Marten Transport Increases Driver Pay

March 3, 2011

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based certified top paying carrier, continues to lead the trucking industry as a premium employer with another raise in driver pay announced as effective April 1.
“This pay raise will affect every OTR and regional company driver in our fleet,” said Tim Norlin, Marten Transport director of recruiting. “Drivers will see their mileage pay increase by up to 4 cents per mile, depending on the length of haul.”

These new increases, along with driver base rates on Marten Transport’s Fair Pay sliding scale, allow drivers with one year of prior experience to earn as much as $0.415 per mile; drivers with five years of prior experience to earn as much as $0.445 per mile; and senior drivers to earn as much as $0.485 per mile.

“Unlike many of our competitors in the industry, Marten never cut pay during the last three years, even with a slower economy,” said Norlin. “This is a true pay increase for our drivers.”
In addition to maintaining pay levels during the economic downturn, Marten held its mileage rates and increased accessorial pay. Last year, the company also raised layover pay to lead the industry at $100 per day.

“Our winning combination of these pay increases and our driver home time policy solidifies Marten’s role as a leader in the trucking industry,” said Norlin. “Marten has the quality pay, home time and equipment drivers are looking for.”

About Marten Transport, Ltd.
Headquartered in Mondovi, Wis., Marten Transport specializes in transporting food and other consumer packaged goods that require a time and temperature-sensitive or insulated environment. For more information on services or opportunities at Marten Transport, call 800-395-3331 or visit