DRIVERS OF THE YEAR NAMED AT MARTEN TRANSPORT

By: Marten Transport, Ltd.

The 2005 Driver and Contractor of the Year have been named by Marten Transport. Brian Stephens was recognized at Driver of the Year and Greg Gregorio Marten?s Contractor of the Year.

Brian Stephens has driven for 13 years, the last eight with Marten.  ?I have a wonderful dispatcher,? says Stephens. ?He understands when I need time at home and knows that when I?m working, I?m working hard.?

Stephens was the company?s Driver of the Month in December 2005, a requirement for being Driver of the Year along with remaining accident-free, having no service failures and driving 10,500 miles each month. 

?Home time is important to me,? says Stephens. ?I have five children, a grandchild and another grandchild on the way.?

For earning the Driver of theYear, Stephens was awarded a hat, jacket, and a pair of Spotter Sunglasses plus the company truck of his choice with his name and accomplishment decaled on it.

Greg Gregorio was honored as Marten?s Contractor of the Year.  A driver for more than 30 years, Gregorio has driven in his native homeland of the Philippines to Saudi Arabia and now the United States.  ?I really like driving here.  It?s a beautiful country,? says Gregorio. 

Gregorio also was awarded a Marten jacket, hat, and a pair of Spotter Sunglasses in addition to decaling his truck with his achievement.

            Headquartered in Mondovi, Wis., Marten Transport, with its signature blue trucks and blue bird logo, is a premium supplier of time and temperature-sensitive transportation services and offers outstanding, growing opportunities. 

Founded in 1946, the company has grown from a small, regional carrier into one of today's leading national protective service transportation companies. With terminals in Wisconsin, Georgia, California, Oregon, and Indiana, Marten now serves a number of Fortune 500 companies, and employs more than 2,000 people.

During 2005, Marten Transport was named to the Forbes Magazine list of the top 200 best small business in America, among other prestigious awards.

            For more information on the excellent driving opportunities at Marten call 800-395-3331 or visit www.marten.com.