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N.Coleman's Comment
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Was sent home today for not picking up fast enough on securement…. I have driving experience so they said they couldn’t put me with a trainer. Though I have no flatbed experience Any options? What to do now ?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Maybe try applying to non flat bed companies?

Plenty of dry van and refer companies hiring

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
N.Coleman's Comment
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Maybe try applying to non flat bed companies?

Plenty of dry van and refer companies hiring

I applied for Jb hunt. So far. Anyone know anything about them? I’ve heard quite a bit Good and bad

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Pianoman's Comment
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Where are you located? If you want to do flatbed try System Transport, TMC, EW Wiley, Central Oregon, etc.

Depends on how much experience you have and how your driving record is. I’ve worked for System for a little over six months and they did a great job of teaching securement and they’re a pretty laid back company to work for. They’ll take you regardless of experience level and out you with a trainer for anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on how much driving you’ve done. Idk about the others I mentioned but all good options.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe try applying to non flat bed companies?

Plenty of dry van and refer companies hiring

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I applied for Jb hunt. So far. Anyone know anything about them? I’ve heard quite a bit Good and bad

You've been a member here for more than three years.

How much driving experience are you bringing to the table?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Was sent home today for not picking up fast enough on securement…. I have driving experience so they said they couldn’t put me with a trainer. Though I have no flatbed experience Any options? What to do now ?

Howdy, Mr. N. Coleman;

Melton is usually quite 'forgiving,' but .. not huge on the 'training' ladder; SO I HEAR. Dang, sorry.

Have you thought about Knight?!?!?

Have you looked at this?!? > Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Or, if you need a 'restart..'; Apply For Paid CDL Training

Another note; read TwoSides 11's diaries. . . . he had been struggling w/ securement at Knight, finally working out the kinks.

Paul/Pianoman's suggestion to try System is a great idea, if you want to still GO that route.

Wish you the best;

~ Anne ~

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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Hey man I worked at Melton up till April 22,2022. I will say this although Melton is a great place to start out at or go for a career they are very strict on standards and in my case I had made a couple rookie mistakes as far as reporting a vehicle I genuinely thought there was a problem with and then a piece of equipment I was recovering that I thought was having serious problems but I switched the lines and so it costed a few days in the shop and the shop lost my number so they could not get ahold of me so although I initially paid for the True hotel fee they reimbursed it all so it just cost a good bit of money for something as simple as a switched airhose. But those were not what broke the camels back. I was not told until Tuesday that I was released from light duty by a safety board member and so that added to me waiting till Thursday to get my truck then I get my truck and load and get everything around on Friday and then head off. What evidently happened was with my Garmin dezl OTR1000 is that I thought it was giving me truck stops along my route and instead took me out of route to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma and then back across to going towards Clear Brook, Virginia where I reside since the load was to carrt me home. Well that took a good chunck out of my drive time so I turned in 126 miles away from Tulsa, Oklahoma in Chateau, Oklahoma. So I got a message saying there was something wrong with the load and that I needed to get another one (that was a lye I later found out,) and I get back scam through inspection bay and turned the truck to the shop for some repairs. Ok. Well then I was to meet with Russell Robertson who basically relayed the message that because I turned thoe items in plus the mistake that I was either going to resign or be terminated. I resigned.

All to say is, although Melton is q fantastic company they have some high expectations of their drivers and they have their own negatives but do not get strung out on Melton as the be all end all get all kind of company. Try for Bennett Motor Express or Payne Trucking or McElroy Truck Lines but do not give in or up till you have done ALLLLLL you can to succeed!😎👍🙏.

Praying for you Mr. Colman!

Was sent home today for not picking up fast enough on securement…. I have driving experience so they said they couldn’t put me with a trainer. Though I have no flatbed experience Any options? What to do now ?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Victor… seriously? Do not hold Melton accountable for your mistakes. There was nothing wrong with your truck, and frankly; switched lines is a very easy problem to figure out (trailer spring brakes will not release) and blindly following your GPS in lieu of adequate trip planning. All you.

Sorry Man, you’re a nice guy, but don’t throw Melton under the bus for not overlooking your multiple mistakes. They are a business that needs to make a profit. You cost them too much money…

Hey man I worked at Melton up till April 22,2022. I will say this although Melton is a great place to start out at or go for a career they are very strict on standards and in my case I had made a couple rookie mistakes as far as reporting a vehicle I genuinely thought there was a problem with and then a piece of equipment I was recovering that I thought was having serious problems but I switched the lines and so it costed a few days in the shop and the shop lost my number so they could not get ahold of me so although I initially paid for the True hotel fee they reimbursed it all so it just cost a good bit of money for something as simple as a switched airhose. But those were not what broke the camels back. I was not told until Tuesday that I was released from light duty by a safety board member and so that added to me waiting till Thursday to get my truck then I get my truck and load and get everything around on Friday and then head off. What evidently happened was with my Garmin dezl OTR1000 is that I thought it was giving me truck stops along my route and instead took me out of route to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma and then back across to going towards Clear Brook, Virginia where I reside since the load was to carrt me home. Well that took a good chunck out of my drive time so I turned in 126 miles away from Tulsa, Oklahoma in Chateau, Oklahoma. So I got a message saying there was something wrong with the load and that I needed to get another one (that was a lye I later found out,) and I get back scam through inspection bay and turned the truck to the shop for some repairs. Ok. Well then I was to meet with Russell Robertson who basically relayed the message that because I turned thoe items in plus the mistake that I was either going to resign or be terminated. I resigned.

All to say is, although Melton is q fantastic company they have some high expectations of their drivers and they have their own negatives but do not get strung out on Melton as the be all end all get all kind of company. Try for Bennett Motor Express or Payne Trucking or McElroy Truck Lines but do not give in or up till you have done ALLLLLL you can to succeed!😎👍🙏.

Praying for you Mr. Colman!

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Was sent home today for not picking up fast enough on securement…. I have driving experience so they said they couldn’t put me with a trainer. Though I have no flatbed experience Any options? What to do now ?

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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.

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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Not sure where you got that from but people dont use atlases for much anymore. Garmin has that in it. Probably just made a mistake working it since I was a bit rusty with it. Anyhow. And also like I said, Melton is a great company just real strict and I have heard that from my friends at Melton to my cousin Collin Davis who owns a business and he says that they did me wrong so doesnt a few of my Melton Friends. Needless to say that was not a "burn or under the bus" comment so.

Victor… seriously? Do not hold Melton accountable for your mistakes. There was nothing wrong with your truck, and frankly; switched lines is a very easy problem to figure out (trailer spring brakes will not release) and blindly following your GPS in lieu of adequate trip planning. All you.

Sorry Man, you’re a nice guy, but don’t throw Melton under the bus for not overlooking your multiple mistakes. They are a business that needs to make a profit. You cost them too much money…

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Hey man I worked at Melton up till April 22,2022. I will say this although Melton is a great place to start out at or go for a career they are very strict on standards and in my case I had made a couple rookie mistakes as far as reporting a vehicle I genuinely thought there was a problem with and then a piece of equipment I was recovering that I thought was having serious problems but I switched the lines and so it costed a few days in the shop and the shop lost my number so they could not get ahold of me so although I initially paid for the True hotel fee they reimbursed it all so it just cost a good bit of money for something as simple as a switched airhose. But those were not what broke the camels back. I was not told until Tuesday that I was released from light duty by a safety board member and so that added to me waiting till Thursday to get my truck then I get my truck and load and get everything around on Friday and then head off. What evidently happened was with my Garmin dezl OTR1000 is that I thought it was giving me truck stops along my route and instead took me out of route to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma and then back across to going towards Clear Brook, Virginia where I reside since the load was to carrt me home. Well that took a good chunck out of my drive time so I turned in 126 miles away from Tulsa, Oklahoma in Chateau, Oklahoma. So I got a message saying there was something wrong with the load and that I needed to get another one (that was a lye I later found out,) and I get back scam through inspection bay and turned the truck to the shop for some repairs. Ok. Well then I was to meet with Russell Robertson who basically relayed the message that because I turned thoe items in plus the mistake that I was either going to resign or be terminated. I resigned.

All to say is, although Melton is q fantastic company they have some high expectations of their drivers and they have their own negatives but do not get strung out on Melton as the be all end all get all kind of company. Try for Bennett Motor Express or Payne Trucking or McElroy Truck Lines but do not give in or up till you have done ALLLLLL you can to succeed!😎👍🙏.

Praying for you Mr. Colman!

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Was sent home today for not picking up fast enough on securement…. I have driving experience so they said they couldn’t put me with a trainer. Though I have no flatbed experience Any options? What to do now ?

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Actually glad hands are made to not interchange now I tried to swap em once, they are made just a bit different,

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