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Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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I am a trainer or as we call em a driver mentor. Week 1 is what a call a freebie week, we are learning each other and you are learning the rig. There is a lot of training on ld securement and practice of backing and driving. Week 2 we are going to key in on areas that need improvement floating backing etc. Week 3 you're making all the calls trip plan, load checks, and during this week you will do one load absolutely solo to get a feel of what it's like. Week 4 I am there bc I have to be lol but it's your show and I will teach you some of the cool stuff in the industry. I am getting ready to head north for a few months to make some extra money. If you have any questions feel free to ask. A bunch of good guys here. Best of luck.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Luther there are going to be some good weeks and some crappy weeks. A lot does depend on the region you will run also. There are some opportunities to run some dedicated accts for a little while 3-4 weeks and it pays extremely well. Like parrot said I am also going up to wheat field to train a new guy from the area in the next couple weeks. To be honest I am a rookie driver also and my avg gross has been 990. There have been weeks where I barely cleared the min pay of 600 gross and then weeks I have demolished it lol. Speed is the key the less time you are jacking with your load the more money you make plain and simple.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

Hey Luther I started as a regular ole Texas driver, then I was running 90% out of Nashville Ar. Just recently I was made a driver mentor been doing that almost a month now. I recommend running your area and getting experience on the road before running dedicated local. You have potential to make good money either way, but learn your truck and trailer along with its capabilities and limitations. When you run local you are exposed to much more traffic and tight turns, don't set yourself up for failure. Samdaman there are some pretty big corn fed fellers out here, like Samuel said we hardly ever get on the load. This is some hard work and you will lose weight doing this, but ultimately this decision is based on your will and determination if you want it bad enough you will make it happen.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

You had the best trainer hands down you will do fine frank, but good luck anyways lol

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

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

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

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.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

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

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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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.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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I have spent the better part of the last 2 weeks broke down with trailer issues. So not happy about that I have missed out on getting extra loads because of it and today they had to re-assign my load and I'm still waiting for this trailer to be fixed so I can get a new dispatch. I swear I have the worse luck! Lol

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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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

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