McElroy Truck Lines Texas Dedicated

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Reformed Squid's Comment
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I have a question and hopefully there are some of these guys out there; I want to know what these guys particularly are getting as far as weekly miles and Home time. I have been told by 2 of their recruiters given where I live I can expect 2200-2500 miles a week and home most nights with their guarantee home every weekend. I have talked to a couple of drivers at the truck stops and they have said they've never missed a weekend one had been with the company 8 years another for 4. The comparison is mileage was right there with what the recruiters quoted, they even said they were able to keep rolling during the slow months. If anyone has some more insight please let me know, Thank you and stay safe drivers.

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Reformed Squid, I don't recall us having any drivers in here from McElroy, well actually I think we have had one or two at some point. But I will tell you what I know, and that is that those folks over at McElroy are well know for doing what they say. It is a solid company with a great reputation among it's customers. I think what that recruiter told you will be very close to what you will actually experience.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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I have a question and hopefully there are some of these guys out there; I want to know what these guys particularly are getting as far as weekly miles and Home time. I have been told by 2 of their recruiters given where I live I can expect 2200-2500 miles a week and home most nights with their guarantee home every weekend. I have talked to a couple of drivers at the truck stops and they have said they've never missed a weekend one had been with the company 8 years another for 4. The comparison is mileage was right there with what the recruiters quoted, they even said they were able to keep rolling during the slow months. If anyone has some more insight please let me know, Thank you and stay safe drivers.

I've been a MTL driver for 2 months now and Old school is right, they do what they say. I have never missed a weekend, I even get home earlier on some Fridays. Right now freight is a little slow, but the fleet managers do their best to keep you rolling. If you have any questions you don't want to post on the forum, send me a PM

Fleet Manager:

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.
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