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 it's 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
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Accident prevention
- Quarterly Safety Bonus Program
- 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. Some of the responsibilities and accomplishments of the Safety Committee include:
- Building evacuation plans
- Building security
- Safety contests throughout the year
- Fire drills
- First Aid classes
- CPR classes
- On-site defibrillator
- Fire extinguisher classes
- Safety-oriented training videos
- Forklift training
- Implementation of steel-toed work shoes in all shops
SAFETY BONUS: Earn $200 in about 20 minutes!
It's simple - stay accident free, view the current safety videos each quarter at one of our terminals, demonstrate your knowledge by testing on a safety video, and turn your logs in on time. Not only will it help you remain a safe, aware driver; it’s quick and easy - and puts extra money in your pocket.