Are we old Vitran guys to hard on CT?

Discussion in 'Central Transport/Vitran' started by Buggybruiser, May 31, 2014.

  1. Buggybruiser

    Buggybruiser Active Member

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    I was just wondering if we were to hard on CT. I'll be the first to admit when they took us over I was like (WTF!).But then again It was a relief I did'nt have to go on unemployment. True enough their reputation has'nt been the greatest in the industry, some pretty crappy equipment, no direct deposit, some of the old barns that look like "old barns", and so forth (just my opinion). But if you really think about our dear sweet Vitran was no
    "Homecoming Queen" either. I recall a time when I first got into trucking some 26 years ago, CT was one of a few good trucking jobs out there, along side ABF, Roadway, CF (remember them) , and Yellow. I dont know what happened in those 26 years but I got a crazy feeling that with some spit and elbow grease this old place could buff out pretty nice once again (among a few other things) but hey you gotta start somewhere.
    I do know one thing, I go to work everyday with some of the best men and women in the industry, and yeah some have their issues with the company, but for the most part they are hard working, family oriented people who don't have a problem helping you out with that pallet you turned over, or just chase you down to say good morning.

    Gives us your honest opinion.
     
  2. nophix

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    Some are, some aren't. Since the buyout I've seen some guys complain no matter how much they were given, and some guys got hosed without a doubt.

    I also saw one CT guy get completely shafted and walk out.

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  3. TransportationNeverRests

    TransportationNeverRests New Member

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    I've been with Quast, Vitran, and now CT.
    The "good ole days" are behind us.
    It's what we make of what is ahead of us is what matters.
    Besides, as long as the checks keep clearing
    And the food is on the table for the family, life's good!!!
     
  4. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    You can't knock a man for staying there and making the best of it.......We all are just trying to make a living. I just wanted more than CT had to offer. At Saia we have great insurance and good pay in a pleasant working environment.........Nothing is perfect..........But Saia is about as close as you can get in the LTL business. I wish only the best to the men that stayed.......But on a personal level I couldn't stay with what CT brought to the table....I simply wanted more. No harm...No foul.
     
  5. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

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    just calling it as it is, it's a place to work when you're starting out in trucking or need a job quick until another one comes along.
     
  6. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    How about we call time of death on this thread. It was still born anyway.
     
  7. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I could close it........but it doesn't meet the criterion. Besides everyone would think I was catering to one of my favorite reincarnated posters.
     
  8. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    I was just being snarky. . . nobody, ever, (in my opinion) is too hard on CT.
     
  9. cityslug

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    a turd is a turd if you have to work at CT no one else will probablly hire you good luck
     
  10. lambofgod

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    some of the senior drivers choose to stay. They are at top pay with little freight to deliver or pick up; so why go anywhere else and have to work?! ;)
     
  11. fudgie

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    One word...... PRIDE
     
  12. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    in what, equipment a container hauler wouldn't drive, substandard insurance crappy wages? Tell me exactly why anyone would have pride in a bottom feeder company like CT
     
  13. had enough

    had enough pErSoN oF iNtErEsT

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    C.T. Is a turd in the LTL punch bowl. No wonder their trucks are piss yellow.
     
  14. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I know that is sarcasm.....keep it up.
     
  15. fudgie

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    I meant they would go anywhere else and work because they have pride in themselves, not pride in CT, I don't think anyone can have that.
     
  16. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Thanks fudgie for setting the record straight. Most of the Ole timers kinda knew what you were sayin.....
     
  17. fudgie

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    No problem...I'd hate to have anything I said misunderstood.
     
  18. Jeepstr723

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    Say fudgie, did you hear that a former Pjax legacy driver that went to work for a local T/L carrier making crap wages is coming back to LTL with Estes. I may have to sell him back one of his pallet jacks. I gave mine to the person you had yours earmarked for. I now use yours and a narrow one of his from time to time. I have a spare full size at home slightly bent when I loaned it out to another former Vitran driver. Just kinda been collecting them.
     
  19. fudgie

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    is that the same one who took over my route when I took the 5am dock/drive position?
     
  20. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    I'm not trying to be a smartass but why do drivers have to buy pallet jacks? isn't that supposed to be company equipment?
     

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