Marten Driver (currently)

Discussion in 'Marten' started by Skogie, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    So I was pre hired and thinking bout coming over I average 2200_3000 miles a week now but only make 31cpm their idle policy sucks and I like the idea of apus do they let you take your tractor home. Also I would like to know if I would be able to take home time in phoeNix and chicago alternating every other month thanks
     
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  3. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    you wont see that ave miles at marten. It used to be that good here, but now they put all the long loads on rail. force otr drivers to do regioanl work and rail loads. U can take the tractor home if you live 75 miles or more from a terminal, and it's park at your house. No not 1/2 block away, not at tk stop. at the house.

    You can take home time whereever you want, but i'll will tell you this, if you in the midwest and wanting toi go out west for days off good luck, they will tell you there is no freight going west, well doh, it's all on the rail. Same if your out west here, and want to go east , like im suppose to be doing , no east bound frieght out of cent Cal this weekend. Oh and you must include weekends as part of your 4 maxxed days off. Gone is banking days off, as well as getting home on time. Doesn't matter if each time you make plans for the nnext days off, you won't make it.
    Sr. Drivers getting passed over for regioanl / dedicated fleets, by new hires with only 6 months behind the wheel. No wonder Marten's csa has a 79% unsafe driving score,,, go look it up on the fmcsa website.
    Forced perdeim, sliding pay scale, more miles you run, the less cents per mile.
    Management firing anyine in the office with 15-20 years with the company.

    Great dispatchers gone. Great people in the safety dept gone.! turn over rate for the company is pegging 120% per month.
    Marten isn't the same company Rodger Marten created.
     
  4. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    Thanks I'm just trying to figure it out if it'll be worth coming just for an apu get charged the highest price at the pump for idling over 10%
     
  5. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    :biggrin_255: TK 7543 is now open for the taking. Cleaned it out in Wilsonville, OR where i started with Marten 7.5 years ago.
    So long FORCED PERDEIEM,And having to pay an extra 3 cents for admin costS, FORCED SLIDING PAY SCALE, FORCED SAT/ SUN OFF during your home time,Running circle jerks regioanl, in a region where i didn't want to be.
    This time next week, i'll be with my new employer. A small 250 tk reefer outfit. practical miles, 1400-1700 miles on averge per trip. Home on time, and not forced to include weekends off. No regional, no rail
    #### life just got brighter.
     
  6. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    Hey Ski, check your PMs.
     
  7. brianw900

    brianw900 Bobtail Member

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    I also left marten 1 week ago after an 11.5 year run with them, 7 as a company driver and 4.5 as lease operator. Skibum and others have posted many of the valid reasons for the changes that we feel forced us to jump ship but lets be honest, it all started with the change in management. It was the new management that decided drivers were to highly paid and went work on fixing that with the much increased use in rail, the sudden move to try to make everything regional which cut many drivers miles in half and of course the sliding pay scale. Then when that wasn't enough company drivers were force onto perdiem and then charged a .03 cent a mile adminestrative fee for the processing of the perdiem they forced onto, i'm sorry but that is just messed up anyway you look at it. Marten has gone in the direction of other companys by making life hard on you if you were at the high end of the pay in hopes that you quite, keeping as and otr driver which really ment floating regional so you not only didn't see the miles but didn't get to go home much either, you spent a lot of time in the truckstop between loads, it's so dfferent from when i started i just shake my head.
     
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  8. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    Well Put :)
     
  9. rachi

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    Was in the ontario terminal the other day and saw a newer kenworth that had been stolen and then recovered. The theives stripped it of the fuel tanks and the radiator, and the tires. Marten had to put some tires on it to get it back to the yard. I guess there's a good reason for the steer locks that they want us to use.
     
  10. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    That one had been stolen out of the Stockton drop yard, which how that happepend have no idea. I was home at the time, when i had gottn a voice me , asking me to drive to reno and look for it. I said no. Then two weeks ago saw it sitting in Ontario, as is.
    If you had read that big binder in the drivers lounge, it had the report of what happpened. Driver was resting at a Behavorual(sp) hospital in Stockton.
     
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  11. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    My favorite of the 4 trucks I had while there was wrecked by the next guy they gave it to. According to the big blue book, he was trying to pass near Albany in a snow storm and did the ol' "too fast for conditions" and did a solo jackknife into the median. That was a KW 660, too.
     
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