Melton Truck Lines strives to make our community a better place for our employees and their families. We know that if our employees feel safe and engaged in our community, it will make for happier, more productive employees at work. The hard work of everyone at Melton and our continued success over the past 67 years has allowed us to support several organizations focusing on issues close to home, by either donations or by volunteer work from our great team. Below are just a few organizations and efforts Melton proudly supports:
As a transportation service provider, Melton understands the impact that our industry can have on the environment. Therefore, Melton ensures that our trucks are equipped with a variety of features that help reduce our environmental influence. Here are a few ways we reduce our carbon footprint:
- Purchase trucks that are Clean Idle/Carbon Certified
- Entire fleet operates on Automated Manual Transmission
- Solar Panels installed on some trucks
- Electric APU (EPU)
- After 2022, the majority of our fleet will have EPUs.
- Strong Focus on MPG and Idle Time
- We set specific idle and MPG goals for drivers & monitor daily.
- Focus on Truck Speed and RPMs
- We educate drivers on the optimal speed based on load type.
- Focus on Fuel Conservation
- Offer Fuel Bonuses to the top 20% of drivers that achieve top fuel conservation performance.
- Modern and Fuel-Efficient Trucks
- Average lifespan of 1.9 years
- Freightliner Cascadia
- Kenworth T680
- Peterbilt 579
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Melton’s commitment to excellence and consistence in providing quality, award winning services and employment opportunities has resulted in all these awards presented to Melton over the years.
The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces List (2015 – 2021)
LM Quest for Quality Award Winner (15 out of the last 16 years)
Oklahoma Veteran Alliance – Veteran Employer Champion (2019 – 2022)
Oklahoma Magazine’s Best of the Best Award (2014 – 2022)
Women in Trucking – Top Places for Women to Work For in Transportation (2018 – 2019)
Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Award 2023
Military Friendly® Employer Award (2016 – 2023)
Oklahoma Magazine’s Great Companies to Work For (2014 – 2021)
InBound Logistics Top 100 Truckers (2016 - 2021)
CCJ Top 250 Fleet (2016 – 2021)
ATA Industrial Safety and Fleet Safety Awards (2015 – 2021)
Transport Topics Top 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers (2018 – 2021)
Best Fleets to Drive For (2016, Fleet to Watch 2020)
FreightWaves Top 500 For-Hire Carriers 2022
Melton recognizes our heroic drivers who go the extra mile over the road. Each of the drivers listed below selflessly helped others while on the road and most saved a life thanks to their actions. Many of our Blue Angels are also nationally-recognized TCA Highway Angels as well! If you have a great Melton story to share, please email our Social Media Coordinator, Emily Bump.
Thank you for all you do Alton!
Paul did mention that he would like this situation to serve as a reminder for drivers to know their equipment. Learning to properly operate an extinguisher could save equipment and even save lives. Thank you, Paul, for your willingness to help others without a second thought. We are so proud to have you on the Melton team!
Reuben and his family are long-time residents of New Orleans, Louisiana. The recent devastation from Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura, has left his community battered. Having memory of serving overseas during Hurricane Katrina and feeling helpless when it came to protecting his parents, family, and friends at that time, Reuben was insistent on giving back.
He connected with the Executive Director of the Tacoma Recovery Center and organized providing supplies such as generators, water, bedding, and other essential items to the New Orleans area. Melton was more than willing to sponsor the delivery of the load. Rueben’s brother works in the Washington area as an owner-operator and was able to pick up the supplies most conveniently. Our sister company, Melton Logistics, played a key role in coordinating the load, and, in a family effort, Reuben and his brother worked as a team to deliver the supplies from Tacoma, Washington to Lake Charles, LA.
We’re incredibly grateful for all who played a role in making this relief effort a reality. Thank you to Reuben for your generosity, the Tacoma Recovery Center for contacting us with this opportunity, Melton Logistics for coordinating the freight, and all who played a hand in helping rebuild the New Orleans area.
For Reuben’s continual service to others and coordination of this relief effort, we have also chosen him as our newest Melton Blue Angel. This program was designed for us to recognize and distinguish drivers who have gone the extra mile. We are honored to have Reuben on the Melton team.
We would like to publicly thank Jeremiah for all he did to help this man! Jeremiah said, “At the end of the day, I just want to help those in need.” And, he did just that. We are so proud to have you on the Melton Team!