Melton Training

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Joseph J.'s Comment
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Hello, I accepted an offer to go to Melton's training in Tulsa. Anybody out there going through it? Any comments, suggestions, warnings would be greatly appreciated. Do they run you like a Chinese fire drill? As long as you're in reasonably good shape will you survive? Do they kick a lot of people out? Thanks in advance for any help!

PJ's Comment
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I don’t have personal experience with them, but I can tell you a few things,

They are a large carrier and if they are spending the money and their time to bring you from Fl to Tulsa they want you to succeed.

You will spend some time with general orientation and a driving road test. Have you ever backed a spread axle trailer?? They are very different from a tandem axle.

The bulk of the training will be on securement. Very very very important. As long as you do ok handling those tarps you should do fine.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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