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Dave Reid's Comment
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2) Doubling to 20% the company contribution to 401k. They match 20% of what we put in up to the IRS maximum.

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That is amazing! I hope you are taking full advantage of it. Is that 100% match up to 20% or is it a tiered match?

Yes, I am taking full advantage...putting in the max.

They simply add an amount equal to 20% of our contribution - no limit other than the IRS limit, even the "catch up" amount for us old farts.

USMC AAV's Comment
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Hey Parrot,

Question for you. Has McElroy starting implementing automatics into the fleet? Do the drivers get a choice if they go there or is it some other way that they are distributed? I am just curious cause there website doesn't give many details and I can't seem to get a straight answer from a recruiter. Your thoughts and knowledge on this would be appreciate, or any other driver here that works for them who has seen drivers go through their hiring process.

OC's Comment
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They are slowly switching to autos, every 2019 nontrainer truck was an auto that I've seen. I wouldn't count on having a choice, new drivers seem to get the 2017 trucks which are all 10 speeds, veteran drivers are getting the autos first.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Yes they are making the switch to all automatic. The only new 10 spd are trainer trucks and that’s just because they can’t guarantee what truck assignment you will get. Also is someone is doing great on everything but the shifting then a decision by safety and training could be made to train them in the automatic for further evaluation and possible assignment to and automatic, with a company restriction to automatic only. No set rule who gets what truck but most of the new guys end up in a 15-17 which are 10 spd.

TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Have yall heard if they accept people without CDLs? I've been in contact with a recruiter and they're trying to get me into training in Tyler for Feb 1 or in Cuba, AL for Feb 11th. I currently only have a class C out of Texas but they said "they would train me". It seems like a great company to start out with and work for, but I'm a little leery about turning in my two weeks at my current job unless it's a "for sure" thing.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Have yall heard if they accept people without CDLs? I've been in contact with a recruiter and they're trying to get me into training in Tyler for Feb 1 or in Cuba, AL for Feb 11th. I currently only have a class C out of Texas but they said "they would train me". It seems like a great company to start out with and work for, but I'm a little leery about turning in my two weeks at my current job unless it's a "for sure" thing.

If they know you do not have a CDL and are willing to train you then they hire those without CDL.

But there is no "sure thing" you be sent home for a number of reasons. Unfortunately you have to either fully commit or you will be permanently on the side lines.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Have yall heard if they accept people without CDLs? I've been in contact with a recruiter and they're trying to get me into training in Tyler for Feb 1 or in Cuba, AL for Feb 11th. I currently only have a class C out of Texas but they said "they would train me". It seems like a great company to start out with and work for, but I'm a little leery about turning in my two weeks at my current job unless it's a "for sure" thing.

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If they know you do not have a CDL and are willing to train you then they hire those without CDL.

But there is no "sure thing" you be sent home for a number of reasons. Unfortunately you have to either fully commit or you will be permanently on the side lines.

Thanks for the info! I've gotten on board with the recruiter and I'm driving out to Cuba to get my DOT physical/agility test on Jan 28th. Shooting to start school in Tuscaloosa in March.

Believe me, I'll be fully committed once I have everything set in stone. It's just the "fear of the unknown" that's getting to me. I know I'm making the right decision changing careers.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

TexanTwoStep's Comment
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I drove out to Cuba and passed the agility test last week, and they are sending me to a (very local) CDL school! I'm really excited to start with them!

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.
Freddy C.'s Comment
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TexanTwo Step anyway you can give me a little information on the Agility test. What does it consist of? The weight of the tarps? or weights that you gotta lift? how many times do they take your heart rate etc

I drove out to Cuba and passed the agility test last week, and they are sending me to a (very local) CDL school! I'm really excited to start with them!

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.
Joel D.'s Comment
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This is one of the main reasons I would like to join McElroy.

I talked to a couple of their drivers that run this dedicated Texas route and they love it, they are home most nights, never missed a weekend off

I head off to orientation for them on the 9th of February. I have asked around and aside from the normal complaints that you will hear from some drivers; there was nothing but really good remarks in regard to this company. I talked to a couple of their drivers that run this dedicated Texas route and they love it, they are home most nights, never missed a weekend off, and they are still averaging 2200-2500 miles weekly. I passed up a couple opportunities with some other companies that would have paid a lot more to have this guaranteed home time. My only wish is that they did the Military apprenticeship like a lot of other companies do.

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