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Alaska businesses team up to help the American Red Cross of Alaska

Posted on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

The American Red Cross of Alaska recently received help from Lynden Transport and other Alaska businesses, saving them $1,884 annually. In an effort to transport disaster supplies and equipment:

"Lynden Transport donated the use of a truck and driver, UPS provided both a truck and a team of staff volunteers and the Red Cross mobilized their staff and volunteers to load up, transport and unload the disaster supplies".

For more information, you can read the full Red Cross article.

Pictured below: Volunteers pose for photo
Lynden Transport - Red Cross
(Photo credit: http://www.alaska.redcross.org)

Tags: American Red Cross of Alaska, Red Cross, Lynden Transport, Alaska

The Great Trek with the Monster Truck

Posted on Tue, Mar 23, 2010

What's Lynden Transport doing in a German magazine?

German Journalist Brigitte von Imhof was intrigued by Alaska's frozen freeways and the truckers who make the trip to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields. When she requested a ride up the haul road from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, veteran driver John Schank offered her a ride-along. Brigitte spent the next 12 hours taking notes, asking questions and shooting photos. The resulting article, "The Great Trek with the Monster Truck" appeared in the presitigous German magazine "Tirolerin" and also in an Italian magazine. Tirolerin is the equivalent of TIME magazine here in the U.S.

John on the Dalton Highway
(Lynden Transport driver John Schank on the Dalton Highway)

John and Brigitte
(John with German Journalist Brigitte von Imhof)

John has had his share of passengers. In the 1980s, a Seattle newspaper reporter rode along with him and wrote about the experience in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. John says it's all in a day's work!

"From the Lynden Archives": This story was originally written in January 2010. 


Tags: Tirolerin, Lynden Transport, Alaska, Lynden Archives

2010 Iditarod: Follow Lynden sponsored mushers throughout the race!

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010

The 2010 Iditarod is underway!

"You can't compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer...A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska."
- iditarod.com

The 2010 Iditarod is currently underway, with the official start taking place this past weekend. Seventy one mushers and their sled dog teams are competing this year in the "Last Great Race on Earth". Lynden employees are familiar faces at Alaska sled dog races, volunteering as race announcers, caring for the dog teams and lending other support.

Follow mushers sponsored by Lynden

Lynden companies have sponsored several mushers competing in the race. Use the following links to keep track of the mushers!

Quinn Iten (Kotzebue, AK): Follow Quinn wearing #28
Peter Kaiser (Bethel, AK): Follow Peter wearing #67
Michael Williams, Jr. (Akiak, AK): Follow Michael wearing #59

You can also view the current standings of the race.

Pictures: Musher, sled, and a dog ready to get started!
Ethan, a Lynden employee, has provided great pictures he took at the start of the race. Pete Kaiser is the musher in these photos. You can also view more "Images from the Trail" on the Iditarod website.

2010 Iditarod - Peter Kaiser heads off on the Ceremonial start

2010 Iditarod - Peter Kaiser on sled

2010 Iditarod: Bored and ready to go!


Jr. Iditarod
Lynden is also major sponsor of the Jr. Iditarod, which was held the last weekend of February. See our related blog post on the Jr. Iditarod for results and information.


Tags: Iditarod, Lynden, Jr. Iditarod, 2010 Iditarod, Alaska

2010 Jr. Iditarod Results + Pictures

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010
Jr. Iditarod logo

Another great race!

The exciting 2010 Jr. Iditarod took place over the last weekend in February, starting and finishing in Willow, Alaska. Lynden, a major sponsor of the race, had plenty of employees there volunteering and cheering on the young mushers. Volunteers were lead by Lynden's Sam Amato, a member of the Jr. Iditarod Board of Directors.

The winner of this year's race was Merrisa Osmar, a 15 year old from Ninilchik, AK. The guest speaker this year was NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka, an avid outdoorsman and host of the Alaska TV program "North to Alaska". As you may have seen, this past fall Larry and Sam Amato went on a moose hunting trip in Alaska that was taped for the show

Pictures from the event

Thanks everyone for making the 2010 Jr. Iditarod another great race!

Bob Barndt (Lynden employee and Announcer of the Jr. Iditarod), 2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar, Larry Csonka, and Sam Amato.
Jr. Iditarod group picture

2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar (Photo credit: IditarodPhotos.net)2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar

Guillermo Anton of Spain (read his story)Jr. Iditarod - Guillermo Anton from Spain

Yuta Takagi of Anchorage, AK (read his story)
Jr. Iditarod - Yuta Takagi

2010 Iditarod
Lynden also sponsors several mushers competing in the 2010 Iditarod. View photos and follow Lynden sponsored mushers throughout the race!


Tags: Iditarod, Jr. Iditarod, 2010 Iditarod, 2010 Jr. Iditarod, Alaska

AirCargo 2010 - Lynden Air Cargo will see you at the show!

Posted on Mon, Mar 08, 2010

AirCargo 2010 Trade Show and Conference

Lynden Air Cargo will be proudly representing Lynden at the upcoming AirCargo 2010 show in Orlando, Florida (March 14th - 16th). Lynden Air Cargo's fleet of Lockheed L382 Hercules aircraft are excellent for air cargo charters to remote locations, for projects (oil, gas, construction, mining, etc.) and in emergency relief situations. Recently Lynden Air Cargo assisted with the Haiti recovery efforts - learn more about our Haiti relief flights and read about our air crew's experiences in Haiti.

See it before the show!

Here's a sneak peak of the video slideshow we will be playing at our AirCargo 2010 booth!

 AirCargo 2010
(Click image or view video here)

Learn more about Lynden's air cargo charters. See you at the show!

Tags: Lynden Air Cargo, air freight, air cargo, AirCargo 2010, Air Cargo 2010

Predictive Delivery: Know when your shipments will arrive.

Posted on Thu, Mar 04, 2010

Lynden is introducing a new feature called Predictive Delivery that provides up to the minute estimated delivery times for your shipments once the freight has reached its destination city. We know our customers want to make their operations as streamlined as possible and we hope that by providing accurate delivery times we will help you become even more efficient. Lynden's new Predictive Delivery system not only improves service but also reduces costs and our impact on the environment.Predictive Delivery example

No registration or sign-up is required for you to use Predictive Delivery - it will automatically appear whenever you track a shipment (please note that Predictive Delivery is initially only available for the destination cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, and beginning March 8, 2010 for deliveries to Juneau and Kenai). For more information please see our website: www.lynden.com/predictive.

What do you think?
Will this service be beneficial to your business? What are other features that could help your company's supply chain become more efficient?


Tags: Lynden, EZ Commerce, shipping, Trucking, Predictive Delivery, Alaska

Lynden delivers H1N1 vaccine throughout Alaska

Posted on Tue, Mar 02, 2010

Lynden International was entrusted with some mighty important cargo this past fall and winter. The State of Alaska selected Lynden as the distributor for the H1N1 flu vaccine to various locations around the state. Since mid-October, Lynden has moved around 500 shipments of nine different types of vaccine.H1N1 vaccine pickup by Lynden

Handling the temperature-sensitive packages is a huge responsibility. Lynden's knowledge of Alaska and its experience delivering to just about anywhere is paying off with not a single shipment late or missed. The distribution points range from larger cities where truck delivery is the norm to smaller villages where bush pilots deliver the vaccine to someone waiting on the ground.

The vaccine is flown into Anchorage and repackaged for local deliveries. Lynden's EZ Commerce tracking system has been a big help in keeping track of daily shipments. Lynden follows up each delivery with a phone call to verify

"From the Lynden Archives": This story was originally written in December 2009.

Tags: Lynden International, Trucking, shipping in Alaska, Alaska, shipping to Alaska, Lynden Archives, H1N1 in Alaska

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