Marten Transport Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Marten Transport Chairman, President, and CEO Randy Marten
Randy Marten
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Pros
  • Good equipment, like the APU's & inverters that are installed on trucks (in 5 reviews)

  • Opportunities for career advancement, Truck Driver, Fleet Manager, Senior Management or just entry level office positions (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • home time is not guranteed managent does not care about their drivers (in 4 reviews)

  • Forced Per Diem hurts drivers in the end (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Just started

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with me on the transition.

    Cons

    So far.. Looks like they have their i"in crowd" already.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from those that know.


  2. Regional driver

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company good benifits and bonuses

    Cons

    None that I can list


  3. driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mondovi, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay you for just about everything

    Cons

    Get your paperwork in quick or you won't get paid for your detention time


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    fleet manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    technologically sound, not much more to say

    Cons

    not enough training, no upward mobility, no vision, throw money around, poor attitudes, not driver oriented even though they say they are

    Advice to Management

    grow the company and start to recruit better!


  6. Area Sales Director

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    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Truly care for employees. Have all the tools for success!

    Cons

    Can not think of any


  7. driver

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Nice trucks and trailers and dispatchers.

    Cons

    Don't fire a driver for something that never happened.


  8. Worked for marten for 20yrs was a great job for the frist 15yrs last 5 years were not the best.gone down hillfast

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tractor trailer are good equipment

    Cons

    Your treated like an idiot

    Advice to Management

    Look back to who made marten


  9. Helpful (1)

    Former Driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well maintained trucks Apu In cab scanners Quality inverters Downtime pay on faulty trailers Severe weather pay Layover pay one of the best in the industry Holiday pay one of very few trucking companies compensating 401 K Health benefits Detention Pay just after 1 st hour provided completed macros sent, paperwork One of the best when compared to major trucking fleets

    Cons

    Road Service needs more people not telling driver theres only two person to handle breakdown issues.

    Advice to Management

    More people needed to work in Road service during nite shift to cater for drivers instead of waiting on phone.Macro s should be sent directly to road service than to dispatch which get sent to road service.Time is money.


  10. Leadership through intimidation and fear.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Operations in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very stable, a leader in their industry - it looks good to have them on your resume.If you listen enough, you'll absorb enough knowledge and be able to use it to your advantage at the next place you work. Their methodology of how to run a trucking company is very sound, they know how to make money (while still paying employees fairly) and they are a good investment, if you have the money to play the stock market.

    Cons

    The management team in the Mondovi terminal leads through intimidation, degradation, and fear. This occurs at all levels, from Randy Marten (ceo) all the way down to supervisors. At any given time, there are multiple employees afraid they will be fired for disagreeing with a manager. Almost every employee in operations has been yelled at publicly to the point of embarrassment at least one time in their career. this is unless you're one of their "favorites", then you can't do anything wrong. This is not to say the 'yellers' are bad people - they just have to make themselves fit in to the culture. Nepotism abounds, but since the pool of employees in the area is small, I don't think this is abnormal. They rarely promote women beyond "manager" level in operations, even if they are more qualified / a better leader than the director they report to. I do not know what it is like at outside terminals, but when you have to talk to people there, they seem happy. Also, drivers seem to be treated differently/compensated well, at least employees are told that they are.

    Advice to Management

    Yell less, coach more. Do not discipline employees in front of others. Stop being sexist and borderline racist.


  11. Ridiculously unprofessional

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    Current Employee - OTR Regional Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Regional Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The yard is reasonably close to my house. Oh, and once in a blue moon, let's say one week out of four, I actually get a decent paycheck.

    Cons

    Where do I start? 1. I am constantly picking up trailers that other drivers have dropped with defects and needed repairs. they are the ones who are supposed to take those trailers to get them fixed. Almost weekly I am the one stuck taking it in to be repaired, wasting my drive time and not able to get good mileage. 2. When I finally take home time, I almost always have a list of repairs that need to be made on my truck. On several occasions I came back to find that some, if not all, repairs still had to be done. Not only am I not out on the road making any money, I am expected to sleep in the truck at the yard instead of being with my family or being put up in a hotel. 3. Customer service and or/dispatch scheduling loads to be delivered way after the time it takes me to get to the location, so I am stuck sitting around waiting for anywhere from 12 to 24 hours to make a delivery. Again, not making any money. Are you starting to see a familiar theme here? It is difficult enough being on the road for weeks at a time, away from family and other responsibilities. To have a poor pay check to show for it?

    Advice to Management

    Get qualified people in your repair shops, in dispatching and customer service positions so your drivers are properly taken care of and are able to do their jobs efficiently. Have better after hour services. Your drivers getting products to your customers in a timely and safe manner is your bread and butter.



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