No inverters in Crete trucks?

Discussion in 'Crete' started by 2BucTruck, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    I've been told they don't always let people come over to Crete very easily. I'd be glad to do Reefer for what Shaffer pays, but when you can do Crete for 1 CPM less, why put up with all the BS that comes with reefer? I think they have to force some people to stay.
  2. 2BucTruck

    2BucTruck Medium Load Member

    Jun 7, 2014
    Eastern USA - Go Bucs!
    Yeah, I've heard the same thing about switching over. I don't think they'd outright deny you, unless you made a habit of trying to flip flop. I'm also in agreement w/ your thoughts on Shaffer vs Crete. I haven't had an opportunity yet to ask many Shaffer drivers why they chose Shaffer over Crete, so I'm asking now. To me, it would seem it's not worth the little bit of extra cash. It's almost like you'd choose Shaffer because you like to pull a reefer.
  3. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    Thing is, would you actually make more money with Shaffer? More live loads, you'd be depending on long hauls and actually getting detention pay. I'd think it'd be easier to get bigger miles at Crete, and you don't need many miles to make up for 1 cpm, so it'd really just be about beating shaffers detention pay (which generally would mean they had even less miles that week).
  4. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

    Mar 9, 2014
    In a van down by the River.
    I was with Shaffer. Avg length of haul 450 miles. Talked to several Crete guys got way more.
  5. Vitointn

    Vitointn Light Load Member

    Jul 12, 2009
    Clarksville, TN
    Using a 1500 W inverter through a cigar lighter/power outlet is ASKING FOR A FIRE...the plastic can't endure the heat at that wattage.
  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    i use a Cobra 700 watt thru the cig lighter, no problems. Sure, it only puts out 150 watts, it can't power much, but the larger heat sink keeps the fan from blowing, keeping me from running down the batteries.

    the only time I need to idle to recharge is if I'm on a reset or in 100 plus weather.

    I play on the fully charged laptop, or can run the tv and DVD player.
  7. antoinefinch

    antoinefinch Light Load Member

    Jan 23, 2015
    Phenix City, Alabama
    wow been off the road for a month looking for a company that's allow inverters, an apu would be nice but they(the trucking companies) think drivers aren't worth that much money(most companies), have access to a waeco fridge kw/pete but dont know if companies would let me install it. i want a microwave too. to me these things relieve some stress while being on the road, you know not being home but some basic comforts! i know some divers think man up, put on your big boy pants that crap. if i didn't know these things were possible it wouldn't matter but every company talks about how their drivers are of such great concern to them but i can't see it. I don't understand why other drivers attack someone like me because i would like to have these things, how does it hurt them?
    kanidana Thanks this.
  8. kanidana

    kanidana Medium Load Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    I agree completely. We live in that truck and creature comforts become very important. Some companies expect you to live truck stop to truck stop which is expensive. You can easily blow 200 a week on food alone eating from truck stops.

    The other thing I get irritated about is idling. How dare they tell drivers at what temperatures they are allowed to idle. Everybody is different. Imagine if I came to your house and told you where to set your air-conditioning at when you sleep? If you dictate to me that I can't idle my truck within certain temperature ranges and I can't sleep because of it, it's also a safety issue.
  9. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Winter Haven, Florida
    Most reefer outfits have apu's.
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