Is Melton really as bad as everyone says?

Discussion in 'Melton' started by TDriver4Life, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    You get $160 cash on last day of orientation. I believe detention is $10/hr, starting at the 2nd hour after appointment time, but I've never received it so I'm not sure. Layover policy kinda blows, but, what can you do...it goes-- First 24 hrs free, 2nd 24hrs $25, every additional 24hrs after $50.

    Pretty much all of their trucks come equipped with an APU, I think they have gotten rid of most the trucks without one. I'm not real sure what the exact idle percentage is they want you to stay below, but that's because I dont worry about it... my truck never idles unless I'm at a stop light ;)

    I have only been here a few short months, but I am enjoying it a lot...I have only sat one time while waiting for a load (not counting times in Laredo), and my DM has kept me moving pretty good. When you are down in Laredo, there is a board with the drivers waiting for a load, so you can actually see how many people are ahead of you..
     
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  3. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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    I think he's worse.









    Oh, I thought you said Meltom.



    Nevermind.
     
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  4. MrEd

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    I have a friend who left TMC back when I was there to go to Melton. He has been there now for over 5 years. He really likes it there. Much better than TMC in his opinion. He has been trying to talk me into going there, but I don't think they would work too well for someone living in South Dakota. They allow you to "bank" your home time so you can stay out a little longer if you want, and be home longer when you do go home. They have a higher percentage of no tarp loads than most other flatbed carriers, according to him. I know this isn't firsthand info, but I hope it helps someone.
     
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  5. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Most of what ya said is good... I'll say I've tarped maybe 60 percent of my loads.
     
  6. sw1241

    sw1241 Light Load Member

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    biggest question is whats the average miles and do they pay weekly?
     
  7. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    paid weekly. avg miles vary, but i get around 2500.
     
  8. Roscopeco

    Roscopeco Light Load Member

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    Look at it this way. 100 hundred tarp loads x $ 40 = $ 4,000. not bad huh?
     
  9. Capt. James T. Kirk

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    Swift Flatbed keeps you rolling, as long as it's not winter and freight has slowed, then you can switch to box. You can't do that with Melton or TMC. On the other hand, tarp pay is $23.00 and if you ever talk to a Swift recruiter or any recruiter...DO YOUR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BY EMAIL....that way you have it in writing. Swift said during orientation that your first year vacation bonus was $500....wrong......it's suddenly $400, but my mistake, I didn't get it in the form of an email. FYI, the flatbed trucks have the midget oompa-loompa sleeper that is half the size of a regular condo (designed to haul longer loads) if you don't mind the lack of storage, then go for it. Get your one year then get out and go with a company that does not train their employees.
     
  10. RonPaul2012

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    Seen an ad for Melton looking for minimum 2 months exp.? Does anyone know what their pay scale is?

    Do they run West Coast?

    Thanks
     
  11. Skunk_Truck_2590

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    I'll be in Birmingham, AL. Monday morning. They are going to start me out at $.38/cpm plus the advertised $40 tarp pay. I haven't seen anything on a pay scale on their site. The way the recruiter sounded it's all based on experiance and MVR back ground. Must have Twic, hazmat and passport by your 6th month of employment which I already have my hazmat and Twic. I don't think they will hire anyone who can not obtain all three.
     
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