Life at American Central Transport (ACT)

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by BigKid2, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. twig

    twig Light Load Member

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    Good Luck. I'm new there and not recruiting, but I like it so far. Orientation was a bit rushed, but that's normal. Orientation folks were nice, even though I think I tried their patience on a "simple" truck color. If what they have available is not what hubby wants he just needs to say "That's not what I want." One of the guys in my orientation had to do the ReActivate things as well. His trainer was waiting for him as opposed to him waiting on the trainer to get there. All in all, and even though I'm a hard person to deal with, especially when my sig. is on the line, probably the best orientation I've been through. If they were to ask, the only thing I would suggest is a bit more time with the truck of choice before making a decision to see if it's really the one he/you want. Other than that, no worries for me. No autos that I know of. 13 speeds rule from what I've seen. Some twin screw duels, some single screw tag axle super singles.
     
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  3. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

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    Delivered in KC. Loaded in Topeka,Ks and took that to Coldwater,Oh then they needed me to drop my empty at a new customer in Bowling Green,Oh. Picked up another empty in Macedonia,Oh then loaded in Girard,Pa and dropped that in Plainfield,In. Loading in the morning in Alexandria,In and running that to Des Moines,Ia for as soon as possible.
     
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  4. The Specialist

    The Specialist Light Load Member

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    That's a #### shame that there are still companies out there,who thrive on treating there drivers like slaves! Don't they know they'll attract more,better and competent drivers with respect? And the pay you mentioned.....AWFUL!!! I wish you all lots of luck and hopefully one day,I too, will be among you!
     
  5. The Specialist

    The Specialist Light Load Member

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    Now,that chrome...is the wheel itself chrome or is that whole thing just a big hubcap? I've always wanted to know! Whatever it is,it's looking good! And I love the color.Wonder if they have a purple one..........like a sort of dark violet???
     
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  6. truckerim2055

    truckerim2055 Road Train Member

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    The rims are polished aluminim. They do shine up real nice.
     
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  7. The Specialist

    The Specialist Light Load Member

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    So,we're talking rims and not just a cap over the rim?
     
  8. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

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    Delivered in Des Moines and reloaded in Des Moines going to Delphos,Oh for Tuesday but I think I can get it off Monday. At least I hope so.
     
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  9. twig

    twig Light Load Member

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    Thanks. These are the full hub cover kits that include screw on lug nut covers to hold them on. Made from chromed abs plastic. Saves having to polish around the lugnuts for us lazy folk, and they don't rust.
     
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  10. IlliniBears3

    IlliniBears3 Bobtail Member

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    Hey BK, me and trainer Frank are shut down for the night here at the Pilot across from Iowa 80 (the one with the Arby's)... Stop by if you can, it would be cool to meet you
     
  11. IlliniBears3

    IlliniBears3 Bobtail Member

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    One thing I don't like about these trucks.... The bed sucks ### lol
     
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