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Marten Transport Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Paperwork is easy, good equipment well maintained (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, equipment, managers, terminals (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very difficult to get home time when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • Dispatch and load planners need to understand there are some serious jerks out there messing with us truck drivers constantly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "na"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Marten Transport (More than a year)

    Pros

    grate environment to work grate equiptment

    Cons

    dont get you home some times

    Advice to Management

    get drivers home when they need to be


  2. "OTR Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Lithonia, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Co to work for

    Cons

    none that i can thick of


  3. "Regional driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time

    Pros

    Paperwork is easy, good equipment well maintained. Great people they go the extra mile to take care of you

    Cons

    The load planners have a bad case of micromanagement they have no clue what it is to be out here on the road

    Advice to Management

    All load planners dispatchers need to spend a week or two with a driver out on the road to understand what it's like and drivers as well need to spend a week or two with dispatchers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Everything's great unless you get hurt."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dedicated Local Driver in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Dedicated Local Driver in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, home time, benefits, and equipment

    Cons

    They will disown you if you get hurt on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hard-working dedicated employees that help line your pockets.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Performance based advancement, decentralized operations... authority each terminal has and ability of its leaders to implement and develop the best procedures and guidlines to produce highest operational returns.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is horrible for office employees. Extremely horrible atmosphere and employee moral, high stress, poor department communication which increases these issues (ex. Sales makes promises or accepts freight that is operationally impossible, instead of taking the time and due diligence to speak with Ops and determine capacity based off the markets personnel and asset capabilities for that day/week/etc... leads to strain on customer relations and internal office atmosphere)

    Advice to Management

    I was upper level management. But company wide and in terms of company policy/procedure. Acknowledge the talent and find ways to keep office employees of value. implement ways to award/acknowledge outstanding office employees for exceeding expectations and spectacular accomplishments. Because your pay is not compedetive enough to keep them around in the current environment as is. Not an opinion.... Just look at your voluntary turnover rate.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dedicated account in Shelbyville TN is a joke."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are great. That's all since they changed all the office personnel except for the nights. Mostly new drivers now.

    Cons

    If you are tired or refuse to run elegal they will starve you out. If you have a family emergency it takes a act of Congress to get time off. The management acts like they are doing you a favor by getting you loads and doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Standout Trucking Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Sunbury, NC
    Former Employee - Driver in Sunbury, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, they take care of you. They pay great detention after one hour, layover, winter weather pay (which is unheard of). I would recommend to anyone with at least 6 months of experience (because I think that is the requirement anyway)

    Cons

    They got the big brother thing going on a little bit more than necessary in my opinion but that's a minor gripe compared to other trucking companies. They will fire you for incidents and traffic violations etc.

    Advice to Management

    Let the drivers tell YOU when they're running late. Don't call them nonstop, wake them up etc when your program tells you they'll be running late.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't do dedicated bozzutos accounts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good equipment, the pay ok, could be better for the work you perform.

    Cons

    Unorganized, poor communication, no detention pay, they ignore your phone calls, they lie about back hauls. You spend 4-5 hours at some back hauls. Philly deliveries suck. Please believe that. And so does south Jersey. Most of your stress comes from bozzutos. They have you doing work that an hourly driver should do. Marten don't care about anything but their contract with bozzutos. They don't mind if you violate the HOS as long as it don't reflect on your logs. Just FYI

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you would want your kids to be treated. Somewhat humane!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't have to put any effort into getting paid properly. They are on top of everything. Had my doubts about Marten but, they have kept their word so far.

    Cons

    Getting P.O.'s can be a hassle on the Qualcomm but if I call dispatch it gets fixed right away.

    Advice to Management

    Management at my terminal in Tampa, FL is awesome. I have no complaints.


  11. "Phoenix Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Marten Transport (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Bad training, not much support from coworkers. Everyone is too busy dealing with their overload



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