Typical 730-5pm monday through friday as a driver manager, managing your own fleet of flatbed drivers
Driver Manager (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – February 4, 2017
typical monday through friday 730 to 5pm as a driver manager. Management shows extreme favoritism, if you are not a pet you will not receive promotion opportunities. Not all employees are treated fairly, its who you know depends if you'll succeed in the company or not. Decent benefits, and standard industry pay. You are micromanaged every second of every day here.
Over the Road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – May 3, 2016
I've seen alot singing praises to this company but for the most part their a joke say their the best flatbed company out there but freight and miles aren't consistent there's only one reason for those apu's they have on the truck because your gonna be using it alot. May have just been my DM but getting her to answer her phone I would have had better odds of winning the lottery
great place if you can get past the training and fees to use their truck
Professional Driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – December 20, 2016
typically I would lay over at a rest stop and after my 10 hour reset was up I would continue to my next stop. The management tended to leav you alone as long as you made it to your pickups and drops on time.. Do not count on much home time. dispatcher told me that they intentionally do not route you through your home town, so instead of going home and sleeping in your bed and heading to delivery the next day you are out at some reststop 2 states away. And you buy ALL of your equipment in the first couple of checks. this does not leave much to survive on.
poor equipment acts like a cult " you must adapt to the Melton way"
Over the road flatbed driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – October 13, 2016
my typical day at melton was getting up in the morning and rushing across the country. The management there to me at least did not seem like they cared at all about the employees as long as you were putting a dollar in their pocket that's all that mattered. the drivers managers would run you out of hours cause you to have to stay in non secured locations, and on rare occasions even have to drive when you were out of hours completely. The company would get you home when they said that they would for me it was always at least 4 days after. The truck that i was in was unsafe and they refused to send me to a shop for repairs. What set me of the most with melton truck lines was the fact that they would make you switch good loads with other drivers, which resulted in a lot of equipment going missing and the driver was responsible for getting that equipment replaced.
Driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 6, 2016
Hard work gets you no where with melton. I personally beleive the quality of a trucking job is in the hands of your DM/dispatcher. They are capable of making your job a nightmare. Melton has many incompitent DM's who absolutely dont care about you. I was never home on time once. After the first two months the miles will drop, They fail to pay your bonus, they often leave you hanging and not reply than go home. The incompitence of my dm and failing to get me home on a manditory day drove me to quit. Had to secure the truck and take a bus home for important business. Cost me a lot of money for then to get the truck as they would not work with me to make somthing work.
Top 5 in my fleet for 7 months top 100 company driver...
Dont work for melton. Go to a smaller outfit. Or even system transport is a much better company.
Paccar, terrible management, inconsistemt miles, incompetent Dispatch, no growth/advancement
Class A CDL Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – November 27, 2016
Melton, as an employer, is fantastic. Great people in management, the Driver Managers are awesome, and the pay is decent for the amount of work you do. It's just the Truck Driving field. If you can stand being away from home for weeks at a time, and you enjoy driving for 9-10hours a day(trust me it gets boring) then you can be a truck driver. And if you want to be a truck driver, Melton is where it's at.
Former driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – November 5, 2016
Worked here 3 separate times over several yesrs. Not the same company when I came on with them initially. Check their Facebook page. Monthly parties in their new building that far from looks like a trucking company (looks like the prison in the movie Shawshank Redemption). Preach healthy living but the better part of their employees are over weight. Great equipment and facilities but too much like grammar school and not a job. Trucks used to have 13 spd transmission but now have 10 speeds with 2.34 axle ratios to save fuel, trucks are nice but not worth their weight in scrap for pulling a load.
Great equipment and driver amenities
Grammar school atmosphere, cameras and recording devices in truck, truck gearing is horrible
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 18, 2016
I absolutely loved working Melton, honestly one of the best companies I have ever worked for. The only reason why I am not still working for them is home-time, being an OTR driver allows very little of it. I would typically run 2300-3000 miles weekly, had full discretion on routing and fuel solutions (as long as comdata was accepted). The CEO actually takes a truck out a few times a year for a couple weeks at a time just to get the true first hand experience of what his employees deal with on a regular basis. The equipment and driver facilities at the terminals were wonderful, most with access to a company car and within a short drive if not walking distance to small metropolitan areas. The comradery between the drivers is unlike any other that I have ever seen in my life. Overall just amazing
Great Facilities, Newer if not brand new equipment, allows a driver to use all their skills
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – February 22, 2017
This was a good company, which I enjoyed working for immensely, a WONDERFUL company to flatbed for, they will ALWAYS have your back! I enjoyed working for them because they always helped you out, no matter how difficult the problem.
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – October 29, 2016
Equipment is excellent. miles are decent. Hot , hard work on a flat bed!! Driver managers can be pushy, have to communicate constantly to assure them that you are doing your best to be on time. Have to drive at night more often than I like to complete run on time. THIS CAN be dangerous, saw a driver rum off the road at night not long ago. Headlights on truck are not bright enough to see road.