Marten or Shaffer?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Mars Ultor, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. D LOOK

    D LOOK Bobtail Member

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    Your best bet would be stay where you're at, be real careful about getting any more accidents or incidents, and then let another year go by before applying somewhere else. And then, you never know, you may start liking where you are at more, and you won't need to apply anywhere else. Good Luck. :)
     
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  3. Loudstacks

    Loudstacks Bobtail Member

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    Literally looking at these two due to their drop yards / terminals near me (Daytona Beach area - Crete, Werner, Marten, Oakley, ABF, Davis Express, US Xpress, couple of tankers in JAX) to be able to park car waiting for me during HomeTime - plus both have decent reputations & good CPM's/Miles....heard good things about both & spoke with driver at Schaffer a while back (said really good things about Schaffer/Crete) watching this thread....
     
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  4. Home68

    Home68 Light Load Member

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    They new automatics have an “economy coast” feature that Crete/Shaffer has added to there trucks that most drivers will have trouble tolerating.
     
  5. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    My guess is that more drivers would rather work on the dry van side than on the reefer side, therefore, resorted to the practices stated above.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  6. Loudstacks

    Loudstacks Bobtail Member

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    You get a fuel efficiency pay incentive utilizing this mode
     
  7. Exit310

    Exit310 Medium Load Member

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    How is the Wal-Mart dedicated account with Marten? The ad says .62cpm & guarantee $1k a week.
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    1600 miles per week. 320 mi per day based on 5 day work week. After taxes and benefits, for a single person, take home would be less than $700.
     
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  9. Exit310

    Exit310 Medium Load Member

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    Wow, how sad!
     
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  10. Loudstacks

    Loudstacks Bobtail Member

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    under 2500 per 8 day week doesn't make sense to do otr, should be honestly 3000+, if we run recaps, 500/day, dispatch should be able to maximize our HOS to the realistic fullest efficiency which would benefit more freight movement, more money for carrier+driver, at least aim for 3000-3500 for national otr drivers IMO! winner-winner chicken dinner, need more drop n hooks to not waste time with the Lumpers & time delay, let the yard dogs get called hours after a drop to dock a load & free the driver to grab that empty or pre loaded gold & go! that would be more efficient dispatch & shippers would be able to move more freight..dont get why companies don't aim for this kind of movement for recap runners?
     
  11. Exit310

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    I was going to apply for a driver position for the Shelby,TN DC but i think i will look elsewhere.
     
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