Central Refrigerated Truck Stop III

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Lady K, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. blakejohn

    blakejohn Bobtail Member

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    I have a question, even though I turned my truck in last Weds. I got my settlement for 2/13 and there ends up being a new loan for 1,680.00. The next statement has 150.00 deducted for this loan. Then this last settlement they took out the remaining balance. I spoke with payroll and they said they advanced that money to cover the negative pay to give a positive pay. There was never advanced that much...the negative pay was only -35 bucks. Then it was said that it must of come from Central before the payroll switch. However, according to the Central pay statements, there was never a loan for that much. Just wondering if any of the other drivers (company or owner ops) have noticed this on their settlements as well?
     
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  3. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Been reading this thread. Lady K, would you mind a swifty hanging out here. Happily answer any questions, as long as not petty. I am a L/O and have been at for 3 years now here. I can answer many questions that you and others might have, within reason, including some of the easy ways to get around the system, different terminals and how they differ from one another. As far a the lease program, there I would have no answers. I only know our and some of us are trying to get answers as far as any changes in the pay.
     
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  4. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    did you guys hear of anything about pay cuts or is it a driver throwing out a rumor? because i really like central and getting a pay cut would really make me rethink stuff.
     
  5. Buckeye91

    Buckeye91 Road Train Member

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    The only pay cuts I've heard of are if you leave and come back. Like the Midwest fleet guys are getting .41/mi but if they leave te fleet then come back. It's .35/mi. I think we are grandfathered in.
     
  6. gclayton86

    gclayton86 Bobtail Member

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    So I'm past the point of no return. Finished my two week notice Friday, start training for Central in about 14 hours. Any last minute tips from people that went through CRS school? I've read everything I can, think I've asked all the questions I have, but still incredibly nervous and feeling unprepared for such a huge shift.

    When I was considering school two years ago, I was hearing a lot of good. Now there's quite a bit of negative on here with the merger. Is it just "accustomizing" bias, or has the company really got that bad? I can't really back off at this point. Was it poor timing? Do you still enjoy your jobs as much as you all seemed two a few years ago?
     
  7. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Good heavens... Not up to me... And you are more than welcome!!
     
  8. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    I know we (as L/O) are 'Grandfathered' in at our current rates... I would think company driver were the same.
     
  9. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    The idle policy is loosely enforced and if it's under 10* you are expected to idle to protect the truck and yourself. Idle policy doesn't apply to O/Os.

    You guys have the right over speed policy video. The only way you can get an over speed is letting the truck run out going down a grade ... Swift takes this one very seriously. Control your speed going down grades within the policy. Swift will fire you as per the policy, as outlined in the video.
     
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  10. Buckeye91

    Buckeye91 Road Train Member

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    My thing was the coasting out of gear thing. What is the definition of that? I mean, when i get down to 15 at a red light, and have shifted down to 5th (in a 10 speed), ill press the clutch in, until i stop, then shift into 2nd/3rd for takeoff, is that considered coasting out of gear since i have the clutch in? or are they more worried about putting the stick in nuetral on a downgrade to gain speed?
     
  11. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    This and if someone is doing it, they probably should be looking for another line of work.
     
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