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

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Current Employee - Truck Driver
Current Employee - Truck Driver

I have been working at Marten Transport

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 ManagementAdvice

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!

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Other Reviews for Marten Transport

  1.  

    Its a job

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

    I have been working at Marten Transport

    Pros

    Good equipment. Well maintained. Pretty good about getting you home on time. Have taken extra time off when I've needed it. Decent insurance. Average miles and pay.

    Cons

    Forced per diem. Sliding pay scale based on length of run. Policy on where you can park your truck while on home time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think employees should have a choice as to weather or not they get paid per diem. Think the sliding pay scale should be done away with. Should get paid you pay rate period end.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marten Transport

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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