It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I am able to announce that Marten Transport has been named Commercial Carrier Journal's Innovator of the year. CCJ's innovator of the year does not recognize carriers for buying the latest and greatest technology, rather they look for critical innovative thinking and business approaches that impact the transportation industry.
Marten competed against 11 other finalists and took the top spot, due to our ability to embrace technology and employ innovative thinking to search out the data we needed to challenge industry stereotypes. We are making a huge impact on industry processes. Thank you to all of our employees who poured over BOL's to verify temperature requirements, wrote programs and reports, worked diligently with our customers, often on the bleeding edge, and rolled up their sleeves daily to use these reports to make sure our equipment utilization was maximized.
The efforts of all Marten's exceptional and caring employees were recognized, and I'm excited to be able to pass along the accolades to our team as we continue to "Expect the Best".