Marten Transportation

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KaoMinerva's Comment
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Ok guys, I've taken two weeks off from work and have decided to go with Marten Transportation. Do any of you veterans have any insight on them? I have a buddy that works with them and he likes it apparently. Thanks...

Jolie R.'s Comment
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I currently drive for Marten on a local dedicated account. Are you going OTR with them? I will give you any insight that I can if you let me know what info you're looking for.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

KaoMinerva's Comment
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I currently drive for Marten on a local dedicated account. Are you going OTR with them? I will give you any insight that I can if you let me know what info you're looking for.

Sorry for the reply, but I'mnot going OTR. I'm goingto do regional with them.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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I currently drive for Marten on a local dedicated account. Are you going OTR with them? I will give you any insight that I can if you let me know what info you're looking for.

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Sorry for the reply, but I'mnot going OTR. I'm goingto do regional with them.

Whether you drive regional or over the road for Marten much will be the same except frequency of home time and how far you venture in your truck. I make good money with them local but there are things I would not want with them if I was regional or otr. They pay miles base on length of haul and I want to be paid the same rate regardless of the length I drive. I know others would say it all works out in the end but I like the simplicity of the same rate so I can keep track of what my checks should be.

They are good about paying detention time after 1 hour (I have to wait 2 on my account). They will also pay for inclement weather should it be too dangerous to drive which is a big bonus during the winter. I am sure your buddy can give you much more of the lay of the land than I can. If you have a good dispatcher and are will to run you can make money. Good luck!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
HAMMERTIME's Comment
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Good company when it comes to Safety, they are a no chain Carrier. They will never push you to do anything your not comfortable doing. They have an automatic detention pay policy and they keep you pretty busy and when I was there it was forced dispatch. The only few things I didn't like about them was Home Time issues, I lived in Idaho and they didn't run freight in there to much and most of the time had to relay my load in a drop yard they have there. I hated their scale pay, pretty ridiculous if you ask me. Better then Prime, C.R. England, Navajo and Swift for sure.

"Personal Opinion" Okay.. so people this is just based of my experience and everyone's experience with each carrier is different.

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