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May Trucking Review

May Trucking Company began in Payette, Idaho in 1945 hauling sacks of cement to construction sites. Today, May Trucking Company is headquartered out of Salem, OR with a fleet of more than 900 tractors, providing transportation services for refrigerated and dry products throughout the United States.

May Trucking Company

Comparing May Trucking To Other Companies

May Trucking

Terminal Locations

The company has operating centers located in:

  • Salem, Oregon (HQ)
  • Layton, Utah
  • Payette, Idaho
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Phoenix, Arizona

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications to become a driver with May Trucking are as follows:

  • Have recent verifiable driving experience or completion of a qualified truck driving school
  • Have a valid class "A" CDL
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass a DOT physical, or provide your own that has been completed in last six months
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Have a stable and verifiable work history
  • Have an acceptable driving record
  • No DWI/DUI convictions in the last five years
  • No drug convictions in the last five years
  • No felony convictions in the last five years
  • No reckless driving convictions in the last 5 years

Hiring Area

May Trucking hires from the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Operating Area

The Dryvan division operates in 11 western states while the Refrigerated division operates longer routes throughout the contiguous 48 states. Drivers are able to choose their own division.

Company Training Duration

The training duration depends entirely on you and your individual circumstances as training programs are custom built for each trainee. As a general rule, nobody is allowed to drive solo for a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks, but training can last much longer than that as well. Much discretion is given to individual trainers.

Forced To Team After Training?

No, drivers are not forced to team after training. In addition, training is always done with your trainer in the passenger seat. Training is not done in a team operated truck.

Type Of Freight

May Trucking Company operates both dry van and temperature controlled freight.

Pay

During training, drivers will earn a base salary of $420 per week. After training, drivers will earn 30 cents per mile with a raise to 31 cents per mile after 6 months. At 12 months, you will receive another raise to 35 cents per mile with a ½ cent raise every six months thereafter.

Benefits

MTC offers all Company Drivers the ability to participate in a comprehensive affordable medical, dental, life, and prescription insurance plan, 90 days after hire. In addition retirement (401k) participation is offered with a company match after 6 months of employment.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is offered paid out at $100 per month.

Hometime Policy

Generally, you receive one day off for each week out with a minimum of 2 weeks out at a time. The dry van division is considered to be more hometime friendly than the refrigerated division.

Rider And Pet Policy

May Trucking Company's rider policy allows you to take a rider for a specified period of time and you are eligible to take on a rider as soon as you solo out.

Pets are not allowed on any company equipment.

Team Opportunities

Team freight is available mostly in the refrigerated division. May will match you up with another team driver if you do not have someone to team with.

Canada Border Crossing Policy

May Trucking does not operate in Canada.

New York City Dispatch

May Trucking does have the occasional load into NYC in the refrigerated division, but it is not forced dispatched.

Hazardous Materials

You are not required to have a hazardous materials endorsement.

Drop And Hook

Approximately 70% of freight is drop and hook, mostly in the dry van division.

Forced Dispatch

Drivers are not forced dispatched.

May Trucking

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

While local positions are rare, a wide range of regional and dedicated positions are available. Depending on your home location, you may become available for a regional or dedicated account within your first year.

Average Age Of Equipment

Average age of a truck is 24 months old.

Transmission Type

Most trucks are 10 speed manual Eaton Fuller transmissions.

Speed Of Trucks

Between 61 and 65mph.

APU / Idle Policy

Most trucks are not equipped with an APU. Idling is allowed during uncomfortable temperature ranges.

Electronic / Paper Logs

Electronic logs are being implemented.

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