Yellow, JB Hunt, or Marten?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by RightPath, Sep 13, 2022.

  1. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    I work for Fedex Freight and ive been here 4 years. I went threw the driver apprentice program that fedex has.

    If you have a CDL and want to work for Freight you have 2 choices. 1 go and get a year of experience and then apply to FedEx. Option 2 is to go threw the Apprentice Program.
     
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  3. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Yes, I see what you saying but I was just gonna point out that nobody gets these kinda runs from the start. However, you can make some good money in LTL. I don’t do dock work/ spot or work weekends and still make good amount.
     
  4. Notimeforsleep

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    I'm a driver for marten and I'll be happy to answer any questions.
     
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  5. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

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    I chose Yellow. A large terminal will get you some runs even in winter as the bottom guy (per the terminal manager).
     
  6. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    YRC or the other LTL companies that do CDL training is a no Brainerd compared to the typical OTR companies that offer training.
     
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  7. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Of those 3 listed, I would have went with Yellow also.
     
  8. rockie22

    rockie22 Bobtail Member

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    How much would you recommend working at Marten?
    Are you familiar with the regional western run and what the average miles and if you can actually get more than the guarantee weekly pay or is it true pretty much capped on the guaranteed and is it include those bounces and the extra good stuff

    Thank you sir
     
  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Kinda crazy that Yellow is being put alongside JB and Marten. I don't know if that's just OP not knowing, or a sign that Yellow has fallen.

    And Yellow is currently offering 25% pension. If he's truly "vested" in the pension at 5 years, he'll only have 1.25 years.

    Yellow is still a career. But it's... I dunno. Career "lite." They pay the office workers and corporate people very well at Yellow. The drivers don't get nearly enough, and it sucks.
     
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  10. idriveaholden

    idriveaholden Medium Load Member

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    the three companies you mentioned might not be in business much longer after paying the bill for all the doors i blow off their trucks on a daily basis
     
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