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. bowlwinkle

    bowlwinkle Heavy Load Member

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    Mine never drops that low when coming off coast, I just hold down the petal, or downshift and it keeps right on going. Unless the load is heavy, I rarely drop below 62 when pulling a hill. This truck pulls better than any of the 10 speed trucks I've had here
     
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  3. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    The worst part is mfg’s are constantly working with fleets to take away options from drivers. At some companies you can only select drive, neutral or reverse, no shifting or changing modes.
    Soon auto braking and assisted steering will add to the mix with Freightliner leading the way. Really it’s only the backing that’s left to demonstrate skills anymore, they really want driving a class 8 truck to be no more difficult than driving a pickup...
     
  4. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Heavy Load Member

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  5. RedBeard

    RedBeard Medium Load Member

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    Wow. 2 threads to hold it all, nearly 2,000 comments total. When the original thread was still young, it was a large part of what convinced me to go drive for Crete - in 2008. Now I've not driven a truck in 5 and a half years, but I still come by here because I guess I sometimes miss the road. It was definitely an adventure! Anybody still around from back then? Supersnackbar? Evertruckrr? jdrentzjr (I guess I could just call that last one, we talk pretty regularly)...
     
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  6. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Supersnackbar left Crete a few years ago...but now he's back at Shaffer...his new thread is...Snackbar is chillin ..at Shaffer
     
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  7. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Flatbed tagged a parked Crete truck FB_IMG_1608602565278.jpg
     
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  8. RedBeard

    RedBeard Medium Load Member

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    That looks expensive. And it also looks like it was on the flatbed's sight side. What the heck?!
     
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  9. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    Just payback for all that reefer noise :D. Seriously that’s shameful...
     
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  10. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Heavy Load Member

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    Don't stop till it sounds expensive :p
     
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  11. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I've tried to find as many Wylie glass haulers to park next to as I can, just to be a "big richard", but I have a hard time finding any since I departed there.
     
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