Driving Job FAQs
Q: Where is Melton located?
A: We are based out of Tulsa, Ok, but have terminals in Birmingham, AL, Masury, OH, Laredo, TX, and El Paso, TX.
Q: Where does Melton run?
A: We are a 48 state and Canada flatbed irregular route carrier.
Q: How often do drivers travel to Canada?
A: We travel to Canada approximately 3% of the time. Traveling to Canada is optional and is only possible if you have a passport or passcard, but we pay an extra 6 cpm for these loads.
Q: How often do you travel to New York City?
A: We travel to NYC approximately 3% of the time. We do pay $75 borough pay if you have to go in to NYC.
Q: How long is orientation?
A: Orientation is 5 to 7 days depending on your experience level. All orientations currently start on Sunday.
Q: What can I expect during orientation?
A: Orientation consists of a DOT physical with Drug & Alcohol testing, road test, classroom orientation, and load securement training.
Q: Will I be paid during orientation and training?
A: Yes, you will receive a per diem during orientation and if you have to go out with a trainer.
Q: Can I choose which loads I take?
A: We are looking for drivers interested in serving all of our customers, so we do have a mandatory dispatch policy.
Q: What are the average miles I can expect to run per week?
A: Our fleet averages 2,200 to 2,500 miles per week.
Q: What is your out time?
A: Our average out time is 12-14 days, however, depending on where you live you may be out longer.
Q: What is the average length of haul?
A: Our average length of haul is around 900 miles.
Q: What kind of trucks do you have?
A: We have a fleet of late model Kenworth T-660s and T-680s. They all have 72” walk in sleepers with 42x80 double bunks. We trade our trucks on a four-year cycle. We have both 10 speed and automatic transmissions. Other makes and models may be available.
Q: What types of trailers do you have?
A: We have 48’ and 53’ spread axle flatbed trailers and 53’ stepdeck trailers.
Benefits & Health Coverage
Q: When do my benefits start?
A: Health coverage begins 60 days + the 1st of the month after your hire date. The 2018 premium rates are as follows:
- Single - $79 per month
- Driver & Child - $237 per month
- Driver & Spouse - $353 per month
- Family - $385 per month
Q: Does Melton offer paid vacation?
A: A driver will receive 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, 2 weeks after 2 years, and 3 weeks after 10 years. The pay for vacation is the average of the driver over the course of a year.
Q: Can I have a rider or pet on the truck with me?
A: Yes! Melton has a liberal rider and pet program. You can have one rider year round if they’re 18+ years old or you can have your child ride with you as long as they are 10+ years old during the summer months. You can also bring your cat or dog under 80 lbs with you as well.
Q: How can I get my paycheck?
A: You can choose to have your pay direct deposited in to your bank accounts or loaded to your ComData card.
Q: How often will I be paid?
A: Pay for drivers is every Friday.
Q: How will you determine my pay?
A: Pay is based on previous driving experience and raises are based on productivity and OTR experience.
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