Celebrating 70 Years of Melton Truck Lines
Melton Truck Lines is proud to announce its 70th anniversary, marking decades of an unparalleled commitment to excellence in flatbed transportation. Since its establishment in 1954, Melton has grown exponentially from its modest origins as a two-truck operation, into a fleet of over 1,300 trucks supported by the efforts of nearly 400 office employees.
Melton WINS 2023 Top Workplaces Award
Melton has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by The Oklahoman Top Workplaces. Melton’s continuous efforts to foster a culture of respect, transparency, and support has resulted in continued recognition from The Oklahoman since 2015, making this the ninth consecutive year Melton has received the honor.
Melton WINS 2024 Military Friendly® Employer Award
Melton has been awarded the Gold Level Military Friendly® Employer Award and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Award for 2024. Melton continues to exceed the benchmark standards for each category rated by Military Friendly®. The company honors current and former service members through their strong veteran focus, VA apprenticeships, Veteran Resource Group, and a dedicated Military team committed to supporting veterans during their transition back into the civilian workforce.
Melton Named 2023 CCJ Innovator of the Year
Melton has been named Commercial Carrier Journal’s 2023 CCJ Innovator of the Year at the 19th annual CCJ Innovators Summit. Melton’s success in organizing and structuring a social media influencer program that financially incentivizes driver participation has resulted in this award, making Melton the first-ever two-time CCJ Innovator of the Year.
Melton is Named a TCA Fleet Safety Awards Winner
Melton has been named a Fleet Safety Award winner in the 100 million or more miles category in the 47th Annual TCA Fleet Safety Awards competition. Melton’s prioritization of safety and consistency in their ongoing safety training program has resulted in this prestigious recognition from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
Melton Wins 2022 Top Workplaces Award
Melton has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Oklahoman Top Workplaces. Melton’s commitment to providing great career opportunities, benefits, and a stable and supportive work environment, has resulted in continued recognition from The Oklahoman since 2015.
Melton Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Melton WINS 2023 Military Friendly® Employer Award
Melton has been awarded the Gold Level Military Friendly® Employer Award and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Award for 2023. Melton continues to exceed the benchmark standards for each category rated by Military Friendly®. The company is veteran-ready with their strong veteran focus, dedicated Military Team, and Veteran Resource Group that is designed to support veterans during their transition back into the civilian workforce.
Melton Wins 2022 Quest for Quality Award
Melton Truck Lines, a premier flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, has been awarded the 2022 Logistics Management Magazine Quest for Quality Award in the Industrial Heavy-Haul Carriers category. The company’s commitment to exceed customer expectations and deliver quality service is the reason Melton Truck Lines has won this prestigious award fifteen of the last sixteen years.
Melton ranks 72 on Freightwaves Top 500 largest for-hire carriers list
Melton has been ranked 72 on the 2022 FreightWaves Top 500 Largest For-Hire Carriers List. The company’s commitment to excellence, driver culture, and continued efforts in delivering high-quality service resulted in this recognition. With over 67 years of experience, Melton continues to uphold its positive reputation and long-standing tradition of delivering quality service to their customers.
Melton WINS 2021 Top Workplaces Award
Melton has been recognized as a Top Workplaces 2021 award winner by The Oklahoman Top Workplaces. Melton’s commitment to transparency and consistency in creating an optimal, and engaging work environment, resulted in this remarkable achievement. The company continues to uphold it’s positive reputation by practicing open communication, teamwork, and by providing the resources necessary for their employees to succeed.
Melton WINS 2022 Military Friendly® Employer Award
Melton has been awarded the Bronze Level Military Friendly® Employer Award and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Award for 2022. Melton continues to exceed the benchmark standards for each category rated by Military Friendly®. The company honors America’s veterans and transitioning service members by offering flatbed training, VA apprenticeships, veteran resources, and so much more! Melton’s commitment to creating great career opportunities and benefits for servicemen and women has resulted in continued recognition from Military Friendly® since 2017.
Melton Announces 2nd driver pay increase of 2021
“In a year where most industries are struggling to find workers, we are very fortunate to have our fleet of hard-working, dedicated drivers and we appreciate all of them,” said Melton’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Russ Elliott. “Driver Appreciation is not only one of our core values and stated traditions but is also a tremendous factor in every decision we make. Thanks to driver feedback, we are able show our appreciation by making big changes that matter to them. Just this year, we doubled tarp pay from $50 to $100, announced a 20% driver base pay increase, and quadrupled our average driver referral bonus. Our employees’ continued efforts to work safely and productively enables us to give another well-deserved increase to our drivers!”
Melton Truck Lines WINS 2021 QUeST FoR QUALITY AWARD
Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, has been awarded the 2021 Logistics Management Magazine Quest for Quality Award in the Industrial Heavy-Haul Carriers category. Melton’s overall score was the single highest amongst all categories of the award in 2021. The company’s commitment to excellence and consistency in providing quality, award-winning services, resulted in this outstanding achievement. The accomplishment has become a frequent occurrence for Melton, having won the award in fourteen of the last sixteen years.
LARGEST DRIVER PAY inCREASE in ComPany history
Melton Truck Lines Announces Doubling Tarp Pay
Melton Truck Lines, a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer, conducted a driver wide survey which found an increase in tarp pay would be the most meaningful pay increase. This new tarp pay will take effect on Feb. 2, 2021, and will impact their existing and future drivers.
Melton Truck Lines recognized by trucking moves america in 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines, Inc. gave back to their community through donations to local organizations; the purchase of a K-9 dog for their local police department; and the sponsorship of wreaths for Wreaths Across America. Additionally, one of their drivers led the effort to deliver supplies and essential items from Washington state to the New Orleans area following Hurricane Laura.
Melton Truck Lines AWARDED AS MONTGOMERY CARRIER OF THE YEAR
Family atmosphere at melton truck lines
A monthly celebration of Tulsa-based Melton Truck Lines perhaps poetically shows why the company topped The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces list for midsize companies for the second year in a row.
The executive team brings employees together one Wednesday each month to share updates and other important news, but primarily to thank employees for their company contributions.
Melton Truck Lines named 2018 carrier of the year
Melton has received the coveted title of C.H. Robinson Carrier of the Year in the 1,000+ tractor size segment.
Find out why Melton continues to be one of the top carriers in the trucking industry after almost 65 years in business.
Shifting gears: with new 77,000-square-foot facility, melton truck lines IS POISED FOR GROWTH
Melton Truck Lines is finally all moved into its brand new 77,000-square-foot headquarters in east Tulsa.
In addition to new features like a state-of-the-art gym and a restaurant packed with healthy options, the three-story facility offers the once-cramped Melton space to accommodate a planned doubling in size over the next decade.
Employee suggestions encouraged at melton
Melton Truck Lines employees were greeted by a stunning 35-foot Christmas tree when they reported to work the Monday before Thanksgiving week, the first holiday season in their new 77,000-square-foot building.
“I think I saw no less than five posts of pictures of the tree on Facebook that day,” said Shayla Williams, safety and employee services staffer.
Melton truck lines adds stepdeck trailers
Flatbed carrier Melton Truck Lines has added 53-foot stepdeck trailers to its fleet to allow the company to meet a broader scope of customer needs, the company announced.
The company now has 200 all-aluminum stepdeck trailers that are lightweight and able to scale a 48,000-pound payload.
Bob Peterson recognized as tulsa healthy executive
Healthy employees make for healthy business. The 2014 Healthy Executive program received numerous nominations for local senior executives who support their company’s worksite wellness program while maintaining their own personal commitment to health. A panel of judges reviewed the nominations and selected winners who inspire and provide opportunities for their employees to pursue wellness.
We’re proud to recognize these top local executives for their outstanding efforts to lead the way for wellness in Tulsa County!
Melton awards military-themed trucks at gats
Melton Truck Lines awarded two of its company drivers military-wrapped trucks during a presentation at the 2018 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Learn more about Melton’s Military Pride Fleet and the winners’ stories.