McElroy Truck Lines

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B Y 's Comment
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A recruiter came to my school back in March and after hearing him speak they were high on my list. I ended up going with Maverick for the simple fact that they offer GIBill/OJT benefits and were equally professional when I spoke to them. If you're not concerned with GI Bill benefits they will most likely be a good company to work for. Someone said they thought they were or would soon be an all automatic fleet but I think that is not correct. IIRC they are all 10 speeds.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Yeah I don't know of any automatics that we have in the fleet. Not say there isn't any but none that I've seen.

Harry the hat's Comment
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On my way to pleasant Hill nc for orientation today. Butterfly stomach is to say the least

Parrothead66's Comment
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Welcome aboard. It's not that bad, think about safety with everything you do.

On my way to pleasant Hill nc for orientation today. Butterfly stomach is to say the least

Harry the hat's Comment
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I'm going to make you jealous. The traffic actually helped me on the way down here so looks like I might be the last one here. The other guy that was supposed to show up hasn't shown up yet so I might actually have a room all to myself. The long ride home to my nerves a little bit too and after reading everything on all 22 pages so far on my phone I think I'm ready. Wish me luck and I'll try to keep us all updated. Remember my stuff is only for daily out of Hagerstown so I can't really tell you much about the over-the-road stuff

Harry the hat's Comment
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So yesterday was paperwork all day, pee test, hair test (I now have a bald right leg), and handing out manual and fmcsr book. Today was physicals and agility test. Took forever, but we all had questions that Brent the trainer never really answered. We've heard people get sent home for physicals, but what about the agility? I completed all tasks, though my heart rate was up. I think I did good, but a few others were definitely scared. Anyone know?

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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Some folks have failed the agility portion but as far as I know they are made aware of it that day. Good luck with the rest of your training.

Harry the hat's Comment
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Well, I'm home now from the two weeks training. Will start my 4 weeks with the trainer here at the hagerstown Lowe's terminal. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Very laid back, informative, fun. I excelled in some areas like map routing information. We left with the full class of 7 we stated with.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Thomas (Knot Head)'s Comment
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As of right now I am going to Pleasant Hill, NC on August 1st to start my orientation with McElroy. I might graduate sooner from trucking school and if I do then I might try to move it up to July 25th. Super excited but nervous as hell at the same time.

Airborne's Comment
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Nope. No reason no one is working for them. Could be they are much small than other flatbed companies and people are picking the large more well known companies.

I don't think they would have anything to do with me cause there are times I talk like a sailor tbh, lol

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