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John M.'s Comment
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I dig those red trucks. Got a brand new Cascadia myself. The engine brakes are amazing. No brakes needed on any grades I've been on.

So jelly...


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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No need to be jelly. Most mid to large carriers these days have new trucks. Who do you drive for?

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Hey parrothead how do you like McElroy? I'm extremely interested in working for then after school in January. Was wondering about detention and breakdown pay. I know that the tarp pay is included in the CPM whis is .48 from what I understand, this is really good for rookies drivers. How are the driver trainers there? Or if anyone else from mcekroy is reading this also i appreciate any info about the company.

Oh and how many of your loads are pretarped? I'm asking because I was curious about liability. I wouldn't feel too comfortable having my load prestrapped and tarped. I mean what if something came loose??


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

C T.'s Comment
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I don't work for McElroy but we also have preloaded trailers in places. Typically a trailer is preloaded and may have a strap or 2 already on so it can be moved safely. We usually finish up the tarp and the straps before leaving. It's not often that you just pick up a trailer and take off.

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