Melton Truck Lines

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Simo 's Comment
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Next month,I'm going for orientation in melton terminal at tulsa OK. But after lots of research aboUT training orientation stuff. I saw alots of people got denied for some reason. My problem I don't want to be in situation . I just got my cdl like 2 months ago. Plzz any advice it will be appreciated

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.

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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Simo, Welcome to the forum!

Is this your first trucking job? If so, you've made an excellent choice as a starting point for a flat-bed driving position. I hear a lot of good things from our members who have gone through Melton's orientation and new driver training.

There's no reason for them to send you home unless you have your own issues. If you can pass a drug test and physical, and demonstrate a good strong work ethic while getting along with the others there you will be just fine. The reason you hear about people getting sent home is that most people trying to get started in this are totally unprepared for what they are getting into. It's always tough at the beginning, so just hang on and expect a tough ride at first. After a few months it will get easier.

Here's some valuable resources for you to check out.

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.
Simo 's Comment
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Thank you I'm ready for this challenge I will do my best in orientation

Simo, Welcome to the forum!

Is this your first trucking job? If so, you've made an excellent choice as a starting point for a flat-bed driving position. I hear a lot of good things from our members who have gone through Melton's orientation and new driver training.

There's no reason for them to send you home unless you have your own issues. If you can pass a drug test and physical, and demonstrate a good strong work ethic while getting along with the others there you will be just fine. The reason you hear about people getting sent home is that most people trying to get started in this are totally unprepared for what they are getting into. It's always tough at the beginning, so just hang on and expect a tough ride at first. After a few months it will get easier.

Here's some valuable resources for you to check out.

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.
Simo 's Comment
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I wish someone can advice me if he/she been there

SamTon's Comment
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I wish someone can advice me if he/she been there

i sent you a pm with info

Flatie C.'s Comment
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Next month,I'm going for orientation in melton terminal at tulsa OK. But after lots of research aboUT training orientation stuff. I saw alots of people got denied for some reason. My problem I don't want to be in situation . I just got my cdl like 2 months ago. Plzz any advice it will be appreciated

That's my city! How I wish they have a company sponsored program but they don't have one. Goodluck!

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.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I wish someone can advice me if he/she been there

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i sent you a pm with info

It would be nice if you would present the information publicly so others can learn from it.

Simo 's Comment
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i sent you a pm with info

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It would be nice if you would present the information publicly so others can learn from it.

For sure I will share my experience with everyone when I star my orientation

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