anyone know anything about central transport?

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  1. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    ...and that's all you have time to post since they work you to death?
     
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  3. Live2drive

    Live2drive Bobtail Member

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    Lol

    Pretty much the rumors are true. Alot of the yards are terrible with big pot holes. They dnt have chocks for the wheels, either its a 2x4 thats just laying around or there isn't one at all. You don't get paid for dropping and hooking. You dnt get paid when you have to wait on loads, when having to fuel up, etc... and you have to work the dock when you get back to your terminal...14 hrs everyday

    But there are terminals where drivers dnt work the dock because they have dock workers. They only do about 10 hrs I think and go home.

    And the trailers are terrible
     
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  4. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    What's up with those trailer with the little wheels and big doors? If you have those where you are...
     
  5. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Is there a reason why you want to work in those kind of conditions?
     
  6. Live2drive

    Live2drive Bobtail Member

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    I started off in food service and hated it. No set schedule, they call and text your phone any day they feel like it. It just wasn't for me.

    I took the next thing that was available. I always wanted to work LTL anyway. I'm just trying to get my year of experience, I'm at 10 months now. With all of the things I said about central, its still better than the food service job. I never even saw a $2000 check there (got paid every 2 weeks) and that work is way harder. Plus at least I have a set schedule with weekends off
     
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  7. Live2drive

    Live2drive Bobtail Member

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    Dnt have those
     
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  8. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Most of the LTLs are like that too, so it’s good that you picked one where it sounds like you’re on a bid run already.

    Is the pay decent? That’s one of the only redeeming factors I’ve heard about them, good pay and even a sign-on bonus. Are they still using newer 10-speed manual Peterbilts?
     
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  9. Live2drive

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    Its not enough to be working 14 hrs imo... 1k a week, I've only been here 2 months tho. I guess it'll go up as you get more time in
     
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  10. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Are you doing P&D? A recruiter told me they'd consider hiring me when I graduate CDL school. I drove by the yard and ran-down is an understatement. I'm assuming your hourly and working 60 hours per week. Do they pay O/T? What time do you usually start/end your shift? And it's M-F, right? I'm willing to suffer it out to get my 12-months experience if the money makes sense.
     
  11. Live2drive

    Live2drive Bobtail Member

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    I'm linehaul. It's mileage for the runs and 24.50 an hr when you're on the dock. Yes p and d and linehaul are mon-fri...
     
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