Central Refrigerated Truck Stop II

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  1. RizenPhoenix

    RizenPhoenix Road Train Member

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    Thanks chompi. Everything you say lines up with what I've heard. Just didn't have any idea about the over mileage. Does anyone know what the exact over mileage rate is?

    And don't worry about me jumping into anything too quickly, I'm a run the numbers and see for myself kind of guy. They will have to prove to me the miles are there and the numbers will have to prove the lease is better deal then company. So far I've been with two other companies(Knight and Pride) and after running the numbers going lease with either made no sense at all.

    PS- yes you forgot something, tires.
     
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  3. road runner 9630

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    Over miles is 11,000 actual miles driven. The over charge is 5 cpm up to 9 cpm depending on how many you run over. Thy figure it at the end of the month then take it out next month some each week. As for Chompi and he $200,000 keep in mind that is not take home in your pocket. It can be but not at central first year. I train and did about $70,000 last year take home. I did about $244,000 gross. So to run enough miles to almost triple that won't happen. You can take that as a good estimate what you can make. I also speak with the atbs guy almost weekly and my fuel numbers are consistently some of the best he sees. It's all in buying cheap and as much as you can hold. Over fuel is only a myth. I burn it today, I burn it tomorrow, just don't fill the truck and then then it in. That's the only true over fuel.
     
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  4. RizenPhoenix

    RizenPhoenix Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the info road runner and you are right. The over fuel idea is short term thinking about the next settlement. Long term thinking will net you more money in the, well, long term. Buying as much fuel as possible at the lowest prices is the best long term strategy.
     
  5. doncd37

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    hi to all i am new here and thing about going with central refrigerated my quistion is when you go solo do you get to chuse your truck and are they in good working order i would not want one that braks down a lot . thank you in advance
     
  6. road runner 9630

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    Choice.of truck is hit or miss. If they have several, you might get choice. If you want to wait, you can get a certain truck. As for good working condition, that's a toss up. They may look good but have issues they and you can't see. Most issues are exhaust related. Hard to find issue til its broken.
     
  7. chompi

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    Rizen, check with LadyK, they are running husband/wife team right now and are leasing and probably can give you more of an accurate number. I am sure a lot has changed at Central in the few years we have been gone which is why I was trying to be conservative with my numbers.

    $70,000 take home for a single driver training is probably accurate. Not for a husband wife team that run hard though. $200,000 was our conservative take home. We grossed about $280-$290,000. This was when the economy was good and keep in mind that we stayed out and rarely came home. I think you can safely bet on $175,000. Like I said though, check with LadyK and Klingon because they are in midst of things right now and can give you accurate figures and stats.

    Learn everything you can before you commit and once you do commit don't stop the learning process. Its like a doctor in that you need to stay informed with the industry and learn new things and adapt. There are a LOT of little things out there that are going to make you more money than the next monkey driving.

    Did you know that you can run too many miles? There is an actual number that is the sweet spot for your particular situation in which you need to find. I'm not talking fuel "sweet spot" either. Once you run over a certain amount of miles it will start costing you more, ie: over mileage, maintenance, breakdowns and other costs. When you come close or over this figure is when you make the next move to acquiring another truck to handle business. Course that's a whole other story!
     
  8. GeetarGuy

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    I've been trying to read as much as possible on a couple of websites so I can hopefully avoid asking TOO many questions that have been asked before and I think I might have a new one: Does anyone have a suggestion on planning WHEN to attend school? I could see not doing it at 10 below or in the height of summer either way....I'd be looking at a couple months from now to start so I can get all my current baloney situated like paperwork gathered and house either sold or things arranged to leave it safe....Any ideas or suggestions?
    I'm thinking a couple months or so from now wouldn't be bad- time to do some extra thinking and preparation, but August in SLC might suck- LOL I'd be doing training and solo in the fall so I'd have decent time to wrap my head around driving before having to do it in winter.
    From what I've read, Central or possibly FFE sound like the best options for company sponsored training and I'm leaning toward Central!
     
  9. 1badz28

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    i would say do your training in the winter. yeah its gonna be cold and its gonna suck but you need to learn to handle the nasty snowy conditions. being with a trainer in the winter is really gonna benifit you this way you can learn to handle the snow and ice plus learn to chain up. mountain driving in the winter is really gonna be a white knuckle experiance espically goning over parlays, cabbage and donner pass. you are gonna need an experianced driver with you to help guide you along. these things can not be tought in the summer due to the fact that (THERES NO SNOW OR ICE) D o yourself a big favor and train in the winter you will thank me later.
     
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  10. 1badz28

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    also for you new guys wanting to get into this biz go to you tube and watch some of the videos from Trucker two times, eskimo sean, trucker steve, and trucking rooster. these guys have some really good video and tutorials about life on the road and what actually goes on out here. you can see first hand what a day in the life of a otr driver is like.
     
  11. John Patrick

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    What did you yhink of knight and pride if you don't mind.
     
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