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Would be wonderful if there were more layover or detention when planners schedule TOO much time on a load.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Truck Driver
Current Employee - Truck Driver
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

MARTEN has a wonderful benefit package. They have quality top of the line trks{at least the PETERBILT 387 is}. And i guess the pay is comparable to the other large companies. Also, unlike a lot of the other companies that EXPECT you to chain in snow & ice, marten is the opposite. "Chains required, Shut Down." Feel unsafe driving? Shut Down.

Cons

MARTEN does not "PAY" for experience. By that I mEAN A 25 Yr veteran getting hired on for the same pay rate as a fresh out school rookie. That just seems wrong, somehow. You get hired on Southest Regional, supposed to get home every wknd only to be told later that you can only get home every OTHER wknd.

Advice to Management

Some of the "Fleet Managers" or "Dispatch" need to learn to trust their drvrs when said drvr tells them he/she they can't deliver a certain load in the time alloted to do it. They also need to stop EXPECTING a drvr to roll with an overloaded{in any way} trlr. Be it over on the drives, tandems or overgrossed. Even though MARTEN says they would pay the fine & tkt , if one was issued , it would still go against the drvr on this new CSA 2010. Also, with the company having such nice looking trks, it would be good if Randy Marten would see fit to allow each trk to get washed at a trk wash at least ONCE a month. Not all drvrs have time when they go to a terminal to take time to wash their trk. All he would have to do is set up an account with one of the widespread TRK WASHES in the nation & each trk go in once a month to get washed. 20 minutes versus a couple of hours for a nice clean, shiny AWESOME looking ride to be PROUD of. Or even if the company would reimburse for a TRK WASH once a month would be good, too!

Other Employee Reviews for Marten Transport

  1. Not enough freight to make a living, equipment was not in the best shape, they do not counsel you on your performance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot say that they are any better than the next guy. They have excellent lay over pay, and if there were more freight you could probably make a living. My dispatcher was a great guy, green but a good guy.

    Cons

    Too much time in between loads, poor freight availability, and they possibly hire too many drivers so they have no problem letting people go, even in situations that cannot be avoided.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that this company is too quick to fire people. Maybe the powers that be should take into consideration that in inclement weather even the most seasoned drivers will have small incidents that are weather related.


  2. Love it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good communication throughout the company. good equipment.

    Cons

    some departments are very clique-ish


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