Frequently Asked Questions
where is melton located?
We are based out of Tulsa, OK, but have terminals in Birmingham, AL, Masury, OH, Laredo, TX, and El Paso, TX.
where does melton run?
We are a 48 state and Canada flatbed irregular route carrier.
can i bring my pet with me on the truck?
Yes, we have a pet policy at Melton and numerous drivers take advantage of this great program. We allow one dog or cat under 90 lbs.
do you allow a spouse or family member to join me on the truck?
Yes, we do have a rider pass program available to drivers. Bring your spouse with you or even your kid on a cool summer vacation experience!
What experience do I need to drive for Melton?
I do not have my Class A CDL but would like to earn my license. Can Melton help me obtain my CDL?
Melton does not currently offer a nationwide option to earn your CDL; however, we do have a Sponsorship option to those living in Oklahoma and Texas. Also, for those living outside of these areas, we recommend finding a school on our CDL schools page. These are some of the top schools in the nation and all exceed the 160+ hours Melton requires.
How long is the training?
Our pre-employment evaluation process is 8 days. Please see our training page for more information.
What can I expect during Pre-employment evaluation?
Our pre-employment evaluation program consists of a road test, classroom learning, and plenty of hands-on training including extensive load securement training and one-on-one instruction.
Will I be paid during the pre-employment evaluation?
Yes, drivers who successfully complete our pre-employment evaluation will be compensated for their time. Student/entry level drivers receive a total of $800 and experienced drivers receive a total of $1,000 upon completion of the program. If you voluntarily leave or do not successfully complete the pre-employment evaluation, you will not receive any pay. You will also receive $100/day if you go out with a trainer. Melton will provide lodging and lunches throughout your 8 day evaluation period.
can I choose which loads I take?
We are looking for drivers interested in serving all our customers, so we do have a mandatory dispatch policy.
what are the average miles i can expect to run per week?
Our fleet averages 2,200 to 2,500 miles per week.
what is your out time?
Our average out time is 12-14 days, however, depending on where you live you may be out longer. Please see our home time page for more information.
what is the average length of the haul?
Our average length of haul is around 1000 miles.
How often do drivers travel to Canada?
We travel to Canada approximately 3% of the time. Traveling to Canada is optional and is only possible if you have a passport or passcard, but we pay an extra 6 cpm for these loads.
How often do you travel to New York City?
We travel to NYC approximately 3% of the time. We do pay $75 borough pay if you have to go in to NYC.
What kind of trucks do you have?
We have a fleet of late model Kenworth, Freightliner and Peterbilts. They all have 72” walk in sleepers with 42×80 double bunks. We trade our trucks on a four-year cycle. We have both 10 speed and automatic transmissions. Please see our equipment page for more information.
what types of trailers do you have?
We have 48’ and 53’ spread axle flatbed trailers and 53’ stepdeck trailers.
benefits & health coverage:
when do my benefits start?
Health coverage begins 60 days + the 1st of the month after your hire date. The 2021 premium rates are as follows:
Single – $95.84 per month
Driver & Child – $293.95 per month
Driver & Spouse – $444.55 per month
Family – $478.38 per month
does melton offer paid vacation?
All drivers will receive 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, 2 weeks after 2 years, and 3 weeks after 10 years. The pay for vacation is the average of the driver over the course of a year.
can i have a rider or pet on the truck with me?
Yes! Melton has a liberal rider and pet program. You can have one rider year round if they’re 18+ years old or you can have your child ride with you as long as they are 10+ years old during the summer months. You can also bring your cat or dog under 90 lbs with you as well.
how can i get my paycheck?
You can choose to have your pay direct deposited in to your bank accounts or loaded to your ComData card.
how often will i be paid?
Pay for drivers is every Friday.
how will you determine my pay?
Pay is based on previous driving experience and raises are based on productivity and OTR experience.
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