or Toronto.
4. Physical requirements: buffers and brakes
The Canadian campaign land will also be part of the overall assessment of the truck’s activities in another country. Aside from the cold, parts of Canada, such as Vancouver or Victoria on the west coast of British Columbia, are known for frequent rains that soften the ground and are not an optimal place to place support legs. It is wise to consider using stronger pads that would cover a larger area for better stability. For any trip or work in the mountains of Canada, like in Edmonton, a powerful braking system would be very useful to cover the steep slopes of these Canadian Rocky Mountains.