Central Refrigerated Truck Stop

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  1. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome Road Train Member

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    I cannot help with most of that. From what I have seen the lease is hit or miss.
    If you have a good dispatcher and a good relationship with that dispatcher, you can do ok. Make a little more money than a company driver.
    Though one decent breakdown will ruin your year, then you will make less than a company driver.

    On the truck end. That is one UGLY truck.
    They are set up well for the driver though. And if they are spec'd correctly and have the new Detroit engine they get very good fuel economy.
    And I have yet to hear about any serious mechanical issues.
     
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  3. road runner 9630

    road runner 9630 Light Load Member

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    I have a lease and its OK. Fuel is were it will make you or break you. They say follow there route and save fuel. Thats not the best for the l/o. The best thing is to send messages to the fuel dept. and find you what state is the cheapest on your route, then the cheapest stop in that state. Once you learn the cheapest states in the country, you will know where to fill the truck. The best thing you can do is fill the truck at the cheapest place and then go to the next cheapest. If you dont have enough to get to that next cheapest state, get just enough to get there. Central says to only get what you need for the ld and the week. That only keeps your checks steady. If you can afford a pay swing each week, then dont worry about how much you get for the ld or week. Get as much as you can at the cheapest spot.
    8mpg sounds high, but I dont have a freightshaker. As for the idea of lease, plan on making about the same maybe 2 cents more per mile when you compare l/o to company on a fair comparison. Also budget for when you go home. I dont normally have a negative check, but I dont get much when I go home. Any other questions just ask.
     
  4. chompi

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    It must be 8mpg empty! That is high! Hell, 7mpg is good!

    Like Chrome said, your success is going lie in your dispatchers hands. Central for the most part is pretty straight forward about their lease. I haven't heard about any deception there. Try to find a truck with about 200,000 miles on it. You definitely don't want a brand new one. Trust me on that one! Let someone else pay to get the bugs worked out.

    "I wad told by owner ops when I started my lease that I could go be a company driver again after the lease is completed or I find someone to take over the lease. But that depends on your service record though."

    It's been awhile since we drove for Central so I am sure some things have changed. When we were there though you were not allowed to go back to company after leasing.
     
  5. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    I wonder why that was/is?? Did they give a reason??
     
  6. Raincatcher

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    Hey,road runner;
    I am in wvc and would definitely love to have you as my trainer. I am from Oregon, but am all growed up and don't plan to go home until my upgrade, so, I promise not to whine about it. All I want to do is learn how to do it right and safely. If you don't mind teaching a gal, maybe you could set me on the right path from the start. Anyway, if you're interested, shoot me a pm and we can talk. Thanks for the time and consideration.
    Barb
     
  7. road runner 9630

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    I always try to set my students right from the start. I dont want to see them make mistakes that I see others make. They just gave me my ld goin back thru slc. I hope I will have time to get a student. If not they will have to repower. Either way, I dont mind. I just do what they need done.
     
  8. afsmsgt

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    Hey roadrunner...if you can't make it in on this wednesday and hook up with raincatcher, I'm in class with pool so you have a couple of options for students around the 2nd. I'm from the midwest myself and like the idea of getting someone who wants to train us right.
     
  9. chompi

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    Hey LadyK, that was just the policy back then. Once you lease they make it so that you are really locked in. You can't just cancel out your lease. You either have to sell it to another driver in the company or if you walk away from the lease they charge you out the butt, ding your credit, and ding your DAC. It is kind of understandable though. It is super tough being an owner operator and if they didn't have these rules everyone would be turning trucks in left and right. Most drivers see a brand new shiny truck with no money down and don't realize what they are getting into. I am sure that if they didn't have these rules every joe blow that walked through the door would jump in these trucks and turn them in a month later.
     
  10. kevin.e

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    hey im in wvc will be ready for a trainner on wed. not whining about going home to pittsburgh. just want to learn the ins and outs to do a good job....
     
  11. Raincatcher

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    Welcome to a great place for friendly folks and tons of info. You will love it here! Was good to meet you in WVC.
     
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