MarK Martin's Trucking (J-Mar Trucking)

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by buck and a half, May 5, 2007.

  1. buck and a half

    buck and a half Mr. Miles & Miles with Many Smiles

    775
    54
    Aug 11, 2006
    madison,me
    0
    Just thought of something,can't find anything good or bad on mark martins company,you know that real gentleman nascar driver,thru the years have met some of his drivers and his late fathers teams driving the fathers trucks,mostly out west. Just thought that was interesting.
     
    azheavyduty Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    If they haven't changed the name, it used to be J-Mar Trucking, though there are several companies that I have seen using that name. It was his father's business, and named for him, Julian Martin.
     
  4. buck and a half

    buck and a half Mr. Miles & Miles with Many Smiles

    775
    54
    Aug 11, 2006
    madison,me
    0
    Thats it burky,thks couldn't remember the name. I know they were all black petes or classics,shiny nice looking trucks,glad to hear from you,hope your trucking soon and get the truck out of shop.take care,running 30,plenty of time to del,save the company money on tolls,be careful out there.
     
  5. Tip

    Tip Tipster

    2,294
    269
    Mar 18, 2006
    ON STRIKE
    0
    I've heard J-Mar is pretty good. I can't remember if I've seen them advertise. If you go to work for 'em, keep me posted on what you find out. Although they're reefer, they probably don't have high turnover like England.
     
  6. Smurf

    Smurf Light Load Member

    93
    14
    Sep 9, 2006
    Arky Saw
    0
    Mark doesn't own it anymore. His sister bought out his shares of the company and went back to way the things were done when Julian their father had it before passing away. I got a friend over there and he says its going downhill. Miles and benefits suck according to him and hes been there for 6 years.
     
  7. buck and a half

    buck and a half Mr. Miles & Miles with Many Smiles

    775
    54
    Aug 11, 2006
    madison,me
    0
    I have seen more of them lately,buying cheaper trucks now,others were black long noses go like the dickens trucks.
     
  8. Johnny99

    Johnny99 Johnny be Good

    549
    256
    Nov 24, 2007
    Big Sandy Tenn
    0
    I know a guy who drove for them. He said when Mark got the company he started a reefer division, black petes, big motors, no governors. The general freight division had generic green freightshakers. I haven't talked to him in a few years so I don't know what the deal is now.
     
  9. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    10,795
    16,819
    Mar 29, 2008
    TN
    0
    The generic green freightshakers pulling dry vans were a different company not affiliated at all with Mark (Julian) Martin. They (the green J-Mar company) ended up getting bought out by Western Express several years ago and no longer exist. They (Mark Martin J-Mar) have nice equipment and very fast 379's and W9's but to me this has always been a big red flag that the pay is probably in the toilet around 25 cents a mile (if that) and they probably routinely run solos 5,000+ plus miles every week. Now I could be wrong but from what I've seen of companies with trucks like those that usually turns out to be the case. Anyone ever seen those D.J. & P. 379's that run out of Knoxville, TN? The shiny ungoverned Petes? I heard one of their drivers talking on another channel to another driver late one night about how "I've been driving for 30 years.. I can't drive a slow truck.. this company is good, but I only make 20 cents a mile, and I hardly ever get any sleep..." Now what person in their right mind would work for such a shoddy outfit? So if you don't care for working smart and are more concerned with what everyone thinks about your cool ride then it's probably a good place to be. Now I could have it all wrong and somebody correct me if I do but I'd bet a dollar to a donut I'm right on..
     
  10. kd5drx

    kd5drx <strong>Master of Electronic Communications</stron

    486
    100
    Nov 28, 2006
    Some where USA
    0
    Well you would be wrong about this one. Mark used to pay his drivers well and most generally only ran team operations from AR to CA and back ran chickens out and produce back to Wal Mart. HE paid as well as any one else and had some fine equipment and had some pretty good benefits as well. But he was very picky about who he hired so he got a bad rep from some of the drivers he turned down because they were the kind that didn't respect the equipment or the business. I ran allot with them and the guys from the old John Christner back when JC had the long nose pete's. It was a different time then but he treated his drivers well.
     
  11. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    10,795
    16,819
    Mar 29, 2008
    TN
    0
    What does "he paid his drivers well" mean? The freight they're hauling sounds like a lot of wait time. Did they get paid for that? What was the cpm?
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted