Marten Transport Jobs

Marten Transport was founded in 1946 by Roger Marten, who started out simply transporting milk and dairy products around the Modena, Wisconsin areas near his home with a single truck he’d purchased with a loan of $400 from his mother.

Marten Transport Started Out Moving Milk and Dairy Products

The company has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most reputable transportation providers offering rewarding careers to more than 2,400 employees. The company has terminals in Georgia, California, Wisconsin, Texas, Oregon, Indiana and Virginia and provides service to customers in all 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico. Marten Transport has attained success by maintaining a focus on providing only the most outstanding client service to all its customers. Specializing in time and temperature-sensitive shipments, the company has established itself as the leader in protective services during transport such as shipping fresh produce and other sensitive goods.

The company has recently introduced its own line of in-house-produced training manuals and videos to help provide the best training experience possible for its student drivers. The company has also expanded its training platform to include teleconferencing which allows it to extend its training, orientation and seminars to students at all of its many terminals across the country. The company has been honored with many awards for its commitment to be at the top of the industry in everything it does. Marten Transport has been named one of the country’s top 200 small businesses by Forbes business magazine. It’s also been named as Grand Prize winner for safety by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Phenomenal Growth based on Customer Service

Marten Transport has had exceptional growth over the past few years based partly on its high level of customer service and partly on the exceptional skills of its drivers. The company has continued to thrive even in hard economic times because of its exceptional client base, allowing it to open several new terminals and add many new trucks to its fleet.

In order to qualify as a driver for Marten Transport applicants need to have the following requirements:

  • A CDL class A license with HazMat endorsement
  • Needs to be 22 years of age or older
  • Drivers need to pass road tests, physical exams and drug screenings. The costs for these tests are covered by the company.
  • Drivers should have a minimum of six months OTR experience
  • Transportation and lodging during orientation is covered by the company

Solo drivers with more than a year of experience can earn up to 44 cents per driven mile and enjoy a fair sliding pay scale based on the length of the haul.

Team drivers earn up to 47 cents per mile and enjoy the same sliding pay scale based upon haul length. All drivers enjoy annual pay increases as well as complete benefit packages that include Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plans, vision and dental insurance plans, life insurance coverage paid by the company and disability insurance. Pay is based on a weekly schedule and a holiday incentive bonus is offered for those drivers wanting to earn extra money for driving over the holidays. Further information on Marten Transport can be found at their website.

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