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The Martin Bros. Difference

Martin Bros. truck driver and semi truck
scanning cases for delivery

World-Class Distribution

Martin Bros. equipment features some of the top technologies available to maximize efficiency and maintain the highest operational standards. We use a system that allows drivers to scan products on and off of the truck for accuracy, capture signatures and print delivery receipts, invoices and credits. This technology also interfaces with UPS Logistics Technologies’ Roadnet®, an industry-leading transportation management solution.

Martin Bros. has even set some of the highest food safety standards possible. We have scored a Very Good or Excellent rating for over ten consecutive years from independent food safety auditing firms, placing our food safety program among the top 1% in the nation.

Roy Martin and Glen Martin vintage photo
Jeff Martin and Brooks Martin

Martin Bros. History & Culture

In 1940, Roy and Glen Martin founded Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc., an independent full-line foodservice distributor serving Iowa and seven surrounding states. As a full-line distributor, we are able to offer our customers not only an extensive inventory of food products but also janitorial/cleaning supplies, large equipment, small wares and even medical supplies. We are customer-focused and employee-owned.

President and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Martin and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Martin now lead our continued growth as the third generation of Martins to run the company. Our mission remains the same: to serve our customers with innovative solutions and superior performance. We offer the tools and service necessary for our customers and our employees to succeed.

As an employee-owned distributor, family is our foundation. Martin Bros. values the unique talents and experiences of our employees and appreciates that important pieces of their lives exist beyond the work they do for us. We want to make sure that all our employees know how much they are valued and how important they and their families’ health and happiness are to us as a company.

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Matter of Facts

Martin Bros. has 110 trailers and 105 tractors on the move at all times. Here is what we accomplished with those tractor/trailers last year alone!

semi truck odometer
  • Average miles per driver: 72,000
  • Total miles driven: 8.2 million
  • Road gallons of diesel used: 1,490,909
  • Thermo King fuel gallons used: 178,794
highway in the midwest
  • Total # of routes driven: 19,351
  • Average # of pieces delivered per route: 623
delivering cases on hand truck
  • Total number of deliveries: 203,309
  • Average # of drops per route: 10.5
  • Average # of pieces per delivery: 59
food service distribution warehouse
  • Total cubes shipped: 10,382,787
  • Average cube per route: 536
  • Average cube per drop: 51