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Marten Transport Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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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 7 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)

  • Sliding pay scale is hard to understand (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible, uncaring, deceitful"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good dispatchers are far and few

    Cons

    I had a wreck with a drunk driver that hit me 4 times, and after i started hurting i let workers compensation know about it not even 7 hrs later was fired. I had worked with the company over 6 yrs. I had 1 at fault accident and then this one a week later and was FIRED. Workers comp is complete bs, they don't care about you at all. Don't get any kind of insurance not only is it sorry it won't pay. I pay less with no insurance than having any. Short and long term disability is a joke as well. Hope this helps

    Marten Transport Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Recruiting

    Yes, this does help. We appreciate receiving both positive and negative comments. Negative feedback allows us to become more aware of the things we can improve on. We will work with our Workers... More


  2. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of one good thing I liked about working there

    Cons

    Terrible management. Upper management don't care about employees. No return phone calls. No communication.

    Advice to Management

    When upper management dosnt care, it will trickle down all the way to the drivers

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Recruiting

    We apologize for your unpleasant experience here at Marten Transport. Thank you for taking the time to give us this information and advice. We will work harder to better our communication throughout... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "OTR Driver (16 yrs with marten)"

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    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

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Recruiting

    We are sincerely sorry about this very unpleasant experience. We pride ourselves on being a family-orientated company and we will strive to do much better in the future. Thank you for taking the time... More


  4. "Bad company!"

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    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.

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Recruiting

    We apologize for any and all negative experiences you had here at Marten Transport. We are continuing to offer more Dedicated and driver-friendly driving opportunities that support drivers with... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Everything's great unless you get hurt."

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations specialist"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Dedicated account in Shelbyville TN is a joke."

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    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.


  9. "Phoenix Operations Manager"

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    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


  10. Helpful (7)

    "This is the worst company to work for!!"

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    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here unless you're satisfied doing between 1500 2000 miles a week. Supposedly was one of their top drivers and made no money. Matter of fact put me in debt with child support and other personal bills. I do not recommend this job to anyone. I've worked here for 2 1/2 yrs and I sat more than I drove. And when you drove it was a crappy runs with up to 3 days to run.

    Cons

    If you have any incidents absolutely not your fault by police authority, they will find a way to make it a preventable even tho you had no out in the situation. Trust me I know!! I've been threw it. Then they send a letter with every employee who had an accident with amounts and brief discription on what happen. And try to belittle you with a written paragraph. Trust I have it on hand and can prove it. And if you get terminated they leave you stranded. Or if you made enough money they get you a greyhound on your dime. Not worth working for these guys.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you go bankrupt. And close this crapy company you so called. On the bright side I was quitting in 3 weeks so they just made it easier for me. And found a local job making more money than any yr I've worked there.


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