Crete Carrier - A Year In Review - Fall 2013 Going Forward

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by The_Irishman, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. The_Irishman

    The_Irishman Light Load Member

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    I started this in response to the other Post being full and we needed to start a new thread.
     
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  2. BuckeyeCowboy63

    BuckeyeCowboy63 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks. Can us Shaffer drivers chime in too?
     
  3. The_Irishman

    The_Irishman Light Load Member

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    Absolutely, since Crete and Shaffer are on the sides of our trucks!! :yes2557:
     
  4. BuckeyeCowboy63

    BuckeyeCowboy63 Medium Load Member

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    Gotcha. Sorry just excited. Nearing the end of my training. I get released Monday and get my truck and hopefully home next weekend.
     
  5. The_Irishman

    The_Irishman Light Load Member

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    Congrats Buckeye, I am four weeks into my 8 week training, I have to change trainers since my first trainer has to go back home for jury duty and medical appointments, so not sure I will be going Super Solo with the new trainer on Monday or not. Looking forward to getting this training out of the way and off the trainee pay!!
     
  6. BuckeyeCowboy63

    BuckeyeCowboy63 Medium Load Member

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    Good luck. You and me both with trainees wages....too many bills not enough money.
     
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  7. stungjoe

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    Well that sux about the other thread. Lots of good info there. There should be a link in this one so people can find it quickly.
     
  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I finished this week right at 2800 miles. Could have had 3300, but I'm holding my last trip for next week as I'm headed home next Friday.

    Strange happenings with my truck's regen system this week. Check engine light comes on. Goes off the next time I shut off truck and restart it. Next day, I can sense it doing a regen, but it seems to be taking a long time. It stops, the check engine light comes on, and a few minutes later, the "regen recommended" light comes on. I've only got 30 miles to my breaking place for the night, so I roll on and do a parked regen in the morning.

    All is fine for 435 miles. CE light comes on again. Everything seems to be fine. I make my delivery, then drive 25 miles empty to my next load. It's doing a rolling regen the whole time, and I'm getting 5 mpg empty. Get my load, and it goes back to regenning for the next hundred miles, nearly two hours. Park for the night. In the morning, all is fine. Mileage is where it should be, regen is good.....I don't know....

    Ran most of today with the CE light off. It finally came on late in the day. It comes on after a rolling regen is done. Like I said, strange. I'm thinking it's a sensor or something similar, rather then a genuine regen issue. I'm just gonna drive it until my next service or until it shuts me down.

    I'm in Ft. Worth this evening, picking up a load in Grand Prairie in the morning, and head to Arkansas. Only have 6 1/2 hours to work tomorrow, so it looks like laundry shall be attacked.
     
  9. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Oh, sure....and if BHW had asked you to jump off a cliff, would you do that to??:biggrin_2552:
     
  10. Prototypejesus

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    Good Evening,

    I am currently in school to get my CDL I have only 1 month left and am interested im Shaffer what is the pay like with this company? and the training pay? I have a wife and 4 kids and am currently out of work, am several months behind on my mortgage and need to make up the pay. Is this as good of a company to go with as everyone says for a newb driver.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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