1st Time Run With May Trucking!

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Bad Bob's Comment
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Hey Guys and Gals:

It's been awhile since I've been on here because ... well I've been working my ass off.

I went through my training and have already been out for my 1st time as a solo with May Trucking Company out of Pensacola.

It's hard work but this is a good company to work for.

There's a lot of stuff that I forgot about that I am having to relearn.

That's alright.

Anyway, life is going good.

Anyone considering going to work for May Trucking Company I would definitely recommend them.

Everything I have seen has been good.

Take Care Be Safe. Bad Bob

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Bad Bob. Followed your posts from the very beginning, you definitely had a couple of hurdles to overcome. Awesome to see it through and that you made it to solo status. Best of luck for continued success.

Safe travels.

Bleemus's Comment
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Congrats Bob. Your in your way!

How do you and your wife like the Pensacola area? We are considering relocating and that is on the short list. Near the ocean and trucking terminals required.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

18 Wheels of Steel's Comment
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Congrats! I just went solo with May about 2 weeks ago. For a company that hires Rookies, they are pretty good. Good luck out there!

Bad Bob's Comment
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Good for you Bad Bob. Followed your posts from the very beginning, you definitely had a couple of hurdles to overcome. Awesome to see it through and that you made it to solo status. Best of luck for continued success.

Safe travels.

G-Town:

Thanks for the good words. I am an example of, you don't have to accept being treated like dirt to start over in a new career. Demand to be treated like a professional and you will be. I am definitely coming out of all this ahead. trucking isn't easy but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is. Keep on being safe!

Bad Bob

Bad Bob's Comment
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Congrats Bob. Your in your way!

How do you and your wife like the Pensacola area? We are considering relocating and that is on the short list. Near the ocean and trucking terminals required.

Bleemus:

We really like the Pensacola area. You get all the big city amenities without some of the big city hassles. Now you do get rush hour traffic but it's nothing compared to the major cities. D.C. and Baltimore traffic was a nightmare. Jacksonville, FL. traffic could be a nightmare. But Pensacola you just get some slowed traffic at the predictable times of the day. You won't spend hours and hours stuck on the highway. People here seem really friendly compared to the major cities too. Maybe it's my imagination but it seems that way to me. You can sure choose a lot worse area to migrate to. About terminals, I really don't know. I know my terminal is here and that's all I'm really concerned with. Do the research obviously. The summers are hot and humid. (Bring sunscreen!) The winters are extremely mild. If you're from the north, you might be wearing shorts in January.

Take Care Be Safe Bad Bob

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bad Bob's Comment
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Congrats! I just went solo with May about 2 weeks ago. For a company that hires Rookies, they are pretty good. Good luck out there!

Hey 18 Wheels:

We both know already we could have chosen a whole lot worse. May is a good company. That's the plain truth.

Be Safe!

Bad Bob

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Bad Bob. Followed your posts from the very beginning, you definitely had a couple of hurdles to overcome. Awesome to see it through and that you made it to solo status. Best of luck for continued success.

Safe travels.

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G-Town:

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Thanks for the good words. I am an example of, you don't have to accept being treated like dirt to start over in a new career. Demand to be treated like a professional and you will be. I am definitely coming out of all this ahead. trucking isn't easy but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is. Keep on being safe!

Bad Bob

Bob your story is a good one and is a lesson in persistence, fortitude, and patience. All virtues that will serve you well and enable success in this career.

Good luck to you and try to keep us posted.

James H.'s Comment
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I have been driving solo with may trucking since the first of july. .....if anyone it thinking about going with them GO FOR IT....I LOVE THIS COMPANY GREAT BUNCH OF PPL TO WORK FOR

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