Recent CDL Graduates and Entry Level Drivers
Melton welcomes recent CDL school graduates and drivers that have not had any over-the-road (OTR) driving experience. We know that you are the future of our company so we insist on providing quality training.
- Apply online or call 866-715-8563 to speak with a recruiter.
- You will complete an over the phone interview with your recruiter where we will collect work history, safety, and background information.
- Your recruiter will forward your application to a processor who will check your references and reports.
- Your application will be sent back to your recruiter so you can complete a final interview to make sure that we have everything correct on your application.
- Once your application is reviewed and approved by our hiring board, we will schedule your transportation to orientation.
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Recent CDL school graduates that qualify for the Melton’s tuition reimbursement program will receive payments of up to $2400 total paid in 6 - $400 increments over 24 months. All you need to do is provide documentation of what you paid your CDL school while in orientation and we will take care of the rest!
If your CDL school or company financing your CDL program requires a pre-hire letter before you can attend their course, contact a Melton recruiter at 866-715-8563 and they can send this letter directly to them! Graduate Friday and be in Melton’s orientation Sunday with our convenient pre-hire process.
Customized Paid Orientation Program
Melton’s orientation and training is competitively paid. Most entry level drivers will be a part of our 7-day orientation where we will cover our culture, safety standards, load securement, and tarping best practices. If you need any additional help during the class, we can provide additional one-on-one training. We want to give you the tools you need to be successful!
All entry level drivers will go out for approximately 3 weeks with a road trainer that is matched based on their personality. You will be paid a per diem during this time and once you are ready to get on your own truck, you will start receiving pay by mile.
If you are an entry level driver and have to go out with a trainer,
Driver Development Team (DDT)
To integrate drivers into the job and Melton culture, we created a special fleet for drivers that are new to our team.
Drivers are placed on the DDT to help get them accustomed to the lifestyle and challenges associated with being a new driver. This fleet is managed by a former OTR driver with over 850,000 safe miles, so you will be in good hands!
Your Driver Manager (DM) is there to answer any questions and help relieve some of the pressures of starting a new career. A typical recent graduate or trainee will be on the DDT for 21 days. During this time, we give them all the tools needed to be successful at Melton.
Quality training doesn’t end after orientation. The trucking industry is constantly changing, so we focus on communicating important information in a timely manner by print, email, online training, and social media to help make our drivers the best on the road. We are also available day and night to support and assist drivers in any situation.