Profile For Parrothead66

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  • Location:
    Tyler, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

Parrothead66's Bio

Father of two & married to the greatest woman I know

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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We passed!!!

Congratulations to both of you. A lot of the companies are very similar. Just talk out what things are most important for y’all and look for the one that you think matches up the best.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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HOS Trying to get home

Oh that’s all we can do. My favorite time is when ya check in and they say, “You’re not in a hurry are you?” Well, as a matter of fact I AM. Haha

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Still learning!

I’ve only been doing this for five years but I’m still learning something nearly every day. Good luck have a safe weekend.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Saying goodbye to Prime.

Congratulations Turtle. I am looking forward to your future reviews and Updates of your life and my Walmart. I live about 35 to 40 miles away from at Walmart DC in East Texas. I’ve often thought about trying to hook up with them. Although I really do like my current gig with JB Hunt hauling tires for Goodyear. The majority of our stops or Walmart and Sam’s.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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HOS Trying to get home

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HOS Trying to get home

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HOS Trying to get home

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When you trying to get home on Friday and all the little things go wrong. My last three Walmarts, one there’s a bread truck parked in the corner as you try to go around the building blocking the way and of course I’m behind the building with tight corners so no backing out. Next one there’s a truck ahead of me loading used tires and I’m guessing he’s paid by the hour because he was in no hurry at all And the last stop with 140 tires only has one guy to receive them and he hast to catch up outside and walk them inside the store. Then of course when you get all mad 30 there’s a wreck and construction coming out a little rock. I think I’ve got five minutes to spare though I’ll use them all.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Failed my backing...is this the end?

With all that said, I was under the impression that if you didn’t pass testing then you weren’t under the contract....I could be wrong

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Putting it all out there..

Nothing to be embarrassed about. Don’t let it stop you or even slow you down. There’s a company or companies out there that would be glad to hire you as long as you’re willing to work hard and produce.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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My Time With Schneider Is Coming To An End Tomorrow

Changes can be stressful but worth it. I recently switched companies and from flatbed to dry van. Wish now I’d done it sooner. I really like my new situation. Good luck

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Putting trucking on hold for now

Man you might find that quite a few drivers are married to nurses. My wife is a RN. She’s actually gotten into the teaching side of it over the last couple years.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Does anyone work for McElroy on here

As far as paying your own way through a school that’s not on their list. You would have to ask the recruiter if they will hire from that school and if they will pay the reimbursement. If you live in Austin I think Houston would be the nearest school to you. And you would have the option there of paying for it out of pocket and being reimbursed or them paying for it and you signing a work agreement.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Does anyone work for McElroy on here

If you go to a school that they are contracted with and sign the agreement to work for them then they pay for the school. There’s other schools that they will hire from and you pay your own tuition and then they will reimburse you.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Does anyone work for McElroy on here

Former Mcelroy driver

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Community college as a means of getting my cdl?

If they’re contracted with Mcelroy then the company pays for the school. You sign a contract to work for them for the agreed amount of time. There’s no reimbursement because you’re not out any cash.

Parrothead66 so the college is Austin Community College and I believe McElroy have a contract with them after I complete schooling and then I can get tuition reimbursement from them. Is that correct? Only thing is I might have to pay for the schooling cost upfront to begin with.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Passed my test yesterday

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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TMC transportation

I have a friend that worked for them for 2 1/2 years and he had nothing bad to ever say about it. He said the money was good but he didn’t go through their training per say. He had a little over a year experience when he signed on. They run like a lot of the flatbed companies. You can be home every weekend but they give you an option to stay out longer if you want to. They do run a larger area than Mcelroy so you may or may not have a longer ride home on Friday.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Community college as a means of getting my cdl?

Yes Mcelroy has contracted with them. They pay for your school and you sign on to work for them upon graduation. You will get your CDL and then go to Mcelroy for orientation and 4-6 weeks on-the-job training. They don’t run as a team during training so the entire time you’re on a trainer truck he’s sitting up front teaching (some better than others). As your training progresses he does less so towards the last couple weeks he’s basically just sitting and watching but there if needed. Carl Negley is the school owner. He’s been in the industry for a long time and had the school for many years. It’s an accredited school 240 hrs. Try to get with Marcus or Richard as your instructor.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Tuition reimbursement

Joel if you don’t mind doing a contract with McElroy they have a CDL Sponsorship program with a few schools in Texas. Not sure what part of Texas you’re in but I know they use Tyler Jr College/Career Trucking Academy. It’s where I went (before they offered this program).

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

You probably know already but TMC and Mcelroy offer tuition reimbursement if it’s your first job. I believe that’s the requirement.

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