HEY cummins04, you still with ccc? would love to here how it is going. I'm going to school on the 23rd of aug. here in ocala fl. and was thinking about calling them for a job when i graduate. hope everything is going good
CTL Transportation, LLC - Mulberry, FL.?
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jacksonville. pay is percentage. benefits are ok. but im on my wifes so i dont use theirs. you could work either actually. there is really no set times. which is really thne worst part. most average 400-600 a week some maybe a bit more.
Hey guys iam new to the site and came across this post and was wanting to put some info out there for people thinking on ctl....
once you do your app and your interview then you will do a road test and a physical agility test once thats done you will have three days orientation then you will be put with a trainer for three weeks your first day will be easy but the next day will make you ask your self what have u gotten yourself into..
If your going to join ctl expcet to work hard you will be going up and down ladders /greaseing dome lid /hooking up pipes /standing in sun with long sleeve shirt hard hat face sheild and safety goggles / so bring lots of water and gatoraid/
starting out you will do molten sulfur/dap/ from mulberry fl to tampa florida/
at ctl you can get trained for lots of stuff that pays better after a month...
when you first start out you may work nights and week ends but you can get more loads done at night you will work 12hr shifts but once you get good at it you can finish in 9-10 hrs ....
you do get payed by the the but everyone there will treat you like a human unlike other companys not all but some....
ctl dose have some old trucks right now but are getting brand new mac trucks with auto trans in them but ctl is a good company.....
i know my spelling and grammer sucks but hope it helps
I came across these posts in an attempt to find out some information on CTL. I recently graduated from Roadmaster and put in an application with them. After the application, I met with the Tampa terminal manager then did my road test out in Mulberry. The driver trainer I did my road test was a great guy. Really represented CTL professionally. I am looking forward to doing my physical agility test and orientation. From everything I've seen so far, CTL seems like a great company and I look forward to working for them. I expect to work hard and look forward to getting good experience with a local company. I know that no job is perfect and don't expect this one to be. I hope the driver trainer I get for my 3 weeks of training is like the one I went on my road test with. He was really professional and believed in the company. I'll be back and give updates on my progress with CTL.thelastamericanhippy Thanks this.
8) I graduated Ridge Vo-Tech Center in 1980, went on the road for Florida Tile, Lawrenceburg, KY.
I came back to Florida later in the year & went to work in Prairie, at Mulberry for an old cod long dead now...he wanted me to learn how to drive a truck.
This is before Comcar Ind, Inc bought CTL-Distribution.
We hauled Animal Feed Ingredient(AFI) out of IMC-New Wales, now Mosaic.
I actually worked for Commercial Carrier Corporation. We pulled 4+4 loads per day, sulfur as a back-haul off Port Sutton(20-loads per week, $366).
They had a division that was started in Mulberry, Florida Contract Carriers, hauling sludge out of CF-Industries to New Wales, carrying phos-acid to a uranium recovery plant.
My truck was spec'ed cool...a day-cabover Freightliner with a 185" wheelbase to pull the Fruehauf Rock Sulfur double tankers...a $63,000 tractor pulling a $68,000 trailer...seven tractors pulling seven trailers for a field cost of over a million dollars...just to get into the phosphate industry...
Frank Geisler, retired after 30-years service in Brooksville as well as Moore Haven, called back by Guy Bostick, president, put on the suit & went for the business, and WON!
Commercial Carrier then had taken the old White & Diamond Reo single drives & rebuilt the basically NH220 & NH250 Cummins engines with mostly 6-speed transmissions & built 110 Freightliner glider-kits using "new" Rayco suspensions...they made $400M with those tractors.
We had no A/C, no power steering, the gliders had no radio.
My truck, was factory built, had a AM-radio(I replaced with an AM/FM stereo with auto reverse cassette & two quadrax speakers...I couldn't even feel the engine...)...I drove CCC #6104 for four years, 386,000 miles. Cummins Formula VT300 with a Spicer 7-speed. I got to tell you, I wore that truck slam-out!
I like the fact they had at that time many different specs, my tractor went into the shop when I first started...I got a former Clay Hyder Trucking Company 1974 Freightliner with a 250-Cummins & ten-speed Spicer trans...this tractor was wore out running cross-country for about seven years...what a realic...I used a pocket AM radio to get through the day.
Hwy 672 had previously been banned for trucks, but there was no "No Trucks" sign, so I took the dry bulk load through Brandon on Hwy-60, then "hit the woods" on 672 with the sulfur load back to the plant, kind of like a model railroad...
We did not even have a company radio then, until later.
I trained many drivers to run this route, it's a trip when you look back at the trailer from the co-driver seat, turning off Hwy-60 onto 50th Street in Tampa running fast enough to raise the trailer wheels about a foot off the ground!
I was third truck behind the bare-foot redneck from Dade City that stalled a air-start glider-kit on 39 at the grade crossing in front of a westbound SCL Bone Valley train...it was three days before they could move the trailer awaiting the sulfur to harden so they could upright it & take it to the plant for another three days on the plant steam system...$10,000 damage to the lead locomotive, $73,000 damage to fix the trailer...over a red-neck passing a black man...our drivers. The tractor broke away at the 5th-wheel, with the crossing gate stuck under the cab...
I managed to get over to Tampa during the early 80's recession to pull flatbeads, vans, whatever...I enjoyed every second.
Whilst there were almost "fleets" of owner-operator's tractors sitting for sale along the road between Brandon & 50th St., I still got 3-one-way sulfur loads to the plant.
And that's my point...at that time, there had never been a layoff because of the strong foundation that Comcar had built with the shippers in the state of Florida...I had a job, at about the same rate as you say, but at 20% hired, dropped to 19%, then back to 20%. The managers took a 5% cut.
During that time, Comcar bought at least two trucking companies that were almost belly-up, the first order of 100 R-Model Mack trucks at $5M, Utility trailers, then gave us our rate back(I told everyone that would happen...imagine what that caused). It was funny because Mr. Bostic made about $3M dollars that year, but spent it out of pocket to finance the takeover of these companies with cash & men on the field surveying the ops of the faltering companies.
Comcar is really a good place to get about three-years time in, if you don't mind making a little less, but always working, you can make a life there.
Comcar, is like all good places, they don't forget the drivers that care about their job, it's a good place to work in Florida, but it's also a good place to have been!
God-Speed Comcar Industries!
Thanks for your post!Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
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