Who is the best flatbed company to work for

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  1. Mud Dog

    Mud Dog <strong>Tattooed & Insane - Forum Sparkler</strong

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    I drove for TMC for 8 months. Now I'm looking for a new company. I'm looking at Maverick and Melton. Anyone have advice on the two or someone better to work for?
     
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    I worked for Boyd Bros several years ago and regreted leaving, they treated their drivers fair and I had no problems with them. Be prepared to haul a lot of steel out and into the Chicago area and drive a speed regulated truck. The way jobs are now and I don't know your situation, but stay a full year where you are at and keep your nose clean. Mav. and Melton(runs Mexico) seem to be good companies and sure there is some disgruntled drivers that worked for them. Local companies will hire hire someone with one or two year experience, if you start job hopping you will ruin your work history like I did and nobody will consider you.
     
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    Scratch Arrow................Boyd-past tense........they used to be decent.....
     
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    Maverick miles 2200 to 2600 a week home 48 weeks a year. just my 2 cents
     
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    Why are all these companies going to ####? If your going to stay in business you have to treat your employees decent. Times are bad and and have to make sacrifices, but a lot of these companies where started by good ol' truck drivers. Well I guess it is like a company I previously worked for , company got big enough that old guy sells out, retires or has a younger generation take over that is cut throat and drivers are considered a dime a dozen.
     
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    go on youtube and check out OneSillyTrucker. he's a flatbedder that drives for Melton. you could leave him a message, i'm sure he'd get back at ya. good luck driver! :biggrin_25525:
     
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    check into arrow.... they are still better then Prime
     
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    Have you been living in a cave? Arrow is out of business?
     
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    Laughed my butt off...I am newbie thinking about heading to prime. If cactusjack's comment is nothing less than a figurative sarcasm, I am in trouble. Reminds me of the phrase: "Only dead cops are good cops". Not that I endorse that statement.... Yeah; you got my point.
     
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    He is spot on driver... you been living in a cave? He knows what he is talking about..:biggrin_25523:
     
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