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Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Company Review

Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

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Melton Truck Lines began in 1954 when Bert and Gladys Melton purchased a small piece of operating authority and a couple of trucks and began operations in Crossett, Arkansas. Bert purchased two brand new diesel "B Series" Mack tractors within a few years, which gave him a total of six trucks and twenty-three trailers. In late 1957, Bert met with an untimely death, leaving the business in his wife's hands. In 1958, William Duncan McRae purchased the company.

In 1980, Melton was approved as a bonded carrier with the customs service, which marked the start of the Mexican "through-trailer" service. Through the years, Melton's fleet grew to 600 trucks and utilized both box vans and flatbed trailers.

In 1991, Duncan McRae, Jr., retired by selling Melton Truck Lines, Inc. to Bob Peterson. At the time of the sale, Melton's operation consisted of 340 trucks, 700 trailers and 12 terminals.

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Melton corporate headquarters
808 N. 161st, E, Ave
Tulsa, OK 74116
Phone: 1-800-635-8669
Website: Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Getting Hired At Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be 21 yrs. of age or older
  • Valid Class A CDL from the State you reside in
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 yrs.
  • No more than 2 preventable accident in the last 3 yrs.
  • No B.A.C.s, D.U.I.s, or D.W.I.s in the last 5 yrs.
  • No more than 7 jobs within the past 3 yrs.
  • Must pass an integrity interview, meet Melton's work attendance policy, and availability requirements.
  • Must meet all applicable D.O.T Regulations (including a D.O.T. physical and NIDA approved drug screen administered by a Melton Truck Lines physician)
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Felony must be at least 5 years old.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No B.A.C.s, D.U.I.s, or D.W.I.s in the last 5 yrs.

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Melton Hiring Area

Melton hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Melton Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Rush 23  
    .
  • Hunt 22  
    .
  • Estes 21  
    .
  • Navajo 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Melton 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Melton Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Rush  6  
    .
  • Dillon  6  
    .
  •  Schneider
    No Experience Required
  •  Averitt
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Melton
    No Experience Required

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Driver Pay

Orientation pay: $500

  • Students - 40 cpm
  • 3-12 months of experience - 42 cpm
  • 1-5 years of experience - 47 cpm
  • 5+ years of experience - 48 cpm
  • Top Base Pay - 53 cpm (based on Melton experience)
  • $40 tarp pay
  • Extra stop pay - $25
  • 6 cpm extra for Canada and Hazmat loads
  • 8 cpm extra for over dimensional loads
  • Performance/Fuel bonus: 1-4 cpm
  • Driver referral bonus: $1,000
  • CSA inspection bonuses
  • Driver Trainer/Safety Trainer/Mentor/Road Recruiter Pay

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Per Diem Pay

Per diem only available during training phase

Melton Average Weekly Pay

Melton Average Weekly Pay:
$961 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  $1,154  
    .
  • K & B  $1,125  
    .
  • Ozark  $975  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Premier  $950  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Melton Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Melton Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
40 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Melton  40 cpm  
    .
  • Ozark  39  cpm  
    .
  • Averitt  37 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  35 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Driver Benefits

  • Health/Dental
  • Vision
  • 401 (k) Retirement Program: Vested after 3 years.
  • Paid Vacations
  • Home Christmas Day
  • Fuel Bonus Program
  • Pass it On Bonus
  • Paid Orientation
  • Free $20,000 Life Insurance (w/ Double Indemnity Provision) and Supplemental Life Insurance are Available
  • All benefits are effective the first of the month following 60 days of service.

Dental Coverage

  • 100% Preventative
  • $50 Deductible
  • 80% Basic
  • 50% Major
  • $1500 Annual Maximum
  • $50 Orthodontic Deductible
  • $1,500 Lifetime Maximum

Paid Vacation

  • 1 week after 1 year
  • 2 weeks after 2 years
  • 3 weeks after 10 years

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Flatbed

Route Types:

  • OTR
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Melton Operating Area

Melton operates all 48 contiguous states

Melton Company Terminal Locations

Melton Truck Lines, Inc. terminal locations
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Masury, OH
  • Sunnyvale, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Laredo, TX

Melton Yearly Revenues

Melton: $217,332,540

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • XPO  $5.81B
    .
  • Southeastern  $1.07B
    .
  • Transport America  $347.47M
    .
  • Melton  $217.33M
    .
  • Gypsum  $106M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Melton Yearly Miles

Melton: 111,682,634

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Covenant  212.15M
    .
  • Maverick  144.44M
    .
  • Melton  111.68M
    .
  • Koch  80.65M
    .
  • Eagle  61.91M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Melton Driver Unload Percentage

Melton: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • Averitt  10%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • Melton  0%
    .

Melton Drop And Hook Percentage

Melton: 15%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • US Xpress  65%
    .
  • K & B  50%
    .
  • MTS  30%
    .
  • Melton  15%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Melton Company Policies

  • Melton Home Time Options

    Melton has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Home time is banked 1 day for every 7 days on the road

  • Melton Rider Policy

    Must be 18 years of age or older. Children over 10 years of age can ride during the summer months..

  • Melton Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement is $1200

  • Melton Pet Policy

    Any dog under 50 pounds or less

Melton Canadian Policies

Qualified drivers receive additional $.06 cpm for Canada crossing.

Melton Programs For Military Personnel

Melton is a strong supporter of the United States Armed Forces. Over 30% of their employees have different types of military service. Melton has a flexible schedule for active reservists and sponsors a Veterans Training Program. Melton Truck Lines is GI Bill Approved.

In addition, they encourage you to run by your house if you are close and the load can be delivered on time, damage-free. Your spouse or close family member is invited to attend orientation with you, or online.

Veterans will have access to supplemental income based on their VA Approval letter for up to 12 months to help the transition into civilian life.

Melton Company Equipment

Melton Number Of Trucks

Melton Number Of Trucks:
1,170 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Averitt  4,484
    .
  • MVT  1,387
    .
  • Melton  1,170
    .
  • Groendyke  1,001
    .
  • Ozark  727
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Melton Number Of Trailers

Melton Number Of Trailers:
1,600 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Millis  3,500
    .
  • Lone Star  2,500
    .
  • SRT  1,700
    .
  • Melton  1,600
    .
  • Ward  1,180
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Melton Governed Speed

Melton Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • Covenant  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Melton Tractor Brands

  • Melton

  • Lone Star

  • Stevens

  • Eagle

  • Southeastern

  • CalArk

  • USA Truck

  • MVT

  • Swift

  • Koch

  • PGT

  • CRST

Melton Transmission Types

Melton has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • Crete
    • Covenant
    • Prime
    • K & B
    • Lone Star
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
    • Dillon
  • Mix Of Both
    • Trimac
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans
    • Navajo
    • Schneider
    • TMC

Melton APU Policy

Melton has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Marten
    • Lone Star
    • Trimac
    • Jim Palmer
    • Ozark
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Werner
    • ODFL
    • Roehl
    • Dart
    • USA Truck
    • Salmon
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Melton Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Melton

    The training at Melton will last approximately 4 weeks.

    Training duration will be varied by driver experience

  • Melton Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $480 per week during your training.

    $70 per day that driver is on trainer's truck

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Melton

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Melton you will run solo after training.

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