at marten orentation

Discussion in 'Marten' started by TNspeedy, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. DieselDucy

    DieselDucy Bobtail Member

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    i will say this, if they take more than I earned they are SOL. anyway if they take ANYTHING, I am gonna speak to an attorney and turn them into the BBB
     
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  3. LooneyTune

    LooneyTune Just plain nuts

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    I've been reading some of the posts on here and here is my take...

    My recruiter told me that if you leave the company before 6 months you WILL be charged for the cost of the hotel, transportation, orientation.... so how can you act surprised or think it is unfair that they are going to charge you?

    It costs them money to put guys thru orientation so if everyone just ups and quits before 6 months(which I doubt that many are quitting that soon) and they didn't recoup the cost of it can you imagine how much money they would be out every year?

    Of course they are going to be sticklers for security. After all you are hauling food.

    I've been driving 15 years now and I do serious research before changing jobs. I think things will work out for me at Marten when I start the 29th of this month.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  4. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

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    I've been driving for 19 years. Been at a company or two. Marten has a couple of stupid rules but over all I think it is a good place to work. You have to take the good and the bad. Act like a professional and do your job. No place is perfect and when you work for some one else you have to follow there rules. This is a fact any where. You don't like the rules. Get your own truck and make your own rules.
     
  5. hlaird

    hlaird Light Load Member

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    I recommend against working regional.

    They told me home every 5 days, then home every 5-7 days, finally when I got to the dispatcher she said home 6 days out of the month. You figure, if OTR gets 1 day home for every 5 worked that's 5 days off a month. So you're taking a few cents less per mile for the privilege of ONE extra day a month.

    Plus the runs are short. If your average length of haul is a few hundred miles less that extra 3 cents per mile doesn't make up the difference. I think if you have a good dispatcher and do OTR and a little luck you'll do better with this company than you would with most other major motor carriers.

    The question for me at this point was, considering all the cutbacks these companies have made in the last 2 years is OTR trucking even worth it anymore? For me, it wasn't. But that's just me and my situation.
     
  6. therobot

    therobot Bobtail Member

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    If you like getting 1800 miles a week and sitting the rest of the time then Marten is your baby. If you like earning REAL money then look elsewhere.
     
  7. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

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    Ya know therobot, I'm getting the filling you don't like Marten. Course I am also getting the filling that you suck as a driver.
     
  8. Crobinson1324

    Crobinson1324 Bobtail Member

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    Ive been seriously considering becoming a blue bird after the 1st of the year. I have a couple questions that I had no luck in searching for that maybe you current Marten driver can help me with. I know with having a fleet truck there will be some restricitons as to what you can do with their truck. Mainly my question is that I have collected alot of stuff including my Connex radio, Monkey Made antennas, refrigerator, inverter, a small flat screen, my gps, and xm radio and other small little gadgets. Will Marten allow one to install these into their trucks, without drilling any holes of course? I know some companies wont even allow a driver to change the cb just wondering where Marten stands.
     
  9. 1laidbacktrucker

    1laidbacktrucker Medium Load Member

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    well marten have apu on all their truck with power inverter,
    and yes you can put all that stuff in your truck.
     
  10. Crobinson1324

    Crobinson1324 Bobtail Member

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    thanks laid back trucker i was wondering what there policy was i figured it would be ok but wasnt for sure. i appreciate all the help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  11. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

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    Marten has APU's on every truck. They put in a 1800 watt inverter. Any other inverters you want have to be plug in. no wiring to the batteries. they will let you run anything you want. I have it all, 17" flat screen, DVD, lap top, sat radio, Ref., microwave, toaster oven everything. One of the best things about Marten is that APU.
     
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