McElroy Truck Lines Hiring Process

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TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Hey all,

I'm going to Alabama on Tuesday to do my paperwork/agility test/DOT testing for McElroy. I had a few questions for you veterans/people that work for McElroy.

What does the agility test include? I'm not too worried about it, I just like to be prepared.

Have any of you been a part of their student driver training program? My recruiter told me that I would be in Tucsaloosa for school for approximately 3 weeks, then onto a driver mentor for another 6 weeks. I have no experience driving trucks, but I'm willing to learn and excited about the opportunity.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Try entering McElroy in the search box above. You may come across some past threads on them, which may include the info you're looking for.

Good luck Tuesday.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My other half got his start in trucking at McElroy many years ago. He says they required the ability to walk around holding a tarp up in the air, above your head. Not sure it that's still true, but be ready, just in case.

Old School's Comment
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Yeah, that's definitely not true anymore.

TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Yeah, that's definitely not true anymore.

You're from Nacogdoches? I was born and raised in Chireno.

Small world.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Agility test is mainly some balancing test standing on one leg, walking a 2x4 etc. then you’ll do some drills to simulate squatting and checking under a trailer and folding a tarp. On those just remember breathe slowly and maintain your heart rate. You’ll probably have to lift tarps of various sizes and place them on a shelf or trailer. That’s about it unless they’ve changed it up recently.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Agility test is mainly some balancing test standing on one leg, walking a 2x4 etc. then you’ll do some drills to simulate squatting and checking under a trailer and folding a tarp. On those just remember breathe slowly and maintain your heart rate. You’ll probably have to lift tarps of various sizes and place them on a shelf or trailer. That’s about it unless they’ve changed it up recently.

Appreciate the reply!

I passed, signed a student contract with them, and they're sending me to Career Trucking School in Tyler starting March 4th. I see you're from Tyler as well? If you're a driver trainer I'm hoping that I end up on your truck seeing as I'm 10 miles away from you!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Parrothead66's Comment
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CTS is a good school. That’s where I went. We even have a driver that parks there on the weekends.

TexanTwoStep's Comment
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I'm now starting school on Feb 25th instead of March 4!

Old School's Comment
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