Profile For Randall C.

Randall C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Tucker, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 1 week ago

Randall C.'s Bio

Gay man interested in a truck driving career

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

Every one who has thus far responded indicated they do not care...I get that. I did not judge the company. Just wanted to know if they were the loving type or the hateful judgemental type. The remainder of your advice and comments are very helpful. It certainly feels like I poked the bear though. lol. Passed my state exam yesterday and tomorrow a Werner driver is taking me to their terminal and giving me the unofficial tour. Thanks for responding.

You don't want to be judged or discriminated against, but that's exactly what you're doing to McElroy. Christian values include love, kindness and acceptance. Sure, there are some Christians that are hateful but that's true for any group. The only thing your trucking company cares about is doing your job safely, and being on time. You may receive some comments or dirty looks from other drivers or shippers/receivers but that happens in every aspect of life. If you want to make it a big deal, it will be. I don't frequent truck stops or rest areas too much, but talking (if any) is usually minimal and is typically about the weather or traffic. We're all out there doing a job, just counting down the time til we get back home to our loved ones.

Terminal or drop lot nearby should be a nonfactor. There are many possibilities of parking your truck elsewhere while you're at home if you can't take it home. However, there are some companies that I can't recall off the top of my head that require your truck be at the terminal when you go home.

Seriously, we do not care what someone's gender identity or sexual preference is. Just focus on getting hired to any large carrier and things should work out just fine. It's a tough time for new drivers to get hired. No reason to make it even harder on yourself. If you go into this with an everybody's against me mentality you're going to be miserable. Trust us, it's only an issue if YOU make it one. Your first year is going to be tough adjusting to what being a truck driver is all about. It is for everyone. If you can make it through that, it'll get far easier. At nearly 6 years of driving most days I can't believe I get paid so well for what hardly feels like work.

Congrats on earning your CDL

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

Thank you Georgia Neighbor. No lectures, just facts which is what I was looking for.

This career is what you make of it for yourself. You will determine your own fate.

MCElroy is one of the top notch flatbed carriers. I’ve met several drivers over the years and they all without exception loved their job. That speaks volumes too me.

I’m assuming you are set on flatbed work. There are far fewer large flabed carriers than box companies. Some have flatbed fleets along with box’s. Prime is one. Roehl is another. My point is if your looking for a flatbed only company you are limiting your choices.

With this ecomony I would suggest applying everywhere through this site or driver pulse and see what offers you get. Things are tough right now and likely going to get tougher before it gets better. Land a job and excel at it and you should be fine.

Congrats on getting your CDL.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

Thanks Erin. I do appreciate your response. The anti discrimination statement is a great strategy. New drivers have less employment choices than experienced drivers. If a great company does not have a terminal or drop lot close to where I live, then that lessens my choices too. I was very impressed with the company and their training and it was that stupid values statement which was the impetus to posting my original question on here. In all likelyhood, I will take the advice from the posts and pass up the company or or put them last one on my list. But it still feels a little like a loss. Yesterday, I passed the last section on my state CDL-A examination, so the job search begins in earnest.

Be safe, and peace to you. Thanks again.

I would give the recruiter a call and ask for a copy of their anti-discrimination policy and have a read. My company is owned by a rich Mormon who is really ackward around me, I'm trans and that ain't no secret, but he's never said anything or done anything nasty and his company has the best anti-discrimination policy I've ever read, even better than some massive corporations like Amazon who tend to have strong policies.

I too am wary of these super openly "Christian" corporations, idk anything about McElroy specifically though and the best way to find out is ask em.

As far as trucking itself goes, most folx don't care who you are and what you do just don't do it in the fuel aisle lol.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

Let me try to clarify some. First, I am a Christian. My "Christian values" are welcome, love, respect and not judge those who have different faith traditions, beliefs, political ideologies, lifestyles and all the other ways of being which tend to separate us. And, based on your comments, it appears y'all share those with me. Thanks. However, some people's use of that term mean just the opposite. Second, I was not looking for advice or opinions about the industry. I was only asking about one particular company and anyone's personal experience with that specific company. Obviously I was not as specific as I could have been. And, my apologies for setting off any triggers. If I was an African American and did not notice any African Americans on their website or their videos, I would be asking the same question. If I was female and did not notice any females on their website or their videos, I would again, be asking the same question. And the same goes for taking family, friends, significant others or pets on your runs. If even one LGBTQ person responds they worked at McElroy and it was a great employer, then I would apply. If more than one LGBTQ driver says they or someone they knew had issues, then I would just pass and cross the company off my list. So far, my question remains unanswered.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Trucking Jobs Websites

This will be my final question for awhile. Bothered y'all enough today. Which websites have you used to find truck driving positions/employment?

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Terminals/No Terminals

Initially, I thought I needed to find a company with a terminal close to where I live. After reading some posts on here, it appears that is not the case. Can someone explain how I would get my tractor and or trailer if there are no terminals nearby. My county will not allow me to park the tractor on the street or in my driveway.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

I noticed on one of McElroy's website videos they espouse Christian values. Before I waste my time submitting an application, was wondering if they also espouse discriminatory values.

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