marten trucks

Discussion in 'Marten' started by TNspeedy, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

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    I am goin to join the marten team in jan. And I was wondering what kind of trucks they have. I know they have Kenworth Freightshakers and Peterbuilts. But just wondering which models they have? And any tips on the road test as to what to look foward too will be helpful too.
     
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  3. truckermario

    truckermario Road Train Member

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    I see a lot of Columbias.
     
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  4. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

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    We have the Freighliner Columbia(10 speed tranny), As well as the new Cascada,tranny unknown.
    The KWT660(13 speed) And Peterbuilt 387's with the super 10 tranny. (all of differant colors)There are some older 379's but are being pulled out and traded in.

    ALL trucks have apu's onboard. What other MAJOR Carrier can say that? other than our few day cabs, 1,600 tractors have them

    Not sure now how they assign trucks now days, but 4 years ago, my oreintation class was asked what we wanted to be put in.
    Some in my class were flown to where thier trucks were at. IE other company yards around the country. So don't be surprised if they say your catching a plane after oreintation. Just tell tell them you will need routed by the house to get your things.

    Enjoy your time here. Don't let others who have never drivin with us, or think just because they work out of Missouri, they know how other companies really are. At least Marten Drivers aren't as stuck up, as others . or think that we ARE THE BEST.

    I guess Marten has been doing something right, to of stayed in buisness since 1946
     
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  5. LawDawg

    LawDawg Bobtail Member

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    Very well put skibum.
     
  6. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

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    i thank i used to drive for the one out of missouri but pulled skateboard...hehe
     
  7. xchaindragger

    xchaindragger Bobtail Member

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    TNspeedy- I just went thru orientation this past week in Ga. and it was a breeze! Road test just take your time use ur signals,two hands on the wheel and get out and look b4 backing!! I got a 2007 Pete assigned to me and the rest of the drivers got Pete's,KW's and Freightshakers- they assigned the trucks so u get what they give you.
    First day of orientation is a TON of paperwork!!! Don't drink alot of coffee or ANY energy drinks-they spike ur blood pressure-not good!! Good Luck!!
     
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  8. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

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    what did you have to do for the backing test? i am decent at backing but i pulled a skate board so there is a little difference.
     
  9. xchaindragger

    xchaindragger Bobtail Member

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    The backing test was easy-they have you back into any space you choose back at the yard,but the yard in Forest Park can be crowded!
     
  10. Bucktrucker

    Bucktrucker Medium Load Member

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    Are you going to run regional or OTR and did they ask you what kind of truck you may want? I hear alot of good things about this company i just don't think i could do the 65 thing
     
  11. blade

    blade Heavy Load Member

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    i hear that but sometimes its good to sit back and take ur time and if it saves them money then it sooner or later should make u money or at least the bluebird drivers which hopefully will be me after the 6th
     
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