Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.

Melton’s pay scale still varies depending on experience and tenure. This increase will start student drivers at 37 cents per mile and will give the most experienced drivers 50 cents per mile. These increases can boost a drivers annual pay by $2,400 or more, according to the company.

Melton also pays $40 for tarping, 8 cents per mile for over-dimensional loads, 6 cents per mile for Canada and Hazmat loads, and opportunities for bonuses.

"This raise is well-deserved and just the first of many," says President Bob Peterson, who also said he is "committed to providing quality insurance, free onsite clinics and dentists, a 401K with a generous match, and profit sharing opportunities.”

In addition to Tulsa, Melton has offices and terminals in Dallas, Laredo and El Paso, Texas; Birmingham, Ala., and Masury, Ohio.