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Marten Transport Reviews

Updated March 13, 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 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. "Mondovi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weather pay good miles and

    Cons

    It's all good as long as you don't get a dm out of mondovi they don't know what there doing all that matters to them is moving freight.and forget about talking to the ops manager he is only going to side with the dm and the dm will not stand up for the driver if you ask a question the answer will always be have to check with the planners oh and forget about doing a 34 the answer to that will be is you getting back hours and you will be ok.

    Advice to Management

    TAKE power away from the planners and tell the dm to stand up for the driver and the world doesn't revolve around mondovi


  2. "Regional driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Paid weekly good equipment home time

    Cons

    Dispatch break down a lot

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Transportation Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Sales Director in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Area Sales Director in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    All departments work well together.
    Good business hours.
    Work is not hard, but fast paced.

    Cons

    Management - a new director was hired and he hid in his office. Did not come out on the floor very often to talk to his employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with your employees on a regular basis, not just when you need something.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "If you're desperate1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Driver in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Drivers are nice, some of the equipment is new. The pay is decent.

    Cons

    They have no clue what they're doing and don't appreciate their drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your drivers and hire management that have experience.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Truck Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SE Regional Truck Driver in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - SE Regional Truck Driver in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice trucks and terminals. Detention pay is excellent.

    Cons

    Every dispatcher seems to be a 22 year old frat boy with zero industry knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Hire only experienced dispatchers and actually allow drivers to be promoted to management positions.


  8. "Just started"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New branch, high pressure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was able to start a career with relatively little related experience with a team of great employees and friendly drivers.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, disorganization, mismanagement from above and unwarranted big egos. I often felt like I was being scolded by my father, rather than coached and treated like an adult.

    Advice to Management

    The better you treat your employees, the more you'll get from them and the more loyal they'll be.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Dispatch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - OTR Regional Driver in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good clean Equipment with low miles

    Cons

    You'r are always late on the delivery and the dispatch is well aware of this, because you are late packing it up "Why"

    Advice to Management

    Get Competent Dispatcher's


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely NOT the same company it was when I started."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good equipment, like the APU's & inverters that are installed on trucks.

    Cons

    Company takes a "one size fits all" approach to dealing with drivers. Constant repeated nagging messages over the Qualcomm that get tuned out. Dispatches that don't have all required info such as temperature info & unclear pick up info (pick up numbers).

    Advice to Management

    Tell customer service reps to get complete information (temp. requirements for example) for loads. STOP with the nagging, intelligence-insulting qualcomm messages. PLEASE turn off the 10 hour limit on APU/heat/AC usage (it's very annoying to be woken up in the middle of the night freezing or sweating because the climate control shuts off while we're asleep).



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