Marten Driver (currently)

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

  1. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I got a message on the QC that my 2010 casadia with 152,000 miles is due for trade in in mondovi. Im supposed to get an upgrade. Anybody here of this? I picked this truck up 1.5 years ago.
     
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  3. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    heh.

    Yeah, I've heard of it.

    Let's see. When I started, I got 6087. Had maybe 485k on it. Then they put me in 8184, had 120k miles. Then, after about 80k, they pulled me from 8184 and put me in 9138, brand new. Put 100k on 9138, then they pulled me from that and put me in 9289...brand new again.

    I did some question-asking and talking to folks. They want your truck because they don't have enough broken-in trucks for new hires. They're still grinding through the 200 brand new Cascadias they have sitting in Mondovi, and they won't (as a policy) give brand new truck to new hires. Makes sense, honestly.

    So what they do is find drivers with good safety and on-time records, and say, "Hey, bonus! You're a good driver so you get a new truck!" What they don't do is consider how disappointing it can be to get yanked out of a truck you just got broken in...twice.

    They want your truck because they figure they can trust you with a new one, and they don't trust the new hires with the new ones...and they've got enough guys that say, "Piss off!" when they try to get them out of trucks they like.

    I should have done that with 8184, I loved that truck.

    (PS- I think it happened to me more because I now live about 100 miles from Mondovi, so it wasn't as hard to get me through the yard).
     
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  4. rdrnation67

    rdrnation67 Bobtail Member

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    Dude You need to learn how to spell.
     
  5. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    And so who died and left you the spell checker.? Some people have no other things to do , than ##### at others for thier down falls. And what does this have to do with Marten and the way they have turned into being.?

    you must be one of Tim Norland's Cheer leaders
     
  6. mikeeb

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    doing orientation next week with Marten. seeing lots of good/bad stories, but more good than bad. appreciate you guys sharing your tales - whichever way they go.

    sounds like they are on the same trendline as everybody else
     
  7. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    Honestly? My take-away after leaving is: it's a job. It's not a great job, but if you keep your nose clean and don't have trouble with paper-pushing BS, you can get a functional paycheck.

    One thing, though. Don't do OTR. Just don't. The company is moving away from OTR, and the regional fleets have their own freight pools to draw from, as does OTR, and OTR's freight pool is not rich enough to support the OTR fleets they have. Which is why you can go back and read Skibum's complaints about running regional. In order to keep moving the OTRs need to play clean up with the leftovers from regional freight.

    Don't, don't, don't expect to drive OTR at Marten and get anything north of 2200 miles per week. It's unrealistic.
     
  8. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    Good luck to you, but it will change in 6 months. You will OPEN your eyes.
     
  9. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    Marten's loss is Holland Enterpries's gain :) My new employer.
     
  10. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    ahh, you finally revealed the name of your new company. You start on friday? Keep us informed how it goes for ya.
     
  11. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Im otr and only getting 1,500 mi this week. :biggrin_25513: By the way saienga, where are you gonna be working?
     
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