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Melton Truck Lines Inc

Interstate
(6 reviews) 4.6 out of 5
Tulsa, OK 74116
USDOT
34666
Docket
MC100666, FF008474

Carrier Ratings

Cleanliness
9.5
Communication
9.5
Timeliness
9.5

Positive Flags

On Time Pickup
4
On Time Delivery
4
Consistent Tracking
4
Strong Dispatcher Communication
4
Friendly
3
Easy to Work With
3
Good Delivery Condition
3
Clean Equipment
2
Knowledgeable
2
Strong Driver Communication
1
Easy to Onboard
1

Negative Flags

Late Pickup
1
Late Delivery
1
Fraud
1

Overview

Melton Truck Lines is a premiere over-the-road flatbed trucking company based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma and is one of the largest and most experienced international flatbed carriers in North America. With over 67 years of industry experience, we take pride in our reputation of being a leader in the flatbed trucking industry.

Fleet Details

Type Tractors Trailers Trucks
Owned 1505 2500 0
Leased 0 0 0

Freight

  • General Freight
  • Metal: Sheets, Coils, Rolls
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber
  • Building Materials
  • Machinery, Large Objects
  • Grain, Feed, Hay
  • Construction

Truck Types

  • Deck
  • Flatbed

Shipment Types

  • Full Truckload
MCS-150 Mileage
135,736,817 (2022)
Electronic Tracking
67% of reviewers say the carrier uses electronic tracking

Lanes

This information was provided by Melton Truck Lines Inc

Primary Operating Area Headquarters Terminal

Compliance

Authorizations

FMCSA authority status
Common Active — 01/18/1984 (40 years, 4 months)
Contract Active — 06/13/1991 (32 years, 11 months)
Carrier operation
Interstate
Hazmat
Cargo authorization
Property

Safety Violations

Type Total Severe Out of Service Measure Percentile
Vehicle Maintenance 1017 184 341 2.88 23.6%
Unsafe Driving 253 54 0 1.36 19.5%
Hours of Service Compliance 90 21 4 0.08 3.5%
Driver Fitness 22 16 17 0.06 6.7%
Controlled Substances 1 0 1 0 0%

Accident Report

Type Last 6 Months 6-12 Months ago 12-24 Months ago Total
Fatalities 0 1 4 5
Injuries 8 26 27 61
Tow-away 20 46 59 125
Crash Reports 20 47 60 127

Inspections

Type Inspections OOS Inspections OOS Percentage National Average
Driver 2844 22 0.77% 6.67%
Vehicle 1712 319 18.63% 22.26%

Insurance Coverage

Insurance type
BIPD (Excess)
Company name
Great West Casualty Co.
Policy limit
$3,000,000
Policy number
TEP00030A
Effective date
10/01/2021

Insurance type
BIPD (Primary)
Company name
Self Insured
Policy limit
$1,000,000
Policy number
NONE
Effective date
04/01/2013

Insurance type
Surety Bond
Company name
Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. Of America
Policy limit
$0
Policy number
105997965
Effective date
10/01/2013

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AL

Verified Shipper from Alabama

April 10, 2024

“Full Truckload from Warren, AR to Springfield, MO”

Timeliness
10/10
Cleanliness
10/10
Communication
10/10

What went well?
  • On Time Pickup
  • On Time Delivery
  • Consistent Tracking
  • Strong Dispatcher Communication
  • Friendly
  • Easy to Work With
  • Easy to Onboard
  • Clean Equipment
  • Good Delivery Condition
  • Knowledgeable

Carmen, Melissa, and Christin are a huge help to our operation. We would be lost without their partnership.


Lanes
Warren, AR to Springfield, MO
Freight Details
Metal: Sheets, Coils, Rolls
Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber
Tracking
Offers electronic tracking
Tracking functional
OH

Verified Broker from Ohio

December 04, 2023

“Full Truckload from New Castle, DE to Dubuque, IA”

Timeliness
10/10
Cleanliness
10/10
Communication
10/10

What went well?
  • On Time Pickup
  • On Time Delivery
  • Consistent Tracking
  • Strong Dispatcher Communication
  • Easy to Work With
  • Good Delivery Condition

This team did a flatbed move for us a few years back and did a great job! They arrived on time on both ends of this load and had no issues throughout the whole transit. 10/10 would use this team again in the future!


Lanes
New Castle, DE to Dubuque, IA
Freight Details
Metal: Sheets, Coils, Rolls
Tracking
Offers electronic tracking
Tracking functional
OR

Verified Broker from Oregon

May 26, 2023

“Amazing Carrier”

Timeliness
10/10
Cleanliness
10/10
Communication
10/10

What went well?
  • On Time Pickup
  • On Time Delivery
  • Consistent Tracking
  • Strong Dispatcher Communication
  • Strong Driver Communication
  • Friendly
  • Easy to Work With
  • Clean Equipment
  • Good Delivery Condition
  • Knowledgeable

Carrier did consistent work for us in 19' - 20'. Lot of long mile runs, that required appointments for dock loading/unloading. Always on time, professional, no complaints from brokers they ran with. Would highly recommend for your transportation needs for long miles.


Lanes
Monroe, OR to Dallas, TX
Freight Details
Building Materials
Tracking
Did not use electronic tracking
NH

Verified Broker from New Hampshire

May 26, 2023

“Full Truckload from Limestone, ME to Gainesville, GA”

Timeliness
10/10
Cleanliness
10/10
Communication
10/10

What went well?
  • On Time Pickup
  • On Time Delivery
  • Consistent Tracking
  • Strong Dispatcher Communication
  • Friendly

A very large carrier that is very reliable... love booking them on loads, can be expensive but have great service.


Lanes
Limestone, ME to Gainesville, GA
Freight Details
General Freight
Tracking
Offers electronic tracking
Tracking functional
IN

Verified Broker from Indiana

May 26, 2023

“Full Truckload from New Castle, IN to Monterrey, TL”

Timeliness
7/10
Cleanliness
7/10
Communication
7/10

What went poorly?
  • Late Pickup
  • Late Delivery
  • Fraud

We had a long standing relationship with this carrier until they got caught brokering our load.


Lanes
New Castle, IN to Monterrey, TL
Freight Details
General Freight
Tracking
Offers electronic tracking
Tracking not functional
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