Your Career Path With Melton
At Melton, we love our drivers and want to make sure that they can grow their career and expand their skills just like any other employee at our company. Below are a few programs and paths our drivers can choose to apply to.
SWAT - Safe Work Advisory Team
The SWAT team reports any unsafe working conditions at shippers and consignees. Management then investigates the issue and Sales addresses it with the customer. We want to keep our driver’s work environments safe even when it is out of our hands. We’ve found the best way to do that is to get feedback on what our drivers experience daily with our customers.
Melton’s safety trainers are well qualified drivers that are charged with helping us look out for possible DOT violations with any of our other trucks/drivers on the road. These violations are typically load securement issues and once reported give us the opportunity for corrective training with the reported driver. They are required to have a certain number of encounters with other Melton drivers and file a report with the safety group of their findings, the majority which are positive and without issue.
Our road trainers instruct and coach new drivers on load securement, fuel conservation, compliance, Smith On-Road Training System, and safe driving while OTR. Their responsibilities include weekly performance reviews with the trainee, coordinating truck assignment, and mentoring the trainee post-truck assignment. Road trainers may also be asked to assist with road tests, integrity interviews, teaching safety classes, and other orientation related responsibilities as necessary.
Road Recruiters are the front line when it comes to bringing in quality drivers to Melton. Their first-hand accounts of life on the road at Melton help educate our future drivers and make this program successful. Anyone can provide a driver referral and receive a bonus, but Road Recruiters are given additional tools to make recruiting drivers easier. If you enjoy talking to other drivers and are looking for some extra money, click here.
Maintenance, Safety, & Operations
Sometimes opportunities arise in other departments that we’ve found our drivers to be very successful in. Several of our driver managers, orientation supervisors, terminal managers, and safety personnel were drivers before they had these positions. If you have questions about our programs or would like to apply for a position as a CDL Class A Over the Road (OTR) Flatbed Driver with Melton, please call us at 888-336-0437.