McElroy Truck Lines

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RedBeard's Comment
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Hey red beard looks like we might get to meet up I should be in Cuba on Monday, they are giving me a new truck. I have swapped 4 times. That is not normal by the way almost everyone I talked to has their first truck for roughly 6 mos. I just have that cloud above me. Lol. But I'm heading out tomorrow bound for Huntsville then down to Cuba. Hope we can meet up while I'm there. Send me a pm with your name and info so we can.

I have finished 6 weeks and aside from swapping trucks so many times it's been great. From my trainer to my FM even Bruce Moore who does final week and was on vacation for our class they have all been there for me and helped to get me into this new truck. I have felt really bad for calling so much with discrepancies, but they have been nothing but supportive and it helps that I have run very hard for the company. As matter of fact just Monday I ran 648 miles with a regin load securement and took a shower lol. If you keep the door shut and bust your butt this company will take great care of you.

dude that will be awesome ill be doing back up drills so hopefully we can meet up i sent you a pm hope it works mine dont work. Yea that is what a lot of people said keep your door shut and keep moving and everything will be great. Well hopefully see you tommorrow.

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.
Reformed Squid's Comment
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I didn't get the pm. If you can just ask Bruce Moore for my number. I should be down that way around 6 this evening if all works out with my load today. Just tell him it's josh r and he is a Texas driver coming to pick his new truck up and you have been talking to me on this forum. It shouldn't be a problem

RedBeard's Comment
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Dude sorry i missed you today i was asking around for you but didnt ask bruce. Also i dont have a smart phone so i didnt see this until i got back to hotel. Ill talk to bruce tommorrow and try to get your number. Besides not sure they would have let me talk much we have been really busy they are throwing a lot at us this week with our road evlauation(loaded trailer) today and back up manuvers tommorrow not to mention trip planning and cbts hell you know the drill.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Parrothead66's Comment
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How's week 2 been treating you....

RedBeard's Comment
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Been great, hard, but good doin lots of coupling/uncoupling, backing, tons of trip plans, and some trapping and sceuring. They said my trainer will teach me a lot more when i am with him. I did meet up with squid great guy got his number and already talk to him about somethings i was worried about. He said you and him swaped numbers thats great he is really helpful and will answer any of our questions hell me and him talked for around 30 mins the other day. I will try and keep you updated on here but being honest next 4 weeks will be rough so may not be able to do a whole lot on here.

Parrothead66's Comment
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I understand that man...I'm headed to Ennis on Sunday night...by the way, first weeks road test is empty trailer no bobtail right & do they want you to down shift through all the gears or can you just break to slow down to either 4th or skip some to 4th...Do they tell you what they're looking for before take off

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Mike S.'s Comment
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What is their agility test like? I'm a small guy and not sure I'll be able to lift the tarps

Parrothead66's Comment
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What is their agility test like? I'm a small guy and not sure I'll be able to lift the tarps

Welcome to the site Mike...Check out page 4 of this thread and he covers the whole first week of their orientation including the agility test...Dont know your job plans but I've talked to a few guys from McElroy and they really seem to be a good company with some good guys working for them...Good luck man

Cody B.'s Comment
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What is their agility test like? I'm a small guy and not sure I'll be able to lift the tarps

You'll be fine hey aren't as heavy as it seems, it's like lifting anything else you just need the proper technique. And they will show you the technique

RedBeard's Comment
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What is their agility test like? I'm a small guy and not sure I'll be able to lift the tarps

yea welcome to the site. So how small are you? Just to give you a heads up about a tarp just cause your small dont mean anything i had a guy in my class who weighed 122 i had a hundred lbs on the guy it was kinda easy for me and tough for him but he did it and did it twice so anybody can pick it up as long as they do it the right way and give it all they got.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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