TULSA, Okla â€“ April 30, 2009 - Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, was recently selected to receive the 2008 Certificate of Merit from the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program. This is the second year in a row that Melton has been recognized.
The certificate, which is presented by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, recognizes companies who are making positive health and wellness activities available for its employees and contributing to the improving health of all Oklahomans. According to the Oklahoma Turning Point Committee, Melton has gone â€œabove and beyond the call of duty to exemplify a healthy environment and healthy employees.â€
Over the past few years Melton has made a commitment to helping improve the health and wellness of employees and drivers. They have a Wellness Coordinator, gyms in two terminals, a new fitness studio for group classes in
The trucking industry has struggled for many years to keep drivers as healthy as possible while out on the road. Meltonâ€™s smoking cessation and â€œFit Truckerâ€ programs have been very successful at addressing driver health issues.
Bret Bringham, Meltonâ€™s Wellness Coordinator, says, â€œAt Melton Truck Lines, we have ingrained wellness into our culture. With gyms in two of our terminals and financial incentives for employees to lead a healthy lifestyle, I believe we are encouraging healthy behavior and saving lives.â€