Melton truck lines- tulsa ,ok.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by c04vette, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. southerntrucker57

    southerntrucker57 Bobtail Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Back in 08 everything was bad.....Ive been with them for 5 yrs....the grass may look greener on the other side of the fence.....but trust Me..ya gotta cut through that too....Im happy with Melton...
  2. rider57

    rider57 Bobtail Member

    May 29, 2011
    Can anyone give me some advice? My husband has worked for schneider for 10 months. We are fairly happy there, but their equipment is crap and the truck is regularly breaking down. My husband is looking at going to Menlton, but we don't have much experience and im hesitant to change jobs at this point. Im just not sure what move we should make next. Any suggestions? Good companys? Stay put, go some where else? Thanx!
  3. badcompany

    badcompany Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    if hes happy with everything but the truck tell him to ask for another one or just wait it out theyll eventually retire it
  4. rider57

    rider57 Bobtail Member

    May 29, 2011
    We have been asking for a new truck for a little bit, but they aren't taken him very serious. Its in the shop right now and he's ready to say if they don't get him a new truck this time he's leaving. Hopefully we can get a truck so we can keep rolling. Im glad I found some where i can go for a little guidance. Thank you :biggrin_25519:
  5. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    That's what I do. Why is that impossible?

    Texas to the Northeast and back or Texas to So Cal and right back.
  6. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Midland WA
    Where I live they are all over the ramps and in every place but a parking space. Then you have the ones who sit there for a hour next to your truck playing with their load and opening and closing tool boxes and throwing tools around while you are trying to sleep. I never parked near a flat or a refer if I could help it. Would rather park next to a knucklehead with a air leak and his truck on high idle. On second thought they suck too.:biggrin_255:
  7. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Two things:

    1). If he comes to the point where he INSISTS on moving on.....have him put up with it for atleast another two months. One full year with the same company looks MUCH better to perspective employers than even just ten months (don't know why....but that one year mark seems to be their selling point).

    2). As said before; if the truck is the only issue.....I think he has the right to bring it to someones attention...and not his dispatcher or driver manager (what ever they call themselves at Schneider). Take the issue to someone that can and will make a decision. Have an adult, calm-headed discusion with them, by saying, that the issue of breaking down is affecting everyone---your husband, the company, etc... and that you WANT to be a productive member of the team, but every time you turn around the tractor is breaking down, and no work is getting done.
    Talk to them in the right manner....and you WILL get another truck (once you point out that the down time affects them also).
  8. rider57

    rider57 Bobtail Member

    May 29, 2011
    I told him that we need to stick it out. I don't want us to change jobs at this point (like you said, a year is better than 10 months) and if the truck is our only complaint he needs to be more serious when he tells them he wants a new truck. Hes told them many times, but never in a serious pros and cons way. Thanx for the idea!!
  9. Just Being Honest

    Just Being Honest Bobtail Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Please do not believe everything someone writes. I personally worked w/the driver. Todd, everyone knows this is you. How can you sit there, and blame everything on a company that stood by you when your wife Joy left you...and you had a mental breakdown. What about the time you got into a fight at the shipper, and again Melton backed you. When you had a medical issue...oh yeah, Melton was there for you too. The reason why you stayed so long is because you driver manager looked out of you, and cared...and did not report you, and terminate you when she could have. As far as not making money...who in the right mind has a $800+ car payment. First you had your black corvette, then you bought the gray and red one. You even had your girlfriend who still works at Melton may one payment. You failed to mention that you cannot/refuse to keep a job!!! You have been living w/your Melton employeed girlfriend. The first time you lived off her for 2 years, until her mom and sister had to tell you not to be a bumb, and get a job. So you did...w/Paul Trucking. You left your girlfriend who supported you. After a few months you come back, buy another car (how I don't know) quit your job w/Paul Trucking the next day, lost your car, and is living off you girlfriend...AGAIN. So yeah I would not listen to a word you have to say!!! It is clear that you have issues that are all your own. So just be honest...
    roadlt Thanks this.
  10. LGarrison

    LGarrison Heavy Load Member

    May 19, 2011
    Sandpoint Idaho
    I drove for Melton when it was still the Running Rabbit, after the old man died and they sold out to Grass Trans I left the company. I know that some of the old mans kin folks got it back but still don't know how to run a company.
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