Ronnie was born in Ida, Louisiana. He started driving a truck when he got out of the Army in 1977, and started with Melton in 1989. When Melton moved to Tulsa, Ronnie and his wife, Anita, decided to move to Oklahoma as well. They currently call Broken Arrow home.
Ronnie has been with Melton for 28 years and driven over three million safe miles with us! Ronnie is an incredible driver and is known and loved by everyone at Melton. Ronnie has received many awards in his tenure with Melton, including Senior Ambassador, 1993 Driver of the Year, winner of the Flatbed Division at the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship and many more.
We asked Ronnie what has made Melton such a great company to work for over the years. Ronnie said, “I’ve had some good times and some bad times here, just like I would anywhere, but Bob Peterson is always looking out for the driver and is the best man to work for, and the people he hires are just as good. I drove for a couple other companies but I came to Melton and stayed because of the people, equipment, pay, and camaraderie among the drivers. It would be crazy to go anywhere else. I plan to stay here as long as Bob will keep me and my health will allow.”
Ronnie had a couple tips to help make other drivers successful; he said, “Never get in a hurry. Do what you’re supposed to do and pay attention. All the drivers are out here together and help each other, and senior drivers enjoy helping new guys. There are plenty of people here to answer your questions. If you don’t ask, then you don’t know and you won’t learn.”