Central Refrigerated Truck Stop III

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

  1. Doulos

    Doulos Medium Load Member

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    So, as long as you claim your per diem as a deduction on your taxes, you'll get that money back? And, if you do some calculations, I imagine you could probably adjust your deductions so as to account for this and receive it as take home pay.
     
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  3. Stroker73

    Stroker73 Light Load Member

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    This is is what I'm talking about. You get one newbie that doesn't remember what was supposed to be taught by the mentor and you get a cascade of errors or a job trying to get someone to fix it. This is crap that another driver should not have to deal with on top of everything else just because someone else isn't doing it right. This stuff JUST SIMPLY NEVER HAPPENED on the Central system. The Swift system ( although people are learning it ) is just to sensitive to errors, ( read error prone ). It does not always know where I am or what load I am doing. As mentioned before, I didn't have time to figure out why it wasn't accepting macros, I was 2 loads into my stack when I got to Grand Island, NE when it stopped accepting anything because it thought I should still be in Boise, ID and would not allow me to do a mac5 cuz I was nowhere near where it thought I should be. I talked to other drivers who described having the exact same problem. So I sent free form macro in detailing itinerary and went to bed, prepared to pu next load in the morning and run it without benefit of proper swift macros. It got fixed overnight so no problem. My point is Centrals system, although sometimes bloated and redundant on a few of the macs were about as close to idiot proof for drivers and dm's as is possible.
    i will give you that current drivers will learn the system, but there is always going to be new crop of upgrades out there screwing things up for the others.
     
  4. ttwjr32

    ttwjr32 Light Load Member

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    What has happened to the office in Salt Lake with this changeover? Our most of the people in management in place there?
     
  5. Doulos

    Doulos Medium Load Member

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    I know Payroll and Permits are gone, not sure about any others.
     
  6. 14trucker

    14trucker Bobtail Member

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    I just found out I am pre-hired with Western express (dry van) and C.R. England (reefer) all I have to do is pick one and go to orientation.I'm just now getting back into trucking so I will have to go with one of them for now.My question is which one would be the better company to go with?
     
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  7. 4noReason

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    you know this is central ref neither one of the companies you brought up. so i dont think we can help. maybe someone will chime in
     
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  8. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    i dont do macros no more. being local 90% of my loads are split.l so each time i do a macro it says already l-called or t called. so i just stopped. my dm fixes it each day. cant do much. miss the old way
     
  9. Doulos

    Doulos Medium Load Member

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    I know nothing about Western Express and what I know about C.R. England is horrendus. Take that for what you may.
     
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  10. dfaf

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    So I put my truck into the shop in swift terminal in Jonestown PA to get a small air leak checked fixed and now it's on it's way to a dealership with "electrical issues". I'm wondering if they are going to install some extra sensors or recording devices, my truck didn't have any. I could be paranoid, but during the safety class I attended guy, they he mentioned camera's and audio recording...
     
  11. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Let us know... Haven't heard anything about that... We have our own dash cam (audio turned off), but that's to cover OUR backsides, not theirs...
     
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