Central Refrigerated Truck Stop II

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  1. mama mia

    mama mia Medium Load Member

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    The company truck we had was a previous lease with an APU, and the APU was xferd to their new lease. We know of a few others who xferd their APUs, but never have I heard of anyone who took it outside of Central after they "paid" for it.
     
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  3. Electra-glide

    Electra-glide Bobtail Member

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    Thanks mama, I feel that way too, ready for a change been doing th leo stuff long enough just wanted to hear from a few of the CRS drivers to know that it can be done. I dont mind working hard if they will load me i will haul it. Just didnt want to get there and find out I can only get 1500 or 2000 miles a week. Babies cant eat off that lol.. Thanks
     
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  4. road runner 9630

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    I do have a friend who completed the lease and was told the apu was his and asked if he wanted it. So he had it removed and shipped home. He still has it if any one wants it. He is a company driver now so doesn't need it.
     
  5. snowwy

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    i'd keep it. cuz at some point and time. he's gonna wanna to do what everyone else wants to do.

    become and o/o. it's in out blood to not want to be a company beech anymore.
     
  6. ChromeDome

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    No company will willingly run a company driver 1000-1800 miles per week for long. They have to pay too much for the truck to do that. Especially a company like Central that leases their trucks. So they really need to get their money out of them.
    Learn how to plan loads well, and learn how to communicate well with dispatch, and you will get the miles and earn money.

    I do not like at all how they railroaded that driver into the lease. They use to not do that. Hopefully it does not become a trend. Or my saying that Central is a very good place to start will change quickly.
     
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  7. Electra-glide

    Electra-glide Bobtail Member

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    Hey Chrome, what would you say is a good average for a current driver to get at Central after training. i am not new just been on extended leave. lol
    Thanks.

    What kinda of bike do you ride.
     
  8. Arkansas Frost

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    $&@"&$ snow weighing me down in Utah and "@&$$&@ chains slowing me down in Colorado! Lol. Fun first week.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    ummm, dude, the snow is gone. sunny skies all week long. and temps back into the 50's.

    took my ride out though. 25 degrees. i'm still thawing out.

    thinking i might actually break down and buy some chaps for this cold crap.
     
  10. ChromeDome

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    I left Central around 4 years ago.
    Once my dispatcher knew that I knew what I was doing, and was not a rookie driver she ran the heck out of me.
    I was averaging probably 12,000 per month after my second month. And when I swapped to the Kraft fleet I still averaged over 3000 miles per week. So you can make money and run the miles. You just have to know how to plan and know how to communicate.
    Never commit to a plan you are not sure you can do. If it is going to be tight send a message to dispatch that it will be tight but that you think you can do it.
    I got to where I was planned 4-5 days out all the time. And knew within the hour where I would be every day. Yes, you are held up at some shippers/ receivers. But more than a 4 hour delay is not too common.
    I was on paper logs still while I was at Central. So miles may have gone down a little. But still you should be getting the miles. They have had several years to learn how to run with electronic logs. So probably do not send as many impossible plans as they use too.

    Oh, a little thing that any trainer should tell a student. But many do not.
    They send you a route on the qualcom for the route. You have to hit those fuel stops. But if the route takes you on and off the same interstate, do not get off lol. The system use to always run the shortest route. But maybe not the fastest. Plan your route, use the fuel stops you are given, and you will not be tagged for out of route. And you will get to the receivers faster, using fewer of your hours.
     
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  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    question of the day.

    which consumes more fuel???? the shortest route or the fastest route???

    your on a load. the fastest route is 320 miles and takes 6 hours for the journey. the shortest route is 280 miles and takes 10 hours for the journey.

    which consumes more fuel????
     
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