McElroy Truck Lines

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MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Are the trucks automatic

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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I believe that they are manual.

Parrothead66's Comment
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10 speeds no automatic

Mike S.'s Comment
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Been awhile since I was on here so I figured I'd stop and let everyone know how things were going so far. I'll be honest , the money isn't what I thought it would be. 800 one week 450 the next. Average miles around 1400 to 1900. Not as many minimum pay loads as I was told in orientation. Starting out I never waited for a load. Now I wait quite a bit at places. Still not too bad. NO detention pay until after 24 hours and then it's 16 an hour. Very hard to get a anything pre-planned so you dont know how to run your time to your benifit. Please keep in mind I'm NOT complaining! I'm glad to be employed and at least paying my bills. But these are things I've encountered that COULD be better. I've been through 3 trucks ( None would idle longer than 45 minutes ) 3 dispatchers ( 2 had never been a dispatcher before and never been in the trucking industry ) and still can't seem to get anyone to answer a question without being transferred to 2 other people and eventually getting a call back. With all that being said ......... The insurance is around 50 a week for my daughter and me. That does include dental. Not bad at all. They do not hound you with calls and messages as long as you do your part in getting loads to and from on time. Even though they don't have the answers when called , they are still very polite. Weekends well.... some good some bad. Really depends on where you next load picks up or delivers. You could be home Friday by lunch and leave Monday. Or you could get home Friday at 11 pm and have to leave Sunday at 6am or sooner. That's where the no pre-plan stuff starts to get very frustrating when making plans for the weekend. All in all I can see where you can make money here if everyone was on the same page. But as it stands it's VERY inconsistent pay to say the least. I would definitely suggest coming here if you are good at letting stuff roll off your back or you need to get experience. They are big on safety and other companies admire their safety policy. Remember this is just my account for my time here so far. I can deal with everything I've posted ( I'm still here ) and keep trucking. Just wanted to put some things out there for people who may not have an " understanding " attitude when looking for a company. Yall have a great day!

Dispatcher:

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.

Dm:

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.
Harry the hat's Comment
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Thanks for the update Mike. I talked with their recruiter, Cindy today and she was very helpful. I'm still in school, you can see my thread for Cdscdltraining.com in the diaries, but I'm really hoping to land a local job with them.

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.
Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Hey Parrothead or any of the other McElroy guys, we have one somewhat negative review, how has it been going for y'all at McElroy? I'd really like to know, because even though I am leaning towards TMC they are still on my list, thanks :)

Bucket's Comment
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Uriah, you still planning on attending Central Tech the 18th? I'm scheduled for the fourth.

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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No, unfortunately I had to move my date out to June 15.

Uriah, you still planning on attending Central Tech the 18th? I'm scheduled for the fourth.

Michael C.'s Comment
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They came out to the CDL school the other day and said that we could make 1200 to 1400 a week if we worked for them. had a feeling he was blowing smoke.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Parrothead66's Comment
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Man I've never had a ck that low. Few during winter time that got Down to 8-850 gross but they were spread out. Mostly run 850-1000 with some just a little over. Last week was over 1300, around 1350 or so. Just talked to a few guys out of Georgia & NC a couple weeks ago and the said they been running 700 up to 1000 take home??

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