CRST Malone Owner Operator Flatbed Orientation

CRST Malone Owner Operator Flatbed Orientation

CRST Malone’s Owner Operator Flatbed Orientation has just been streamlined to 2.5 days!

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 all concerned.

Flatbed Securement Training is part of every CRST Malone Flatbed Orientation and  at no charge to you.

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.

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.


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 over $2.00+ per mile, plus all tarp pay to your truck.

What is your average deadhead? Our average is 12-15%, but with a true non-forced dispatch system, you have a lot better control 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).

How long is CRST Malone orientation

Now it is streamlined to just 2.5 days which includes Flatbed securement training for all. For those who need more time, Malone will extend orientation securement training to four days on a case by case basis.

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 currently have  orientation sites for Owner Operators and Lease Purchase drivers in Birmingham, AL, and Cincinnati, OH.

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 five years. No felony convictions within the past 7-10 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.

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.

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.

Contact CRST Malone Recruiting Department
CRST Malone Loadboard