Marten Transport

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

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Owner-operators: Master the credit game

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

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Big fleet earnings could mean bigger paychecks

Carriers who have seen big growth over the last year could be passing some of it on to owner-operators.

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Marten ups detention pay

Driver detention pay has been increased $2, making the pay $17 per hour, Mondovi, Wis.-based Marten Transport  announced. The increase applies to drivers who have to wait more than two hours to be loaded or unloaded at customer locations. Any driver identified as consistently having extreme detention issues will continue to earn $20 per hour. Drivers are also paid $17 per hour of downtime at drop yards and drop pools when waiting on service for a trailer ...

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Marten ups pay 5 cents per mile

Owner-operators’ pay has been increased 5 cents per mile for hauls 151-800 miles, Mondovi, Wis.-based Marten Transport announced. This rate increase is the third such made in the last five months. For details, visit Marten Transport Ltd.

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Payday

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Marten hauls 9/11 beams to memorial

The carrier wrapped the trailer with a vinyl sign that recognizes Southern Mississippi’s Sports Security program and makes tribute to Sept. 11.

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