CRST Malone O/O Flatbed......is It A Good Deal?

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Patrick 's Comment
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CRST Malone just told me they want me to become an O/O and drive flatbed. Does anyone have some experience they can relate?

Cwc's Comment
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Only second-hand info.. I recently was at the OKC terminal which is were the Malone division operates out of and talked to a couple whom ran for them and one of the questions that came up was the lease... Don't lease a gold truck was the response I got. Apparently they had and was near the end of the lease when freight "got short" Basically the turned the truck back in and went to a third party lease company and got a truck and leased under Malone. When they told me that three other people turned around and said they had similar experiences.

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.

Old School's Comment
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How's your cat and your wife going to feel about having a stinky soaking wet sweaty driver getting in the truck with them after you finish tarping your load down in Laredo on a nice July afternoon? I'd make sure they know what they are in for before you pull the trigger. Most flat-bedders are better off alone.

But... if you could somehow train that cat of yours to help with the tarps... well then you just might do pretty well over there at Malone.

Patrick, do you really think you want to do flat-bed? I don't know you very well, in fact most of us are totally perplexed as to who you really are (you've presented yourself to us much like a person with multiple personalities) Flat bed is a lot of hard physical labor. You have previously bemoaned the fact that you weren't turning enough miles, yet now you are considering adding another burdensome responsibility to your schedule. I don't thi k you have thought this through very well.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Patrick, from what we know about you, this will be your 8th company? You might just be out of options at this point and this could be your only offer going forward. However, dont expect to make any money if this will be your path.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I wonder how many companies he's sued in the process. Every time he's left because every company is bad, he's threatened a lawsuit. Personally, he just needs to go get a job at McDonalds and get it over with.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I wonder how many companies he's sued in the process. Every time he's left because every company is bad, he's threatened a lawsuit. Personally, he just needs to go get a job at McDonalds and get it over with.

Watch it Robert! He might sue you for emotional distress.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Patrick, you know the tune here at Trucking Truth. Becoming O/O is like swimming in quicksand. An awful lot of effort just to keep your head out of the muck.

Stick to OTR , paid by the mile, and try to make an average 2,200 miles a week. That big black cat you have will enjoy the ride.

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.

Pat M.'s Comment
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CRST Malone just told me they want me to become an O/O and drive flatbed. Does anyone have some experience they can relate?

What does it matter, you never listen to the advice anyhow?

About the only company you have left is probably Carolina Cargo and even they have some scruples. I just hope that nobody is beside you when your load comes loose. Yeah, I think it will happen because you do not have the right attitude for a box van let alone a flatbed.

For all the new members, there is a long history with Patrick on this forum. I believe it is 7 companies in a year and this would be 8. Does not heed advice and generally a **** poor attitude. Hence the reason for the lack of help/patience with this person. To me this guy would not workout flipping burgers, let alone driving a truck. Honestly it is a frightening to think that he may be on the road somewhere.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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