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Austin R.'s Comment
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Hey my name is Austin. I'm about to complete my CDL-A training and get my license around end of August or Early September.

I've been trying to contact companies to see if I can work for them and I got two so far that I've heard some good news back from since I'm in the state of Florida.

Melton Truck Lines Dollar General Fleet

I was wondering if anyone had any information or reviews about either of these. I do some research myself but nothing is better than just asking the people out there now.

I know both are physically demanding being a flatbed company and I helped my dad do DG with Werner years back.

But if you guys have any information or recommendations on these companies or different companies I could try to apply for in Florida. Id greatly appreciate it.



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.
ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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You being in Florida and having that reckless driving ticket that's less than 3 years old, you are going to have an extremely hard time getting a job with any company.

Use our link, click on the three bars in the upper left corner and find the apply to all companies link there. Send out one app that goes to many companies. Many of the companies don't go to Florida and they will tell you so. Those that are in Florida will hopefully contact you and you can explain that careless driving ticket, but many will just see that on your driving record and won't even contact you.

I know Melton is a flatbed company. What are they doing with the Dollar stores? Are they running dry van or reefers now? We don't recommend any beginner to take any of the Dollar store accounts because of the hard to get into and out of them without having a minor infraction which could eliminate you from getting a job anywhere else for a year or more. However, if after talking with a number of companies and you still don't have a firm hire, then you may have to do the Dollar stores.

It's too bad you can't move to another state. However, that reckless/careless driving ticket is going to be a hard one to overcome wherever you are at.


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.


A refrigerated trailer.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Austin R.'s Comment
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Melton isn't hauling DG freight. It is 100% a flatbed company.

I got two offers one is from Melton and the other is from DG Fleet.

I do apologize for that confusion.

I know that ticket is hard to work with. I've explained it too a few companies and they said it's no problem. But then I get denied because of the ticket so it has been hard.


Austin R.'s Comment
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I got word back from Melton that I'm 100% approved to go through OJT and Orientation. So I'm assuming all I have to do is show up and do good on my skills tests to get into the company.

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