Marten Transport Honors Drivers for Millions of Miles of Safe Driving
EAU CLAIRE , Wis. – Marten Transport, Ltd. hosted an awards banquet to honor 33 new inductees into its prestigious Million Mile Clubs on Saturday, May 6. A total of 27 drivers were inducted into the One Million Mile Club drivers and six drivers were added to the Two Million Mile Club. The event took place at the Holiday Inn Campus Area in Eau Claire . More than 175 people attended the awards banquet, which included a meet and greet hour, an awards ceremony and a hors d’eouvres buffet. Attendees consisted of Club inductees, their family members and friends, Marten employees, and special guests from the transportation industry, government officials and media outlets.
To become a life-long member of this distinguished group, (there are now 281 members) a driver must have successfully piloted Marten tractors or trailers 1-or 2-million miles without a preventable accident. One million miles is the equivalent of 4.5 trips to the moon or 40 trips around the world. It takes approximately eight years for a driver to achieve this goal.
Individuals who were inducted into the Million Mile Clubs this year are listed below.
One Million Mile Drivers
Arlen Barnes (McKenzie, TN), Adam Bramblett (Alvarado, TX), Michael Bruce (Longview, TX), Ron Duckett (Clarksville, TN), Beth Eder (Park falls, WI), Mark Ekern (LaCrosse, WI), Terry Furney (Bakersfield, CA), Doug Gardner (Evanston, WY), Erwin Hardy (San Diego, CA), Allen Hodgson (Ceres, CA), Rick Holland (Whittier, CA), Ken Horn (Lakeland, WA), Aaron Jones (Keizer, OR), Paul LeConte (Plainfield, IN), Bobby Mays (Gladewater, TX), Jeff McGinnis (Vale, OR), Connie McKay (Hartselk, AL), Gary Naught (Spokane, WA), Elvin Peters (Summerville, OR), Jerry Rubin (Evanston, WY), Dan Skonieczny (Phoenix, AZ), Jeffery Stanton (Madison, WI), Scott Tardie (Citrus Heights, CA), Gary Walker (Newsport News, VA), Lynn Webb (Mesa Valley, AZ), Pat West (Mount Pleasant, TX), Anthony Wright (Oklahoma City, OK).
Two Million Mile Drivers
Jerry Brooks (West Columbia, SC), Mark Hrynyk (Jordan, NY), Billy McReynolds (Gilbertsville, KY), Jerome Wade (Stone Mountain, GA), Michael Wallace (Pottsboro, TX), Mike Wise (Somerset, OH).
Marten Transport is honored to employ professional drivers of this caliber. It is because of these individuals that the company is one of the premier temperature controlled carries in the industry.
Marten Transport Ltd., which was recently named the “ Best Place to Work in Western Wisconsin ” by Chippewa Valley B2B Magazine, and one of the top 200 small businesses in the country by Forbes Magazine, was founded in 1946 as a small dairy transportation service. Praised as a leading developer of practices to successfully recruit and retain women employees by Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barb Lawton, today the company hauls freight across the United States and Canada for some of the most successful companies in the world. It specializes in transporting frozen food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-sensitive or insulated environment. Marten offers trucking, intermodal and logistics services, concentrating on expedited movements for high-volume customers throughout North America . Marten Transport Ltd. employs nearly 3,000 people, including 450 office employees, 454 Independent Contractors and nearly 2,100 Company Drivers.