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John Schank honored as Alaska's Driver of the Year

Posted on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Congratulations to John Schank, the Alaska Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year!

For almost 40 years – driving nearly 5 million miles – John has represented Lynden and set the standard for drivers in Alaska. Please join us in congratulating and thanking John for his many years of safe, exceptional driving!

 

Alaska Trucking Association's Driver of the Year - John Schank
(Article courtesy of Transport Topics. Click image to view larger)

 

Tags: John Schank, Driver of the Year, Alaska Trucking Association, Lynden employees, Safety, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport

Lynden helps Walmart bring Pitbull to Kodiak

Posted on Tue, Oct 30, 2012

pitbullFrom a Taco Bell promotion in Bethel to Pitbull visiting Kodiak, Lynden has provided support for several high profile projects in Alaska this past summer.  The Miami rapper visited Kodiak (population 6,300) after a marketing campaign invited people to go to Facebook and “like” the Walmart location where they wanted him to be sent. The promotion went viral when Boston Journalist David Thorpe suggested that people send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart in the U.S. When voting closed July 16, Walmart’s Kodiak location had more than 70,000 “likes” on its Facebook page, making it the clear winner.

“Walmart contacted us to help them get the stage and sound system equipment from Anchorage over to Kodiak in time for the show,” says Mark Graves, Lynden Transport Service Center Manager in Anchorage. “The timeline was very short and required loading two 28-foot trailers to move via ferry from Homer to Kodiak. The challenge was getting all this equipment moved back from Kodiak to Anchorage in one day because the vendors needed it for a concert the next day.” Lynden’s Anchorage and Kenai operations teams worked together to get everything loaded and moved to Homer in time to make the ferry and returned to Anchorage for delivery back to the vendors.

During his visit to Kodiak, Pitbull appeared at a community event at the U.S. Coast Guard base attended by about 250 people. The rapper also received the keys to the city and visited staff at the Kodiak Walmart (above) where he was presented with a survival kit that included bear repellent. Pitbull stayed in Kodiak for three hours before flying out to continue his tour.

Tags: Kodiak, Walmart, Pitbull, freight logistics, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, Alaska

Lynden helps support Alaska's transportation history

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2012

Several recent news articles have highlighted Lynden's commitment to and support of Alaska's transportation past. We are proud of our roots and enjoy honoring our employees, past and present.


Lynden Transport displays historic tractor-trailer at Fairbanks event

Old 27, the truck that first carried goods over the Alaska Highway almost 60 years ago, was on display during an event at Lynden Transport's Peger Road facility.

 

Historic engine brought to Wasilla for restoration

The Jansen brothers and Engine 557 are resurrecting a nostalgic piece of the Last Frontier’s railroad history. Over the next year or more, the historic locomotive will be restored and put back into service, where it will haul passengers between Anchorage and Portage.

 

Steam Engine 557 on the move (Photos)

Photos of the old steam engine being transported to Wasilla for restoration.

Tags: Historic steam engine, Lynden History, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, Old 27

Lynden goes green: Moving freight with regard for the environment

Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2011

Lynden strives to efficiently move freight with the highest regard for the health and safety of our employees, and with the utmost care for the environment. To learn more about our environmental policy, check out our Environmental Page. For more information on the principles Lynden strives to manage our business by, view our Green Brochure.

The graphic below breaks down our new Lynden Transport trucks, showing how the different features help contribute to environmental efficiencies.

Green Lynden Truck
(click image to enlarge)

Tags: Fuel efficiency, green Lynden, environmental efforts, Alaska trucking

Lynden's Old #27 is touring Alaska and the Northwest!

Posted on Tue, Jul 05, 2011

Old #27 - one of the two Kenworth tractors and original vans Lynden Transfer used in 1954 to start the first scheduled highway service from the Lower 48 to Alaska - will be making appearances this summer throughout Alaska and the Northwest.

Old 27 map


Come out and see Old #27 at one of the events, or watch for it traveling between appearances!

Summer 2011 Tour Schedule

Event Location Date
Travel: Anchorage to Kenai (Driving) 6/7
Kenai River Festival Soldotna 6/10 - 6/12
Travel: Kenai to Anchorage (Driving) 6/13
Anchorage Customer BBQ South Air Park 6/14
Travel: Anchorage to Fairbanks
(Driving) 6/15
Travel: Fairbanks to Skagway
(Driving) 6/26
Travel: Skagway to Juneau (Ferry) 6/29
Juneau Customer Event AML Service Center 7/1
Frank Palmer Ferry Terminal Dedication Auke Bay 7/2
Juneau 4th of July Parade Juneau 7/4
Travel: Juneau to Petersburg (Barge) 7/5
Petersburg Customer Event AML Service Center 7/8
Travel: Petersburg to Ketchikan (Barge) 7/13
Ketchikan Customer Event AML Service Center 7/15
Travel: Ketchikan to Seattle (Barge) 7/25
Lynden Transport Customer Event Fife Service Center 7/28
Alaska West Express Customer Event Fife Service Center 7/29
Alaska Marine Lines Customer Event Seattle Service Center 8/4
Travel: Seattle to Lynden, WA (Driving) 8/5

 

Tags: Lynden, Lynden employees, Lynden History, Alaska trucking, Lynden Transport, Alaska, Old 27

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

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