McElroy Truck Lines Jobs After Training at Truck Driver Institute 

Like many of the nation’s biggest and best companies, McElroy comes from humble beginnings. McElroy was founded in the 1960s when J.C. McElroy Jr. purchased a single pulpwood truck to start his own business. Over 50 years later, McElroy has become one of the nation’s leading flatbed carriers. Because in part of their great company story and huge reach, McElroy is widely regarded as one of the best carriers to work for. But how many McElroy Truck Lines jobs are out there?

McElroy is one of our many carrier partners here at Truck Driver Institute. This means TDI students can easily transition into a job with McElroy after they complete their training here. If you’re interested in getting your CDL at TDI and driving with McElroy, continue reading to learn more about the advantages that come with driving for this excellent company.

McElroy Needs Drivers!

Before we get into salary, let’s discuss how many McElroy Truck Lines jobs are out there.

There’s a high demand for truck drivers in the United States, and McElroy is stepping up to help fill the void. McElroy has a high volume of freight that needs to be moved with few drivers to do it. That’s why they’re looking to fill a large number of positions for regional and local drivers.

With that in mind, McElroy’s need for qualified drivers is high, and there are plenty of McElroy Truck Lines jobs to be had.


Incredible Starting Salary and Benefits

One of the many reasons new and experienced drivers flock to McElroy is because they’re one of the highest paying carriers in the country. 

The longer you drive with McElroy, the more money you make. With 0-6 months of experience, you can make up to $.49 per mile, and with more than 3 years of experience you can make upwards of $.53 per mile. On average, regional drivers with McElroy make around $.60 per mile.

Here’s a quick list of the pay benefits McElroy drivers receive:

  • A sign-on bonus of up to $2,000
  • $700 minimum weekly pay
  • A $3,000 referral bonus
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • Minimum pay per load
  • Layover pay
  • Breakdown pay
  • Detention pay
  • Weekly direct deposit
  • $25 tarp pay
  • $66 per diem pay

The numbers don’t lie, and with numbers like that, it’s easy to see why McElroy is an incredible company to work for pay-wise.

But what about benefits? Along with a great salary, McElroy drivers receive benefits that rival other industries. The benefits for McElroy drivers are as follows:

  • Free health insurance for employees
  • Family insurance plans
  • Free $20,000 life insurance plan
  • Dental, vision, and disability insurance
  • Accident and critical illness insurance
  • 401k retirement plan with match

A salary and set of benefits like these are difficult to achieve with even years of experience in other industries, so it’s easy to see why McElroy is one of the best companies in the country for brand-new workers.



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McElroy Truck Lines Jobs Offer Great In-House Training and Tuition Reimbursement

Along with a great salary and benefits, McElroy also trains their drivers to ensure they have the skills and confidence to move freight quickly and safely. There are three levels of training at McElroy, and your level of experience determines which one you fall into.

1st Seat Program

The 1st Seat Program is designed for experienced flatbed drivers. It involves 1 week of training, and it requires you to have at least 6 months of flatbed experience in the last 12 months.

Fast Track Program

The Fast Track Program is for OTR (“over the road,” or long distance) drivers with no flatbed driving experience. It involves 2 weeks of training. In the Fast Track Program, you learn everything there is to know about driving flatbed trucks. This program requires you to have at least 6 months of verifiable over-the-road experience in a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) within the last 12 months.

Student Drivers

The Student Drivers program is for people who have recently received their CDL (commercial driver’s license), and it’s a little different from the other two categories. The Student Driving program at McElroy includes:

  • Paid orientation and training—students receive between $600 and $750 during their training
  • Hotel accommodations, breakfast, and lunch during orientation and yard training
  • Hot lunch during the final week
  • Home time during the weekends
  • Up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement

The Student Driver training program takes place over 7 weeks, and each week is dedicated to each aspect of career truck driving. This allows you to hone the skills you learned while you were getting your CDL so you can gain the confidence necessary to drive efficiently and safely.

On top of that, the tuition reimbursement makes getting your CDL affordable. With finance out of the question, new drivers can dive straight into a rewarding career and a growing industry.

McElroy Truck Lines Jobs Have Even More Great Advantages

Although their offerings set a high standard, driving with McElroy has relatively low requirements and qualifications.

In order to begin browsing McElroy Truck Lines jobs, all you need is:

  • A great driving and safety record
  • Pass the D.O.T. physical and a drug test
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a professional appearance

And that’s about it! With McElroy, you get great benefits, a high salary, thorough training, all at a low cost and minimal requirements.

Jon and Tammy Walker

Truck Driver Institute was the best choice for us. TDI allowed us to explore all carriers opportunities. The instructors were top notch, caring supportive and patient. We would recommend TDI to anyone interested in a career in the trucking industry.

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Drive for McElroy: Get Started at TDI

Now that you have an idea of what it’s like to drive for McElroy Truck Lines, you may be wondering what you need to do to get started.

At TDI, driving for an incredible company like McElroy has never been easier. TDI has been in business since 1973, and since we have great experience in this industry, we’ve teamed up with the nation’s leading carriers. Through our job placement program, you can easily transition into whichever company best fits your career goals.

Additionally, our 3-week CDL program is affordable. Through scholarships, financial aid, GI Bills ®, and other financing options, you could get your CDL for as little as $225 out of pocket.

Let’s get you behind the wheel and into a new career. Contact us online to get started.

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100 Industrial Park Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029


4939 U.S. 78
Oxford, AL 36203


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Saucier, MS 39574


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Whiteland, IN 46184


6201 Epps Mill Road
Christiana, TN 37037


3700 St Johns Pkwy
SanfordFL 32771


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Milton, FL 32583


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Richburg, SC 29729


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South Bend, IN 46680


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Tupelo, MS 38802

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