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Recent CDL Graduates and Entry Level Drivers

Melton welcomes recent CDL school graduates and drivers that have not had any over-the-road (OTR) driving experience. We know that you are the future of our company so we insist on providing quality training.

Melton Truck Lines Driver Requirements

Melton Truck Lines currently has job openings available for experienced truck drivers in the lower 48 states. In order for your application to be processed, you should meet the following standards:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid CDL Class A from the state you reside in
  • No BACs, DUIs, or DWIs in the last 5 years
  • Must meet all applicable DOT Regulations including a DOT physical and NIDA approved drug screen administered by a Melton Truck Lines physician
  • Must pass an integrity interview and meet Melton's work attendance and availability requirements

If you have questions about our requirements or would like to know if you qualify for a position as a CDL Class A Over the Road (OTR) Flatbed Driver with Melton, please call us at 888-336-0437.

Application Process

Melton aims to remain ahead of the competition with top pay and benefits, free on-site clinics and dentists, driver help desk, safety and referral bonuses, rider and pet programs, and much more.

  1. Apply online or call 888-336-0437 to speak with a recruiter.
  2. You will complete an over the phone interview with your recruiter where we will collect work history, safety, and background information.
  3. Your recruiter will forward your application to a processor who will check your references and reports.
  4. Your application will be sent back to your recruiter so you can complete a final interview to make sure that we have everything correct on your application.
  5. Once your application is reviewed and approved by our hiring board, we will schedule your transportation to orientation.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Recent CDL school graduates that qualify for the Melton’s tuition reimbursement program will receive payments of up to $2400 total paid in 6 - $400 increments over 24 months. All you need to do is provide documentation of what you paid your CDL school while in orientation and we will take care of the rest!
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Customized Paid Orientation Program

Melton Truck Lines offers world class customized paid training to Class A drivers. Flatbed experience is nice, but not required. Receive up to $1000 for orientation and get out on the road in your own shiny blue Melton truck in as little as 5 days.

Road Trainers

All entry level drivers will go out for approximately 3 weeks with a road trainer that is matched based on their personality. You will be paid a per diem during this time and once you are ready to get on your own truck, you will start receiving pay by mile.

Guaranteed Pay

If you are an entry level driver, you are guaranteed to make at least $850 a week for your first 90 days with Melton. You will make your mileage pay or the guaranteed pay, whichever is greater for the first 90 days to make your transition to Melton a more secure and comfortable process.

Driver Development Team (DDT)

To integrate drivers into the job and Melton culture, we created a special fleet for drivers that are new to our team.

Drivers are placed on the DDT to help get them accustomed to the lifestyle and challenges associated with being a new driver. This fleet is managed by a former OTR driver with over 850,000 safe miles, so you will be in good hands!

Your Driver Manager (DM) is there to answer any questions and help relieve some of the pressures of starting a new career. A typical recent graduate or trainee will be on the DDT for 21 days. During this time, we give them all the tools needed to be successful at Melton.

After Training

Quality training doesn’t end after orientation. The trucking industry is constantly changing, so we focus on communicating important information in a timely manner by print, email, online training, and social media to help make our drivers the best on the road. We are also available day and night to support and assist drivers in any situation.