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Roger Marten founded Marten Transport, Ltd. at the age of 17, delivering milk and other dairy products from the Modena Co-op Creamery. He purchased his first truck route with a $400 loan from his mother. His routes at that time were primarily in the Modena, Wisconsin area where he was born and raised.
Roger Marten expanded his milk delivery routes, purchased and drove school buses, and hauled petroleum products with his first tractor-trailer.
First tractor-trailer combo purchased.
First tandem axle trailer purchased. Dry Vans are added to the fleet as well.
Mondovi, WI was home to Marten's first terminal. Randy Marten joins the company and Roger Marten focuses on developing the interstate carrier business serving customers in the Midwest and West Coast
Marten moves into interstate hauling with refrigerated trailers
The trucking industry is deregulated allowing Marten Transport to grow based on their excellent reputation. Terminals are added in California, Georgia, and Oregon.
Marten is publicly traded on NASDAQ, Randy Marten is named president of Marten Transport.
Marten moves to all refrigerated trailers.
Marten Transport suffered a tragic loss when Roger Marten passed away. There are still many driving, office, and terminal employees working at Marten who were hired by Roger.
Randy is named CEO of Marten Transport. Satellite tracking systems added to the fleet to improve communication.
Marten celebrates 50 years in business and opens the Roger Marten Community Center in Mondovi, WI
Marten is named to Forbes Top 200 Best Small Businesses in American.
Marten expanded into Intermodal & Brokerage and transitions from over the road to regional operations. Randy Marten earns Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for transportation in the Wisconsin Region.
$16 million commitment to add APUs to the fleet. New maintenance facility in Mondovi, WI
Marten expands into Mexico.
Marten Transport purchases their 10,000th Utility Trailer.
Marten expands to dry van.
Roger Marten founded Marten Transport, Ltd. in 1946 at the age of 17, delivering milk and other dairy products. His routes at that time were primarily in the Modena, Wisconsin area where Roger was born and raised. Driving for the Modena Co-op Creamery, Roger purchased his first truck route with a $400 loan from his mother. In the 1950's he expanded his milk delivery routes, purchased and drove school buses, and hauled petroleum products with his first tractor-trailer. In 1993 Marten suffered a tragic loss when Roger passed away. There are still many driving, office, and terminal employees working at Marten who were hired by Roger. Shortly after his passing, the Roger Marten Community Center was built in Mondovi, WI. The facility was dedicated to his memory in 1996.
Born and raised in the small western Wisconsin community where his father (Roger Marten) founded Marten Transport, Ltd., Randy Marten literally grew up in and around the transportation industry. Through the years, Randy observed and participated in nearly every aspect of the family business. Those experiences helped prepare him for his current position as Executive Chairman of the Board. During the past two decades - under his leadership, Marten Transport has experienced unprecedented growth and financial success.