Driver/Trainer (Current Employee) – Kilgore, TX – May 16, 2017
It's a good place to work, contracts do change on a regular basis. One of the things I enjoyed was the flexibility. They have given me the time to attend school which I appreciate. Work has slowed down quite a bit, but I think that is the case for a lot of companies currently. Management will work with to to resolve any issues.
Will train you in Tankers if you don't have the experience
Maintenance Technician, moving company (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 26, 2016
the hardest part about the job. getting funiture upstairs and downstairs. dealing with outside weather. the best part of the job was the people that i worked with.keeped me in a happy mood the whole time.
Martin Transport was a great company at one time but unfortunately that time has past. In the past 2 years they have lost almost every contract due to being out bid by the competition , lost 100's of drivers and are on tract for more major losses. They have no leadership, no direction and integrity. The good ole boys that are currently in charge of Martin Transport are in above there heads at every level and are not respected by the employees or customers. Everyone is sitting back waiting for the CEO to do something to save this once great company.
OTR Company Driver (Current Employee) – Kingsport, TN – August 6, 2016
They are right on the "average" pay. Just remember that it is the gross and not take-home. The pay is sporadic, low for two weeks then super high next. You are paid on a "commission", but no one know what it pays until you or someone else has made the run. When you break it down to mileage pay, they come up short in comparison to others. They charge you $25 to preload a trailer. You really have to watch your pay, they will short you on the extras and lay-overs. Thursday is the cut-off day for payroll. Dispatch will work with you once they know that you are dependable to make your loads on-time. They usually have weekend dispatch. Seldom do they know what you are doing the next day until around 4pm. Mostly one load at a time dispatch. Texas drivers will be given the best of the runs. They are a "reactive" not a "proactive" company. Safety department treats the drivers as if this is a High school class. One driver fails at a safety check, then apparently all drivers will do the same. They don't want to confront the drivers that cause problems, instead change policy to affect every one. I.e. We now have to keep 2 paper logbooks in the drivers door pouch, because a driver could not find a logbook in his truck during a roadside inspection. Safety will make changes to the e-log and never tell the drivers nor train them about the changes. Easy to work with for time off, insurance is pretty good. Kingsport terminal is micro managed from Longview, TX. Corporate management likes to tell you how good they are but does not want to hear from the drivers if they have a issue. Corporatemore... make broad changes and then expect the managers to dispense the change without properly training them. They also make changes without putting it in writing or sending out a memo to the employees. You find out about changes by trial and error. This includes payroll changes.less
Local, easy for time off, paid weekly, fair price on insurance
Micro managed from TX, changes made without notice to drivers, watch your pay
If you're assigned to drive crude the job assignments are limited at this time. Not much driver longevity. The good thing is you're given the opportunity to set your own hours within reason. As long as the crude load is delivered safely to the customer the same day you pick it up you will be fine
Hazardous Materials Driver and Trainer (Current Employee) – Baytown, TX – March 2, 2015
When I started here 10 years ago, this was a great small/medium company; however, in the last 4 years, they have transitioned more towards a corporation...always looking to keep the extra dollar instead of sharing it with the employees.
Like most trucking companies, Martin expects that you work 65-70 each week, and your days off only get in the way of the dispatcher trying to get his job done. If you push-back, you can get more time off, and can even teach the dispatcher your preferred working schedule.
Historically (from my experience and talking with drivers who had been there for many years before I started), this is a good company to work for if you have minimal experience and are wanting to learn to drive and operate a tank truck. And there have always been other companies that are paying more (especially in the Houston area). With that said, until a few years ago, Martin always tried keeping the compensation competitive...usually evened out with newer (and hopefully more reliable) equipment and some of the best medical benefits. Now as the drivers talk to drivers from other companies, the pay grade is separating by 25% or more, which in my opinion, isn't enough to call them competitive any longer.
Indepedent with individual work while correlating with dispatchers
DRIVER (Current Employee) – Kilgore, TX – October 16, 2014
Pick u p a load and wait long hours at the plant to drop in off. communicate with other drivers and dispatchers. Hardest part is learning the formulas for the different types of chemicals. Learned how to properly transport liquefied gases.
Lack of support from adminstration, Negative for off time
No life for drivers outside Beaumont / Houston area
driver (Former Employee) – memphis – May 15, 2014
Should be a better company, management will definitely live to you, they rely heavily on guys with a year experience or who have fallen on hard times , if you think you are going to make a lot of money don, t waste your time, pay average is about .34 a mile loaded and .30 empty, benefits are the only God thing, the only way you will make money is stay in area where they have lots of work, memphis terminal is the worst, the dispatch will literally starve you to death, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!