Eastern Regional Fleet

Join Melton’s eastern fleet – Regional Routes with otr miles!

Transitioning Military encouraged to apply!

Limited Positions Available – Call Our Recruiting Team to Verify Availability.


  • $0.52 cpm – $0.65 cpm – based on experience
  • Average 1,750-2,200 miles/week
  • Run in Central/Eastern time zones
  • US DOL & VA Apprenticeship Program
  • Up to $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement
  • Excellent Benefits – Medical, Dental, 401K, Telemedicine, and More
  • Late-Model Equipment
  • 24/7 Driver Support
  • No Touch Freight
  • Fuel Bonus – up to $6,000 annually for meeting MPG requirements
  • Flexible Hometime – Bank Unlimited Days!
      • On average this fleet allows drivers to get through the house 1-2 more times a month in addition to home time requests!


  • Must live in the following areas: NE, KS, IA, MO, AR, IL, IN, OH, KY, WV, VA, PA, NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ, MD, DE, East NC, North FL, West TX, and far southern WI and MI. 
  • Minimum OTR Experience: 6-12 months
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Class A CDL from the state you reside in
  • No BACs, DUIs, or DWIs in the last 5 years
  • Must meet all applicable DOT Regulations including a DOT physical and NIDA approved drug screen administered by a Melton Truck Lines physician
  • Must pass an integrity interview and meet Melton’s work attendance and availability requirements

    Military Veterans:

    • With over 30% of employees that have served in the Military, Melton understands that transitioning back to civilian life can be challenging and overwhelming. Melton honors military veterans and transitioning service members by offering VA apprenticeships, veteran resources, and so much more! Please visit 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 transitioning military members. Through our relationships with various veteran organizations, we have access to the resources necessary to aid in successful career outcomes for military members

    Extra 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
    • Competetive Layover/Detention Pay
    • Fuel Bonus – up to $6,000 annually for meeting MPG requirements
    • Numerous Career Path Options for drivers to earn additional cash – Road Recruiter, Road Dawg, Melton Influencer, Road Trainer, and Melton Mentor.


    • 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
    • Up to $10,000 in tuition reimbursement for recent grads
    • Fuel Bonus – up to $6,000 annually for meeting MPG requirements