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Martin Transportation Systems Company Review

Martin Transportation Systems

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MTS was founded in 1978 by Minnie Martin. Since the one truck beginning they have grown to a fleet of over 650 trucks and employment of over 1,200 drivers, owner-operators and support staff.

Today, MTS is run by Owner, Richard E. Johnston (Ric) along with a team of highly seasoned transportation veterans. Since 2003, MTS has acquired 6 different motor carriers.

Martin Transportation Systems Corporate Headquarters

Map of MTS corporate headquarters
7300 Clyde Park Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Phone: 1-800-748-0192
Website: Martin Transportation Systems

Getting Hired At Martin Transportation Systems

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 23
  • 6 months of all-weather OTR tractor/trailer experience
  • No DWI, DUI, Reckless, Careless Driving in the Last 5 years
  • No more than 4 active points on MVR
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment DOT Physical
  • DOT pre-employment drug test
  • DOT-required background checks
  • Criminal history is taken into consideration
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    MTS does not hire felons
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    MTS does not allow any DUI's
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MTS Hiring Area

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Martin Transportation hires within reasonable commuting distance of their terminals.

Minimum Age For Martin Transportation Systems

MTS Minimum Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • MTS 23  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Lone Star 22  
    .
  • Koch 21  
    .
  • A&R 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Martin Transportation Systems

MTS Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • MTS  6  
    .
  • CalArk  6  
    .
  • Gypsum  3  
    .
  •  CTL
    No Experience Required
  •  Crete
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Martin Transportation Systems Driver Pay

New solo drivers start at $.325-.34, teams paid on a sliding scale, $.44 split for 6000 miles/wk.

MTS Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

MTS Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
33 cpm

MTS requires 6 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Maverick  40 cpm  
    .
  • Schaffer  37 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  33  cpm  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  32  cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

MTS Starting Pay For Team Drivers

MTS Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
44 cpm

MTS requires 6 months experience

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  44 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  43 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  41 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  38 cpm  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  35 cpm  
    .
  • CRST  33 cpm  
    .

Martin Transportation Systems Driver Benefits

    New employees become eligible for Health - Dental - Vision insurance on the 1st day of the month after completing 60 calendar days of employment.

    Health Plan: Blue Cross-Blue Shield (80/20 for PPO providers -60/40 for Non-PPO after deductible is met) - $500 Deductible for 1 member/$1000 Deductible for family

    Cost to Employee for Health Benefits:

    • 40 per week pre-tax for employee, $70 per week pre-tax for family.
    • $40 for office visits (in network)
    • $10 generic prescriptions/$50 for brand name

    Dental: Available to employees at group rates. Prices vary with the plan choice - Basic or Premium & # of family members on plan.

    Vision: Available to employees at group rates. Prices vary according to the # of family members on plan.

    Holidays: paid on basis on length of service to the company as follows:

    • First year of service: No paid holidays
    • After 1 year service: 2 paid holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
    • After 2 years service: 4 paid holidays (add New Years & July 4)
    • After 3 years service: 6 paid holidays (add Memorial & Labor days)
    • After 4 years service: 8 paid holidays (add day after Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve)

    401k Plan: After new employees have completed 6 months of service they are eligible to enter MTS's 401k Plan. Employees can invest in any combination of 11 mutual funds, and Martin Transportation Systems match to the employee contribution is 25%. Employees are 100% vested in the 401k Plan upon entry.

Martin Transportation Systems Operations

Driving Opportunities At Martin Transportation Systems

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
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MTS Operating Area

MTS operates all 48 contiguous states

Martin Transportation primarily serves Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast with coverage throughout the United States.

MTS Company Terminal Locations

Martin Transportation Systems terminal locations
  • Anderson, SC
  • Bean Station, TN
  • Belvidere, IL
  • Bertrand, MO
  • Burton, MI
  • Byron Center, MI
  • Coldwater, MI
  • Geneseo, IL
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Lansing, MI
  • Laredo, TX
  • Lima, OH
  • Marshall, MI
  • Port Huron, MI
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • Toledo, OH
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Windsor, CA

MTS Yearly Miles

MTS: 109,765,727

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • MTS  109.77M
    .
  • May  94.3M
    .
  • Decker  78.09M
    .
  • Falcon  63.15M
    .
  • CTL  22.08M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

MTS Driver Unload Percentage

MTS: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Lone Star  10%
    .
  • Stevens  8%
    .
  • May  2%
    .
  • Maverick  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • MTS  0%
    .

MTS Drop And Hook Percentage

MTS: 30%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • May  50%
    .
  • MTS  30%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  20%
    .
  • Trimac  5%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

MTS Company Policies

  • MTS Home Time Options

    MTS has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • MTS Rider Policy

    MTS does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • MTS Tuition Reimbursement

    MTS does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • MTS Pet Policy

    MTS does not allow pets.

MTS Canadian Policies

Martin does have 1 terminal in Canada, some drivers will need to cross the border.

MTS Company Equipment

MTS Number Of Trucks

MTS Number Of Trucks:
700 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Covenant  2,700
    .
  • KLLM  2,147
    .
  • Decker  745
    .
  • MTS  700
    .
  • Eagle  698
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

MTS Number Of Trailers

MTS Number Of Trailers:
1,700 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Schneider  49,850
    .
  • Central  2,500
    .
  • MTS  1,700
    .
  • Cassens  1,160
    .
  • CT  1,015
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

MTS Governed Speed

MTS Speed:
68 MPH

68
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

MTS Tractor Brands

  • MTS

  • Super Service

  • Smith

  • Melton

  • Crete

  • J.B. Hunt

  • A&R

  • Werner

  • Hirschbach

  • Knight

  • Wil-Trans

  • SRT

MTS Transmission Types

MTS has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • SRT
    • Lone Star
    • Schaffer
    • Covenant
    • K & B
    • J.B. Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Carter
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • Melton
    • Jim Palmer
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans
    • TMC
    • Ozark

MTS APU Policy

MTS does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Melton
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer
    • Carter
    • Stevens
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • JBS
    • R + L
    • CRST
    • Covenant
    • Premier
    • Heartland
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

MTS Company Training

  • Length Of Training At MTS

    The training at MTS will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • MTS Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with MTS

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At MTS you will run solo after training.

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