lets have a update on Melton

Discussion in 'Melton' started by hotfoot, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. hotfoot

    hotfoot Bobtail Member

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    I have been turning wrenches the last couple years, I did go to North Dakota and pulled production water off oil wells last winter, hauled fuel before that. Last time OTR was in 2012. thinking about going back out with Melton. I am 60 and in good shape should flatbed be a problem?
     
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  3. Opendeckin

    Opendeckin Light Load Member

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    I was loading with a melton guy not too long ago who I would say was in his mid to late 60s. He called me over to help him get his 8' tarps on top of his load, but besides that he got the job done by himself. Melton used to run 3 piece tarp systems which made them lighter. I guess now they're 2 piece systems.

    All the guys I've talked to there as of late seem happy enough. It is a starter company,but Most companies are anymore. I'd go with a smaller flatbed outfit local to you if I was in your spot, but that's just personal preference. Only issue you might run into is not having recent OTR experience.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You're in a good location for Melton and Cypress in Jacksonville.
    Abilene Motor Express will probably hire you and their trucks run 72 mph. They hire drivers that have been of the road for years. They pull reefers and dry vans.
     
  5. hotfoot

    hotfoot Bobtail Member

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    Thanks chinatown I will check into Abilene, the one thing about them they run a lot more northeast then i care to_One of the main things about Melton was the health insurance, were i am now at the first of the year it will cost over 300 a week for wife and I ! if I still had kids at home all most 400 a week.Grossed 1300.00 last week bring home 800,00 I need to get the net up.
     
  6. Wallyjr

    Wallyjr Light Load Member

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    Abilene is owned by swift
     
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    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Knight runs the show. Swift is under Knight management.
    Abilene is still a good company from what their drivers say.
     
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    todays ad on craigslist...Truck Driver - Earn Up to 56 CPM - No Exp. Required - Great Benefits (Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL)
     
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