Martin Transportation Systems
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No worker appreciation and low pay

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It got better after a few years but I was paid $160 a day for 13 hour days. You were treated like a butt in a seat. I had to go elsewhere so I could make ends meet. I guess they pay a fair wage now but not back a few years ago. When I started the equipment was garbage but eventually improved. I didn't hate the job but I had to look for something better. I have a few friends that still work there and they say it has improved over the last couple years.


Great garage


Not treated very well
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It would have been a good place to work if the favoritism wasn't so prevalent.

What is the best part of working at the company?The money, when the let you work enough hours.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The terminal manager didnt even try to hide his favoritism.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good for the favorites, the rest of us just picked up the crumbs that were left.What is a typical day like for you at the company?If you were a favorite you would get between 10 and 12 hours a day. If you were not you would get between 2 and 7 hours a day.
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Inconsistent work.

My job here started off pretty good. Everything seemed fine until my loads started getting canceled and they weren't able to find me any other loads. Only had maybe two full 5 day work weeks during my employment there. Trucks are poorly maintained. You can write the trucks up for repairs but they won't get fixed anytime soon. Just hope you don't get a DOT inspection. All trucks are 10 speed manuals. None of the trucks have GPS. You have to use your own or use what they print out for you. Toledo dispatchers were always helpful. Pay was okay. If I knew what I know now, I wouldn't have taken the position.
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Great place to work for. Pay is a lot.

It's different for everyone. Runs very smoothly, pays very well. They take great care of their equipment and employees. Pick up or deliver car parts.


Money and time


They some times have days off for multiple weeks.
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Easy work when Plants are fully operational

The job is easy, and the pay is excellent, but Ford and GM have not been consistent lately. If you are a new hire, they will keep you running for a while so you don't quit because of lack of runs, but as soon as new people come in, you will be lucky to work 2 or 3 days a week.We lost our terminal yards, so now we are in a drop yard that can get holes more prominent than a Volkswagon. There is no point in keeping your vehicle clean because the dust bowl always keeps it dirty.There is a significant lack of communication, and the new management and planners lack experience in this field. We used to be able to run consistently every day, but those days are over. There was great potential to make over $80K a year, but you'll be lucky to make $65K now. This place is excellent if you don't mind not working every day or maybe looking to retire. Management will tell you what you want to hear and is very good at making himself sound like he knows what he is doing, but in reality, he talks in circles but sounds good when speaking.The trucks are old and break down all the time unless you get a truck that starts with an 813 or higher. The head mechanic at the St. Louis shop is horrible and lazy, but he is considered the golden boy of Corporate. It's an easy job but beware of the lack of work once you have been here a while.
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Policies mean nothing to upper management.

The terminal manager is the only good thing about this mts location. Dispatch lies about route. Recent $2000 a month pay cut. They policy handbook means literally nothing. They will fire you without another thought. Doesn’t matter the loyalty you show to the company or the extra shifts u do to help them. When u ask about there policy book they say it’s more of a guideline and Michigan is an at will state and they’re at will to fire you whenever they feel like it.


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Unexpected pay cuts, lying dispatch, trucks with no a/c, all smoking trucks, dirty truck, old and broken trucks that they still expect u to drive
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Fun workplace

What is the best part of working at the company?Loved the dispatch and everyone their but they only reason I left is ford is really slow and I was getting two days off a week without pay. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not knowing If you would get to run and get pay What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Relaxed and chill and always willing to help you if you need What is a typical day like for you at the company?Run the load to different ford plants
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Got worse every day.

What is the best part of working at the company?Trucks are junk. Poor management, losing business daily. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Working there. Was great to start . Make less money on a weekly basis. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Never know from day to day if you're going to have a job.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Make one run and done. Money losing situation.
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Not family oriented

Your just a driver to them they don't care about what you have going on with your family or anything else. And they will decrease your pay for no reason. They will also pull you from a dedicated route they assigned you.
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Just say no

Alternating 5 and 6 day work weeks, below average pay and poorly maintained equipment. They slip seat and on a couple days I had to wait a while to find a truck that I felt safe driving.


Plenty of work


Low pay, poorly maintained trucks, cameras facing driver
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No job security

If you’re an owner operator, they will shut you down and feed their company drivers first. Even if none of the company drivers even want the run you’re on.
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Work place

No communication they say one thing and do the opposite. Don’t care about driver time layover pay never been paid to me fill out forA nothing tired of working here


Home time


No communication don’t care about driver time
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Good company, managers not so much

It's not bad when they have the runs for you. Seem to lose work regularly. They come up with other work, but if you like a steady predictable route, you may or may not find it here.
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Easy work good money

I’ve been here for few weeks it’s fun and easy can be long sometimes but overall it’s good if you can drive 10 speed .
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Underpaid / No respect

Expect to not get promoted or have to beg for raises even after working there 3+ years. Management doesn't care about you unless you play their game, whatever that game may be -- good luck
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Terrible place to work!!!

What is the best part of working at the company?Easy route, home daily, pretty easy job.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?3 guts on nights whining and complaining about everything and equipment they already knew was brokenWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful and walking on egg shells
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Productive work space

It's a great place to work. The pay is good and the dispatchers are top notch. It's only been a few months but so far my experience has been good. I would recommend this job to anyone.
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Great place to work but management is clueless sometimes ,

What is the best part of working at the company?Dedicated runs, good pay, good terminal management,What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Old trucks , plant shut downs What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good environment, great fellow employee s,mostly friendly dispatch team, sometimes they don’t have a clue wats going onWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Do your run , pre trip and post trip equipment, go to yard n go home , do it again next day
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Fast paced it can be fun but over all a great company overall.

What is the best part of working at the company?Great company to work for . Home daily great pay benefits. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Long hours and 6 day work week .What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very positive and up beat . Good management. Team environment. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Come in get load info .pre trip truck log in commute to delivery location. Take 30in break continue to next delivery. Until all deliveries are made .
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Love the manager, days are long, loads can get shuffled.

The Spring Hill location is crazy, in a good way. I like working here because the dispatchers are very nice, and the terminal manager is the best man I have ever worked for. He has been the only reason several of us haven't quit for other places. The terminal operates out of a fifth wheel travel trailer, something you wont see anywhere else! They make it work even having to deal with GM and all their nonsense.
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Productive and fun environment to work at.

What is the best part of working at the company?I loved working with the drivers and I loved the job environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The stressful part of the job was when we had a lot of loads and not enough drivers
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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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