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CH2M Hill utilizes Lynden for time-sensitive freight.

Posted on Fri, May 21, 2010

This spring CH2M Hill needed a drill rig transported from Kenai to Prudhoe Bay within 48 hours. The catch: the rig consisted of 21 loads - all hot shot.

The Lynden crew in Kenai quickly mobilized for the two-day rush. Customer Service Representative Danette Goode and Operations Manager Boyd Jorgensen set to work on the load-out. Service Center Manager John Jansen handled details at the Prudhoe Bay Service Center.

"This was a super fast track move and, at 21 loads, quite a challenge," says Lynden Transport Account Manager Sam Amato. "We couldn't have done it without the efforts of Boyd and Danette."

Boyd, in turn, recognized drivers Jason Toliver, David Martinsen and Rusty Deckard for their dedication to getting the loads on the road. "They made sure everything arrived smoothly on-site," he says. Kenai Service Center Manager Kyle Fisher summed it up, saying "Great employees and teamwork are what make Lynden so effective in situations like this. Everyone has a positive attitude and is willing to work together to make it happen for our customers."

CH2M Hill - Drill rig move
(One of the 21 CH2M Hill loads arrives in Prudhoe Bay)

Sam was at Prudhoe Bay when the first loads arrived and later met with the CH2M Hill team that had flown in to assemble the drill rig. "They came to us with a very time-sensitive project and trusted us to get it done," he says. "In the oil business, idle equipment costs money. They were extremely happy that Lynden was able to meet the challenge."

When the project was complete, Lynden moved the rig south from Prudhoe Bay to Nikiski, Alaska, for CH2M Hill. The project required 26 loads this time, instead of 21, due to road and weight restrictions. Loads went from Prudhoe to the Fairbanks yard where Lynden split them into smaller sizes for the final leg to Kenai-Nikiski.

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How's your work commute? Sam Amato sent in this photo looking down the haul road (Dalton Highway, connecting Livengood to Deadhorse over 414 miles).

Haul Road - Dalton Highway

Tags: Heavy Haul, Haul Road, Lynden, Prudhoe Bay, Oil Industry, shipping in Alaska, Drilling Rig, Lynden Transport, CH2M Hill

Shipping by day, Singing by night.

Posted on Thu, May 20, 2010

Billed as the newest voice in Texas music, Lynden International Import Agent Carl Fendley spends his days coordinating imports at the Houston station and his nights playing area clubs like "Numbers." His first single, "Best Part of Me," is in rotation on internet radio stations and is available on itunes, Amazon and Napster. Carl's music is a mix of honky tonk with a laid-back island sound.

Carl Fendley - CD Cover

He celebrates two years with Lynden next month and says, "I have been truly blessed since I have been at Lynden with the birth of my twins last year and a great supervisor in Vickie Gould."
Carl grew up in the small Texas town of Cleveland and taught himself to play guitar at age 7. In his teen years he played the local club circuit of Houston in a rock band. After the band broke up, Carl went to community college followed by a year off to work in the oil fields. He later joined the U.S. Army and it was during his four-year stint that he started to write songs.

After his discharge, he got together with his old band and formed "Solid Oak," an acoustic alternative rock band. In the following years, he played in other bands and is now trying to make it on his own as a professional songwriter. Listen in on Carl's website, www.carlfendley.com.

Carl and his wife, Amie, celebrated the first birthday of their twin son and daughter, Jagger and Jules, on April 27. Carl also has three stepchildren, Alex, Kyle and Lillie. "I just sent three demos to a Texas record label, but I'm taking things slow," he says. "My twins just turned one, and my duty as daddy comes first."

Carl Fendley

Tags: Lynden International, Carl Fendley, Texas music, Best Part of Me, Houston

Heavy haul capabilities increased with new equipment

Posted on Tue, May 04, 2010

Canadian Lynden Transport stepped up service in February with the addition of a 60-ton step deck to its fleet. The new trailer is 3,000 pounds lighter than the one currently in service, but can carry more weight -- approximately 10 tons more. It has an expanding axle system to handle heavy haul loads over the Alcan and a lower floor height so drivers can haul taller loads than before.

Heavy haul trailer

Now that the Tok Bridge replacement is done, trucks can carry more weight on the Alaska Highway. The new trailer couldn't have come at a better time. Oil field customers can use versatile new equipment like this for drill rig moves between Alberta, B.C. and the Port of Houston. Home base for the new step deck is Edmonton so it can fan out to any location for customer use.

From the Lynden Archives: The article was originally written in March 2010. 

Tags: Heavy Haul, Tok Bridge, step deck trailer, Alcan, Port of Houston, Canadian Lynden Transport

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