Application Approved @ May Trucking, Pending Call From Recuiter For Orientation Date.

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Moe's Comment
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Just sharing the good news, ill keep sharing as it comes. That is all I have for now, staying the course and moving forward.

Moe

Bird-One's Comment
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That’s better than good news Moe. That’s great news! We’re all pulling for you Moe.

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck Moe!

Moe's Comment
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Thanks guys! Pending prior employment verification, I start Monday 4/12, just got the packing list from the recruiter today. Going to go over that after I tend to this Denver omlette I just made.

Top of the morning to yall

Moe

PackRat's Comment
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Excellent news on Good Friday (of course).

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PJ's Comment
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That is awesome Moe!!! Congratsdancing-banana.gif

JR's Comment
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Congrats Moe! Do they offer paid CDL school at their Salem HQ or are you already experienced? I see on their company website they run 2019 Freightliner Cascadia's with DT12 "automated manual transmission". Completely new to all this, can someone clarify if that is an automatic or manual; didn't think it could be both confused.gif

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I see on their company website they run 2019 Freightliner Cascadia's with DT12 "automated manual transmission". Completely new to all this, can someone clarify if that is an automatic or manual; didn't think it could be both confused.gif

They are automatic with the ability to put into manual.

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Laura

Moe's Comment
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May does not offer a formal CDL school such as what some of the other carriers do. The good thing about May is that they will accept you out of private CDL school with proof of 160 hours of learning and will work with new driver training similar to what the other carriers do.

May is one of Oregon's top rated safe trucking companies and we do go coast to coast.

As for the trucks, I to be honest have not paid much attention to the equipment ran, a truck is a truck. I have experience on Volvo, International, Freightliner etc. All I am looking for is behind the seat miles experience.

Congrats Moe! Do they offer paid CDL school at their Salem HQ or are you already experienced? I see on their company website they run 2019 Freightliner Cascadia's with DT12 "automated manual transmission". Completely new to all this, can someone clarify if that is an automatic or manual; didn't think it could be both confused.gif

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.
Old School's Comment
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can someone clarify if that is an automatic or manual; didn't think it could be both

These transmissions are a standard gear box. They are the same basic transmission as they have always been. The difference is that they computer tells it when to shift as opposed to the driver manually doing so. That is why it is called an automated manual transmission.

There is a lot of confusion over these things. I will tell you this: they work great. They are not anything like an automatic transmission in a car or pick-up. They are basically the same as they have always been. The difference is that the truck shifts itself. Once you know how to coordinate them with the jake brakes and the cruise control, you will find them to be extraordinarily dependable when ascending or descending mountainous grades, and they are even better when enduring stop and go traffic.

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