808 N. 161st East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74116
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TULSA, OK – March 27, 2018 - Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce a driver pay increase. All company drivers will receive a 2 cents per mile increase in pay, a 25% increase in tarp pay to $50, and will now earn repower pay. Melton’s pay scale still varies depending on experience and tenure. This increase will start student drivers at 43 CPM and will give the most experienced drivers 56 CPM. Melton’s base pay increase keeps the company in the top industry pay scale according to the National Survey of Driver Wages.
Along with this pay increase, Melton drivers will be presented with numerous opportunities to earn additional pay. Melton’s $5,400 performance bonus, additional 8 CPM pay for over-dimensional loads, extra 6 CPM pay for Canada and Hazmat loads, and various other opportunities places the company in the top-tier for driver pay. Furthermore, regardless of experience, Melton offers drivers a guaranteed pay for their first 90 days to provide financial security for its drivers while they learn about life on the road.
Chairman and CEO Bob Peterson states, “Our professional drivers have certainly earned this well-deserved raise. They are continually striving for excellence in a demanding, yet highly rewarding career path. In designing this pay increase, we conducted a companywide driver pay survey to gain further insight into what our drivers would like to see changed in their overall compensation package. Our leaders reviewed these suggestions carefully and feel these changes reflect our drivers’ requests, resulting in further financial success for them. With this pay increase, we continue to display our commitment to providing a superior compensation package including top base pay, free onsite clinics and dentists, a 401(k) with a generous match, profit sharing opportunities, substantial bonus plans, and more.”
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 over 60 years, Melton has offices and terminals in Tulsa, Laredo, El Paso, Birmingham and Masury, OH. For more information, please visit www.meltontruck.com.