Good Bye Western Express, Hello Randys Contracting And Melton Truck Lines

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Victor C. II's Comment
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So I have been a phantom when it comes to Trucking Truth let alone the industry, for a good while; a lot of it had to do with covid I personally felt that it would be more responsible for me as living with Grandparents who had underlying conditions and not knowing as much as I do now about Covid I wanted to protect them and be there to help them and so in March,2020 terminated my employment with Western Express inc.

I took 2 months break from working in employment and helped and hung out with my Grandparents which I later found was very precious time spent, we lost my GrandDad who really was a Dad to me, and so it was great getting to spend time with him and get to help him with his last garden and hiked and admired the Universe and space satellite which went by every couple weeks. We got to have some great coffee moments course there was some disagreements and disappointments, but we both love to feed the birds just saying! I miss him a lot.

I got hired in July after I quite Western Express by a subcontracting Christian company that I was and am a custodian and supplies manager for the cleaning supplies I used and use when I get back every couple weeks and help my Dad who took over the main job because I was welcomed and hired into MELTON TRUCK LINES!

I am already been here 2 full weeks and on week phase 3, week 3 is heavier in actual load securement on live loads if I remember correctly. All I can say is WOW WOW! Like they are really good about teaching load securement and tarping techniques! Golly I wish I could have chose these people for my first training company but thats also a good segway into saying KEEP YOUR LICENSE clean because you have way more opportunities open.

The Lord has been really working on my softness to Him and also to being more thick skinned and in a sense attractive to ladies through being bold and genuine.

I know I have not been talking to much, but I am accepted into Liberty University and I am working on Regent University both godly Universities. I am getting a bachelors because around 33 is the last time without wavers that I can become a fighter pilot. Yall I will be buff by the time I get to either University. I told Melton recruiters that, that was my plan and they seemed okay with it. Im so excited!

Your mentorship has and was a great guidance. Ps. Oldschool (Dale), Packrat, Kearney, and so many other grand moderators and instructors, your fantastic! How are you doing in your truck companies?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The Lord has been really working on my softness to Him and also to being more thick skinned and in a sense attractive to ladies through being bold and genuine.

Excuse me, between your desire to be “in a sense attractive to ladies” and a fighter pilot, where does God factor into your trucking career?

G-Town's Comment
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Victor please refrain from any further negativity about WE. I am well aware of the struggles you dealt with trying to gain a foothold in this industry. Say all up want about Western... they helped you further your career. Period.

Enough trash talk. Stop.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So I have been a phantom when it comes to Trucking Truth let alone the industry, for a good while; a lot of it had to do with covid I personally felt that it would be more responsible for me as living with Grandparents who had underlying conditions and not knowing as much as I do now about Covid I wanted to protect them and be there to help them and so in March,2020 terminated my employment with Western Express inc.

I took 2 months break from working in employment and helped and hung out with my Grandparents which I later found was very precious time spent, we lost my GrandDad who really was a Dad to me, and so it was great getting to spend time with him and get to help him with his last garden and hiked and admired the Universe and space satellite which went by every couple weeks. We got to have some great coffee moments course there was some disagreements and disappointments, but we both love to feed the birds just saying! I miss him a lot.

I got hired in July after I quite Western Express by a subcontracting Christian company that I was and am a custodian and supplies manager for the cleaning supplies I used and use when I get back every couple weeks and help my Dad who took over the main job because I was welcomed and hired into MELTON TRUCK LINES!

I am already been here 2 full weeks and on week phase 3, week 3 is heavier in actual load securement on live loads if I remember correctly. All I can say is WOW WOW! Like they are really good about teaching load securement and tarping techniques! Golly I wish I could have chose these people for my first training company but thats also a good segway into saying KEEP YOUR LICENSE clean because you have way more opportunities open.

The Lord has been really working on my softness to Him and also to being more thick skinned and in a sense attractive to ladies through being bold and genuine.

I know I have not been talking to much, but I am accepted into Liberty University and I am working on Regent University both godly Universities. I am getting a bachelors because around 33 is the last time without wavers that I can become a fighter pilot. Yall I will be buff by the time I get to either University. I told Melton recruiters that, that was my plan and they seemed okay with it. Im so excited!

Your mentorship has and was a great guidance. Ps. Oldschool (Dale), Packrat, Kearsey, and so many other grand moderators and instructors, your fantastic! How are you doing in your truck companies?

I'm super glad to see you back around, Victor/Jamie!!!

Follow G's mod advice/ability, and .. TELL US MORE ABOUT MELTON,

The Air Force, and ALL ELSE!

Glad you are finding your Place in this World !!! I'm looking forward to you being more active 'up in here!'

~ Anne ~

ps: That's funny, how you got Kearsey and Rainy (as we knew her) all mixed into one; I like it, haha! Kearney !!!! Have you seen her Y/T channel, Victor?

Truckin' Along with Kearsey!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Victor C. II's Comment
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Well for starters, I am always in communion with him every day, two I dont have to be a pastor or evangelist to evangelize and speak the truth of His Word to people, and the Lord teaches my hands to war and to make war says the Psalmist who was David many times and also a wife is a good thing and a sign of favor from the Lord.

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The Lord has been really working on my softness to Him and also to being more thick skinned and in a sense attractive to ladies through being bold and genuine.

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Excuse me, between your desire to be “in a sense attractive to ladies” and a fighter pilot, where does God factor into your trucking career?

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Helped in some. They got me to a more refreshed cdl. I will speak the truth about my experiences at that company. There was just a few positives.

Victor please refrain from any further negativity about WE. I am well aware of the struggles you dealt with trying to gain a foothold in this industry. Say all up want about Western... they helped you further your career. Period.

Enough trash talk. Stop.

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.
Victor C. II's Comment
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I will on the otherhand, speak more about Melton, I see and hear only good about this company. I pray I am successful!

Yes Anne I have even subscribed to her channel! I know she had a rough spell over her mother I think.

Victor please refrain from any further negativity about WE. I am well aware of the struggles you dealt with trying to gain a foothold in this industry. Say all up want about Western... they helped you further your career. Period.

Enough trash talk. Stop.

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So I have been a phantom when it comes to Trucking Truth let alone the industry, for a good while; a lot of it had to do with covid I personally felt that it would be more responsible for me as living with Grandparents who had underlying conditions and not knowing as much as I do now about Covid I wanted to protect them and be there to help them and so in March,2020 terminated my employment with Western Express inc.

I took 2 months break from working in employment and helped and hung out with my Grandparents which I later found was very precious time spent, we lost my GrandDad who really was a Dad to me, and so it was great getting to spend time with him and get to help him with his last garden and hiked and admired the Universe and space satellite which went by every couple weeks. We got to have some great coffee moments course there was some disagreements and disappointments, but we both love to feed the birds just saying! I miss him a lot.

I got hired in July after I quite Western Express by a subcontracting Christian company that I was and am a custodian and supplies manager for the cleaning supplies I used and use when I get back every couple weeks and help my Dad who took over the main job because I was welcomed and hired into MELTON TRUCK LINES!

I am already been here 2 full weeks and on week phase 3, week 3 is heavier in actual load securement on live loads if I remember correctly. All I can say is WOW WOW! Like they are really good about teaching load securement and tarping techniques! Golly I wish I could have chose these people for my first training company but thats also a good segway into saying KEEP YOUR LICENSE clean because you have way more opportunities open.

The Lord has been really working on my softness to Him and also to being more thick skinned and in a sense attractive to ladies through being bold and genuine.

I know I have not been talking to much, but I am accepted into Liberty University and I am working on Regent University both godly Universities. I am getting a bachelors because around 33 is the last time without wavers that I can become a fighter pilot. Yall I will be buff by the time I get to either University. I told Melton recruiters that, that was my plan and they seemed okay with it. Im so excited!

Your mentorship has and was a great guidance. Ps. Oldschool (Dale), Packrat, Kearsey, and so many other grand moderators and instructors, your fantastic! How are you doing in your truck companies?

double-quotes-end.png

I'm super glad to see you back around, Victor/Jamie!!!

Follow G's mod advice/ability, and .. TELL US MORE ABOUT MELTON,

The Air Force, and ALL ELSE!

Glad you are finding your Place in this World !!! I'm looking forward to you being more active 'up in here!'

~ Anne ~

ps: That's funny, how you got Kearsey and Rainy (as we knew her) all mixed into one; I like it, haha! Kearney !!!! Have you seen her Y/T channel, Victor?

Truckin' Along with Kearsey!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay so I am following Gtowns and Annies advice and I am going to brag on Melton! Wow are their trucks nice, they give most of the equipment you need and great advice and they really have a good program to weed out those who will give up easily, they have great experienced trainers in load securing and on the road with those who have been here for 24 plus years! They pay really great pay with me coming in at 53 cpm plus I have my twic card so I can take high security loads and I get paid extra for it too! I am going to be working on my passport next. Oversize gives me 16 extra cents a mile and I get $100 of tarp pay every time I gotta tarp a load. They do pretty good at trip planning and I kept one of their training activities to work on later. Also really good at making sure you know how to paper log. Many came here as theirfirst company and a few plan on being owner operators. Melton Logistics is their own separate company for Melton and its pretty neat. Here are some photos!

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I have to say that even though I am not the biggest fan of the auto transmissions, the Kenworths and the roominess is nice! I hope I get a Cummins X15 engine. They tough!

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm very glad Melton seems to be working out well for you. Part of that is no doubt because you've improved as a driver and done things to manage your time better. Naturally that happens as you become more experienced.

I will on the otherhand, speak more about Melton, I see and hear only good about this company.

I've heard plenty of very negative things about Melton, just as I have with other companies. Most truck drivers will find something to complain about. You could give a driver a million dollars and they'd complain it wasn't the correct denomination bills. The problem lies when you try to bad mouth a company to influence a new or prospective driver from going there. Banks brought up some of your mistakes in a different thread. Do you think Melton would have stuck by you through that when the others didn't? Doubtful.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you for the glad tidings! Appreciate it.

Okay, so I am going to say that I disagree in part not whole, because I did tell two of my recruiters about what happened at Western and you know what they completely understood what was going on and like I said several of us came to Melton whether for better training or better environment or better pay. Either way I am not a snow flake like so many of you experienced and moderators want to think. I would probably have stayed at Swift for 2 years if it was not for the incidents that resulted from a lack of communication from the driver development personal when I called. I also did attempt to get extra training but never recieved it. But nevermind this is all old news. Also as far as a new driver goes, I will tell my experience and the truth about what I perceived them to be as a company. That is just honesty. Correct me if I am incorrect, but this forum completely ignores bad reviews because all of them are false even if they are real experiences, true or false?

I am sure I have blame but I am not going to live in lyes either. Guilt is guilt, blame is blame and past is past. Time to think about the now and present and future.

I'm very glad Melton seems to be working out well for you. Part of that is no doubt because you've improved as a driver and done things to manage your time better. Naturally that happens as you become more experienced.

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I will on the otherhand, speak more about Melton, I see and hear only good about this company.

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I've heard plenty of very negative things about Melton, just as I have with other companies. Most truck drivers will find something to complain about. You could give a driver a million dollars and they'd complain it wasn't the correct denomination bills. The problem lies when you try to bad mouth a company to influence a new or prospective driver from going there. Banks brought up some of your mistakes in a different thread. Do you think Melton would have stuck by you through that when the others didn't? Doubtful.

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