Marten Transport Declares Quarterly Dividend

Marten Transport Declares Quarterly Dividend

MONDOVI, Wis., May 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marten Transport, Ltd.
(Nasdaq:MRTN) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a
regular quarterly cash dividend of two and one half cents ($0.025) per share
of common stock. The dividend will be payable on May 31, 2013 to stockholders
of record at the close of business on May 17, 2013.

Marten Transport, with headquarters in Mondovi, Wis., is one of the leading
temperature-sensitive truckload carriers in the United States. Marten
specializes in transporting and distributing food and other consumer packaged
goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. Marten
offers service in the United States, Canada and Mexico, concentrating on
expedited movements for high-volume customers. Marten's common stock is traded
on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol MRTN.

This press release contains certain statements that may be considered
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, including Marten's current expectations concerning future
payment of dividends. These statements by their nature involve substantial
risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those
expressed in such forward-looking statements. Important factors known to
Marten that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
discussed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in Item 1A of
Marten's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Marten undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.

CONTACT: Tim Kohl, President, and
         Jim Hinnendael, Chief Financial Officer,
         of Marten Transport, Ltd.,
         715-926-4216
 
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