Update on Mays Trucking

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Rionaltrucking, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. secorp

    secorp Light Load Member

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    May, most certainly does charge you for idling. The main reason I left 4 years ago. I was based out of Florida and you have to idle or die down there. My settlement was always short for idling. Unless you are North West stay away from May.
     
  2. smokey12

    smokey12 Medium Load Member

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    Yes I don't understand why they would charge for Idle for southern drivers like they would for the northern ones..45 is hard to keep it under down south..
     
  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I run out of Pensacola and have NEVER been charged EVER

    Again, and for probably the 100th time, the only way you’ll ever get charged is if you’re one of these types that thinks you need to idle when it’s 60 degrees outside.

    And, I worked there 5 years ago for a year and I have been back working for them for the past year and a half.

    And, besides idling, they’re actually a better company now days then when I was here 5 years ago. They still have a few things they need to improve, but I’m happy overall.
     
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  4. smokey12

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    Well they are a good company to start..I highly recommend them for that. The only real issue one of the issues I see with them is they need to offer some kind of noticeable bonus program as an incentive to keep drivers..especially considering the winter driving that is required in the northwest. Also they are bad at times about not assigning a pre plan..have to sit and wait at times. On the plus side, the equipment is top notch and for the most part, with the exception of breakdown people, they are friendly.. I think there are better options out there once you get one or two years under your belt. As far as idle goes, as long as you use common sense you won't be charged.
     
  5. Frank Speak

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    It’s rare that I don’t have a preplan, but I also communicate, communicate, communicate.

    I got home a week ago. I was out 4 weeks and 2 days and turned in 12.5k miles and didn’t do any 34 resets.

    The only time I ever get stuck is on the rare occasion I have to wait for some ###### to repower a load.

    I had to wait 2 days for one brainiac to drive 600 miles, but I got paid $260 for it ($130 a day layover).

    Everyone defines their own “better company”. Again, they have a few quirks, but I like the Pensacola group and they treat me well.
     
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  6. Rugerfan

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    What’s starting pay for experienced drivers?
     
  7. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I suppose it depends on how much experience. Probably .43-.45 cpm.
     
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  8. mdmgolfin

    mdmgolfin Bobtail Member

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    Are there trucks decent? Any issues besides common maintenance?
     
  9. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Equipment is great
     
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  10. smokey12

    smokey12 Medium Load Member

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    I get a pre plan maybe half the time before I deliver. Sat 2 days at one of the yards in January and did get layover for that. As far as maintenance most of the trucks are newer and in good shape. The guys in breakdown though are total #######es..Fortunately you don't habe to deal with them much.
     
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