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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    Things 2 years ago when this thread was started may have been different, I dunno. Bottom line without going into a long, drawn out diatribe detailing things is that in 3 weeks I have enough data in the computer to see that the potential profit margin is not worth the huge risk I've put myself in as a sole proprietor. Not to mention the fact that I don't like the truck well enough to justify a $146,000 payout over 58 months. Kenworth is not what the name implies anymore, and I can do better from a financial standpoint being a company driver at .40 a mile, versus this deal at an adjusted .25 a mile. Nothing personal against anyone, this is just not a good business decision for me and what it was portrayed to be before I got into it. So long everyone. Good luck and godspeed.
     
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  3. bubblegum816

    bubblegum816 Bobtail Member

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    Sorry to hear that twig. Well yrc is hiring a few otr drivers if interested?
     
  4. blechko

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    Hey drivers, I'm looking for some help. My hubby, Blaine Lechko truck 6134, works for ACT. He just finished his training about a week and a half ago. He started out with a load on Thursday and ACT was contacted to come and get his truck by the Platte County police. It was abandoned on the side of the road or at the scales. They towed it back to the yard. I have back tracked and found out that he was taken in on an outstanding warrent for over weight at scales from 2004. He paid his bond at Atchison, Kansas yesterday morning and left. I have not heard from him since Thursday. I am assuming he is trying to make his way back to Liberty and his truck to get his belongings. I am very worried and afraid he may be hurt somewhere. If you can spread the word, I need to hear from him. He can call me at 319-730-1898. Please help me find him. I don't know what to do. Let me know if you have seen him or heard of him. I'm assuming he is in the Kansas City area, trying to make it back to Liberty. Keep an eye out for him, please.

    Thanks,
    Liz
     
  5. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

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    Not much I can tell you that ACT has not. Hope you get good news soon.
     
  6. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

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    Delivered in St Joe,Mo then reloaded at same customer but across town and took that to Lexington,Tn. Then loaded in Clarksville,Tn and dropped it in Rockford,Il. Next I loaded in Des Moines,Ia going to Bedford,Pa.
     
  7. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

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    Delivered in Bedford,Pa then loaded in Smithton,Pa and took that to East Point,Ga. After that I loaded in Greer,Sc and delivered it in Schererville,In yesterday. At my Mom's til tomorrow morning then I pick up in Ottawa,Il going to Texas with 3 drops for Monday finishing in Plano.
     
  8. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    I'd like to know what and how was it "potrayed" to you?? I'm a little confused; you were all gung-ho 4 weeks ago, buying chrome polishing the truck and then BAM you up and leave??
     
  9. twig

    twig Light Load Member

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    For starters, I have not bought any chrome. I already had those hub covers. Yes, I cleaned it up and polished the wheels, that's just how I am. Though I won't go into any details here, I'll just say that 4 weeks ago I didn't know what I do now and leave it at that.

    blechko, I hope everything turns out positive for you.
     
  10. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    For starters, MY BAD for assuming you bought it..........
     
  11. BigKuntry

    BigKuntry Bobtail Member

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    False advertisement always gets a tomater thrower at it!! A gut feeling is a good thing so listen to it!!! Work hard,Play harder an always tell a kid there awesome n give them a big ol hug!!! Drive safe Drivers!!!
     
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