May Trucking?

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BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Anyone know much about May trucking? Looks like this will be my first choice of entering the trucking world. Messed up my chance with CRST for being to "truthful" as my ex-recruiter told me at TTDS told me. Will attending Roadmaster after I get a tuition to attend. Will be taking my hubby's bounce house on wheels to school everyday til I graduate. So hears my questions:

Will May Trucking provide transportation & housing for new grads?

What's orientation like and how long is it?

I'll be attending the one in Lebanon, TN so I'm getting different reviews and experiences from the other 2 locations other than the one in Lebanon,TN.

Thank you all for your responses

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.
Italian_Trucker's Comment
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Congrats on getting started, Bubbles! I started my career with May Trucking back in 2014, worked with them for 2 years, left for a local job but ended up going back to them for another 2 after that where I was with them up until January of this year.

As far as your questions go, I was based out of theire main terminal in Brooks and I only lived about 30 minutes away so I drove myself to the orientation. But at the time almost all the others were from greater distances away, and i know May had bought them either bus or plane tickets, plus they have a local hotel nearby that they use to put up all the students. That's something your recruiter can explain, but it's pretty standard for most large companies to offer this to new prospective drivers. Now, the one difference here possibly is that due to covid, they might have you rent a car one way and reimburse you. That's what my company I work with now did when I started with them in April, plus a lot of others I looked at offered the same. All answers are with your recruiter!

Orientation is only 3 days, not bad. Day one is drug test and then you have to prove to them you can handle one of their trucks on the backing range performing some basic maneuvers. After that it's all classroom orientation, followed by pairing you up with trainers. Depending on trainer availability, you could possibly have to wait another day or two, which they'd keep you at the hotel at their expense. Orientation really is a breeze. Oh, and they provide lunch each day.

I can't recommend May enough as a starter company to new drivers. They're very big on safety, they're incredibly patient with new drivers (I had a great dm , so that was my experience at least), and best of all they had all the miles I could possibly handle. Goodv luck with your choice😉

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.

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.
BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Thank you so much Italian Trucker😃. I'm attending Roadmaster next month and super excited. May Trucking was the first company that pre-hired me. I'm extremely grateful for that. I've heard nothing but amazing things about May Trucking!! Can't wait to join them. Definitely will update from time to time on what's going on,what's my progression.thank-you-2.gif

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Bubbles grats on picking where to start out.....May recruiter was waiting on me originally at another " school " Iwent to But that didnt happen....Their trucks are everywhere !!! Sometime many in 1 area at once lol

Good luck you CAN do it

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Thanks Stevo😃!! Lol you are so right about them being EVERYWHERE. My hubby and I passed like 3 of them the other day. The funniest thing he said to me that day was, "Hey isn't that one of your co-workers,them folks just like roaches, they everywhere!!" At that point my face tomato red from laughing so hard HAHA. I didn't know what to say at that point lol.thank-you-2.gif

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