Profile For Sam IV

Sam IV's Info

  • Location:
    Washington Court House, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 1 month ago

Sam IV's Bio

Local flatbed driver for McElroy truck lines. Been here working since July 2017

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Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Home Run INC orientation

Hello, I am a graduate from a local college. So I have no experience driving cmv's. I started orientation on may 23rd and ended on may 26th( so orientation was four days long). So first day we filled out paperwork. Then started a long quest on video watching. Mostly three days of video's. We went to local shipper (lowes) and watch their operations. Did a road test on the third day. The fourth day we did more paperwork and going over rules of company. They have $500 orientation and sign on bonus. Stay on bonus and also referral bonus ($3200). This is a flatbed company and a very small town feel company. As of right now I love the decision I made coming here. In 6 months I am able to transfer to local board. I will try to update on my progress with company and trainer. Happy hauling everbody.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Newbie and CB Radio

Hello, fellows I am starting with a trainer monday. I will be with him for a month minimum. After that I will be assigned my truck. Well I need a cb radio to communicate with shippers. What would be a great starter one for me. Would like to have one with weather channel. Thanks again everybody.

SAM IV

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Home Run INC

Hello, I am starting Home Run trucking on Monday May 23rd. I haven't seen any info on this company out of Xenia Ohio. So I am going to give updates on how my experience is with Home Run. U can't wait to start with them. My terminal is only 30 Mile's from my house. Where I live is going to have loads so I might get 10 hour break at home and off every weekend. Thanks for reading and I hope you will enjoy my posts about training experiences.

Thanks, Sam

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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CDL Holder Now

Hello, Truckers I decided to attend Southern State Community College Truck Driving Academy. After four long weeks of working weekend and attending school during the week I finally got my CDL. I passed the Pre-trip and skill test on first try. I failed my road test because I hit a curb on a tight turn on off ramp and had curbs on both sides. On the second try I passed with only 6 points. I am very happy with my results and ready for my new career. Glad to get out of warehousing work. I have a interview with Home Run INC tomorrow. Its a flatbed company and only 30 minutes from my house. I really enjoyed the school I went to and the instructors were awesome.

Thanks, Sam Wilson

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Stay on bonus?

Hello, I am wondering what's your opinion on stay on bonus. I am looking at Maverick and Home Run trucking. Home run offers stay on bonus, WOULD THIS be a red flag saying they can't keep employees or a bad company to work for. If anybody know about home run feel free to inform me thanks.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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CDL School Bound

Hello truckers, I been debating between company sponsored training and trucking school. I really wanting flatbed vs other ones. So after a month of deciding, I am attending a community college here locally (25 miles). I was going to attending Millis school, but I really want to do flatbed so I am not sitting in truck all the time. After schooling I am looking at Maverick, TMC, McElroy Truck Lines, or Western Express. I will be attending Southern State Community College in Wilmington Ohio. 160 hours of training. I was wondering if anybody on here went to SSCC truck driving academy. I start March 21st in a four weeks accelerated program so hopefully I will be driving by May. Today I go to DOT physical and drug testing. It's only two weeks from Monday I can't wait. Thanks truckers for listening/reading hoping to share my experiences with SSCC on here. Thanks, Sam the 4th

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Cost of living at trucking school

Hello, everybody I am trying to get my finances in order so I can attend trucking school. I will be attending Millis Training institute first part of April in the Ohio location. So my question is, How much living expenses do I need for the whole training. I won't need it on the weekends only weekdays. I live 1 1/2 hours from the school. Going to stay at motel during the week to save on gas. Has anybody went to the Millis in Ohio? Did you like it or not.

Thanks Everybody, Sam IV

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Questions about regional

Sam IV, usually most regional jobs are also considered as OTR. If you are moving in and out of four or five states on a regional job it will be considered as OTR experience.

Thanks I just wanted to clerfy that.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Pepsi

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Please keep us updated if you could. I am in school currently and considering Pepsi or Coke. I understand the pay isn't too much to start however. Do you know what you'll be making?

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Hello everybody, I had my first interview with Pepsi on Tuesday. I think it went well and after the information they gave me I am going to Millis in the first part of April. It is a Union and the starting fee is $125 plus 10% of your wages, $45,000 to $55000 per year. The position I went for was Relief driver full time. Well in the job description it says they will take cdl permit but when I went to interview they are only hiring for cdl holders no cdl permits. I only have a cdl permit. For the relief driver position, you would have 5 different job functions. The start time for the 5 different jobs is between 2 am to 6:30 am. They ask me what I want at Pepsi and I told them I want to became a regular driver(not relief) eventually. They kind of chuckled and said you will be waiting a while because everybody has 10 years or more getting into that kind of jobs.

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Forgot to mention that also....PEPSI IS A UNION JOB. Good luck getting promotions. My friend worked there and all the old guys were in positions with no intention on leaving. 45K-55K a year is a lie trust me. You'll barely see 2K every two weeks.

I wouldn't mind the work because I do it everyday at my Walmart warehouse. But the whole thing sounds fishy I don't know how people work for this company.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Questions about regional

I had a question about regional driving. Does companies consider regional as Over the road? I was wondering because I was thinking about driving for Wal-mart after I get my three years expereice as Over the Road driver. This job that I want is dedicated routes. The warehouse is in the same town where I live.

Thanks , Sam IV

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