Profile For GunnyA

GunnyA's Info

  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 9 months ago

GunnyA's Bio

Truck school class of 2015

Licensed ham (amateur radio operator) since 1992

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Best Flatbed companies for a new student

Which companies just give out the keys to new flatbed drivers?

Are you still with Melton today? If so, how do you like it over 3 years later? Thanks.

Frank

I'll have to throw in another vote for Melton. Only been here a few weeks but their great people. You'll go through orientation in Tulsa most likely where you'll learn a good deal about load securement and tarping. I've run across new drivers from other flatbed companies where they basically gave them the keys to a truck and sent them out without any training at all. Not a good idea in flatbedding. I've met several other drivers and even had breakfast with a retiring safety officer and a number of million milers. Not a complaint from any of them. The one driver that I heard complaints from shouldn't be in OTR trucking anyway. He wants to be home every weekend and can't understand why he doesn't get good miles.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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San Diego schools, best companies for new drivers; any reservists, MRAP or MATV drivers?

Good afternoon, everybody :)

I am an honorably discharged veteran scouting around for a private CDL school in San Diego county to attend VERY soon. (I could start as soon as tomorrow.) I plan to get my Class A plus all endorsements, except for Passenger. Does anyone here have positive or negative experience with any trucking school in San Diego county? If so, please share. Do companies really care which school you attended? One company that emailed me did recommend a few schools in my area.

I want to stay out OTR as much as possible to optimize my paycheck, except for one specific weekend a month only (military drill weekend). Which companies do you recommend? Which companies have the best pay for brand new drivers? Which companies are the best to get me back on time for my one monthly drill weekend?

If you are assigned to a reserve or National Guard unit anywhere in SoCal, please contact me.

If you are a MRAP or MATV driver, please contact me. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everybody :) Thanks.

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