McElroy Truck Lines

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Reformed Squid's Comment
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You had the best trainer hands down you will do fine frank, but good luck anyways lol

SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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Well guys at Cuba for my final week . Let's see how this goes?

Enjoy it. Bruce is an awesome guy. If you don't know something ask. On the backing range, do as many get out and look as you need. Make it a habit now and you will do it everyday in the real world.

Larry B. 's Comment
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Do you know if McElroy hires from central Missouri?

SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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I'm not sure, but will check. I know we have guys running out of wheatfield, IN and Nashville, Arkansas.

Frank R.'s Comment
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Well guys end of the road for me. I didn't pass my driving test was told I'm to aggressive driving something I guess I picked up driving in the oil field. But in all in was a good learning experience. I think McElroy is a great company to work for maybe ill be back. Thanks to my trainers I'm a lot better of a driver just need to learn to slow down. I wish all you safe driving down the road.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well guys end of the road for me. I didn't pass my driving test was told I'm to aggressive driving something I guess I picked up driving in the oil field. But in all in was a good learning experience. I think McElroy is a great company to work for maybe ill be back. Thanks to my trainers I'm a lot better of a driver just need to learn to slow down. I wish all you safe driving down the road.

Hey, that's a bummer but certainly not a brick wall! Get more applications out there and get rolling with a different company. Don't let a little bump in the road like that slow you down. There's a million companies out there that will give you a shot. Just keep movin' forward.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Well it's been about 5 weeks solo and I've enjoyed it all. Had a few truck issues the first couple weeks and got moved to a 2015 model and it's been all good since then. Learning a lot on the go also. I'm glad I chose to go with McElroy. I know it's just been a short period but they've been good so far. My dad has been sick and not doing very well. Last week I got the call and we had to put him on Hospice Care so when I got the call that I needed to be there I made 1 call to my fm and within 10 minutes he had me routed home the next morning. Dad passed away a couple days later and the company was great in handling my time off. The way they handled it made a big impression on me. So how's everybody doing? Red beard, I hear you been making friends with some highway patrol.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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Well it's been about 5 weeks solo and I've enjoyed it all. Had a few truck issues the first couple weeks and got moved to a 2015 model and it's been all good since then. Learning a lot on the go also. I'm glad I chose to go with McElroy. I know it's just been a short period but they've been good so far. My dad has been sick and not doing very well. Last week I got the call and we had to put him on Hospice Care so when I got the call that I needed to be there I made 1 call to my fm and within 10 minutes he had me routed home the next morning. Dad passed away a couple days later and the company was great in handling my time off. The way they handled it made a big impression on me. So how's everybody doing? Red beard, I hear you been making friends with some highway patrol.

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family. MTL is family oriented and I'm not surprised they routed you home so quickly. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying it and you are learning a lot. You will continue to learn something new everyday, a better route to a shipper or consignee , or a more time efficient way to secure a load.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RedBeard's Comment
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Man i am extremely sorry about your father. I am glad they routed you in for that and you got to be with him.

Thats cool that you got a 2015 but sucks you had to pay for it with truck problems and good that mcelroy is working out for you. I am loving it getting ok miles not the most but enough to pay the bills. I had a couple of truck issues but they fixed themso its all good now.

Wow did docrob tell you what i did? That was most definitely the truckers walk of shame so embarassing.

RedBeard's Comment
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I am glad to see that this thread is thriving. When I first posted it there was not much to find about McElroy. I think it is a great company that has really grown recently. Please keep the updates coming! Thanks!!!

yea holy crap i had no idea this thread has over a 100 post it really has taken off.

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