Central Refrigerated Truck Stop II

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by celticwolf, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. trucker916

    trucker916 Bobtail Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Sacramento Ca

    thank you. yes your right our yard are not the best here in sacramento. with this rain comming it make it more difficult to practice and we get stuck in the mud.

    But our group always think positive that if we can manage to do our skills on pot holes, mud and drive a not so great trucks will do better in the real world. :biggrin_25519:
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  3. celticwolf

    celticwolf Road Train Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    Kittrell, NC
    Well in case anyone cares I am not longer working for Central.. My own stupidity. One too many what Central calls preventable accidents..

    Ran into a landscape boulder with the trailer tandems and busted off the brake chamber. I didn't see the boulder, and it only cost $356.00 to fix it, but Central said it was preventable.

    So I am scrambling to find a new job.. Least the total cost of all my accidents were below $8500. I may get lucky and find a job..

    I won't be asking to close this thread so keep posting..
  4. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    Good luck Celtic, I hope something comes up for ya soon. Maybe you can find something before they nail your DAC.
  5. BoneCollector

    BoneCollector Light Load Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC.
    Celtic, southeastern freight is hiring local drivers all over NC. Both line haul and pick up and delivery drivers. For what its worth. Good luck
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  6. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Yes we care Celtic!! Glad you are sticking around. You still are a knowledgable driver and have good info to share. You also aren't the only ex-Central driver to wander through this thread :biggrin_25525:
  7. niners77

    niners77 Light Load Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Waterford, CA
    Hey, Lady K! How have you and your husband been? I believe I met him on a repower in Lake Havasu, AZ when he was in training. If you ever see a red Peterbilt 587 with super singles, mudflap hangers with LED lights, tinted windows, and Sippycup on the drivers' door, hit me up! I will be pulling a dry van (I'm on Coors Dedicated).
  8. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

    May 3, 2011
    go maverick. i would haul for them but im not in the hiring area. sorry to hear your not with central anymore. im also looking for a trucking job but hard with not experience
  9. Rookie Trainer 2

    Rookie Trainer 2 Bobtail Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    That's a hell of a program if you can afford all that schooling..Unfortunately though, Chrome Dome,many people can't.Especially in this troubled economy..I also think that your education was much better than most drivers got,even by the standards of 20 years ago..

    If I remember correctly ,before the CDL,all anyone had to do to get behind the wheel of a semi was to just pay a few bucks extra for the chauffeur endorsement .Maybe they would get a little training from their Uncle Jimmy ,maybe they wouldn't.No one had to demonstrate an abilty to perform the basic minimum standards to safely operate a truck.

    Hell,many people could barely read or write.Not to mention the rampant drug abuse in the industry that had many drivers popping ''west coast turnarounds'' or ''caffeine ,nicotine and benzadrine.'' The result was a bloodbath on the highways when tweeked out drivers eventually crashed and burned..Unfortunately though,too many times,they crashed into unsuspecting motorists and burned them alive.Personally,I'm glad those days are behind us and that the industry no longer tolerates drivers who abuse drugs.I don't want to share the road with those people.

    If you can afford the lengthy training,that's great.But like I said,many people can't afford to go for months at a time without a source of income. Myself,I've also attended one of those ''two weeks schools'' back in 2001.Since then,I've run over a million miles without a preventable accident and I'm now an instructor at TDA.The program works if you apply the methods both TDA and Central teach new students.

    I'm pretty impressed with the training offered by the school.Yes,it is a fast paced program.It's designed to get people on the road as quickly and safely as possible and I think we do a pretty good job.By no means are students expected to be seasoned drivers at the end of the program.Neither were you at the end of your program.That's why students go with a trainer (not another rookie) for at least another 200 hours of driving before they are eligible for an upgrade to solo driver status.That usually takes at least a month and a half.Now when you add in the classroom time,and the range time,it's pretty darn close to the amount of training you received many years ago.But,it's more current and it's a fraction of the cost..

    One other thing too,many of those schools that offer two months of training do little to nothing in the way of offering students job placement assistance.In other words,you hand over $10,000 for training and you still can't get a job because you have no over the road experience. At least with the TDA program,if you can complete the course and the extensive training program mandated by Central,you'll have a decent paying job with a good company when it's all over.
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  10. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    We'll keep an eye out for you :)

    We are still out here and are leashed... Lease... now. So far so good for us. We are dedicated with Cafe Valley right now... Wish the miles were a bit more, but we've had to have some home time recently, so it's hard to judge. We are in a white company spec Freightliner ... No frills :biggrin_25523:
  11. Brownyjr36

    Brownyjr36 Bobtail Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    Coon rapids, mn
    Best of luck Celtic, keep us up on how things go, and thanks for all your helpful posts. Hope you stick around.
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