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C T.'s Comment
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Maverick

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...

HOS:

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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?

NeeklODN's Comment
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Yo!!

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??

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

OOS:

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.

Parrothead66's Comment
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We haul a lot for Lowe’s and those are pre tarped with maybe a few belly straps but for the most part you tarp your loads. A lot of places have trap machines so there’s just a few that you actually have to climb on top of the load to tarp. As C.T. said they may have a few straps on sometimes so you can move the trailer around but you strap your load because you’re responsible for it. My personal opinion is that we have some really good people training. With that said you always get folks that their personalities just don’t match up but they try to match folks up as best as they can. I don’t know any trainer that as long as the trainee is willing to work hard, shows initiative and wants to learn will have a problem working with them. I’ve never had to use detention pay. Breakdown pay is $150/day for any day you’re down and unable to make a delivery. In 2 1/2 years I’ve only had to collect that 3 days.

Yo!!

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??

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

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.

Parrothead66's Comment
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That’s definitely an upgrade on the new International also. The engine brake seems like it’s 10x better than my old truck.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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