McElroy Truck Lines

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Frank R.'s Comment
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Hi, Parrothead66 yeah Jay will be in this week with us. Jay came by and introduce himself to us he seem like an okay guy, If you can stop by it be nice to meet you.

Reformed Squid's Comment
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I should make it by the yard on Monday on my way back from pflugerville we can chat that brother.

RedBeard's Comment
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Wow its really good to see everyone is doin good and being safe out there sorry squid about your luck. Parrot your going to love bruce for final week are you going this week? Like you already got a truck number?

Sorry i know its been awhile but been busy and been using up all my time talking to family guys for class and dealling with some personal things here at home. But anyways i am solo now thanks to my great school, trainer, instructors, squid, and everyone else on here holy crap. i gotta leave out tommorrow to make my first drop. What a real eye opener it is when its just you in the truck it really brings you back down to earth. I was cloud nine cause of making it this far but soon had a reality check when i had to make some tight turns by myself like the setup by getting in the other lane also by being so worried about my trailer i over revved the engine. So all i can say is good luck to any rookies lord knows we need it.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Congrats RedBeard...I'll start CUBA this Sunday & I'll have truck 3301 as my assigned truck..Just unloaded for this morning so I'll check back in a bit..Be safe

Matthew C.'s Comment
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K guys it's me again I got my driving test in Tyler Texas on the 30th of June than I'm done with CTS and I'm approved for McElroy but also I got approved for TMC so now trying to firgure which one to go with but leaning more towards McElroy cause it is close to me and weekends off but just wanted to know if what are y'all bring home pay check ??and where are yall running??? thanks guys for all the info on here very helpful

RedBeard's Comment
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Well if your asking for us to tell you choose a company for you well sorry i cant do that cause i am not in your shoes or position, but i can tell you someone told me when i was in your position: he said pick what company suits you and your family best not what other people say or they want you to choose.

as for pay well you know we get paid .46 cents per mile so it depends on your miles if you run hard they will give you the miles if your kinda slow they wont throw alot at you it just depends on you. I hopefully will get 2000 miles this week which i say is good for my first week.

as for where we run it depends where you live, i live in middle tennessee so i mainly run the I 65 corridor through kentucky tennessee, and alabama also hwy 45 through mississippi but will branch out also but not a whole lot.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Out of Ennis we've be running in OK, AR, LA & of course TX but there's so many different cities to list and I've only run with a trainer and just 4 weeks...My guess is the pay is probably gonna be pretty close between the two companies....I can say that so far I don't have any complaints with McElroy. All the drivers I've met have seemed to be good guys and more than willing to help if needed. We do tarp just about all of our loads but in 4 weeks I've only had to get on the trailer about 2-3 times to actually roll out the tarp the rest have been tarpped when loaded and we just finish the bungees and straps. Also know a guy that was able to sleep at home 2 nights during the week last week because his runs had him dropping the next morning close enough he parked and had his wife pick him up. I ran 2 loads to Tyler that I could have done the same if I was in my own truck.

Matthew C.'s Comment
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Thanks guys for y'all's info been very helpful. Does McElroy let yall idle ? And do they want yall double clutch or floating?? Got my orientation setup for the 13 on July very excited with my choice did a lot of research to make my choice but I think I pick the right one let me know any little stuff they look at if ya don't mind thanks guys

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Hey Matthew welcome aboard...On my way to Cuba now...They don't care if you float or double...4th gear for turns...Look up the Smith System for Driving...Think safety....Have all your stuff for class (they'll send you a list) and be on time...

Matthew C.'s Comment
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Hey Matthew welcome aboard...On my way to Cuba now...They don't care if you float or double...4th gear for turns...Look up the Smith System for Driving...Think safety....Have all your stuff for class (they'll send you a list) and be on time...

Thanks parrot head for the heads up just did my driving test today made a 98 so I proud of that now just taking the next step which is orientation for McElroy in Ennis so just getting ready for that and in the mean time work on getting the hazmat just in case. I don't have orientation until July 13th but thanks guys for all the info we may ran into one another one day. Let me know how your week in Cuba goes. Good luck out there guys

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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