Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Raises Driver Pay

By: Melton Truck Lines

July 8, 2013 - Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce an across the board pay increase. In addition to the cents per mile pay increase, Melton is currently developing a system that will increase tarp pay. Melton has also doubled their over-dimensional freight pay to 8 cents per mile. After researching a variety of different industry pay studies, independent annual reports, and surveys, Melton has determined that their total package including their – mileage pay, mileage increases for Melton Experience, up to 4 cents per mile fuel bonus, benefit coverage and low premiums—places them within the top 1% of North American for-hire trucking companies.


President Bob Peterson states, “I promise my Drivers that if they work hard and smart, they will be well compensated. We want to ensure that our Drivers not only earn a strong paycheck, but receive excellent medical care and have a reliable plan for retirement.”


Melton’s company culture supports the President’s goals by offering several career paths for Drivers, recognizing Driver achievements, and supporting Drivers with a staff dedicated to safety. Melton’s President’s Club, Lifeworks, ICARE Wellness Program, Free Onsite Health Clinics, VIP Dentistry, Driver of the Month and Year, Safety Awards Programs, Top Fuel Recognition and Bonuses are just some of the systems Melton has in place to meet their Driver’s needs.


Melton challenges their employees every day to develop and maintain programs that facilitate a family centered environment.  The company recognizes that there are many choices one can make within the Trucking industry. They encourage all drivers to be safe, live well, and drive Melton.


Company Information

Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, Melton Truck Lines Inc. is an award-winning leader in the air-ride flatbed industry and services the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  In business for almost 60 years, Melton has offices and terminals in Tulsa, Dallas, Laredo, El Paso, Birmingham and Masury, OH.  For more information, please visit