crst malone orientation
CRST Malone Owner Operator Flatbed Orientation Information
CRST Malone is a fast-growing, people-oriented flatbed trucking company that is committed to excellence. In order to meet this commitment, CRST Malone has a clear understanding that developing partnerships with top-quality Owner Operators is essential to Malone’s continued success.
Malone Flatbed Division created a comprehensive and growing network that, in a cooperative effort with CRST Malone’s broad customer base, can provide our Flatbed Owner Operators with the ability to have high earnings with low deadhead. Our Flatbed operation is made up of one of the nation’s largest fleets of covered wagons, a large number of step decks and regular flatbeds. Malone prides ourselves on our driver friendly freight and high fuel surcharges, 100% of which is paid to the Owner Operator.
Most orientations you have been to are pretty similar: paperwork, Safety,Company policy and procedures, Company Outlook.
CRST Malone Flatbed Training insures that all flatbed Owner Operators are on the same page when it comes to proper Load Securement, what DOT is looking for and of course the Safety off alll concerned. Flatbed Securement Training is part of every CRST Malone Flatbed Orienation and at no charge to you.
Malone Owner Operators are paid the FIRST PORTION SIGN-ON-PAY PLUS BOB-TAIL Pay to orientation @ 59 cpm (maximum of $400)
No out of pocket money from you.
DISPATCH PROCEDURES – We have a company wide load board only accessible by CRST Malone O/O’s. This board contains ALL available loads with rate and fuel surcharge info on the screen. Know what you are able to do in advance.
Malone’s dispatch procedure is not new or unique. Stay in touch with your designated contact, central dispatch or terminal. We do not force your dispatch. We do utilize preplanning to insure you can get reloaded with the least amount of layover and empty miles. Preplanning requires communication, and good communication leads to higher earning. HOME TIME – As stated above, we do not force your dispatch. Therefore, home time is up to the Operator. Keep your fleet coordinator informed as to when you want to go home and how long you want to stay. Most of our Operators develop lanes within our system that allow them to have whatever home time they desire.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you pay? We pay 75% of revenue with or without CRST Malone’s trailer. 100% fuel surcharge is paid to the truck. Our Owner/Operators’ fleet average gross revenue is $1.95+ per mile. You get 75% of the gross revenue plus 100% of the fuel surcharge, typically averages $2.00+ per mile, plus all tarp pay.
What is your average deadhead? Our average is 12-15%, but with a true non-forced dispatch system, you have a lot better contraol of your downtime and deadhead. Grab 2 loads at a time and keep rolling!
When do I get paid? Malone Flatbed pays our Lease Purchase Drivers Friday by noon through ComData. If your paperwork arrives on Saturday, Monday or Tuesday, you will be paid that Friday. Have your bills in 2 full working days before payday to get paid on time. CRST Malone uses the Pegasus scanning system, available at truck stops across the nation, at a cost of $0.25 per page. Pegasus provides immediate receipt of scanned documents into CRST Malone’s Settlement department. Other pay options available are: Direct Deposit through ComData, Standard Check and Terminal Pay (in some locations).
What is the average age of the a trucks? Typiclly 2008 thru 2011. The 2011 tractors are Freightliner Cascadias.
How long is crst malone orientation
Typically 4 days which includes Flatbed securement training for all. We pay a Bonus plus bob-tail mileage reimbursement at 59 cpm immediately after orientation when you take your first load assignment, and are dispatched on your first load. We have multiple orientation sites for Owner Operators: Birmingham, AL, Eldridge, IA, and Oklahoma City, OK.
What are your hiring requirements? Must have a minimum of six months OTR in the past three years in equipment similar to the type you will operate at CRST Malone. No more than three moving violations over the past three years. No DUI or DWI convictions within the past three years. No felony convictions within the past 10 years. DUIs, DWIs and felonies have a lifetime limit of one. No positive drug tests or refusals. Minimum age requirement: 25 years old or 23 years old with 2 years of verifiable OTR experience. See A more complete list of Qualifications – Click Here
All drivers take the following tests in Orientation at CRST Malone Oreintation Sites:
1. DOT Physical Exam. If a driver’s documentation shows he/she has a current physical with at least 6 months remaining, a new physical will not normally be required unless the medical examiner in his/her opinion decides that one is necessary. Please make sure that your DOT long-form physical is Registered with your State.
2. DOT Drug Screen. All driver applicants will take a drug screen on the first day of Orientation, per D.O.T. regulations, unless the applicant has already had a drug screen with CRST that is within 30 days of the projected date of hire.
3. Road Test. All driver applicants must successfully pass a driver road test with a CRST safety trainer. Drivers must be able to double-clutch.
4. Agility Test. All driver applicants need to pass an agility test.
Please note that you will be responsible for paying for your drug screen, physical (if needed) and processing fee. The drug screen, physical and processing fee are $50.00 each. Or, you can get one in your hometown area before orientation, it may be cheaper and more convenient for you.