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Curtis W.'s Comment
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How soon can you have a rider with MTL

Parrothead66's Comment
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After 90 days and minimum 16 years old

How soon can you have a rider with MTL

Curtis W.'s Comment
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Thanks. I go to orientation Monday in pleasant hill and I'm going to take the wife on the road with me as soon as possible

Rooster's Comment
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I'll be headed to Ennis monday. Excited about working with McElroy.

Curtis W.'s Comment
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Me too 😃

I'll be headed to Ennis monday. Excited about working with McElroy.

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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I am hoping to get a job with McElroy if they will take me. So, I have a couple questions, what is their idling policy? (Sleeping without A/C in OK/TX is possible just not pleasant :P ) Do their trucks have APUs? Now for the big question: I am twenty-five, I have worked for my family farm as a farm hand and basically assistant manager since I was eighteen, I've never had any other job, would they consider that a good employment history? Would they take my Dad (my employer) as a reference?

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Curtis & Rooster welcome aboard. Jay will be the instructor in Ennis. If you see truck 5619 out in the yard give me a shout. Uriah, no apu's but they understand the heat so no problem idling. Some trucks have preset temp ranges that they'll shut off during the night if outside temp is in range but most will run all night and the temp is usually hot enough for the others to keep running. For winter they have bunk heaters that will keep it pretty toasty if not idling. The new 2017 trucks though are set to idle....no auto shut off and no bunk heaters. Your work history shouldn't be a problem I don't think. Do you have your CDL yet or working on it?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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That's great about the idling and my work history. smile.gif No I do not yet have my CDL , am studying for the written test right now, and getting ready for school. Right now, since I work for room and board and not money, funding school is an issue. I was pretty disappointed when i found out they didn't have their own school. Anyway, I'll manage, at least I can pay it off pretty quick. The school I am planning on going to is listed as one of the top five in the country for quality and it happens to not be the most expensive around dancing-banana.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Michael B.'s Comment
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We had a recruiter come by 2 weeks ago, did not have reimbursement, offered extra for recruiting and had two local trucks sitting for dedicated Lowes account.

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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On their website they said they do have reimbursement, so which is correct??confused.gif

We had a recruiter come by 2 weeks ago, did not have reimbursement, offered extra for recruiting and had two local trucks sitting for dedicated Lowes account Bennies not impressive

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