McElroy Truck Lines

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Just a fyi....McElroy is adding a tarp pay plan...should have more information in the next couple weeks.

USMC AAV's Comment
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Hey Parrot, just curious but of all the loads that yall run, how many are steel (coils etc)? I know that McElroy runs a ton of the Lowe's stuff but I havent seen to many of yall running anything other than lumber, shingles, and stuff like that

Parrothead66's Comment
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Drivers out of the Texas terminal don’t haul the coils or anything that requires chains for that matter. Our Cuba and east coast guys haul them fairly regularly along with other steel products. Btw where’d you end up going to work?

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.

USMC AAV's Comment
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I ended up going to Maverick. They had a slot open to do OTR glass which ended up working out perfectly, After three months I was able to slide into a dedicated glass position, which means nothing but glass except for the occasional racks that had to be taken to different glass production plants around the country and canada.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Drivers out of the Texas terminal don’t haul the coils or anything that requires chains for that matter. Our Cuba and east coast guys haul them fairly regularly along with other steel products. Btw where’d you end up going to work?

Hey Parrothead...what are the main loads Texas drivers normally haul? They are running a back ground check on me now. Thanks for posting.

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.

Parrothead66's Comment
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For Texas drivers it’s basically all building materials. Lowe’s, shingles, dry wall, lumber (either stick or plywood/press wood) and we do coiled wire. Also the new terminal might be open by the time you start.

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.

Mike D.'s Comment
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For Texas drivers it’s basically all building materials. Lowe’s, shingles, dry wall, lumber (either stick or plywood/press wood) and we do coiled wire. Also the new terminal might be open by the time you start.

Kewl. I actually work for Lowes in the millworks dept. as a sales specialist and will be taking a one yr leave of absence to pursue this career and will still be employed and delivering to Lowes at the same time. That's if I hire on with them of course. Ha!

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.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Well they just started a new program that will pay for your school in return for the one year commitment.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Well they just started a new program that will pay for your school in return for the one year commitment.

That is one of the reasons I applied. The phone conversation with the recruiter went well as for as I can say. Still waiting to hear back from them as to my background check. I still am inviteted to Prime's orientation. So I will see how it pans out. Thanks for posting.

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