Unhappy working at May Trucking

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Burrito Warrior, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Running doubles is like running a street sweeper, any company that does it, is not expecting to find a old hand.
     
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  3. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    of course they will. I remember my first gig, they were all nicey nice at first then when they think the hooks set, its a different story. Good Luck !
     
  4. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Pay is usually based on the run, which may be a bid system, more senior guys get the best runs, ect. Some are just given to you from your dm. So your pay only changes when you get a different bid. As for hours, it varies from 8 to 9 hours of driving plus your yard work (drop, hook/loading/ unloading) up to some that will use every second of you clock.
     
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  5. milehunter43

    milehunter43 Heavy Load Member

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    They will train you on the doubles and triples. For now, start studying for your hazmat test! If you like running nights, you're a perfect candidate.
     
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  6. yessir

    yessir Medium Load Member

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    Otr drivers get 7$ in hour lol i figured you spend 168 hours multiply by 7 so that's 1200$ gross lmao. You will be lucky to see a 1200$ depends on who you work for.
     
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  7. Burrito Warrior

    Burrito Warrior Bobtail Member

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    More like $10/hr working 10+ hrs per day for 7 days a week with no time to fully rest and having my sleep schedule messed up horribly because they want me to pick up a load and deliver it the next day. I have been sleeping the day, now I have to sleep at night, then the day. And if I don't comply, they will find ways indirectly to make me accept the load because some salesperson made a bad promise to the client

    I've been doing this kind of thing with them for a while and it's not working out so great for me. I need a more consistent work schedule
     
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  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You could try Swift.

    I can usually maintain the hours I prefer to run with the system they have.
    Not always, but usually.
     
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  9. speedyk

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    There's an LTL forum here, that's where the linehaul guys are...http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...ms/ltl-and-local-delivery-trucking-forum.396/

    Since you can relo, choose some of the best companies and see where they have openings. Some of the LTL's are regional so your location makes a difference. If you read up on the LTL forum and post there with your location, you might get a good match.

    When you have a break, look into SAIA, Old Dominion, UPS Freight, Fedex Freight, and Estes for starters.
     
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    I know LTL is less than load but what's it about? Why is it called LTL? What's the difference between LTL and linehaul?
     
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