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Melton Truck Lines Overview

Tulsa, OK
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
Company - Private
Trucking
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Based out of Tulsa, OK, Melton Truck Lines is known for treating its drivers like family. Melton's gleaming fleet of 1,300 blue Kenworth trucks proudly serves customers from coast-to-coast and has been running more than 66 years with a reputation of excellence ... Read more

Mission: Based out of Tulsa, OK, Melton Truck Lines is known for treating its drivers like family. Melton's gleaming fleet of 1,300 blue Kenworth trucks proudly serves customers from coast-to-coast and has been running more than 66 years with a reputation of excellence

Company Updates

  • Our newest Driver of the Month is Reginald Phanor! Reginald has been with Melton since early 2016. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table because he’s been around trucking since the mid-2000’s. Reginald was originally born and raised in Haiti but now calls Fort Lauderdale home. He likes to go on vacation three to four times per year, and with living in Florida, he spends most of his time on the beach! Reginald’s best advice for anyone looking to be successful is to first, love what you do! When he’s on the road, Reginald prefers to make his own meals and always likes to add in extra vegetables. His favorite state to drive in is Texas. He said, “Everything’s bigger in Texas! That makes it perfect for trucks.” Reginald’s Driver Manager, Rebecca Tatum, exclaimed, “Reginald is a super driver! I can always count on him to get the job done right. He does everything right, and I never have to worry about him being late. Reginald always communicates if there is a problem, and he represents Melton very well. I couldn’t ask for a better driver.”

  • Our driver, Manuel Dailey, recently reached six years of safe driving at Melton! His Driver Manager, Carolyn Orr, said, "I would like to congratulate Manuel on reaching this great milestone. I've had him on my fleet for the last three years, and he is fantastic! If there is ever an issue, he reaches out immediately. I can always count on him to deliver on time and safely. It's been a pleasure to work with Manuel, and I am looking forward to many years to come. Thank you, Manuel, for all that you do for Melton Truck Lines." Keep up the great work!

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Melton Truck Lines – Why Work With Us?


 

WELCOME TO MELTON TRUCK LINES

We are one of the nation's leading flatbed trucking companies with a large and growing fleet of modern, safe, and well-maintained equipment. We are 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 has been in the trucking business since 1954. During that time, we have responded to the changing needs of our customers and drivers, whether it is just-in-time delivery, satellite communications, or internet load tracking. We monitor each shipment, working diligently to ensure each load arrives on time. Melton is recognized as one of the most dependable international carriers covering the United States, Mexico and Canada. We have developed exceptional international border crossing expertise, giving our customers the advantage of efficient handling of their cargo in and out of Mexico.

Melton's commitment to safety is evident in our stringent driver employment standards and driver training programs. We go to great lengths to ensure our professional drivers are dedicated to the safe delivery of our customers' products. We aim to remain ahead of the competition and attract the best drivers with top pay and benefits, free on-site clinics and dentists, driver help desk, performance and referral bonuses, rider and pet programs, and much more.

 

MELTON DRIVING CAREERS

Thank you for considering a position with Melton Truck Lines!

As a businessman and OTR driver myself, I have a unique perspective in regards to what drivers need to make their OTR career and home life successful. Using my past experiences as a driver, I try to give my team what they deserve by ensuring Melton puts in place some of my favorite amenities as a driver.

NEW EQUIPMENT - Not only does Melton provide our drivers with well-maintained late-model trucks that can help protect your CSA score, earn performance bonuses, and keep you rolling, but we also provide you with all of the necessary securement equipment to make your job less stressful and more manageable.
 
CLEAN FACILITIES - Just like we take care of our trucks, we take care of our facilities! Melton wants our drivers to be comfortable when they are able to get out of the truck. We offer showers and laundry rooms on site.
 
LIBERAL RIDER & PET PROGRAMS - Melton's liberal rider and pet policy allows you to keep your family and pets close! Your rider and pet can ride with you right out of orientation.
 
FREE ONSITE CLINICS - Our excellent medical coverage and unique free clinics can help minimize your time off the road, meaning more money in your pocket and more time spent with your loved ones. 
 
Melton is now offering telehealth services, free clinics and on-site medical staff for drivers and their families with no waiting time and same day appointments! We know getting to your appointments is tough, I want to make it easier and more affordable for you. 
 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & NURSE NAVIGATOR- We know that giving your family the support they need while you are OTR can be tough. Melton's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program that helps you and your family with everything from legal issues, to financial questions, to finding a new repair man! Also, to help you maximize your benefits, Melton has provided a healthcare specialist called Nurse Navigator who can help you select doctors, explain care options, and lower your prescription costs!
 
Melton has many other amenities to offer drivers and their families. To find out about more, please give us a call and a wonderful team of people looks forward to helping you see why we have so many satisfied drivers.

Please call  888-592-4752 so our Recruiting department can update your application and start the process of making you a part of the Melton team.
 
Best regards,
 
                                                                                    
Bob Peterson
Chairman & CEO, Melton Truck Lines
 

MELTON FLATBED TRUCKING EQUIPMENT

Tractors

Great drivers deserve great equipment! Melton Truck Lines operates a large and growing fleet of impeccably maintained, late-model equipment. We have one of the most modern and impressive fleets on the road today with the average age of our tractors being 1.5 years.

Some of the features offered on our trucks are:

  • Double Bunk Walk-In Sleepers
  • Refrigerators & Upgraded Interiors
  • 1500 Power Watt Inverters
  • 12 speed Auto Transmission
  • ISX Cummins, MX PACCAR, and Detroit Diesel DD15 Engines
  • Omnitracs MCP 200 System & Omnitracs IVG, with Electronic Logs
  • AM/FM/CD/USB/Weather Band Radio with Bluetooth

We assign trucks to individual drivers which means the truck stays with you even on home time. No slip seating! Melton also supports our drivers with 24/7 roadside assistance as well as excellent operational support.

Our CSA-friendly and late-model equipment will keep you rolling. Experience the most comfortable miles you’ll ever driver with Melton!

 

Flatbed and Step Deck Trailers

With over 2,000  53' trailers, Melton maintains a fleet of trailers designed to fit our customer's flatbed shipping needs which means we have the freight to get you the miles you need. Our trailers have air-ride, spread axle suspension and offer 48,000 lb. payload capacity. The average age of our trailers is 5.5 years.

We have also introduced 300 premium stepdeck trailers to our fleet. Along with several other strategic features, each stepdeck is equipped with the Hendrickson System Tiremax Pro which auto-adjusts the tire PSI to the recommended settings to help keep you moving.

MELTON NON-DRIVING CAREERS

Between our brand new gym, delicious cafe, and all the wonderful employees, you won't even know you're at work. Whether you have years of industry experience or are just starting your career, Melton and Conexus have the opportunities for you.

Our family culture and open communication creates an ideal work environment, and with our health and wellness culture, we have developed an array of excellent benefits!

We invest in our employees and help them find the right path. From sales, HR, accounting, management and marketing to facilities, landscaping and the shop, Melton and Conexus have fun and challenging positions for nearly everyone.


MELTON'S 12 TRADITIONS

Melton's company culture revolves around our 12 Traditions that represent our core beliefs and how we operate as a company. 

1. We believe in honest, open communication. We encourage new thoughts, ideas, and questions. Criticism should be constructive and include suggestions for a better way.

2. We are enthusiastic and believe enthusiasm is contagious. Our peers, customers, and guests see that we enjoy what we do. We are recognized as a leader in quality transportation service.

3. We have an excellent reputation, which thas taken years to develop, but could be destroyed by one act. Everything we do and say must promote our reputation.

4. We never quit. We do not give up when things may not be going our way. We know we are destined for success as long as we work hard and hold true to our culture.

5. We expect high performance from each other. We stay until our work is finished. We celebrate those who distinguish themselves in perfecting their roles and search for ways to learn and improve.

6. We are ethical. We treat our customers, vendors, and each other with fairness. We honor our commitments and we tell the truth.

7. We invite and appreciate our cstuomer's business. Every time we have contact with a customer we make sure they have a positive experience. We know that exceptionally treated customers will use us again and again.

8. We show our appreciation for our drivers. We treat them as our guests whenever we come into contact with them. We keep in mind that their job is difficult and demanding. We treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve. We are all responsible to do what we can to make their job free of hassle and conflict.

9. We believe in the importance of a good attitude. We search for solutions that benefit everyone. In our dealings with each other and our customers, we seek to understand the other's concerns and needs.

10. We have a plan for our growth and success. We believe in the importance of setting goals and we work hard to achieve them.

11. We conserve our resources. We work hard for our money and we each have a responsibility to be prudent when spending it. We use the tools provided for us wisely.

12. We count on each other to be here. Illness, injury, and absenteeism hurt us all. We practice safe work habits and believe in a healthy lifestyle.

MELTON DRIVER TESTIMONIALS

“I’ve been here six years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Melton is better than any other company I’ve ever worked for and really in-tune to drivers’ needs. We got two pay raises in the last year, which is unheard of, and everyone cares about your success and your safety. Melton wants the best for their drivers; everyone cares about your success and your safety. It’s not just a job; you’re part of a family.”        

 -Eva Gray, Melton Driver & Blue Knight

I’ve been with Melton for 22 years. Melton’s owner, Bob, and all of the staff not only listens to drivers’ concerns, but also takes care of them. Here, you’re not just a number, you’re a face with a name. The company has tremendous respect for us and our families. Spouses are just as much a part of Melton as everyone else. They know that a happy driver is more successful.

 -Alton Jackson, Melton Driver & Ambassador of the Road

“When researching flatbed companies, Melton looked like the best in the country. Now that I have been here for two years, I know they are the best!” “Melton cares about their drivers. I am never treated like a truck number, everyone knows my name and asks how my wife is doing. It’s a family here and I plan to retire with Melton.”

 -Ernie Field, Melton Driver

 

MELTON NON-DRIVER TESTIMONIALS

"I learned about internship opportunities with Melton at the Oklahoma State career fair. I knew an internship would be a good experience for me, but I never imagined it would be as incredible and enriching as my internship with Melton has been. Since I didn’t have any real business experience, I was a little nervous at first, but through my internship at Melton, I have been able to learn so many new skills at a comfortable pace. I learned about every department and how my role truly makes a difference in the company. 

This is the only job I have had where I felt genuinely appreciated and challenged to become more successful every day. It was an easy decision to pursue a career here because Melton has become my second family."

 -Paige Hackman, Claims Administrator

"I’ve learned it is really important to have good management/leadership in order for you to grow in your career. My managers at Melton really care about my success and make sure that I have the tools and opportunities to get me where I want to go. 

I've stayed at Melton because of the people. From the beginning, everyone included me and welcomed me to the team. Melton is like a family and you can truly feel it when you work here."

 -Karlie Shook, Recruiting Coordinator 

Melton Truck Lines Reviews

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    "Amazing experience ever step of the way"

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    Former Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver

    I worked at Melton Truck Lines full-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities
    Excellent workers from drivers to office and cook employees.
    Great company to start and learn the ropes with.
    Takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes things aren’t explained in detail and your left hanging until further clarification.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, never had a complaint and absolutely love the company.

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Melton Truck Lines Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Melton Truck Lines (Tulsa, OK) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Good. Most questions about not leaving your truck in a truck stop when leaving the company and how safe you are driving according to the Smith system. Very easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    • You are responsible for the maintenance of your tarp   1 Answer
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Melton Truck Lines Awards & Accolades

  • Quest for Quality Award, Logistics Management magazine, 2017
  • Gold-Level Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2019
  • Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge and TCA, 2016
  • Gold-Level Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2017
  • Oklahoma's Top Places to Work - 1st Place, The Oklahoman, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Fair Chance Pledge

Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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