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Marten Transport Company Review

Marten Transport

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Roger Marten founded Marten Transport, Ltd. in 1946 at the age of 17, delivering milk and other dairy products from another individual who was associated with the Modena Co-op Creamery., primarily in the Modena, Wisconsin area where a Roger was born and raised. Roger purchased his first truck route with a $400 loan from his mother.

In the 1960's, Marten became closer to what it is known as today by changing from tanker trucks to the more familiar trailers (dry vans). The business expanded to become an interstate carrier serving the Midwest and eastern seaboard. It was at that time that Roger purchased the land, in Mondovi, Wisconsin, on which the headquarters building sits today. The first building was a 40'x60' terminal with a 12'x12' office.

In 2005, Marten was honored as one of the top 200 Best Small Businesses in America by Forbes magazine. The company was recognized as the best place to work in the area by Chippewa Valley B2B magazine and earned the Grand Prize for Safety for the Truckload Carriers Association. Randy Marten was individually awarded the Ernest & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award for Transportation in the Wisconsin Region

Over the last few years the company's business model transitioned from largely over the road to predominately regional operations, adding terminals in Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Kansas and Pennsylvania to support regional operations.

Marten Transport Corporate Headquarters

Map of Marten corporate headquarters
129 Marten Street
Mondovi, WI 54755
Phone: 1-800-395-3000
Website: Marten Transport

Getting Hired At Marten Transport

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • CDL-A with hazmat endorsement
  • Be at least 22 years of age
  • Pass physical, road test and drug screen - (These take place during Orientation. Marten Transport, Ltd. covers all associated costs)
  • Minimum 6 months OTR experience
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Marten does not allow any DUI's
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Marten Hiring Area

Marten hires from all 48 contiguous states

Marten operates primarily regional routes, with separate regions covering all of the continental U.S.

Minimum Age For Marten Transport

Marten Minimum Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Venture 23  
    .
  • Marten 22  
    .
  • USA Truck 21  
    .
  • Averitt 21  
    .
  • Dart 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Marten Transport

Marten Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Ward  12  
    .
  • Waggoners  12  
    .
  • Paschall  6  
    .
  • Marten  6  
    .
  •  Averitt
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Marten Transport Driver Pay

Pay Rates for Solos with at least 1-year of driving experience:

  • Fair Pay sliding pay scale based on length of haul
  • Up to 5 years credit for prior experience
  • Annual pay increases
  • Earn up to $.445
  • Per diem pay package

Pay Rates for Teams:

  • Up to 5 years credit for prior experience
  • Annual pay increases
  • Earn up to $.46
  • Per diem pay package

Paid vacation:

  • Drivers receive one week paid time off after first year
  • Two weeks from 2-7 years
  • Three weeks from 8-14 years
  • Four weeks from 15-19 years
  • Five weeks after 20 years
  • Vacation pay is determined by dividing annual earnings by 52 (weeks)

Marten Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Marten Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
49 cpm

Marten requires 6 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Hunt  45 cpm  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  40 cpm  
    .
  • Schaffer  37 cpm  
    .
  • Decker  35 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  32 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Marten Starting Pay For Team Drivers

Marten Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
52 cpm

Marten requires 6 months experience

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • Marten  52 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  46 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  44 cpm  
    .
  • Covenant  42 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  40 cpm  
    .
  • CRST  33 cpm  
    .

Marten Transport Driver Benefits

  • Premium Benefits Package
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program - free counseling, with legal and financial services
  • Paid orientation Transportation and lodging for orientation provided by Marten
  • EZ Pass for tolls
  • Transflo and TripPak IN-CAB Scanning
  • Open door management policy
  • Rider program available after 30 days employment
  • 401K: Eligibility after one year of employment
  • HAZMAT pay
  • Layover pay
  • Paid lumpers
  • Stop pay (excluding first and last drop/pick-up)
  • Weekly payroll/direct deposit/Comdata Holiday incentive pay

Marten Transport Operations

Driving Opportunities At Marten Transport

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
  • Intermodal
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Marten Operating Area

Marten operates all 48 contiguous states

Marten Company Terminal Locations

Marten Transport terminal locations
  • Mondovi, WI
  • Tucker, GA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • Colonial Heights, VA
  • DeSoto, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Tampa, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Memphis, TN
  • Edwardsville, KS
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Otay Mesa, CA

Marten Yearly Revenues

Marten: $672,929,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • CR England  $1.5B
    .
  • Saia  $1.3B
    .
  • Marten  $672.93M
    .
  • Western Express  $463.45M
    .
  • Ozark  $146.26M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Marten Yearly Miles

Marten: 298,566,291

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Marten  298.57M
    .
  • R + L  291.99M
    .
  • FirstFleet  185M
    .
  • PGT  81.19M
    .
  • Lone Star  42.21M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Marten Company Policies

  • Marten Home Time Options

    Marten has the following home time options available:

  • Marten Rider Policy

    Marten does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Marten Tuition Reimbursement

    Marten does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Marten Pet Policy

    Marten does not allow pets.

Marten Company Equipment

Marten Number Of Trucks

Marten Number Of Trucks:
2,660 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Jack Cooper  6,400
    .
  • Marten  2,660
    .
  • AAA Cooper  2,400
    .
  • Dart  1,940
    .
  • Rush  700
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Marten Number Of Trailers

Marten Number Of Trailers:
4,300 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Southeastern  6,000
    .
  • Marten  4,300
    .
  • Stevens  3,500
    .
  • Jack Cooper  2,400
    .
  • Hunt  600
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Marten Governed Speed

Marten Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Marten  0 mph
    .

Marten Tractor Brands

  • Marten

  • Navajo

  • Hirschbach

  • TransAm

  • PGT

  • Cowan

  • Knight

  • K & B

  • TMC

  • CRST

  • CalArk

  • USA Truck

Marten Transmission Types

Marten has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Prime
    • Covenant
    • K & B
    • Hunt
    • Crete
    • Lone Star
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • Schneider
    • Dart
    • Trimac
    • Wil-Trans
    • Melton
    • CRST

Marten APU Policy

Marten has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Prime
    • Jim Palmer
    • Paschall
    • Stevens
    • Navajo
    • Lone Star
  • Without APU's
    • Watkins Shepard
    • United Road
    • Interstate
    • ABF
    • Rush
    • Crete
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Marten Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Marten

    The training at Marten will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Marten Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Marten

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Marten you will run solo after training.

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