Marten to pay detention time

By Reed Black, Land Line Now staff reporter | Friday, June 03, 2011

Marten Transport out of Mondovi, WI, says it’s going to start paying detention time to both its company drivers and owner-operators on July 1, regardless of whether the customer shares in the cost or not.

Recruiting director Tim Norlin told Land Line Now that if a load is delivered on time, after two hours of waiting a company driver will be paid $12 an hour extra. Owner-operators will be paid $20 an hour extra.

Norlin says in the past, detention time was paid only if the customer agreed to foot the bill. But he says Marten feels it’s “the right thing to do” to make sure it’s always paid.

Norlin says he’s not aware of any other major trucking companies offering detention pay.

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