Start at McElroy on Monday!

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by RevKev, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    I have my personal vehicle here with me, so I'll drive it down there. TWT drivers do not take the trucks home when off. We're going to be moving to the Huntsville/Decatur area soon. Between now & then, if I'm home thru the week, I'll stay at my mother-in-law's in Huntsville. If home on a weekend, my bride will either come over to Huntsville, or I'll just make the 2.5-hour (one way) commute.
     
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  3. macavoy

    macavoy Road Train Member

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    I'm just curious, why is tanker where you wanted to be?
     
  4. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    Better pay, particularly for a company driver; potential for better hours; considerably less physical labor than flatbed.
     
  5. popcorn169

    popcorn169 Road Train Member

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    Well I hope you and your bride get moved soon. I know it can be challenging while you are out and she is at home.
     
  6. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    Thanks! It'll be a couple months or so, but it'll happen soon enough. We're already checkin out some places online, & she'll probably head that way to check some of them out in a week or so. Me? I'm just ready to get I done. Moving sucks! lol
     
  7. DDOC

    DDOC Bobtail Member

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    Hey man, thans for this thread. I'm trying to decide between MCElroy and Avritt. McElroy sort of has the lead because I cant find honost negative remarks. Here is my question for: The recruiter who came said that we would start at $850.00 a week However he said that he knows McElroy drivers who hustle and make 100,000.000 a year. Is he being truthful, is that possible?
     
  8. chadastrophic

    chadastrophic Light Load Member

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    There's no way any McElroy company driver is making anywhere near $100k.

    $850 is very doable. Some weeks will be more, some will be less, but $850 will be average.
     
  9. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    IF...(& that's a HUGE "IF") a MTL driver is making $100K, he'd have to be an owner operator leased on to them & who's hustling. Hitting $850/week (gross) is no problem at all.
     
  10. popcorn169

    popcorn169 Road Train Member

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    So how are things going since you went to tidewater? I hope you are enjoying it and I guess you should have your own truck now. Hope you enjoy it and remember that aint a flatbed behind you when you are in a curve.
     
  11. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    Things are going really well. Actually, I do not have my own truck yet. Went to orientation for two days in Kingsport, TN, then started training on loading/unloading chemicals. Did that for six days, then my terminal manager sent me to Cowpens, SC so I could also get trained on loading/unloading dry bulk. It'll be good to be able to haul both, as well as get the training all out of the way.

    I've been pulling both types of tanks, both loaded & unloaded. I really think pulling the flatbed has helped me in terms of pulling the loaded tanks. Sure, there was no surge with the flat, but considering how top heavy our loads were, as well as the extra care taken when hauling coils, slowing way down for curves, exits, etc. is something I was used to. Each trainer with whom I've driven here at TWT have all said basically them same thing: "Well, your driving is just fine; you've got that down." One fell asleep a few times while we were headed to drop a load. lol Had a good laugh with the lead trainer at this terminal about that the next day. Later, while I was driving to a customer, he said, "Well, now i can see why he fell asleep!" lol
     
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