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Each month, Melton honors truck drivers for outstanding performance. This month, Melton named Marine veteran Eric Ansley as Rookie of the Month and Army veteran Nathaniel Virgil as Driver of the Month. 

Eric Ansley earned his Rookie of the Month award based on outstanding performance since he was hired in November 2019. He joined Melton with more than 7 months of experience and chose Melton because of his previous experience in flatbed – he enjoys flatbed and feels it brings stability to his life in trucking. 

Prior to becoming a truck driver, Ansley served our country for 20 years in the Marines.

“Eric has been a great addition to Melton’s team!! He always strives to do what is right and carries a professional tone about him when dealing with our customers. He stays positive and gets the job done,” said his Driver Manager, Vicki Skinner. 

“Vicki should get all the recognition. I just do what she tells me to do,” Ansley said. 

Nathaniel Virgil earned his Driver of the Month award through his safe driving throughout his 20 years at Melton. Virgil has 25 years of experience as a truck driver and has gained a wealth of knowledge on safe driving over the years. 

“Take your time and learn the job well. Pay attention, and don’t leave anything to chance. Do not let your guard down when it comes to safety, or you will have an incident. Over time, you will become successful,” Virgil advised. 

Virgil is from Lake Providence, Louisiana and would like to shout out his mother, Jean. He served in the Army for 15 years and flew as a commercial pilot. 

“If it can fly, I love it!” He says. 

“I want to shout out to my Driver Manager, Katrina, because she knows what she’s doing and takes care of the fleet so well!” Virgil added. 


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