Melton Rider/Pet Policy

Discussion in 'Melton' started by mack0244, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. mack0244

    mack0244 Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Regarding the pet policy with Melton, I'm hoping for some expanded information. Is anyone aware of any restrictions for when I would be allowed to have a dog onboard after completing training. (I will be a recent grad and will have to go through the 3+ week training program.) I'd like to send in the completed pet/rider pass once I have completed training and assigned my own truck so that I would be able to bring my dog after my 1st trip home as a solo driver. I know this is probably viewed as not a high priority for some, but I am a 25 y/o single guy, with not a thing tying me down other than my dog. Finding someone to watch her for the initial month of orientation/training is not an issue but anything longer than that would be difficult.

    After 2 years of researching the industry and making sure I was making the right decision to leave my monotonous 8-5 office job, this is the last thing that I am looking to figure out before starting CDL school next month. As i mentioned, it may seem that my priorities are wack but I have very little family and have been living alone for the past 3 years... my dog has become my other half.

    If the best answer is "ask a recruiter" then I will do so, but I'm not quite ready for them to be calling/texting me everyday as they previously were when I first started looking into truck driving.
     
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  3. Rollr4872

    Rollr4872 Light Load Member

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    This is from their site
    “Pet Policy
    • You can have one (1) pet on the truck.
    • Accepted Pets: Any dog that is 80 lbs or less OR a cat.
    • A pet deposit of $750.00 is required to have a pet on board and will be deducted from your paycheck each week at $37.50 until the pet deposit is paid in full.
    • You must have a Pet Pass approved by Safety before your pet can be on the truck.”
    Not sure if that helps or not or if you’ve already seen it.
     
  4. MrArtixx

    MrArtixx Light Load Member

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    You can take a pet out with you the day you get your own truck. Supposedly some of the trainers even have a pet with them so for the 3 weeks it might be you, the trainer and their pet. I’m a few days away from getting a trainer myself so I will let you know in a few days if you want.
     
  5. mack0244

    mack0244 Bobtail Member

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    Hey MrArtixx, thanks for the info! Would love to hear how it goes for you. Melton is still my number 1 choice at the moment.
     
  6. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    @IluvCATS Can tell you. They drive for Melton.
     
  7. MrArtixx

    MrArtixx Light Load Member

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    I actually left Melton today. I found out firsthand that flatbedding is not for me. However, they are a very good company and I never had an issue with them. I just didn’t want to do all the tarping and climbing on loads when the traps are wet or Icey.
     
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