Flatbed Owner Operator Information for CRST Malone
CRST Malone is one of the oldest truckload carriers in the industry, having served the flatbed
marketplace since 1928.
The company was founded on the principals of superior customer service, along with the relentless pursuit of
maximizing the success of our independent contractors and terminals.
Our dedication to these goals has become even stronger since that time.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, CRST Malone is the largest flatbed organization in the nation
under one roof. We currently have over 1600 trucks and operate over 100 field offices throughout the contiguous
United States and Canada. This vast infrastructure allows CRST Malone to provide all levels of flatbed services,
from the most simple to the most complex.
The management and administrative staff at CRST Malone are one of the most stable in the industry,
with an average tenure of 15 years. Our experience gives you the confidence of knowing that you are dealing with
dedicated and knowledgeable transportation professionals at all levels of our operations.
Flatbed Owner Operator Jobs and information CRST
You control your miles and your home time: No Forced Dispatch
Your trailer or Malone's. No headache rack required; CRST Malone
flatbed trailers have bulkheads
75% of gross revenue
100% fuel surcharge passed through to CRST Malone Contractors. Fleet average fuel surcharge is
55 - 60 cents per mile
Settlements paid twice weekly, more frequently in
100% pay for all accessorial charges, including but
not limited to: stopovers, tarping, OD miles and permits, detention, fuel surcharge, etc.
CRST Malone has General commodities authority in 48
states and Canada. If you run the Malone Plate you will be apportioned in all 48 states.
Advance on net truck earnings on each
Health and accident plan available.
Twice Weekly settlements. Direct deposit
Fuel and cash cards with access to fuel discount
program and long distance calling card programs.
No forced dispatch.
National tire account with discounts for
Paid cargo and liability insurance.
Toll free numbers to all 80 terminals.
Annual award programs and cash
Customer referral bonus.
97% of our freight is contract freight - NOT From
LTL freight available
CRST Malone is a fast-growing, people-oriented trucking company that is
committed to excellence. In order
to meet this commitment, we have a clear understanding that developing partnerships with top-quality
Owner/Operators is essential. We have created a comprehensive and growing network that, in a cooperative
effort with CRST’s broad customer base, can provide our Operators with the ability to have high earnings with low
deadhead. Our operation is made up of one of the nation’s largest fleets of covered wagons, a large number of
step decks and regular flatbeds. We pride ourselves on our driver friendly freight.
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.
Our 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 pre planning to insure you can get reloaded with the
least amount of layover and empty miles.
Pre planning requires communication, and good communication leads to
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.
What is your average deadhead? Our average is 12-15% (You can keep that down with
When do I get paid? Malone Owner Operators can
get paid twice weekly – Wednesday
and 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
What is the age limit on a truck? Malone does not have an age limit on
tractors. All new owner operator leases must pass a CRST Malone DOT inspection. Tractors ten years or
older must also pass a safety visual inspection conducted at an authorized location.
How long is orientation? 4 days total
includes Securement Training and Coil Certificate. We pay orientation pay per
unit leased on after you are dispatched on your first load. Lease Purchase does not receive orientation pay.
We have multiple orientation sites for Owner Operators.
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,
convictions, or refusals - EVER.
Minimum age requirement: 25 years old or 23 years old
with 2 years of verifiable OTR experience.
Call Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30 EASTERN Time