Any Drivers Have Experience With May Trucking?

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Justin D.'s Comment
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I'm two weeks from the end of school and having my Class A in hand. I've looked at a lot of companies and am now heavily leaning towards May Trucking out of Salem, OR (all but signed on the dotted line and agreed to go through orientation). Any drivers have experience driving for them or know anything about them (the good, the bad, and ugly)? I'm looking at 48 state Reefer.

Thanks for any input,

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Sam H.'s Comment
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Going to orientation this Tuesday in Pensacola. Can't tell you anything from my own experience but in doing my research it appears that they are a good place to be. Sure hope so since I'll be driving for them.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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I went through training with May about 2 1/2 years ago right out of truck school. It was a 6 week program and it was excellent. The trainer sat next to me while I drove and coached me. Every day we reviewed how the day went and planned for our next day. I still couldn't back the truck into the dock very well when I completed training, but that's a challenge for most new drivers. When training was complete I left May for a local driving job, which I still have. I just could not handle living in a truck.

Justin D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info Gladiator 76. Please let me know how things go Sam H. I've been having difficulty getting responses out of the recruiter I was assigned to from my app submitted through their website. I visited their local operating center here in Phoenix and found the recruiter here very helpful.

I was curious if anyone had taken their minimum pay package. Basically they pay you out for 2,100 miles every week. And at the end of each 90 day cycle pay you out for any additional miles you may have driven each week. Has anyone gone with this, and did you infact get paid out for all of your additional miles at the end of each 90 days? IMG_20160424_133322.jpg

I like the model as it insures the company is trying to get me at least that 2,100 miles every week (or they'd be over paying me for what ever miles I did drive). And it means if I don't have a good week (dispatch doesn't get me the loads, truck breaks down, etc.) I'm still getting the minimum pay. I'm okay with waiting for the end of each 90 days to get paid up on the additional miles, so long as they do actually (fairly and accurately) pay me for the miles.

Again thanks for any info anyone has on the company,

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Italian_Trucker's Comment
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I have driven for May for almost 2 years now, and I will say, hardly any complaints about them, they've been very solid to me. Gotten hometime every time I've requested it, been a day or two late sometimes, but they always give you that extra day or two at the end of your time off. I was on the daily guaranteed pay for the entirety of my time here minus the last 3 months, but that is not due to my being unhappy with it, I just wanted to really push myself and see how much I could make every week. You get a solid paycheck every week with the guaranteed pay, and every 3 months I would get a bonus check for roughly between 900-1500 bucks. If you can afford to pay your bills with that weekly set amount, I say go the daily route. And yes, the lack of stress of not worrying if your rolling on any given day was very helpful as a newbie at times.

I've ran reefer almost the whole time, I tried the western regional this past winter but in my experience, the miles weren't nearly the same. Reefer gets you minimum 2100-2300, and at best 3400-3600, but usually right in the middle somewhere. Good luck with them, and if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks for the info Gladiator 76. Please let me know how things go Sam H. I've been having difficulty getting responses out of the recruiter I was assigned to from my app submitted through their website. I visited their local operating center here in Phoenix and found the recruiter here very helpful.

I was curious if anyone had taken their minimum pay package. Basically they pay you out for 2,100 miles every week. And at the end of each 90 day cycle pay you out for any additional miles you may have driven each week. Has anyone gone with this, and did you infact get paid out for all of your additional miles at the end of each 90 days? IMG_20160424_133322.jpg

I like the model as it insures the company is trying to get me at least that 2,100 miles every week (or they'd be over paying me for what ever miles I did drive). And it means if I don't have a good week (dispatch doesn't get me the loads, truck breaks down, etc.) I'm still getting the minimum pay. I'm okay with waiting for the end of each 90 days to get paid up on the additional miles, so long as they do actually (fairly and accurately) pay me for the miles.

Again thanks for any info anyone has on the company,

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Sulley S.'s Comment
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I am recent graduate from truck driving school . also a newbie in the country i have spent only 5 months in this country . I love it but still learning . So i spoke to may trucking company yesterday as well as Schneider. I found very interested in may trucking than Schneider . Both company is ready to assign me for orientation next week . Reading all this comments and post makes me proud and happy to go in with MAY trucking .

This question goes to Brett Aquila.. can you please give me some question to ask my mentor when im on the road with him ?

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