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Marten Transport Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Marten Transport Chairman, President, and CEO Randy Marten
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Pros
  • Paperwork is easy, good equipment well maintained (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast Paced, never boring, good people, good pay, leadership experience, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • I was told I had just had home time and they didn't have any loads headed to Calif for her services (in 11 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. "Account manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job in a stable industry. Low turnover for office personnel (people aren't getting fired every other month) pay is descent enough. Management is fair and favoritism is not apparent.

    Cons

    Fast paced, very busy. Work load doubles/triples when others take PTO and can be very stressful.

    PTO is earned rather than given upon job acceptance.


  2. "Not what it seems to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipment is in good shape, they have freight, good customer base. If you like to stay out over the road this is a company for you

    Cons

    Low pay, sliding pay scale is bs never get you home on time, and pressures you to take loads when u don't have the hours to complete. Watch your miles this company will steal from you and not credit you your miles. Extremely hard to tell if you are getting paid what you earn I will be leaving shortly.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay or you will continue to lose credible drivers. I can only speak on there regional fleet but there is no money here. You have to be either on a dedicated account or OTR to make at least a 1000 dollars. I was regional and only made between 600 to 700 dollars a week and never went home.


  3. "Good company. Well respected in transportation industry."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, never boring, good people, good pay, leadership experience, good benefits. The company also likes to promote from within. They really do treat the drivers well. Business casual dress. Very casual on Friday.

    Cons

    Drivers sometimes lack respect for office staff, or vice versa. Carlisle Terminal is very old, moldy, dirty. Not very flexible. Stressful = Transportation never stops. Location of corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within.


  4. "They are not what they advertise"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solo Reefer Driver in DeSoto, TX
    Former Employee - Solo Reefer Driver in DeSoto, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got a sleep study and CPAP machine to use for free.

    Cons

    They refused to break a company policy to get me home in a timely manner after the untimely death of my wife. I did not wish to leave my personal gear in California and take a flight home to make it easy for them to pilfer through my gear and steal me blind!

    Advice to Management

    You need more compassion for your drivers and less GREED for another pound of flesh from them in a family emergency.


  5. "OTR Driver (16 yrs with marten)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Wouldn't get me home for my grandmothers funeral services. I was told I had just had home time and they didn't have any loads headed to Calif for her services. Not what I would have expected after giving 16 yrs of my life to them

    Advice to Management

    Find another company to work for


  6. "Bad company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, they think if they pay you ok you will put up with their bs. Wrong! I made money while they kept me on the road for 3 months at a time. But I wanted to go home every 3 weeks.

    Cons

    Everything else is garbage! Especially the dispatchers. They lie and lie and lie! No home time. They would call in the middle of the night for me to go pick up a trailer. They always expect you to drive illegal and then write you up and send you all the way to the Wisconsin terminal to waste your time So they can scold you for driving illegal.

    Advice to Management

    Get some morals and ethics and live by the golden rule.


  7. "Don't believe what you are told at Orientation"

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    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Twinsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Equipment, great environment

    Cons

    Company runs favorites, lets others take what's left

    Advice to Management

    Don't mislead new employees at orientation.Stop playing favorites .


  8. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    There really isn't a whole lot of positives

    Cons

    I am taking my vacation for 7 days they want me to turn my truck in and find a way home 6plus hours away from my home and then after my vacation pay for my way back to get
    My truck This is the most craziest thing
    What kind of company does this ?
    So I am spending 2 out of my seven days driving.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the drivers


  9. "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


  10. "OTR Driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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