McLane employment and strength test questions.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Dean1986, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. truck_guy

    truck_guy Medium Load Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    SE MI

    Our overnight yum routes average probably 11-14 stops. Maybe more, maybe less, depends on volume. Typically start out the first day with keys and finish with live deliveries. Hopefully the second day is all keys so you don't have to wait for a customer to get in.

    Extra board depends on how bad your dc is hurting for drivers. Might be a year or two, might be the next bid.
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  3. 59EX

    59EX Medium Load Member

    Jun 27, 2015
    Anybody out in GA? Might have opportunity out of Austell.

    One thing is like to know is that pay. Seems like there is a huge swing between drivers and locations. Trying to figure out how the Atlanta location does.

  4. trein444

    trein444 Bobtail Member

    Sep 10, 2011
  5. 59EX

    59EX Medium Load Member

    Jun 27, 2015
    Not 100% sure. Says OTR positions so I guess that's grocery?
  6. QDogg2001

    QDogg2001 Bobtail Member

    Oct 2, 2017
    What's up. I just had a interview with Mclane in Battleboro NC. I'm also going in as a trainee on the grocery side. Have to take my physical, strength test, and drug test this Thursday. I was told once all that comes back I will contacted for orientation. I was also told I would work on the yard for up to 3 months before being a team driver. Anybody knows how the schedule look for a trainee driver
  7. Iceman5706

    Iceman5706 Bobtail Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    I also have to take the strength test this upcoming week.....
  8. Dean1986

    Dean1986 Bobtail Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    It's pretty easy, unless you have an prior injury or severely out of shape. What state r u applying for?
  9. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    It’s easy you gotta just get mad at it and you’ll pass. Stretch and drink a lot of water prior so you don’t cramp. If you have a prior injury and weak like a old lady then you won’t pass.
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Food Service is going to TEAR. YOU. UP. being fresh from school.

    It is one of the hardest work physically possible in trucking that I know of other than dead loading and unloading twice a day every day the full 48K pounds in certain freight lanes.

    You will have to be very accurate in your count. If you cannot keep a count that is to the T you are going to come up over, short and damaged somewhere in your entire load. That is probably billable to you if you cannot account for it.

    you will be getting into tight places with that big truck. if it's a sleeper truck god help you. It will be a game of inches getting around stuff, peoples cars and everything else without bending your steering, rears or bashing stuff.

    If you aint fit now, and you managed to survive food service without losing your fingers (Conveyor metal belts, stands etc) and without losing your money in stolen food products etc. And without dropping from a undetected physical flaw or failure in your body... and without losing it mentally getting into and out of tight spots with a large semi. You think school was tight? HA....

    Im not here to be difficult. The one picture I share is a Food service delivery to a red lobster inside central Jersey it composed of the last 6 pallets for the weekend route of 4 red lobsters out of MBM in Aberdeen Maryland. Much of the boxes were lobsters, crab king and other exotic (Very expensive) foods from around the world. Prior to this last delivery when hunting this particular stop I had a man in a panel van try to breach my trailer to steal the lobster. I knocked a few knots on him and tossed the box (120 pounds) back into the trailer No law involved but it's my money and I wont lose it to some scumbag.

    The money is very very very good. But boy howdy you are going to WORK. I don't care if you are Paul Bunyan you will work. Some places wont hire if you show weakness or other flaws that is considered a liability to your need to work.

    I strongly suggest you put aside your apparent need to make a income NOW (Feeling emotional pressures from bills etc) and carefully consider what part of trucking is best for you.

    I tell you a secret. When confronted with the strength test, you need to find a way to get angry inside of yourself and then focus that power. If you cannot do it and are too happy, lazy, weak or otherwise snowflaky then you wont get it. Ive managed to do good work moving much stuff simply because I think about that stupid dispatcher that week and I am instantly very angry. Without killing people I choose to focus against the task at hand with the extra power anger provides.

    At some point if you do this kind of physical work, your body must begin to break down. If you have not stacked a percentage of that income now you will have nothing to fall back on when some years into the future your body has had enough of it.

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