Starting new driving job the 29th. Going with Marten.

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by LooneyTune, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. WILL64

    WILL64 Bobtail Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ive enjoyed all 35 pages of these posts.(cant believe i sat & read all these) i was already 2 go to Marten til i read that they dont take students.(that sucks) neway i was wondering if there was any opinions out there of another comapny that may be just as good. Marten seems like a really good company to work for. i start school in a week & i kinda like 2 have my choices of companies decided before hand. Everyones got their own opinions so id appreciate ONLY the positive ones. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. AZ CATS

    AZ CATS Light Load Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    You are going to be somewhat limited as to where tou can go most all the large companies have a training program. I am going with Prime, but Watkins and Shepard is another one however they do not send you out with a trainer 10 day orientation some city and mountain driving and off you go. I kind of want to know the ropes for otr before I go solo just my opinion though everyone is different. Good Luck and God Bless.
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  4. LooneyTune

    LooneyTune Just plain nuts

    Sep 12, 2009
    Ottawa, Illinois
    Hello everyone, sorry I haven't been on here in a while. Delivered at an Air Force Base right outside Dayton, OH yesterday. Now loading down here by Cincinnati for Dallas
  5. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Sioux Falls, SD
    He's BACK! What did you deliver to an air force base? I do have a question on new trucks at Marten. I see Petes, KWs, Freightliners in your fleet, what are they buying new these days?
  6. LooneyTune

    LooneyTune Just plain nuts

    Sep 12, 2009
    Ottawa, Illinois
    The only new ones they are buying that I know for sure are the Pete's and the Freightliner Cascadias.

    I delivered boxed meat to the commissary at the air force base
  7. crc32

    crc32 Light Load Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    North East, Missouri
    I am hopeful that Marten takes me. I have positive results from 3 companies right now. But Marten has the APU's and KW's. No guarantee I would get a KW, but I can hope. I might get paid less per mile at Marten, but I figure having a cooler or fridge can save me about $100 a week.
  8. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Pell City Al
    Ok I'm back, Been on a week long break. Dead headed from the house to p/u a load Saturday in Atla. going to N.C. delivered it Sunday then p/u a load going to a small town about 60 miles east of Harrisonburg Pa. delivered in Monday nite. Was not a great wkend but every now and then you get the bad loads. After a long talk with my FM about 2 day 400 mile b/s loads I p/u a load Tuesday in S. Plain Field N.J. going to St. Paul MN. 1300 miles with the D/H. Delivered it this morning now waiting at GM foods on the S.W. side of Minneapolis for a 4 stop load going to Florida. Monday - Orlando/Winter Haven/Arcadia Tuesday - Miami 1850. Total for the week 3120. Not to shabby.

    crc32 They have got some new KW660. The recruiter will tell you that you can't request a truck. that you have to take what is available but they will try to get you in the kind of truck you want. If you don't get it from the start then let your fleet mng know what kind you want and they will try and get you in one. You will have to prove your self first and wait a few months but you will get it.
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  9. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    No posts on here in 2 weeks I think they must not think Marten is so great anymore.
  10. 1laidbacktrucker

    1laidbacktrucker Medium Load Member

    May 3, 2009
    naw, marten just keeping them boys to busy to talk.
  11. jtrnr1951

    jtrnr1951 Road Train Member

    Did Kabar go to JCT ?????
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