May ??

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by redstar, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. GranaRig831

    GranaRig831 Light Load Member

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    Seam, are you still with May?... if not where you end up at?..if you don`t mind me asking that is
     
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  3. seamallowance

    seamallowance Medium Load Member

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    I just moved over to Market Transport.
     
  4. GranaRig831

    GranaRig831 Light Load Member

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    You earned it man after paying dues 2yrs w May...hope it all works out for you & wish you the best!
     
  5. Scooter Jones

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    I worked for Market when my mom got sick. I needed to stay on the I-5 and May just couldn't provide enough miles on the 5 corridor.

    It was okay until Thanksgiving week when I made it clear to dm #2 I was taking time off and would be back on the following Monday. DM #1 called me and said I would have to deliver load day after Thanksgiving at 0500. I said, no I'm not, he said, yes you are. I said no I'm not and to prove it to you I will drop the keys to your truck off and empty it out. He said okay.

    Needless to say, Market would probably not rehire me if my life depended on it ;-)
     
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  6. CaliforniaJellyroll

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    I just talked to a May recruiter (which I realize doesn't guarantee "truth" or "reality") - she said it's $10.50/hr for your time in orientation, then out with trainer for 2-6 weeks at $72 per day, and after that, it's 35 CPM or the flat pay option of $105 per day. Not sure how long that option lasts. She also said that if you choose to go with another starter carrier for 4 months at least, then you can reapply with May as an experienced driver and get a $500 sign on bonus.

    I was thinking there was a terminal 90 minutes from me for home time, plus they have a pet policy, but the yard's just a drop yard. So that might not work for getting home. Now thinking that's not going to work if I can never get home unless I quit.
     
  7. seamallowance

    seamallowance Medium Load Member

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    Who was the recruiter? Where do you live? The .35/mile is probably wrong and believe me, they will run you hard to get every penny of the flat rate.

    I *did* get home every two weeks, but it limited my options for runs.
    (The guys running 48 had a better life, but they saw home less)

    May holds all the cards. They're really good at not paying drivers; sign on with them to get your training, quit at nine months to a year. They're a primarily a meat grinder run by lieing liars who lie.
     
  8. CaliforniaJellyroll

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    I didn't even get her name. I wasn't prepared to take the call so I got whatever I could on a post it. I live in Modesto but want to move potentially to N cal or Oregon somewhere, so that's what made it appealing, but not if I can't stop off an hour from home for downtime. I'd be spending all my downtime getting home and then have to turn around.

    Good to know. So I might as well try Watkins Shepard again out of Modesto, then...
     
  9. CaliforniaJellyroll

    CaliforniaJellyroll Light Load Member

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    Where'd my reply go? I don't know who I spoke to. I live in Modesto. Mostly I want to get a pet policy in place so I don't have to abandon my dog. If they're lying about 35 cents then might as well try Watkins Shepard and at least have a home base.

    Oh. There it is. Computer hijinks.
     
  10. Efon

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    I think they are not lying about the pay. Most carriers have increased the pay to attract drivers. $.35/mile to start is $.03 more than I got when I hired on over 6 years ago. They dropped starting pay to $.30/mile when I was training there.

    I never had any pay issues when I was there. And, they most certainly use drop yards for guys' home time.
     
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  11. seamallowance

    seamallowance Medium Load Member

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    If you live in Modesto, you would park at Lathrop. That yard is awful. Really awful.

    It's also where I currently park. And I have to wash my car once a week as I am too ashamed to have anyone see it with all the dirt that it collects in just one week. (I am not vain; it really is a dusty hellhole!)

    Beware the flat rate vs. cents-per-mile equation: if you're on a flat rate, you'll be running hard. 2500-2800 per week. On cents per mile, you'll be doing lots of Costco retail deliveries, less miles.

    They're ######## in Brooks.
     
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