Does May Allow Trucks To Go Home?

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Heidi T.'s Comment
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Hi, I'm thinking of signing on with May, so called the recruiting office to see if they allow you to take your truck home. The recruiter said she couldn't guarantee this. Does anyone here know if they allow this? I own a little farm, and my pickup is needed here, I can't have it sitting in a terminal for weeks on end. Thanks for any replies.

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.

Big Scott's Comment
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I don't know about May. If you have a truck stop near you see if you can find a driver there with May. I'm with CFI and they let you take the truck with the trailer home as long as you have a place to park it. I know Prime also let's you take the truck home.

Calkansan's Comment
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I drove for May for 2 years. I pulled reefer in the 48. I parked my truck at the yolo yard on hometime. It is very rare that May will let you drive the tractor home. If you have been employed by them for a few years and your DM is ok with it, then anything is possible. In my situation, I live 2 hours from yolo. I asked my DM for permission. I had to show proof I had a secure place to park. I also was told that any damages to the truck at my location were my responsibility. Truck parts are expensive. After some thinking, I didn't want the responsibility of the truck on hometime. It was easier for me to park at yolo. Once parked and logged out, truck was their responsibility until I returned. I loved working for May. I had a great DM, great truck, and lots of miles. When I got my CDL , I planned to get that coveted 1st year under my belt. I enjoyed it so much, I stayed over 2 years. I hope this helps.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

King Pin's Comment
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I’m a current May driver, been there 1.5 yrs. There policy is under 75 mile radius, tractor must be at terminal. However, I know ways to get it approved depending on terminal you live near.

Hi, I'm thinking of signing on with May, so called the recruiting office to see if they allow you to take your truck home. The recruiter said she couldn't guarantee this. Does anyone here know if they allow this? I own a little farm, and my pickup is needed here, I can't have it sitting in a terminal for weeks on end. Thanks for any replies.

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.

Heidi T.'s Comment
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I live in Boise, so I'd be going to the Payette terminal. According to map quest I'm about 57 miles away.

I’m a current May driver, been there 1.5 yrs. There policy is under 75 mile radius, tractor must be at terminal. However, I know ways to get it approved depending on terminal you live near.

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Hi, I'm thinking of signing on with May, so called the recruiting office to see if they allow you to take your truck home. The recruiter said she couldn't guarantee this. Does anyone here know if they allow this? I own a little farm, and my pickup is needed here, I can't have it sitting in a terminal for weeks on end. Thanks for any replies.

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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.

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