Marten Transport Raises Settlement Rates
Marten Transport, which has charted outstanding growth this year, has announced another advantage for owner operators - even higher settlement rates. Starting Nov. 1, 2008, Marten will raise settlement rates by two cents per mile across the board to its already excellent graduated scale.
"Being able to increase our settlement rate at this time and offer consistent freight and miles is evidence of Marten's stability and long-term planning," says Tim Norlin, Director of Recruiting. "Clearly, Marten Transport is an excellent partner for owner operators. Now, with increased earnings and regional runs possible in the very near future, there's no better time to come here."
In addition to what owner operators will see on their settlement check, there are many other advantages the company offers to ensure success.
Marten offers business support services through ATBS, the largest business services provider with solutions for owner operators. Their services include assistance with taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, education, and more.
Plus, owner operators increase profitability by taking advantage of Marten's purchasing power on fuel, shop fees, tires and APUs.
"We have taken advantage of our volume discount with our APU suppliers so our owner operators can get these units at our cost," says Terry Kees, Marten Transport Manager of Contractor Relations. "It's not just about driver comfort - which is very important to us - it comes back to boosting their profitability. Having an APU allows our operators to go into those stricter states and earn their living without compromising their comfort."
Perhaps most significant for many owner operators is Marten's health plan. It provides an affordable option for major medical/catastrophic health coverage with no underwriting, no waiting period and competitive rates.
For drivers interested in owning their own truck, Marten has two options for leasing a truck with one of them including the possibility of an APU already installed.
. With so many distinctive advantages for owner operators, it's no wonder Marten Transport is considered the premier choice for professional drivers. As a premium supplier of time and temperature-sensitive transportation services, Marten has plentiful freight and offers outstanding regional and long haul opportunities for drivers and owner operators.
For more information, call 800-395-3000 or visit www.drive4marten.com.