Melton Truck Lines Joins Hireveterans.com the largest online job board for U.S. Veterans in an effort to help our nation’s veterans get back into the workforce.
Melton Truck Lines had a humble beginning in 1954 when Bert and Gladys Melton purchased a small piece of operating authority and a couple of trucks. As they began operations in Crossett, Arkansas, business began with a plan to haul lumber and roofing materials in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Bert purchased two new diesel “B Series” Mack tractors within a few years, which gave him a total of six trucks and twenty-three trailers.
Melton Truck Lines is one of the nation’s leading flatbed trucking companies with a large and growing fleet of modern, safe, and well-maintained equipment. The company is uniquely 100% air-ride, providing shippers with consistent, on-time transportation service. Offering full North American coverage, Melton currently services over 5,000 satisfied shippers with a 98% on-time pick-up and delivery record.
Melton Truck Lines,Inc. Receives Certification for Military OJT Program
Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce a new Truck Driver Training Program that is approved for Veteran’s Benefit. Qualified Veterans who have less than 12 months of Class A, over-the-road driving experience can apply for Melton’s OJT program that has been certified by the State of Oklahoma Accrediting Agency. This will allow qualified veterans to collect benefits during the OTR Truck Driver.
Melton’s OJT program will allow veterans to enhance their life, career, and future income potential by helping them to successfully transition to civilian life. In addition to receiving the top 1% base pay in the transportation industry, the veteran will have access to supplemental income based on their VA Approval letter, for up to 12 months. Melton has a team of consultants available to help individuals maximize their VA benefits.
President Bob Peterson states, “I am proud of our service men and women. Over 30% of our employees report different types of military service. We found that Veterans fit into our company culture easily because they value teamwork, discipline, loyalty and love of adventure. We share those core values and look forward to extending this quality training to our country’s veterans as they pursue their next career.”
Student Drivers will be well paid during training, and receive 3 more base pay increases their first year as they gain experience. 1st year Experienced Drivers should expect to make around $45,000 their first year. Melton’s top performers routinely earn much more. In addition to great base pay, our drivers enjoy paid vacations and holidays, layover, stop and advance pay, plus Christmas, fuel, profit sharing, and referral bonuses. Melton also offers a comprehensive benefits package featuring health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and short-term disability all at a reasonable rate, plus free onsite medical clinics at two of our largest terminals.
Thanks to their drivers, they have received a number of recent awards like being named a Top 100 Carrier by Inbound Logistics, TCA’s Top 20 Best Companies to Drive For, and the coveted Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management magazine. They were recently named in the Employees’ Choice: Tulsa’s Best Places to Work, and Oklahoma’s Best Employers. For more than a quarter century, the Quest for Quality Award has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence.
Melton’s commitment to safety is evident in their stringent driver employment standards and driver training programs.