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Marten - 1946
1946

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.

Marten - 1950
1950

Roger Marten expanded his milk delivery routes, purchased and drove school buses, and hauled petroleum products with his first tractor-trailer.

Marten - 1956
1956

First tractor-trailer combo purchased.

Marten - 1960
1960's

First tandem axle trailer purchased. Dry Vans are added to the fleet as well.

Marten - 1965
1965

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 - 1974
1974

Marten moves into interstate hauling with refrigerated trailers

Marten - 1980
1980

The trucking industry is deregulated allowing Marten Transport to grow based on their excellent reputation. Terminals are added in California, Georgia, and Oregon.

Marten - 1986
1986

Marten is publicly traded on NASDAQ, Randy Marten is named president of Marten Transport.

Marten - 1989
1989

Marten moves to all refrigerated trailers.

Marten - 1993
1993

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.

Marten - 1993
1993

Randy is named CEO of Marten Transport. Satellite tracking systems added to the fleet to improve communication.

Marten - 1996
1996

Marten celebrates 50 years in business and opens the Roger Marten Community Center in Mondovi, WI

Marten - 2000
2000

Marten is named to Forbes Top 200 Best Small Businesses in American.

Marten - 2005
2005

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.

Marten - 2007
2007

$16 million commitment to add APUs to the fleet. New maintenance facility in Mondovi, WI

Marten - 2008
2008

Marten expands into Mexico.

Marten - 2014
2014

Marten Transport purchases their 10,000th Utility Trailer.

Marten - 2016
2016

Marten expands to dry van.

OUR FOUNDER

ROGER MARTEN


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.

Roger Marten
Randy Marten

Executive Chairman of the Board

RANDY MARTEN


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.

Randy Marten

Treat employees and customers with the respect they deserve, and success will come naturally.


- RANDY MARTEN