McElroy Truck Lines

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Harry the hat's Comment
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Just wanted to say I'm still here with McElroy, almost two years. Still day cab out of Hagerstown MD. I have to say that this company has been good so far. Just had a newborn, the insurance wasn't too bad, and they didn't rush me or the family to come back to work. Only thing I wish was they would pay more, as we are in the show part of the Lowe's season. I have looked on the other side of the fence, but I have to jump jobs for greener pastures when it's just good fertilizer they are feeding you lol.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Parrothead66's Comment
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We must have started about the same time. I hired on At the end on May in 2015. Running out of Ennis TX. They’ve always been good to me and being home every weekend is a big deal for me.

Deke's Comment
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Parrothead, do you do any training out of Cuba?

Parrothead66's Comment
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I run out of Ennis but here lately some of the Texas trainers have been getting guys from the Cuba classes because they’ve had more trainees than trainers available.

Allen S.'s Comment
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Hi everyone, looks like it's been a few months since anyone posted under this McElroy thread. After much deliberation during school, I decided on McElroy and I'm headed to Pleasant Hills NC to start orientation this coming Monday the 27th. Very excited and anxious. Any advice from anyone on the current training/etc at McElroy? Got my CDL yesterday. After 22 years in a corporate office staring at a computer, I took a voluntary early retirement offer at 51 yrs old, to pursue truck driving. I always dreamed of it and always thought I might like it, so I took the chance while the opportunity arose, rather than always regretting not. I can say that I was looking forward to Monday mornings all through school, couldn't wait to get back behind the wheel, I absolutely love driving the big rig. I hope that does not change when it's a "job". Whereas at my office job I was dreading Mondays for years...... Thanks for any advice and updates on their program/etc. I live near Reading PA so I imagine I'll be picking up loads for Lowes at Hagerstown MD alot.

Greg, I am considering McElroy also. I would be doing orientation at the Pleasant Hill terminal. Just wondering what your experience was like and if your still with them? Thanks.


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.


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.

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