About Us Miller Family Timeline
MinStar’s business ethics and philosophy were established with timeless lessons learned during the years President Mitch Miller worked at North Star Transport. Co-founded by his father in the mid 1960's, North Star Transport specialized in snowmobile transportation. Mitch started out in the shop doing trailer maintenance and then hit the road as a driver for many years. In 1994, Mitch moved in to the office, eventually joining upper management.
Trucking has been a long Miller family tradition, and that tradition is being carried on through MinStar Transport. MinStar attracted many of the drivers and office staff who helped build North Star’s reputation for quality customer service. This wealth of experience, along with fresh new talent, has enabled MinStar to grow successfully. We offer our core dry van services and established a specialized Double Deck Trailer system to an increasing list of premium customers.
Today, MinStar combines the vigor and enthusiasm of a young company with the expertise of an established firm. MinStar has earned the confidence of its customers, the pride of its workforce, and the respect of its competitors.
Roseau Transport, Inc. is founded by the Miller/Hagen family
Roseau Transport leases first trucks to Polaris Industries
Roseau Diesel Service, Inc. opens for truck/trailer maintenance
North Star Transport, Inc. begins business as contract carrier. Became incorporated in 1969; hauled first load in February 1970
North Star Transport builds a facility in Eagan, MN
Transport 21, Inc. is founded
MinStar Transport, Inc. is founded in Eagan, MN
MinStar Transport introduces their Double Deck Trailer system to en expanding customer base
Thief River Falls Transport, Inc. is founded
Thief River Falls Transport leases first trucks to Arctic Cat
Falls Diesel Service, Inc. opens for truck maintenance
Duluth White Truck Sales, Inc. is founded in Duluth, MN
North Star Transport moves operations to Eagan, MN
North Star Transport is sold to Transport America
North Star Diesel Services facility opens in Eagan, MN
Transport 21 leasing expands offering to seven MN based carriers
*All business listed above have been founded or co-founded by the Miller family