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 Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.

ecocountrygirl
Joined: 10/17/2007
Location: haltom city, TX
Posts: 1

Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:34:19 PM

Well there was 16 people in my class when we started training and after the OTR training and being out on the road and having to put us with Central's bs in less than 5 months ALL OF US have quit!  They promise you miles and don't give them to you. You end up with negative checks every other week even though youre running because they don't pay you for mechanical layovers, detention pay, and love to take double insurance out on you and pay you back when they fill like it. If you do decide for some reason to go with Central don't say I didn't warn you.

blank_doubt
Joined: 10/20/2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 37

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:36:23 AM

  

So now you and the rest are additionally weighted by having to pay back to Central for the training??
Did you all receive your Commercial Licenses and Truck Driver Training elsewhere??

blank_doubt
Joined: 10/20/2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 37

    

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:41:40 AM

    

Less than 5 Months driving experience including Training does not look good on applications.
The places that advertise for 6 months experience (like JBHunt, Swift, Schneider[?]) really want one year minimum, yet they'll possibly hire folk with 6 months or less experience however one will then be back to where one was previously with LOW pay and some miles until one has acquired the minimum of one years' experience.

I hope the BEst of WELLness 2-u-n-urs-n ALL adventures!!

mileslong
Joined: 7/19/2008
Location: saint louis, MO
Posts: 1

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:05:03 AM

  

im suppose to go to salt lake city this week to train for them. Are they really that bad?  Do they care about how you look? I got long braids.  Will they trip off my look?

rowdy
Joined: 12/4/2008
Location: Walterboro, SC
Posts: 3

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2008 11:13:03 AM

  

For those of you who don't know,this is CR Englands evil twin. One yard is just around the corner from the other one in SLC. Both run by people from the same family,just like Covenant/US Express.

momo
Joined: 1/6/2009
Location: Garland, NC
Posts: 1

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Tue Jan 6, 2009 8:43:09 AM

  

I attended the training school in Irving Tx back in 2007. Things went well for me until I refused to run over my 11 hour rule. Thats when I started  getting low miles weekly. So if you piss them off, no miles for you.

toni
Joined: 4/3/2009
Location: kyle, TX
Posts: 7

    

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2009 9:03:43 AM

    

did you find a good co to work for.  our training school loan is $4000 Are these companies going to put us in more debt ? We got into this to keep from losing our home. Is this just another pipe dream where hard work and  honesty  don't help , but leave you open to get taken advantage of. .................................scared

ranger
Joined: 6/28/2009
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Posts: 1

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:16:01 PM

  

I was working with Roni (recruiter for CRS) and then had to speak with Bryan in the security department before I was cleared to depart to CRS. I got to Salt Lake City by Greyhound and the next day went through orientation, approximately 16 people in the class. During the orientation I spoke with the dumbass in security, Blake Mills, and he told me that my city ordanance violation was a major misdemeanor. Blake is supposedly a former cop with FBI conections......and he tells me a "FO" case designator is a misdemeanor violation.....wait....."Major Misdemeanor" and that I would be dropped from the course and sent back home at my own expense. I told him to run a background check on me to see that it was a city ordanance violation and his response was "We base elligability soley on the application, they dont do background checks."

When I got home I contacted the recuiter, and Blake Mills and ended up leaving a voicemail and email which neither one responded to. I then left a voicemail with Bryan who never responded back either. Because I knew I was dropped due to student instructor ratio I contacted Mr. Issacson who is the CEO and told him what transpired and that I wanted my bus ticket reimbursed. Not until speaking with Mr. Isaacson and threatening to contact the owner, Jerry Moyes, did Bryan contact me back to get me to send him my bus ticket for reimbursement.

Because CRS dropped me, an elligable candidate for their training, I went to an actual 4 week school. But because I attended school, CRS will not hire me because I was not trained by them. They are the ones that sent me back when they had no reason to, and they said I could come back at their expense for training and work, but closed the door on that option when I went to a well known school.

 

Stay away from CRS because they are so screwed up. When I was there I met a nice fellow who went through the training almost 5 years ago, but because they did not have a company truck for him sent him home until one was available. He said he waited almost 4 months and was paying CRS for the training recieved before he went to England for work. He was finally called back, went through the orientation and was told that he must go on the lease program if he wanted to work for CRS. Needless to say, we were on the same bus leaving Salt Lake City, UT.

cdadriver
Joined: 9/3/2010
Location: elizabeth, CO
Posts: 1

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Fri Sep 3, 2010 4:41:56 PM

  

It is interesting all the stuff you read from the whiners who didn't make it with a company.

I trained with Central, passed the school and got a good job- Started August of 2009. They paid me what they said they would. And I got good miles. Of course you have to prove yourself as with any company. At first they give you shorter runs with more time to see if you can do it on time. Once you do, they give you longer runs etc. It is all about making your deliveries on time and keeping your driver manager informed. If you aren't runing miles, you probably need to change something about you.

As Far as  being asked to run over hours: They have electronic logs; you can't run over hours, the system won't let you.

And all the stuff I hear from people who were sent home from school, ridiculous.

 #1 If you lie about your criminal history, they will find out and send you packing. No excuses. Don't lie about anything when you apply, if you don't qualify because of your past, it is not their fault.

#2 Driving a truck does take some skill. They will go to great lengths to teach you, but some people just can't do it, it happens.

I would not hesitate to go to Central for training. They are a good company.

scottfree
Joined: 12/15/2012
Location: hemet, CA
Posts: 3

  

RE:Central Refrigerated Services, Inc.
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:28:17 AM

  

Ya me too I had a similar experience with them but now I am in litigation for a false DAC they provided. I went threw their school and I must say 1:45 is not enough drive time and I got stuck with a crazy man as a trainer. Mike should be in jail! Oh well I`m in a way better place But tell everyone you know not to drive for Central Refrigerated



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