ED Magedson – Founder
Central Refrigerated Service INC, Central Leasing INC5175 West 2100 South West Valley City, Utah United States of America
I attended the school then drove one of their trucks before becoming a Lease Operator. I can see where it's possible to earn a living with this company if you"re single and have no bills but would highly suggest a family man or woman to think twice about it.
Even if you fuel correctly and have the best talent they have to offer backing you up in the office there simply is no communication in between departments. Simply put, the vast majority of employees are careless clock punchers that care less how successful your business is regardless of how motivated and proactive you may be.
My dispatch person was not in the day I was in the west valley city terminal when I was delighted to close my eyes and soak up exactly what was going on while her replacement was on the phone in the so called "War Room". Well named because they are at war with their drivers I later determined.
During that moment there was the equipment manager holding his chin trying to make a decision company dependent on who to send out to an abandoned truck while spending the rest of the time on dog police duty in the tractor parking lot. There is no doubt that he will soon be president of this corporation.
The electronic logs make income difficult because when you have your hours planned for a load and then it was canceled 3 days prior to you arrival and the shipper never returned your calls and the office never informed you. Your 34 hour restart is blown.
Furthermore, the qualcomm systems they rent lease operators for just under $90/mo. were manufactured in 2001 and rarely store more that 15 messages. When your tractor enters the shop you are responsible for a whole slew of hidden charges not covered by warranty, and the mechanics are also clock punchers. Lastly, i'd like to point out that if you plan on leasing, it is possible to make it work if you have no other bills but if not, just work a year and run. It really is not worth the hassle that the incompetence and disrespect to the people who are giving up all to make their payroll.
They have a fresh classroom of victims every week. I could not locate any information to of if they are in fact federally subsidized for this truck driving school. Please post if you have. A previous poster submitted information on how to get out of the lease via a declaration of worker status posted above. I will let all on here know how that unfolds as I have just decided how important it is for me to earn a living and see my family on a regular basis. Take care everybody...
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