Tulsa, OK. - Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier announced a partnership with FASTPORT through the Hiring Our Heroes Trucking Track program in a joint mission to educate Veterans about the variety of career paths trucking offers and provide them with employment opportunities with the industry.
“Melton Truck Lines believes that it is our duty to provide America’s Veterans and transitioning service members with access to great careers in an industry where they fit in so well,” said Bob Peterson, Melton Chairman and CEO. “We have found that the military culture and our company culture are linked with connection points that include the value of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and an adventurous spirit. With those shared values, Veterans are set up for incredible success with Melton, and we are excited to help them find their career with us.”
By partnering with FASTPORT, Melton is continuing in its strong support of the United States Armed Forces. Currently, over 30% of Melton employees are Veterans or members of the Guard and Reserve. Melton recently honored Armed Forces members at the Great American Trucking Show when they signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve.
In addition to its wrapped truck that brings awareness and recognition to the Melton’s military community, all Melton veterans enjoy special decals for their trucks. The company has a longstanding history of recruiting Veterans and helping with the transition back to civilian life and is the only transportation company based in Oklahoma with an on the job training program that is certified by the State of Oklahoma Accrediting Agency to be approved for Veteran’s Benefit.
“Melton Truck Lines has an outstanding track record for supporting our nation’s heroes, and we look forward to helping this military-friendly company continue to grow and improve that effort,” said Brad Bentley, FASTPORT President. “The company has truly earned the title of 2016’s Best Fleets to Drive For, and we are proud to be able to offer the military community a direct channel into Melton’s excellent careers and culture.”
About Melton Truck Lines:
Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, Melton Truck Lines Inc. is an award-winning leader in the air-ride flatbed industry and services the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In business for almost 65 years, Melton has offices and terminals in Tulsa, Laredo, El Paso, Birmingham and Masury. For more information, please visit www.meltontruck.com.
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with a vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. In March 2012, Hiring Our Heroes and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. This milestone was achieved in June 2015 when 500,000 veteran and military spouse hires were confirmed.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers’ selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT’s core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable over 150,000 veterans, and transitioning military service men and women find great careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information visit http://fastport.com and http://truckingtrack.org/.