Otr truck driving

Over-the-Road Drivers Wanted: Experienced and Recent CDL Grads

Whether you are an experienced driver, recent grad, or transitioning veteran, if you want to start trucking OTR, we have OTR trucking positions available!

  • Average 2200-2500 miles/week
  • $0.52 cpm – $0.65 cpm – based on experience
  • US DOL & VA Apprenticeship Program
  • $100 Tarp Pay
  • Up to $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fuel Bonus – up to $6,000 annually for meeting MPG requirements
  • Excellent Benefits – Medical, Dental, 401K, Telemedicine, and More
  • Late-Model Equipment
  • 24/7 Driver Support
  • Flexible Home Time – Bank Unlimited Days!
  • Road Warrior Program – Choose Additional Home Time or Extra Cash
  • Qualifying Veterans Can Earn Up to an Extra $19,000 Within Your 1st Year
  • No Touch Freight
  • 68 MPH Trucks
Melton driver smiling from the driver's set of his truck

What is OTR Trucking?

OTR, or over-the-road trucking, is a type of trucking that requires drivers to stay out for multiple weeks at a time. OTR truck driving sends truckers all across North America, which differs from regional and local trucking where drivers are limited to a particular area. Melton does not require drivers to have any previous OTR trucking experience before applying for an OTR position.

Ready to become an over the road trucker with Melton?

Military Veterans:

Melton honors military veterans and transitioning service members by offering VA apprenticeships, veteran resources, and so much more! Please check out our military page for more information.

  • Qualifying veterans could receive up to an additional $19,000 of tax-free BAH within their first year. If they opt to remain in the program for the full 24-months, they could receive over $29,000 of tax-free BAH!


  • Melton offers a dynamic veteran’s resource group focused on supporting our veterans and military members transitioning into OTR work. Through our relationships with various veteran organizations, we have access to the resources necessary to aid in successful career outcomes for military members.

Benefits of Trucking OTR:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage 
  • Free on-site health clinics and dental exams 
  • 401(k) retirement program 
  • On-site gym, workout facilities, and personal trainer 
  • Dedicated driver services team 
  • 24/7 safety helpline 
  • Telemedicine- professional medical assistance from anywhere 
  • Flexible home domicile 
  • Pet Program – 90 lbs or less dog or cat 
  • Rider Program – 18+ years old year-round, 10+ years old during summer months

Pay & Bonuses:

  • 14 CPM per diem
  • $100 tarp pay – This translates to an additional $10,000 or more in annual compensation.
  • Extra stop/repower pay  
  • 6 CPM extra for Canada and hazmat loads 
  • 16 CPM extra for over dimensional loads 
  • Driver referral bonus: $750 – $1,000 
  • CSA inspection bonuses 
  • Driver Trainer/Safety Trainer/Mentor/Road Recruiter Pay
  • Fuel Bonus – up to $6,000 annually for meeting MPG requirements
  • Competitive Layover/Detention Pay
  • Road Warrior Program – Extra layer of flexibility giving OTR drivers the option to choose an additional day of home time or extra cash based on the amount of time they are out on the road.
  • Numerous Career Path Options for drivers to earn additional cash – Road Recruiter, Road Dawg, Melton Influencer, Road Trainer, and Melton Mentor.
Qualified Driving Experience Base Pay Per Mile
0-5 months 52 CPM
6-11 months 53 CPM
1-3 years 58 CPM
3+ years 60 CPM
After 120,000 Melton miles 60 CPM
After 240,000 Melton miles 61 CPM
After 360,000 Melton miles 62 CPM
After 600,000 Melton miles 63 CPM
After 900,000 Melton miles 64 CPM
After 1,200,000 Melton miles 65 CPM
Requirements for otr driving:

Must be 21 years of age or older


No BACs, DUIs, or DWIs in the last five years


Must have a valid Class A CDL from the state you reside in

Need a CDL? Check out our CDL School Finder here and find one that’s right for you!


Must meet all applicable DOT Regulations including a DOT physical and NIDA approved drug screen 


Must pass an integrity interview and meet Melton’s work attendance and availability requirements

Link to a video of a Melton office employee talking with a Melton driver

Why Melton? – Melton Truck Lines

Link to a video of a Melton veteran driver talking about why he likes to drive for Melton

Driver Testimonial – Gus C.

Ready to Start OTR TRUCKINg?