Inbound Logistics | April 2023


Carlile Transportation 'When the Road Ends, We Kp Going' For more than four decades, Carlile has been dedicated to connecting Alaska with the rest of the world, Van Treeck says. Through its strategically placed terminal locations across Alaska, as well as the lower 48 states and Canada, Carlile can provide tailored logistics solutions, both big and small. “Safety, reliability, and dedication are paramount to servicing our customers,” Van Treeck says. For companies that are shipping freight to Alaska, Carlile’s team of experienced professionals can call on their knowledge of the terrain, the climate, and the relevant regulations. With its expertise and equipment, Carlile can ensure its customers’ items are delivered safely and on time. “We work with a variety of retail, construction, mining, commercial shing, resource development, and grocery purveyors, and can ship anything from a one-pound box to an oversized or over-dimensional heavy-haul module,” Van Treeck says. Carlile also offers one of the widest varieties of trailers and equipment in Alaska. Proven Expertise The company’s shipping experts are trained to safely move hazardous materials, bulk fuels, munitions, and other hazardous loads to, from, and through Alaska. They are skilled at maintaining temperature controls when moving dry and refrigerated goods between Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 states. In addition to providing complete logistics solutions for Alaska’s supply chains, Carlile leverages a mix of ocean, air, and road transportation to move products for Alaska’s consumers and businesses. As many consumers in Alaska know, some retailers don’t ship to the state. Carlile’s MyConnect addresses this challenge. Alaskans can have purchases shipped from retailers in the mainland United States to Carlile’s terminal in Tacoma, Washington. From there, their

Carlile provides tailored logistics solutions, connecting Alaska with the rest of the world. In addition to oering supply chain services, Carlile leverages road, ocean, and air transportation to move products for Alaska’s consumers and businesses.

packages are forwarded to a Carlile package pick-up terminal in Alaska, where consumers can claim them. This capability also allows shippers operating outside the state access to the Alaskan market. In addition to its supply chain work, Carlile boasts a long history of helping community organizations by volunteering and offering in-kind transportation and donations. Employees are often seen at events supporting the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Covenant House, and other non-prot organizations. For more than 20 years, Carlile has been providing hoodies to every student at its partner school, Mountain View Elementary, ensuring the children can stay warm during Alaska’s colder months. High-visibility colors help keep them safe as they walk to and from school in the dark winter months. When it comes to Alaskan logistics, Carlile’s expertise, experience, and rugged equipment allow it to deliver seamless, reliable solutions, so shippers can be condent their cargo will arrive on time, intact, and on budget. For more than 40 years, Carlile and its employees have remained true to its mission: “When the road ends, we keep going.” Lynden Doing Tough Things in Tough Places Lynden’s experience in Alaska goes back almost 70 years. In the early 1950s, few

thought delivery trucks could safely drive the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) Highway, which runs from Victoria, British Columbia past Juneau. But in 1954, the rst Lynden Transfer Kenworth left Seattle with a load of fresh meat, headed for Alaska. Two driv- ers made the four-day trip and safely delivered the shipment. With that trip, Alaskans gained access to fresh produce, meat, and other foods. Embarking on deliveries to Alaska “requires expertise in multimodal transportation and the ability to take complexity out of the process for customers, and offer seamless door-to-door service,” says Lynden’s Alex McKallor. “We listen to customers and then craft solutions to address their challenges.” Leveraging Transportation Modes Moving shipments to Alaska typically requires leveraging three or four transportation modes. Lynden coordinates much of this behind the scenes, so customers can focus on the rest of their business, condent their shipments will get where they need to. Lynden offers shippers several routing options, including air, marine, and highway, for both less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload. “We offer options so you can pay for the speed you need,” McKallor says. For instance, road trips over the Alcan highway tend to go faster than shipments that move by boat, but are also more

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