How is May doing these days?

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Lifechange05, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Lifechange05

    Lifechange05 Light Load Member

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    Any updates from drivers appreciates.
     
  2. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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  3. Lifechange05

    Lifechange05 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the feedback... I'm graduating in two weeks and I am so conflicted on first job.
     
  4. smokey12

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    May is good for your first company. You better like driving in the snow and ice though..lot of runs in the northwest..keep you moving for the most part.
     
  5. Lifechange05

    Lifechange05 Light Load Member

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    How are the insurance rates for spouse/driver?
     
  6. smokey12

    smokey12 Medium Load Member

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    I have my own but I think it is around 400 a month for employee, spouse.. You can always call recruiting and find out.
     
  7. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Wish I had recent update.Driver friend worked for the about 6 months.Shippers tended to "send you off overweight .and refuse to "cut the load at Purina.Some other things he was p...ed about,like "taking money out of your check,for idling time",he just couldnt let it go on.
     
  8. smokey12

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    Only been left a shipper overweight once in a year..no problems getting it fixed. As far as idle, I have never been charged for it. Just use common sense..if it's warm or very cold you can idle. The bunk heater works great amyway. Run the miles, work hard, keep your record clean/don't break the rules and you will be fine.
     
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  9. Plantfeeder

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    As far as idling goes you basically have to ask permission to idle every day even in the summer if it's under 95 degrees. So if you come from a low humidity area and find yourself in the east somewhere even days in the 80's are miserably hot with the high humidity they have. It really a bogus deal to ask permission to idle every day, otherwise you're buying the fuel at a gallon an hour. One of the many reasons I'm currently seeking employment elsewhere.
     
  10. Plantfeeder

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    How is May doing these days you ask? Well II'm currently sitting in Atlanta where I've been since Friday morning being totally ignored with hurricane Irma on its way here. They're waiting till the last possible second so they can find me a load before they finally tell me to get out of there on roads that are 60 miles of traffic jams as I write this. At least that's what I think they have planned. I honestly don't know cause I haven't heard anything since Friday morning and it's now 9 pm Saturday night so for all I know they've just abandoned all of us down here. I would just up and leave but I fear that they would fire me immediately and leaving me 3000 miles from my home with hundreds of dollars in personal property that I would end up loosing with no way to get home. Another of many reasons I'm looking elsewhere for employment.
     
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