Central Refrigerated Truck Stop

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  1. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    They probably know that - that's why you get the miles - its a GOOD thing :D
     
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  3. mikley28

    mikley28 Road Train Member

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    That is a solo load. You should be good with 500 miles/ day. You don't have to washout the trailer every time. Only after meat loads from the slaughterhouse or when it says in the instructions. Cold storage warehouses don't care unless there is a lot of broken wood from pallets. I think I know where in Darien you are going. If its the cold storage warehouse then don't worry about the washout you'll just end up burning your hrs for nothing. I usually get those team loads 2100 miles in 3 days. LOL easy way to tell <600 miles/day is a solo load.
     
  4. Panhandle flash

    Panhandle flash Road Train Member

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    Sitting in Council Bluffs, IA myself, waiting on a load going to Tomah, WI. Don't know about the rest of ya'll, but am getting plenty tired of all this snow and ice and would like to be sent someplace warm. Tahiti comes to mind. Now if I can only figure out how to add flotation devices and some kind of propeller to my trk.
     
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  5. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    When you figure that out - let me know - I want a load to Hawaii :biggrin_25525:
     
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  6. mikley28

    mikley28 Road Train Member

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    Hey! Nothing like a little snow and black ice to keep you on your toes! I may pass you tomorrow. On my way to chariton, ia.
     
  7. Firebirds71

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    The amount of weight that is redistributed by sliding the tandems on the trailer depends entirely on the amount of distance in between the pin holes, the older trailers had a gap of 4 inches between the holes making the amount of weight redistributed 400lbs per hole, the newer trailers have shorter distances between the pinholes, I have had some of the trailers with 2.5 inches, and I have had others that have had 3 inches in between. The rule of thumb that I was taught was that for every inch you move the tandems you will move 100lbs of weight, so if you have 4inches between the holes, you will shift 400lbs per hole, if you have 3 inches between the holes, you will shift 300lbs per hole and the same theory works for the 2.5 inch holes. What I always did was, I took the heavier weight, either the drive axle or the tandems and subtracted the lower weight from it, divided by the 400lbs, the divided by 2. This figure gave me the amount of pins to slide the tandems to equally distribute the weight between the 2 axles. Example: Lets use chrome's weight ticket-

    Steer axle 11440
    Drive axle 34060
    Trailer axle 32260
    Gross weight 77760


    you take the 34060, and you subtract the 32260 from it giving you 1800, divide that by the number of tandems x2, giving you 900, now take the 900 and divide it by the amount of weight per pin (400lbs) and you get 2.25, which means if you slide your tandems forward 2 pins you will get your axles close to the same weight, after you slide them the axles should weigh in at
    Steer axle 11440
    Drive axle 33260
    Trailer axle 33060
    Gross weight 77760

    If you need to get some fuel, you can slide it an additional 2 pins and still be legal, then your weight should be-
    Steer axle 11440
    Drive axle 32460
    Trailer axle 33860
    Gross weight 77760

    This would be giving you about 1500lbs that you can load up with fuel, this comes to about 205 gals of fuel before you get close to the max weight limit for that axle. This estimation is using chrome's calculation of 7.3lbs per gallon of fuel, 205gals X 7.3lbs per gal. =1496.5lbs. I always used 8lbs per gallon, it was just easier without the decimal point.
     
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  8. Raincatcher

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    Just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU to roadrunner for agreeing to take me on as a trainee for five weeks. :biggrin_25514: I am one of the first to have a trainer assigned in our class. It really relieves the anxiety and stress. Out of 27, three of us have a trainer. The others are stressing about it. I am one happy gal! :biggrin_2559:
     
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  9. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Woo Hoo!! Congratulation!! Now there is 'pre planning' at its best :biggrin_25525:
     
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  10. dwball

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    Im new to this forum. My husband is talking to a recruiter right now about attending training in Georgia. Im nervous about this career change. Is central a good company to work for? or is it too good to be true?
     
  11. mikley28

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    It's one of the better starter companies.
     
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