Central Refrigerated Truck Stop

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  1. smadronia

    smadronia Heavy Load Member

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    Learned something fun the other day. If you'r ever dispatched out of Pittsburg/Bedford/Breeezewood towards Shippensburg, don't follow Central's directions. they send you off the 76 to the 522 and then across on Highway 30. It's a legal truck route through there, but it's also a 9% grade for 3.5 miles, and a windy road through a town with narrow streets. You're better off taking the 76 to the 11 to the 81, unless you like playing dodge a wall in town.
     
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  3. JW430

    JW430 Medium Load Member

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    I had the same truck, 2011 ProStar Limited w/o the chrome. Had 76,400 miles on it solo from 9/17/10.

    It's a 2012, has a Cummins ISX 400, Eaton 13 speed, 3.55 rears. I go home every 2-3 months but you can go home whenever you want for as long as you want. As far as I know they have a high turnover rate. I've been with them a year and a half, I get good miles so I'm not looking to leave until I can buy a truck and get a good job elsewhere or get a great offer from another company. Neither looks like its in the cards in the near future.
     
  4. mama mia

    mama mia Medium Load Member

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    But see I was told follow the route or else. We always asked to go off route and had luck about 50% of the time. That was one reason we went l/o.

    And, seriously, if I followed their rule about everytime you hit anything that is not the road, I would spend more time on the side of the road and calling safety. Oops I hit a mouse, and another, and another. Darn there went a turtle. Shucks that bird flew into me. Let's see, mice, the tortoise and the hare, puxatawney phil, several birds including two wild turkeys and a hawk. I figure unless it does more damage than I have to pay for, it will not be said. One of the birds turned a rock chip into a crack, but whose to say it wouldn't have happened at some point anyway. Nothing has done any real damage, so why am I going to call them every two miles?
     
  5. JW430

    JW430 Medium Load Member

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    My T2000 was the same way as your 386, that truck went through every engine component a few times but it only got 5.9 mpg. Had a few problems with my ProStar, namely leaks and a rare fuel rail problem. I'm hoping the 386 will be my "third times the charm" truck.
     
  6. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome Road Train Member

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    My company sends us that way to save on tolls. So I am very familiar with that route. Nice road on a bike, but a little curvy in a truck.
     
  7. mama mia

    mama mia Medium Load Member

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    For any of you who deliver to versicold in anaheim, all sunday deliveries are on the cooler side, whether cooler or frozen. I had to chase someone to get unloaded. So not cool
     
  8. Panhandle flash

    Panhandle flash Road Train Member

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    Wow!!! Hadn't heard from you in so long...... wondered if you were still around. How has the world been treating you and your partner?
     
  9. mama mia

    mama mia Medium Load Member

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    Darn jw, looking back you started just about a month after us and are on your 3rd lease truck. I would have put dynamite in one by then. I really do hope yours is more like 6pak's and not like this one. It would be fine for someone who doesn't run as much as we do, but literally changing the oil three times every two months and dumping 5-6 gallons of oil in between our now 18 - 20k changes is a bit unnerving. (If we went the 30k central recommends, it jumps to 11 - 13 gallons between changes, but we still get a rolling oil change, just need new filters. Who needs the OPS or any other oil filtration system, just burn gallons and change the filters - maybe a new ad promo for cummins.)
     
  10. mikley28

    mikley28 Road Train Member

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    I know, what's done is done. I was seriously considering driving local once my lease was up.. This just sped up the process. I can explain everything on my dac report if they look at it.
     
  11. mikley28

    mikley28 Road Train Member

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    I know, what's done is done. I was seriously considering driving local once my lease was up.. This just sped up the process. I can explain everything on my dac report if they look at it.
     
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