Best Flatbed Companies For A New Student

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Today I officially graduated from Sage Trucking School! I am not ready to join a company and start accomplishing my goals! :)

te> Take the not out and then it would make sense. Maybe I am missing something?

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Think he meant now. Autocorrect has a tendency to do that

James R.'s Comment
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Ats is another good fb company. They have super oversized divisions that pay like 70 cpm max which is pretty cool if you're looking for a long term growth home.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Airborne's Comment
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Ats is another good fb company. They have super oversized divisions that pay like 70 cpm max which is pretty cool if you're looking for a long term growth home.

They require 1 year OTR exp and they don't allow pets to my understanding.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Airborne's Comment
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I would be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for my company, Jones Brothers Trucking in Missoula, MT. Best people I've ever worked for, in any industry. PM me if you want more info.

Sorry but I don't live anywhere near Montana but would like to see it someday and maybe move there, LOLsmile.gif

Airborne's Comment
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I would be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for my company, Jones Brothers Trucking in Missoula, MT. Best people I've ever worked for, in any industry. PM me if you want more info.

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Sorry but I don't live anywhere near Montana but would like to see it someday and maybe move there, LOLsmile.gif

But I have to say, As I was on the way to florida this past weekend I saw quite a few Jones Bros. Trucks on 75, and from what I saw when I googled them just now they have quite a few terminals in the southern states also, Alabama and Mississippi. No telling how big they are or how many terminals they have.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

John W.'s Comment
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I would be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for my company, Jones Brothers Trucking in Missoula, MT. Best people I've ever worked for, in any industry. PM me if you want more info.

I for the life of me cannot figure out how to send you a pm. I'd be interested in hearing more about Jones Bros if your still with them.. Thanks

G-Town's Comment
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I would be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for my company, Jones Brothers Trucking in Missoula, MT. Best people I've ever worked for, in any industry. PM me if you want more info.

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I for the life of me cannot figure out how to send you a pm. I'd be interested in hearing more about Jones Bros if your still with them.. Thanks

The PM function is no longer active.

Johnny 3's Comment
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I want to throw in another vote for Melton...went through their orientation a couple weeks ago & am on the road with a trainer as we speak...They have very decent pay & benefits for a company that will take on new drivers & their training is very thorough.

Jeff W.'s Comment
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Does Melton or Jordan provide CDL training?

I put in an application with Jones Brothers but I imagine it might take a minute for them to get back to me with the holidays and all. I'm really interested in Melton as well because I see a lot of their trucks around here, which means they should be able to get me home pretty often.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
JuiceBox's Comment
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Melton requires that you already have your CDL upon attending orientation. Additionally, their home time policy is 1 day earned per 1 week out, minimum of 2 weeks out for east of i35 and 3 weeks for west of i35. It's a rather large company though and policies change frequently. Your best bet is to call a recruiter and ask. Goodluck to you sir

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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