I'm thinking of starting up with Melton this fall. Any Melton drivers know what my chances are of getting a standard transmission if I request it? If it helps, beyond truck school, I have some hours driving farm trucks on farm roads, so I can shift a truck without looking like a complete spaz. I have a year of experience driving small CDL-A rigs, but only with an automatic transmission. I'd just like to get a few years of solid experience driving standards, because most of the little truck companies around me drive standards and I might want to work for them some day.
Most of my work experience is in outdoor hardscaping in New England, so I'm not too worried about tarping in bad weather.
Any comments? I'd be happy with OTR, have no family responsibilities and don't mind being away from home.