Melton, Navajo, Or Covenant?

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Steven A.'s Comment
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Hey y'all, 3 months experience greenhorn here. Left CR England early, been watching a lot of YouTube and reading. Trying to make an educated decision on which company to get my 1-2 years rookie experience with...

Thinking between Melton, Navajo, and Covenant.

I trust your opinion, what company would you suggest?

PackRat's Comment
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Why did you depart CRE early?

Did they train you through their CDL program?

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.
PackRat's Comment
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I just read in your first post from ten months ago, that you stated that you had switched jobs often prior to driving a CMV.

I notice a pattern that may be repeating itself now that you possess a CDL.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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CR England would have been a good one but that ship has sailed.

If you got your CDL through CR England you probably will owe them money and will have a hard time getting another company to hire you.

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Hey y'all, 3 months experience greenhorn here. Left CR England early, been watching a lot of YouTube and reading. Trying to make an educated decision on which company to get my 1-2 years rookie experience with...

Thinking between Melton, Navajo, and Covenant.

I trust your opinion, what company would you suggest?

As Packrat pointed out you were already declined by Wil-Trans , Prime, and CRST because of your job-hopping.

Your best bet is to apply to all three you are thinking of and cross your fingers.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

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