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Kody S.'s Comment
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Hey, what's up everyone sorry i know i have been away for awhile i been moving and studying like crazy on here and forgot all the amazing forum peeps :) Anyways i start trucking school in 3 days here at Fort Scott Community College Trucking School in Fort Scott, Kansas, and I received a pre-hire from Melton out of Tulsa, Oklahoma which is only like 2 hrs and 45 min from here and i am stoked! Amazing starting out pay, in my opinion, $40 tarp pay, and great benefits. I am super excited and more motivated than ever!


Wish me luck everyone!


What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you, Kody! I'm just about done with the classroom portion of my CDL training. Up next is the driving portion.

Melton is at the top of my short list right now. Both of my instructors have said they are a great company to work for, and so far, everything the recruiter has told me sounds good! I have a few more questions to ask on Monday, but those are just formalities. The fact that they're family and driver health and safety oriented is a big plus for me.

Again, I wish you the best of luck going forward! And keep us up to date on your progress!



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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kody S.'s Comment
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I've talked to their recruiters a lot and if family and safety, like me, r major pluses to u then u will love everything they tell u!

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