Starter company run by mediocre nitwits. Get in, stay 12 months and get out.
DRIVER, Salem, OR - June 2, 2015
After trucking school you have to work somewhere to get experience. May Trucking is the best of all of the bad choices, but view it as a stepping stone to a real job.
Working for May is an effective way to get the necessary experience; it's an apprenticeship that also provides some walk-around money.
THE GOOD: the equipment is very good, with the exception of their old 5000-series dry trailers. (Those are beginning to get replaced with new Hyundais) You will be driving a nearly new tractor.
They are very patient with newbie mistakes. That's good, because you WILL run into stuff and make costly errors. They won't ever fire you unless you lie, cheat or steal.
Their money is good; they're not going out of business anytime soon.
They are very good about getting you home on time.
THE BAD: The Ops staff treat Drivers like children. They can be rude, especially when you dare ask a simple question.
The May Planners couldn't plan a bowel movement if they tried.
Be prepared to sit and sit and then get a preplan that is hours old that you will be late delivering. It's always the Driver's fault.
There are some real nitwits in the Safety Department. You will encounter them. They are very annoying.
BOTTOM LINE: You can do a lot worse (C.R. England, Swift, Western Express) but you are only staying there for a year; no more and no less.