Driver Benefits

Our benefits at melton truck lines

Bob Peterson, Melton’s Chairman and CEO states, “Our industry needs to pay drivers more for the services provided and the sacrifices they make. We want to reward our drivers not only in pay, but with great benefits as well. We want to make sure they have access to good medical care and coverage, as well as a solid plan for retirement.” All benefits are effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

Health Insurance and Coverage

One of Melton’s 12 Traditions is, “We count on each other to be here.” Illness, injury, and absenteeism hurt us all. We practice safe work habits and believe in a healthy lifestyle. To help everyone meet this goal, Melton offers comprehensive health coverage including:

  1. Medical insurance through GPA Network
  2. iCare PPO Plan with discounted rates
  3. Preventive care services covered at 100% (In Network)
  4. Free on-site health clinics serviced by CareATC at the Tulsa and Laredo locations
  5. Health concierge service through Nurse Navigator
  6. Flex Spending Account (FSA) from $120 to $2,500
  7. Dependent Care Flexible Spending up to $5,000

Speak with your recruiter for rates based on your family’s needs by calling 866-715-8563. If you are currently employed with Melton and have questions, please contact the Benefits department.

Dental Insurance and Coverage

For more flexibility in your busy life, Melton now offers free on-site dental exams and cleanings with company insurance. Our company insurance covers the following:

  1. 100% preventive exams and care covered
  2. $50 Deductible
  3. 80% Basic
  4. 50% Major
  5. $1,500 Annual Maximum
  6. $50 Orthodontic Deductible
  7. $2,000 Lifetime Maximum

Vision Reimbursement Plan

Covered employees will be reimbursed up to $200 annually and up to $100 annually for covered spouse or children.

Life Insurance

You will receive a free $20,000 life insurance policy with double indemnity provision provided to you by Melton. You can opt to purchase supplemental life insurance as well.

Short Term Disability

Melton’s short term disability covers non-work related injuries, illnesses, and pregnancy for a premium of $40.11 per month. This benefit replaces 60% of covered earnings, up to a maximum benefit of $750 per week. Benefit payments will cover up to 13 weeks of continuous disability.

Paid Vacation

Vacation pay is based on average weekly wages and is paid on a regular paycheck. You have one full year to use your earned vacation time.

  • 1 week after 1 year
  • 2 weeks after 2 years
  • 3 weeks after 10 years

On-Site Gym

Melton offers an on-site gym, workout facilities, and personal trainer. Stay fit while over the road with a personalized workout plan or hit the gym when you’re at the Tulsa terminal.

Home Christmas Day

Everyone is guaranteed to be home on Christmas Day if they choose to be.


Pet and rider programs

Pet and Rider Programs

Driving is a difficult job, but it can be much more enjoyable when you can share your experiences with someone else. With Melton’s rider and pet programs you can have your loved one or furry companion keep you company while you are out on the road.

Rider Policy

  1. Anyone 18 years of age, or older, can ride with you year-round.
  2. Children over the age of 10 can ride with you during the summer months only.
  3. Rider insurance is required and offered through Melton Truck Lines at $7 per month.
  4. You must have a Rider Pass approved by Safety before your rider can get on the truck. Please contact Melton’s Safety department for copies of these forms at 800-656-2167.

Pet Policy

  1. You can have one (1) pet on the truck.
  2. Accepted Pets: Any dog that is 90-pounds or less OR a cat.
  3. A pet deposit of $750 is required to have a pet on board and will be deducted from your paycheck each week at $37.50 until the pet deposit is paid in full.
  4. You must have a Pet Pass approved by Safety before your pet can be on the truck. Please contact Melton’s Safety team at 800-656-2167 for a copy of this form.

home time

Melton has listened to our drivers and updated our home time policy to help ensure you get by the house for those important family functions and appointments. The basics of our home time policy are as follows:


  1. Please refer to this map for OTR home time. Drivers that live in the dark green zone are out 12-14 days at a time. Drivers that live in the light green zone are out about 21 days at a time. 
  2. You collect one 24-hour period (day) for every seven days you are out.
  3. Your home time never expires! Bank your home time if you do not want to use it as you collect it.
  4. You can stop by the house without using any of your home time if you’re within 75 miles and can deliver your load on time.
  5. You are guaranteed home on Christmas Day!
  6. Take your home time anywhere with few exceptions! Your home domicile is not the only place you can take home time.

take your home time anywhere

In addition, Melton now offers unlimited domicile changes for our drivers across the United States! *Some restrictions do apply. We understand that our drivers have family and friends that live within some of our frequently traveled lanes and that on occasion it would be nice to go to their place for home time.


      1. Normal home time flags apply.
      2. All states are approved areas to change your home domicile for home time except for the following states: Florida, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
      3. No domicile changes in the month of November and December. 
      4. Christmas home time is at your main home domicile on record.