Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Raises Driver Pay

by Jana Ritter - Published: 8/18/2014

TULSA, Okla – August, 15, 2014 - Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce a driver pay increase.  All company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase in pay. Melton’s pay scale still varies depending on experience and tenure. This increase will start student drivers at 37 CPM and will give the most experienced drivers 50 CPM. These increases can boost a drivers annual pay by $2,400 or more. We also have many ways to earn additional pay. We pay $40 for tarping, 8 cpm for over-dimensional loads, 6 cpm for Canada and Hazmat loads, plus many more opportunities for bonuses.

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We conduct industry pay studies and subscribe to independent annual surveys and have determined that our total package – mileage pay, bonuses, extra pay, profit sharing, and benefits -- position Melton Truck Lines in the top 1% among North American for-hire trucking companies.

President Bob Peterson states, “I promise my drivers if they work hard and smart, they will be well compensated. This raise is well-deserved and just the first of many. We know that base pay is just a part of a terrific package.  Drivers want affordable healthcare coverage and an opportunity to retire comfortably.   They also want to share in the financial success of their company.  For this reason, I am committed to providing quality insurance, free onsite clinics and dentists, a 401K with a generous match, and profit sharing opportunities.” 

Angie Buchanan, Vice President of Safety & Human Resources, says, “We know that our professionals drive for more than just money.  It’s about independence, adventure, and fulfilling the dream of driving a “big truck”.   Our drivers strive for excellence.  We developed a career path for those professionals who want to grow within our business, and recognize our high quality drivers with programs like the President’s Clubs, ICARE Plus Wellness Program, Driver (and Rookie) of the Month and Year, Safety Rewards Programs, Top Fuel Recognition and Top Fleets.  We challenge ourselves every day to develop and maintain programs that make drivers and their family members feel like the most important parts of our team.  We know that professional drivers have choices and we want them to choose Melton.”

Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, Melton Truck Lines Inc. is an award-winning leader in the air-ride flatbed industry and services the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  In business for over 60 years, Melton has offices and terminals in Tulsa, Dallas, Laredo, El Paso, Birmingham and Masury, OH.  For more information, please visit