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Equipment and Safety

One of the cornerstone philosophies at Marten Transport, Ltd. involves providing employees with quality, up-to-date and safe equipment. We believe that our drivers deserve every advantage and we work hard to make sure they have the best possible tools to do their job. Our equipment is constantly updated and meticulously maintained. We utilize the latest temperature control technology and observe regular trade cycles.


We operate a combination of Freightliner, Peterbilt and Kenworth tractors. The average age of our company tractors is 2.3 years.

  • APU Equipped for our drivers comfort
  • Trade cycle - approximately 48 months or 500,000 miles 
  • Permanently assigned tractors - no slip seating (excludes Flex Fleet)
  • Qualcomm satellite unit included in each tractor 
  • CB hook-up provided 


Our fleet of trailers include Great Dane, Wabash and Utility models - all of which are 53-foot units. The average age of our trailers is less than three years old.

  • All of our units our 53' space-saver reefers
  • Designed to hold temp. between - 20° and 80°
  • 100% air-ride equipped 
  • Maximum cargo weight 45,500 pounds

Reefer Units

All Marten Trailers are equipped with reefer units. These units are manufactured by Thermo King and Carrier and are replaced every five to six years.


At Marten Transport, Ltd. we view safety as a priority - and our track record proves it. We've been named Grand Prize Winner for Fleet Safety by the Truckload Carriers Association twice ('02 and '04) in the past four years and placed among the top three in the contest seven of the last eight years.

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association awarded us their Grand Champion Safety Award honors for General Commodities Truckload Division in 2002 and 2004. We also earned top safety distinction from the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association in 2004.

Building a Culture of Safety

Our Safety Department is responsible for compliance to all Federal safety regulations, on behalf of our entire company and all of its employees. Our concern is not only for the employees of Marten, but also the motoring public that we all come in contact with on a daily basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • DOT Inspections 
  • Citations
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Accident Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Canada Border Crossing

Company Security

In addition to our Safety Department, we have a Safety Committee in place. This committee has representation from the Safety Department, Risk Management, Maintenance Department, and a person from each of the outlying Marten terminals. It is a ten member committee that elects a Chairman, Co-Chairman and Secretary yearly, with the Safety Manager as the advisor.