Marten Transport.

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  1. Snoopy40

    Snoopy40 Bobtail Member

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    I spent 10 years with them. Loved them, made good money, always had top notch equipment, great travel agent (dispatcher). I would reccomend them to anyone looking for a job. If you follow all their rules and stuff, you can actually make 6 figures a year. Once you prove yourself to your dispatcher that #1. You can drive. #2. You know how to manage your clock. #3. You know how to keep the door closed and the wheels turning, you will make good money.

    I wish I hadnt gotten sick, I'd still be driving for them.
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    I see job ads for Marten doing Walmart dedicated.

    Based on your extensive experience with them--do you think that would be a good gig? :oops:

    --Lual
     
  4. Snoopy40

    Snoopy40 Bobtail Member

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    I dont know about the walmart account.
     
  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Depends on which DC. Marten has dedicated Walmart accounts at the following facilities:
    Tomah,Wisconsin
    Clarksville,Arkansas
    New Albany,Mississippi
    Shelbyville,Tennessee(frozen/refrigerated only)
    Monroe,Georgia
    Wintersville,Ohio

    In addition the company also has a Coca Cola dedicated accounts in the following areas:
    Indianapolis,Indiana
    Dallas,Texas
    Grand Rapids,Michigan
    Kansas City,Kansas
    Jurupa Valley,California (Inland Empire region)

    Me personally,my preference is the Walmart accounts out of Tomah & Clarksville-I’ve always made a killing at both locations.

    Lastly, the company also has intermodal work depending on the location
    Hope this helps!
     
  6. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    Pay?
    Cameras?
    Home time policy?
    Equipment?
     
  7. Snoopy40

    Snoopy40 Bobtail Member

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  8. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Cameras-Outward facing only
    Equipment-Standardizing on
    Freightliner Cascadia(Detroit powered)
    Kenworth T-680(Cummins powered) &
    Peterbilt Modal 579(Cummins powered)
    sleepers
    Day cabs are T-680s and Cascadias,used on dedicated accounts and intermodal.
    The company has transitioned an all automated manual fleet.
    Hometime is variable-I usually stay out 3 weeks or more to get 5 days off. It’s supposed to be for every week you stay out you get a day off, but the company has changed its rules so many times in recent years. You can take the truck home with you, or park it at a terminal, or at one of the holding/storage yards that we use. Company policy is that the truck has to be parked in a secure, gated area(your home counts).Pay wise, they use a sliding scale. When I started with Marten, they start me at $.45 a mile, but in the years since, that has increased.
     
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  9. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Light Load Member

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    I very seriously considered Marten before I went with Magnum.


    Are there any requirements for how far you can live from those cities? I'd be interested to learn more about that dedicated account out of Kansas City. I live about 2.5 hours west of there along I-70. I've been looking for more of a regional gig that's decent. I don't want to spend the rest of my career as OTR if I can help it.
     
  10. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    With me being OTR I haven’t asked that. My home terminal is in Carlisle,Pennsylvania and that’s a 400 mile drive from my home in Massachusetts-I park my truck at a holding yard 1 1/2 hours from my home.
     
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  11. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    It’s amazing how with most companies if you follow those three rules the money and respect flows.

    But regarding Marten, I’ve heard good things from drivers. From drivers that weren’t recruiting either, which means a lot. I would have taken an offer from Marten myself but as best I could tell the load mile average was lower than I wanted and I would have been mostly in states I didn’t want to stay in. I prefer es the longer runs and stretching my legs over all 48.
     
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