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 February 2nd, 2021, and will impact their existing and future drivers.
Vice President of Safety and Human Resources, Lisa Mason, said, “We are excited to announce this pay increase because our drivers deserve it! Tarping is the most strenuous part of our job, and we want our drivers to be rewarded for it. This tarp pay increase is in response to the many surveys we’ve seen and driver conversations saying a tarp pay increase would be the most meaningful pay increase. There is not another carrier out there that rewards their drivers with this amount of money for tarping, and it’s because of our driver’s efforts that allow this significant change to happen.”
Over the last 67 years in business, Melton Truck Lines has a proven track record as an industry leader in pay. After doubling their tarp pay to $100 per load, this increased compensation translates to an additional $10,000 or more annually for all drivers, new or experienced.
Founded in 1954, Melton Truck Lines has grown to be a premier flatbed company, employing over 1,350 of the best professional drivers available. The company continues to convey an attitude and feeling of family. The gleaming fleet of new, blue Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks proudly serves customers from coast-to-coast and strives to remain ahead of the competition with top-notch drivers, customer service, and safety programs as well as state-of-the-art equipment and communications techniques.