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Parrothead66's Comment
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Yeah Anchorman I hadn't seen much about them before either and it kind of worried me but they are a smaller co compared to some the others...if only having about 650 trucks can be considered small....but after talking to a few of their drivers I decided to go with them and haven't regretted it at all...Matthew so far they've been true to their word as far as I can tell...I'm still on training pay but from what I've seen/heard from my trainer everything is about right....he's been with them a year and also said his ck has never been shorted or wrong...you should also get tuition reimbursement if you paid outa pocket for school...we've been running up in OK, Arkansas and TX anywhere from DFW area to Abilene, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus and Louisiana....We had a few short runs so made 8-9 drops last week...if you work hard they'll keep you busy.....my trainer is about 150 miles from where I live but they also give you a choice of 1st available or non smoker and I wanted non smoker...All the trainers I've meet so far have seemed to be good guys..Send me a pm with your number and I'll give you a call tomorrow afternoon

Frank R.'s Comment
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Well just joined on this site and there is a lot of good information here. So I like to thank everyone who has shared information on McElroy Trucking. I was accepted to McElroy Trucking and will be at Orientation this Monday in Ennis, Texas. So does anyone have any info on what to expect at orientation?

Parrothead66's Comment
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Welcome Frank, check out page 4 of this post and it starts to cover orientation...Lot of paperwork to get started and then DOT physical, driving test empty trailer..just keep trailer awareness and turns in 4th gear...it's not bad...films & test like school but as long as your paying attention it's not that hard....keep safety in mind....learn tarp and straps...some backing exercises

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Reformed Squid's Comment
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For the north east Texas guys stand by to run a lot of the Nashville Ar. Dedicated runs. I spend most of my time flip flopping between Houston and Austin. The miles are pretty good if you don't have my bad luck as is the case here lately. The drivers are pretty stand up I have only come across 2 I don't care for. I like these gypsum loads too bc they are easy to secure and look really clean if done correctly. You can pm me your number as well I helped answer some of parrots questions and I also was able to meet up with him in his orientation as well as red beard too. Jay Sullins is your facilitator there in ennis he is a fair and honest man. He will work with you so long as you're humble. He has a strange sense of jumper that you have to kind of catch on to as well. Knock out your homework to and never be afraid to ask him or any of the drivers that stop by, and I should be by the yard tomorrow too I need to drop off a tire carcass so I will poke my head in and say hello.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Parrothead66's Comment
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Must be this heat Squid we threw a trailer tire today headed up to OK....If you go by the yard tomorrow Paul is covering for Jay this week for vacation.

Reformed Squid's Comment
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No it's just bad tires they were over 5 years old and other issues with air leaks and so forth

Parrothead66's Comment
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Good to see you today Squid...Heard anything from RedBeard lately?

Reformed Squid's Comment
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Last I heard he was doing real well. Likewise man, we must have knocked about 6 trucks today. It was really awesome for that to happen, I told my trainer about it and he said that's how it use to be a couple of years ago, he said hopefully I may have started it up again we will see I reckon. I will shoot red a text tomorrow and let you know.

Frank R.'s Comment
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It was nice to meet you Reformed Squid I wish I could have talk to you a lot more but everyone was there didn't want to ask you to many questions. Maybe Ill see this week again we got this week to go and then off to our trainers if we make pass the week. LOL

Parrothead66's Comment
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Hey Frank I should be through the yard sometime this week and if I get a chance I'll give you a hollar and introduce you to my trainer also. My last week before Cuba. Have a good weekend man. Doesn't Jay come back from vacation next week to teach orientation? He's a good dude also.

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