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Lynden drivers head to Ohio for National Championships

Posted on Fri, Jul 30, 2010

Lynden drivers ruled the road at the May 21 Alaska Truck Driving Championships in Anchorage. Competitors were required to complete a written exam, a pre-trip inspection and an obstacle course. Tom Martin of Lynden Transport took first place in the Day Cab division and placed third overall, and Brian Ambrose of Alaska West Express took first in the Sleeper Berth category and finished second overall. Other top drivers were Lynden Transport’s Don Harrison who placed third in the Day Cab division and Jered Post, taking third in the 3-axle category.

2010 Alaska Truck Driving Championships

Brian and Tom are now preparing to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships August 3-7 in Columbus, OH. Brian has driven for both Lynden Transport and Alaska West Express over the years, and he says he’s always been conscientious behind the wheel. “You have to be on your game every day. You can’t afford to have a bad day,” he explains. “I take pride in doing a good job, and although the competition will be tough in Ohio, I think I can handle it,” he predicts.

Tom is a 16-year Lynden Transport veteran. “I’ve always been competitive, and I enjoy testing my skills,” he says. This was his third year participating in Anchorage, and he said he’s excited about competing on a national level.

We will keep fans of the Lynden Facebook page updated with the results of the competition. Good luck, Brian and Tom!

Tags: Lynden, Alaska West Express, trucking to Alaska, Alaska Truck Driving Championships, Lynden employees, National Truck Driving Championships, Lynden Transport, Alaska

Lynden Transport offers real time GPS mapping for tracking shipments

Posted on Fri, Jul 23, 2010

Enhanced EZ Tracing and redesigned website puts customer in the driver’s seat

ANCHORAGE – Lynden Transport’s industry leading EZ Tracing system just got better with the addition of GPS mapping of shipment locations while in route over the highway.  By clicking on a link on the Lynden Transport website, customers can monitor their shipments on a digital map that shows the truck as it moves from origin to destination.  Lynden Transport is the only Alaska trucking company to offer this live tracking service to its customers. The company also launched a brand new website, www.lynden.com/ltia, redesigned based on customer feedback for easier navigation.

“We are very interested in customers’ ideas to improve service and value,” says Jim Beck, Lynden Transport President. “Lynden Transport has some long highway routes such as from Texas to Alaska and our customers requested that we provide more than depart and arrive status. With the new GPS live tracking maps we can provide multiple location updates per day.

“GPS mapping adds a dimension of transparency that puts the customer in control and assures them that their shipment will arrive on time,” Beck added. “We plan to expand our network to include freight moving on marine vessels so our customers can see the same visibility on the water as we now offer on land.”

GPS mapping example (click to view larger):

GPS Mapping (after)

GPS mapping is the latest addition to Lynden Transport’s other recent service improvement, Predictive Delivery, which provides customers up-to-date delivery times for their shipments in  major services centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau and Ketchikan.  

The EZ Tracing GPS mapping feature is automatically engaged each time a shipment is viewed through the EZ Commerce system. If you would like to sign up for Lynden’s free EZ Commerce program, go to www.lynden.com/ltia and click on the “sign up now” link, or call your local Lynden representative.

Lynden Transport is the trusted leader for trucking to Alaska. Its network of service centers is the largest in Alaska and provides extensive coverage with integrated truck, marine and air services. The Lynden family of companies combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international air forwarding, international ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.

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Have you seen the new Lynden Transport website?

Tags: EZ Commerce, trucking to Alaska, Website, Predictive Delivery, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, tracking, GPS mapping

Lynden Transport receives community service award in Kenai

Posted on Wed, Jul 14, 2010

Good deeds sometimes go unnoticed, but not in Kenai, Alaska. The Kenai Chamber of Commerce awarded Lynden Transport's Soldotna Service Center with the 2010 Community Service Award for its many good deeds in the community.

Besides organizing a Toys for Tots drive and sponsoring an All American Soap Box Derby racer, the center and its employees have participated in the Soldotna Community Playground, the Kenai Peninsula Outlook Forum and the Peninsula Winter Games. Chamber President Penny Furnish says these events would not be as successful without Lynden's support. Lynden's Boyd Jorgenson and Kyle Fisher accepted the award from Penny and Tina Baldridge at the awards dinner.

Boyd and Kyle accept Kenai award

Lynden Transport opened its new Soldotna Service Center last fall and is fast becoming a good neighbor in the community.


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

Tags: Soldotna, 2010 Annual Community Service Award, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Toys for Tots, Peninsula Winter Games, Lynden Transport, Lynden Archives

Have you seen the new Lynden Transport website?

Posted on Fri, Jul 09, 2010

Lynden Transport's website recently underwent a major change. After receiving feedback from customers and employees, conducting user tests, and scrutinizing our web analytics, our web team created a brand new design. We hope that it makes things much easier for our customers - both current and future.

Check out the changes and let us know what you think! If you have any suggestions or critiques please either leave a comment below or email Ryan Dixon, Manager of Online Marketing, at rdixon@lynden.com.


Old Lynden Transport website 

New Lynden Transport website

Be sure to check out the website whenever you have questions about trucking to Alaska or Alaska trucking!

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