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  1. Rollieman

    Rollieman Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for your detailed journey with McElroy trucking. I will be attending driving school very soon and will probably try to get hired on by them. Love the weekends at home and they sound like very good company to work for. Starting a new career in trucking after 27 years in the trades.
     
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  5. Rollieman

    Rollieman Bobtail Member

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    Thanks and same to you.
     
  6. leroy0829

    leroy0829 Bobtail Member

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    How is mcelroys idling policy can u idle at night.
     
  7. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    You can idle. Between certain temps the motor will shut off after so many minutes, but I'm told setting the cruise can stop that. I never had any problem staying comfortable in a McElroy truck.
     
  8. cmbtmedic

    cmbtmedic Light Load Member

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    I'm sure some and possibly all of the questions I'm about to ask have been covered somewhere in this massive forum previously, however, since I don't have the time to search for the next year, I'm gonna ask em again. I looked into McElroy when I was in driving school but decided to go with a small company close to home running coast to coast for my first gig. After 18 months on the road, I find myself looking at MTL again. I'm curious about a few things. Do experienced drivers go thru the same orientation as recent grads? Are all miles loaded and empty paid at the same rate? What is the policy on visible tattoos? Is per diem optional or required? Do drivers wear MTL uniforms or ur own clothes? I'm sure I'll have more to come but I'm too tired to think of anything else right now. Thanks in advance guys and gals.
     
  9. RevKev

    RevKev Medium Load Member

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    As for the orientation/training for an experienced driver, I really don't know. I suppose a lot of it would depend upon the type experience of the driver --- i.e., flatbed or something else? The experience might get you a higher cpm than the starting rate at MTL, which is 43cpm, empty or loaded. As for as uniforms go, you can buy shirts & caps, if you'd like, but the only "requirement" is they want ya to wear a collared shirt (golf shirt or other type). In reality a lot of guys don't wear them most of the time, as far as I could tell. However, if ya have to go by the main terminal in Cuba, AL, you'll definitely need to have one on.
    Tattoos? Probably would depend on what it is, but I'm guessing. A guy I went thru training with had one down an arm that went along the back of his hand. Clearly visible. It was tribal flames, I think. As far as I know, no one at MTL ever mentioned it.
     
  10. chadastrophic

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    Generally if you're an experienced flatbedder its 3 day orientation, if you're an experienced driver without flatbed exp its 3 days and out with a trainer for a week.
     
  11. cmbtmedic

    cmbtmedic Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys. My only visible tat is inside my forearm and it says "Army Medic", not too bad for business I hope. I have no flatbed experience so I was figuring on a little longer orientation anyway. What are the rider and pet policies at MTL? Thanks again.
     
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