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.
Felony must be at least 5 years old.
No B.A.C.s, D.U.I.s, or D.W.I.s in the last 5 yrs.
Melton hires from all 48 contiguous states
Orientation pay: $500
Per diem only available during training phase
Melton operates all 48 contiguous states
Melton has the following home time options available:
Home time is banked 1 day for every 7 days on the road
Must be 18 years of age or older. Children over 10 years of age can ride during the summer months..
Tuition reimbursement is $1200
Any dog under 50 pounds or less
Qualified drivers receive additional $.06 cpm for Canada crossing.
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.
The training at Melton will last approximately 4 weeks.
Training duration will be varied by driver experience
You will average approximately $480 per week during your training.
$70 per day that driver is on trainer's truck
You are dispatched as a team during training with Melton
At Melton you will run solo after training.
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