• Report: #560648

Complaint Review: MARTEN TRANSPORT

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  • Submitted: Wed, January 27, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, December 22, 2011

  • Reported By: anonymous — OTR Driver California United States of America
MARTEN TRANSPORT
129 Marten Mondovi, Wisconsin United States of America

MARTEN TRANSPORT They lie about the fair pay scale Mondovi, Wisconsin

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ARE YOU FOR REAL DUDE

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ARE YOU FOR REAL

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   Hi there! to everyone that is looking for a driving career. I know, as you may already know that driving over the road is not as easy as others may think it is, coz, we have to deal with so many things for example: the company we work with, dispatch, the customers we p/up and del to, road conditions, highway patrols, and sometimes, other truck drivers, as well.


   Anyway, to get to my point, I am also like many other drivers who wants to make a career, and of course, to say the least, make money for living, to pay for the bread and butter. I drive for this company for 3 1/2 years and is the best so far of all the trucking co I worked for, then, they have reduced loads, and thats what made me to think of moving to another co.


   And so, Marten Trans got my attention to go with them, and they made me to quit my job on the day of orientation that was so good, lots of information, you will be bombarded of so many detailed information about the rules, do's and don'ts. I'm not saying, i don't know, or can't drive this rig safely. I never had accident my whole driving career(only 1 speeding ticket of 5 mph).


   Marten will promise you of pay scale fair program that they will not do. You will find yourself waiting for so long on the customers dock for p/ups and del and not get paid for those times. They will not fight for you becoz they might loose that customer. And if you read the article on truck driver magazines about Marten being one of the top fortune 500 forbes report it says "...even if the economy is down, Marten shows growth and they even open up new terminals" I believed that at first, but, when I work at Marten, I now know why that report may be so true that Marten goes up even if the economy is down is becoz of the drivers expense.


   Drivers... (esp the new ones hired). I will be honest with you, do not expext the best, of Marten. You will find yourself in an old truck, that is running, you will find yourself spending more time waiting than driving, and don't get paid for waiting time, becoz the 2 hours free and get paid after is not being enforced by Marten to its clients. And you will find yourself being charged .03 cents for getting into per diem, of which you will be a looser by the end of the year for paying more taxes.


   I drive over the road for a long time, and I let Marten know that b4 they hired me, but, they treated me like I just came out of driving school. They disp me out of the term for 20 miles, wait 12 hours for del, I got paid 0.33 x 20 = $6.60, don't you wanna call this a rip-off?? no wonder why Marten is up even if the economy is down, and they can afford to open up new terminals becoz of the drivers expense. I delivered quarter of a million dollar worth of goodies, spent 12 hours, and I got paid $6.60. And this does not happen once, but, twice, the 3rd time...guess what?  I quit.


   And so, to all of you: my fellow drivers, I know you work hard, and if you are expecting to drive for Marten Transport, I would say, do not expect the best.


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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

ARE YOU FOR REAL DUDE

AUTHOR: mad Jack - (United States of America)

I USED TO WORK FOR MARETN UNTILL RECENTLY, AND I WAS ON  A RUN FOR THEM WICH DROPE OFF AT 3 AM WHILE I WAS UNDER THE LOAD THAT DROPED OF AT 3.AM THEY GAVE ME ANOTHER LOAD THAT DROPED OF AT 1 AM THE SAME DAY I REFUSSED TEH RUN, THEY STILL MADE ME TAKE THE RUN I GOT TO THE RECIVER AT 7 AM AND SAT THERE FOR 17 HRS, BEFORE I GOT INTO A DOOR TO GET UNLOADED, I DID NOT RECIVE ANY DETENTION PAY WHATS SO FREEKING EVER, THEY CLAIMED I WAS LATE, AND IT WAS ALL DO TO THE NIGHT DISPATCH, SO MARTEN IS FOR THE CUSTOMER NOT THE EMPLOY'S IN THIS CASE AND OTHER THEY ARE LOOSING MANY LONG TERMS DRIVER'S FOR INSTANCE ANOTHER DRIVER I WAS TALKING TO WAS QUITING, DUE TO THE FACT HE HAD VACATION TIME COMINGTO HIM AND THEY TOLD HIM THEY DAY'S WERE BLACKED OUT FOR DRIVER'S BUT NOT OFFICE PERSONEL. IT SHOULD OFF BEEN ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE BOARD, THAT IS SOME ALL RIGHT AND DOWN B.S IF YOU ASK ME AND OTHER DRIVER'S THEY ARE NOT OUT THERE FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC NOR THE ELIMENTS AND WEATHER JUST TO GO BACK AND FORTH FROM HOME TO WORK AND BACK. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE OFFICE PERSONEL DO AND PUT UP WITH WHAT A DRIVER PUTS UP WITH, AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY AFTER A FEW MONTHS.
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ARE YOU FOR REAL

AUTHOR: Buckner - (United States of America)

 Anyone who has driven trucks for any length of time should know what they are getting into when they go to work for any company, especially a well known company. In my 40 years of trucking, one thing stands out, you are basically paid by the miles and in order to get those miles you must pick up and deliver on time and do your job and keep your mouth shut. Follow the rules and regulations of the company and chances are you will never have a problem and if you do not like what is happening to you, go find another job. I have found and I believe that all these companies want to do is to make money, have safe and polite drivers, and haul freight. As like every company I have ever worked for, they have policies and these policies are in writing and are given to each driver upon hiring and Marten was no exception. It seems as if you did not read all of your information. I worked for Marten, not long have you, but I found as long as you did what you were told and got the job done, your next dispatch was there. Even the few times I was delayed at the dock I was paid what was owed to me, all you had to do was document. I didn't like the per deim rules that Marten had but that was just the way it was. I didn't have to work for them if I didn't want to as there are so many long haul driving jobs out there, I could have choen different ones if I wanted to. Bud, you only make what you want of a job, it seems as if you were not very good at your job and I have found that to be the case with the drivers who bitch and moan the most.

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