1. Ajaz0810

    Ajaz0810 Bobtail Member

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    Anybody work for them? I keep seeing ads for home everyday and 75000 to 80000 to start with benefits right away. Looks like you have to lift a bunch of heavy boxes and roll them downs dolly. I could do that. Does the pay go up after first year? Thx.
     
  2. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    Pay goes up on your performance, run route efficient and with experience your production goes up and so does your pay. Your body will be in great shape as long as you do not injure yourself so be very safety minded.
     
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    45000 pounds of boxes.

    After your first few days you would not WANT to do that. There is a difference between rested and ready to go and then having done it and tired to do it again. and again. and again.
     
  4. truck_guy

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    Eh. Some of us want the physical activity. Once you know what you are doing, you kinda set your own pace. I’m 48 years old and in the best shape I’ve ever been. Work smarter.....

    To the OP, there are a lot of different facets to McLane. Grocery is a lot different from food service, and then things vary a lot between DCs, especially food service. We’re kinda the red headed step child.

    Where I’m at we strictly do the yum brands, and it’s pretty easy money as far as food service goes. Local routes with lots of cases can definitely get you $100k working four days a week, but that is busting balls. I like two good overnight routes for $75-80k, but I often take a five day bid with an easy local for the extra cash.

    As far as pay goes, it technically takes two years to get to the top, but if you have some experience you can negotiate a bit on the starting pay and go from there.
     
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  5. TheyCallMeDave

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    They're constantly, and when I say constantly, I mean CONSTANTLY hiring in my area, day in and day out for the last 3 years at least. Used to be 2 years experience, which they have now knocked down to just a year of experience. Went to the DC about a year ago and talked with them and did the driving test etc, but after talking to the manager etc, I felt it wasn't really up my alley so to speak. I'm not afraid of hard work, but the wild board threw me off a bit, what I felt was a micro-management style of running, and the injuries I've incurred over the years leaves me apprehensive that issues will crop up over time doing that type of work. I'm in good shape, but I'm still on the fence. I've thought about giving them another look see as they're doing a hiring event on Saturday, as they just can't keep enough drivers but I'm just still "ehh" about it.
     
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  6. buddyd157

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    yes, as a matter of fact, a few mornings ago, i was at the Speedway getting my lottery tickets. the team was out of N.H.

    yes, they had rollers.

    yes, at the bottom of the rollers, was a driver with a 2 wheelers, stacking those boxes.

    unless a driver gets a co-driver (or helper) a job like that can kiss my grits.
     
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  7. truck_guy

    truck_guy Medium Load Member

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    We’ve been hiring constantly for at least the last eleven years :D
     
  8. TheyCallMeDave

    TheyCallMeDave Heavy Load Member

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    Noted. lol

    A good buddy of mine left HEB as a driver to go run in the oilfield and that didn't pan out and HEB wouldn't take him back, so he ended up at McLane. He's been there about 6 months and claims to like it despite them working him like a dog. By the way, when he says "working him like a dog" I take that as literally working you like a dog, not just typical complaining like you usually hear from your average lazy driver, because this is one of those cornbread fed country boys who thinks hard work is fun, rarely complains, if ever, and finds extra work (hard work) to do on his fathers farm just for kicks when he's off.

    Never in the years I've known him have I heard him claim he was being worked like a dog until I spoke to him today to ask how he was doing up there at McLane. So if he says that, it probably means they're runnin em like scalded dogs, at least out of this DC. Whether that's due to him being on the wild board and running non stop combined with the unloading aspect, I'm not sure because we talked briefly, but it is what it is. I'm not afraid of hard work, but I'm smart enough to know with the way my nagging past injuries bother me daily or every other day, it might not be wise to take on such a chore, despite their interesting offerings upon being hired. The starting guarantee per week and benefits on day one are enticing, but all the rest including the "all over the place" in terms of hours on the wild-board.....ehh.....I don't know about that and I'm not afraid to admit it.
     
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  9. UhOhh

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    I don’t think Mclane is worth it long term, maybe for a young guy though in need of cash. There’s a reason why they’re constantly hiring and running ads like crazy. A couple of friends went there and didn’t last long. They run teams and while one is supposed to be ‘sleeping,’ he’s sweating his nuts off with a dolly along with his coworker somewhere deep in the Bronx concrete jungle, somewhere trucks ain’t too fun to drive. And then add no sleep on top of it.
     
  10. Bolt Thrower

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    They must not be needing help too bad. They turn me down. I was top of my class with every endorsement got it wouldn't accept my speeding ticket from 2016 LOL
     
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