Marten Transport 2016

Discussion in 'Marten' started by KaoMinerva, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. blackstrat

    blackstrat Bobtail Member

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    I worked for them 5 years ago... First sign of trouble was when they hanged me the per diem form in orientation and stated it was mandatory. They'd call in the middle of my time at home, telling me I'd have to go pick up a load, that was "hot"... I have them the 90 days and left... Ask this, along with mechanical issues with the truck and apu, they wouldn't/couldn't fix. Glad I left.
     
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  2. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Heavy Load Member

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    Luckily, I've avoided all that. My DM does what I asks 90% of the time. I can't complain, but I am looking to leave. My time on the road has come to an end. Endorsements next
     
  3. ZhenyaP1991

    ZhenyaP1991 Medium Load Member

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    I actually feel kind of the same. Id like to quit and run local for bit, and do life for a year. Then comeback. I enjoy working here, but i need some progress in life.
     
  4. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Heavy Load Member

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    I've done my time man. Only thing holding me up are endorsements. I'm going to stack about 3 more grand then I'm staying east coast to be home more for endorsements. Only reason I swap regions is because SoCal has big money runs coming from Stone Brewery.
     
  5. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    I'm checking this company out to see if I can get on Walmart Dedicated. I'm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but I have seen a Marten truck at the Walmart here.

    Just wondered if anyone has done this dedicated run. I also wondered if I could get an automatic with Marten.
     
  6. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Heavy Load Member

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    Yes you can just tell your recruiter YOU WANT AN AUTOMATIC! To my knowledge, all automatics are Freightliners. (I hate freightliners)
     
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  7. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    Thanks. I passed my CDL in a manual, but was recruited to PAM for my first company driving autos so I never really got that good at it.
     
  8. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Heavy Load Member

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    It's just like a big car dude. All you have to be wary of are mountains and the extra difficulty of controlling your speed. Manuals are better for mountains no doubt!
     
  9. ZhenyaP1991

    ZhenyaP1991 Medium Load Member

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    Yes, I was on that Walmart account for nearly two years. I hated to go up there in the winter times. It snows so much up in Houghton, its ridiculus. I drove nights, so it got really bad and no where to park. But other than that its pretty easy.. I dont know about automatics, cause the trucks they have for that specific account are manual.
     
  10. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    I'm in Iron Mountain and at least they keep the roads plowed here, but the winter before last was insanely cold.

    As for parking, I was curious if it was convenient to just park at the Walmart stores. One reason I looked into this is I've seen a Marten truck parked at the Iron Mountain Walmart. I wondered if that might be an easy way for me to do home time. (EDIT: I mean short stops at home. I doubt Walmart allows more than a single night for parking)

    I wouldn't look forward to driving to Houghton or Hancock, but I guess I could manage it. I drove PAM trucks through Buffalo, NY during the winter and the NY Thruway.
     
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