Large fleet announces driver pay increase

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Melton Truck Lines (No. 92 on the CCJ Top 250) is giving its company drivers a 2 cents-per-mile increase in pay and a 25 percent increase in tarp pay to $50.

With the pay boost, student drivers will start at 43 cents-per-mile, while the company’s more experienced drivers will bring in 56 cents-per-mile.

The Tulsa, Okla.-based fleet also offers drivers a $5,400 performance bonus, an additional 8 cents-per-mile for over-dimensional loads, an extra 6 cents-per-mile for Canada and hazmat loads and more.