May Trucking Company,Brooks,Or

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Gary W.'s Comment
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Just looking for some feedback about may trucking company in oregon. Have had a few people tell me their a great company to work for. Always like to get some input. thanks for the information. Gary

Chris L.'s Comment
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I almost went with them, I did a lot of research and talked to a recruiter several times. They have a pet policy $600 deposit, they don't want you to take the truck home on home time, they prefer you to park it at the terminal , and they have a strict idle policy.

If it weren't for their idle policy I might have went with them. I think they would be a good company from what I found out I just found a better match for my specific wants in a company.

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.

Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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I am with them right now, went solo last friday. Their idle policy is 10% in winter, 40% in summer, and there are exceptions. There are no apu's but they do have bunk heaters for winter time. Gordon has apu's so if that's important I would go with them but they require 3 months previous experience. May trucks are mostly newer and maintained well and have windows in the back. If you want an inverter its 225 from them, and they can take out 25 dollars each friday to pay for it, or you can get a used one from a driver.

The employees tell me that if you request home time you get home time unlike many other companies. It's 1 day for every 7 you're out. They seem to be a good company but they are governed at 61mph on cruise control, 58 on peddle, and 1500 rpm on tach. It's kinda a good thing though for new drivers and you really don't gain any more torque or speed after 1500rpm on the cummins. (it just feels like you're burning extra fuel) They run 13 speed eatons which is a plus.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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Also, the training period is a short 3 weeks (or more if you need) unlike other companies that require like 6 and even longer. Then you end up with a good cascadia, prostar or peterbilt 587. Some trainers are good and some aren't, but that's every company. The guy I got was good but he was too micromanaging with me and by the third week I got sick of him breathing down my neck. It's like f_ck, I don't want to do everything perfectly or the way you want it because I would rather make mistakes and do it the wrong way sometimes. I'm not in a hurry to be an excellent truck driver. I learn by trial and error and doing things inefficiently before I do it efficiently. How can you appreciate faster if you haven't experienced slower? He actually called me stupid because I didn't want to jam the square peg into the round hole. If something is illogical for me, my brain refuses to memorize or learn it, and I want to keep it that way.

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