Based in Portland, Oregon, Market Transport is a leading asset-light logistics company that serves the full-truckload market. The Company’s logistics division provides integrated nationwide transportation services for the Company’s major customers using contract carriers, exclusive agents, rail carriers and its own fleet. The Company’s fleet division manages company trucks and owner operators that serve a variety of customers on routes throughout the Western states.
In 2002, Endeavour partnered with Market Transport’s management team to buy the majority of the Company from its founder, who remained a minority investor. An Endeavour partner had served on the Board of Directors since 1997. During Endeavour’s period of ownership, Market Transport hired a new CFO (who later became President) and completed three acquisitions that significantly expanded the Company’s geographic footprint and non-asset-based brokerage capabilities. The Company grew sales by more than three times.
Endeavour and the other shareholders sold the Company in 2006 to a foreign strategic buyer.