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Lynden makes Green Supply Chain Partner, Top 100 3PL lists for sixth consecutive year

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

For the sixth consecutive year, the Lynden family of companies was named one of Inbound Logistics magazine's annual Top 100 3PLs and 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75). Lynden is profiled in the June issue of the magazine for "focusing its people, equipment, processes and technology on efficient use of resources and sustainable operations." The Top 100 3PL list appears in the July issue and singles Lynden out for providing excellence in transportation and logistics solutions and exceeding customer expectations. Both lists are compiled by surveying hundreds of supply chain professionals.

"From recycling materials to updating fleets with the latest technology for mile-per-gallon gains, Green Supply Chain Partners like Lynden constantly innovate to work greener," says Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics Editor. Inbound Logistics' annual 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) showcases the top 75 companies that demonstrate green best practices in their supply chain, logistics and transportation operations. Editors comb through submissions from companies with impressive green credentials and ultimately choose the G75 based on four benchmarks: measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition.

Lynden provides transportation, logistics and customs clearance for customers' supply chain needs in the U.S. and Canada, including warehousing, distribution, return programs and raw materials handling. The company was selected as a 3PL logistics leader for its collaborative partnerships with customers and innovative services.

"We are proud to be included on these prestigious lists for the sixth consecutive year. Our employees have spent considerable time, thought and effort developing programs and processes that allow us to operate responsibly in the environments where we do business and this award is proof that our efforts are working," says Lynden President Jon Burdick. "We are also proud of our ongoing status as a top 3PL and will continue to partner with our customers to find cost-effective, innovative solutions for their supply chain, transportation and logistics needs."

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine for business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure.

Lynden Transport was the first Alaska-based transportation company to join the EPA's SmartWay partnership in 2008 followed by Lynden companies Milky Way, LTI, Inc., Brown Line and Alaska West Express. LTI, Inc. is a recipient of multiple SmartWay Excellence Awards, and Lynden was Alaska's first trucking company to earn recognition by Alaska's Green Star program for environmental stewardship. Lynden's environmental policy calls for meeting or exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency, and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution.

Tags: Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Providers, Awards, green Lynden, Green Supply Chain Partner, environmental efforts, Inbound Logistics

AMEC presents Lynden Canada Co. with safety award

Posted on Tue, Jan 06, 2015

safety 2“This is a great accomplishment,” says Project Manager Walter Rakiewich, of the performance of Lynden Canada Co. employees. Lynden was selected from all of AMEC’s global business units as the recipient of a Beyond Zero Outstanding Achievement Award for incident-free work. “The award was presented by AMEC and its construction staging facility to honor Lynden for working more than 100,000 man hours without even a minor scratch or anything requiring first aid treatment,” Walter explains.

For the past three years, Lynden Canada Co. has been providing services to engineering firm AMEC at the Construction Staging Area (CSA) facility in Northern Alberta. AMEC is building the Kearl Oil Sands expansion plant for Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil.  Material is staged at the facility and shipped to the construction site as required.

Lynden Canada Co. Administrative Assistant Candice Fox also received an award from AMEC. She was one of the first Lynden employees hired for the project. “Candice was nominated for this award by Kearl Project Director John Day,” Walter says. “I have personally worked with Candice and she certainly displays all the qualities the award stands for.” Candice (pictured above) was honored for exceptional dedication in providing support to the Construction Staging Area (CSA) and coordinating an award-winning CSA Safety Rodeo video and luncheon.describe the image

Tags: Awards, Lynden employees, Safety, Lynden Canada Co.

Lynden Transport earns top score among all LTL regional carriers in Quest for Quality Awards

Posted on Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Quest for Quality AwardLynden Transport earned the top score among Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carriers in the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine’s 31st annual Quest for Quality Awards. Lynden swept the category, earning No. 1 rankings for on-time performance, customer service, equipment and operations and information technology. Its total weighted score of 53.01 was the highest among all carriers in the national LTL sectors of Western, Northeast, South/South Central and Midwest/North Central. This is the second year Lynden Transport earned the No. 1 ranking for on-time performance in the Western Region.

The Quest for Quality Awards go straight to the customers, asking shippers to evaluate providers on the following criteria: on-time performance, equipment and operations, value, information technology and customer service. This year the research group received 7,451 total responses—1,272 more than last year. In order to be a “winner,” a company had to receive at least five percent of the category vote. The result offers the logistics market a crystal clear look at not only the overall winner in any given category, but a list of companies that finished above the average. With this year’s award, Lynden Transport has received 18 Quest for Quality Awards.  

Quest for Quality logo“Lynden employees continue to put the customer first in every aspect of our day-to-day activities, and that effort is reflected in our scores this year,” says Lynden Transport President Paul Grimaldi. “We are very proud of our ranking in the LTL category and just as proud of our employees who provide top-notch transportation solutions to our customers.  We will continue to offer the most innovative service, whether in the form of information technology, fuel efficiencies, versatile equipment to increase pay loads, or helping customers plan and carry out successful projects in the oil and gas, mining or construction industries.” 

According to editors at Logistics Management magazine, “Lynden Transport is among the carriers who received the ultimate vote of confidence, posting the highest scores across our lists of critical service criteria. Those in the Regional LTL sector work tirelessly to manage the onslaught of increased regulation and related operational challenges while maintain top service levels.”

For more than three decades, Quest for Quality has been the transportation industry’s most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. Voting is by invitation only and the voter must have had experience with that particular provider at some point over the past year.

Tags: Logistics Management magazine, Awards, Quest for Quality Award, Lynden Transport

Lynden Transport named to Top 100 Truckers list

Posted on Wed, Oct 09, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Lynden Transport was selected as one of the top national motor carriers by Inbound Logistics magazine and included in its annual Top 100 Truckers list. This year was particularly challenging for the editorial staff as they had to select 100 trucking leaders from more than 230 companies that submitted credentials. The Top 100 list appears in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.

Top 100 truck logo"Lynden Transport and the other carriers on our list earned recognition for serving customers safely and efficiently," says Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton. "We conduct surveys and online research and talk with truckers and shippers to come up with the Top 100 each year. It is a trusted resource for transportation buyers to find new trucking providers or to evaluate current transportation partners."

"Being recognized for working safely and productively while providing quality service is a great testament to our employees' dedication to our day-to-day duties," says Lynden Transport President Paul Grimaldi. "We are honored to be included as one of the Top 100 Motor Freight Carriers in the U.S."

This award is the latest of several the Lynden family of companies received this year. Lynden was chosen as one of the Top 100 third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) and as a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine earlier this year. Lynden Transport was also voted the No. 1 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carrier for on-time performance for the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine's annual Quest for Quality Awards.

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory, supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines.

Tags: Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier, Awards, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Truckers, Inbound Logistics, Lynden Transport

Lynden Transport earns 17th Quest for Quality award in annual vote

Posted on Thu, Aug 08, 2013

highres q4q 2013logoLynden Transport once again was voted a top Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carrier in the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine's 30th annual Quest for Quality Awards. Lynden earned the No. 1 ranking for on-time performance and was ranked second overall among the top four competitors. The award asks shippers to evaluate providers on the following criteria: on-time performance, equipment and operations, value, information technology and customer service. With this year's award, Lynden Transport has received 17 Quest for Quality Awards.  

"The Regional LTL category continues to represent some of the most forward-thinking carriers in trucking," wrote Logistics Management editors in the August 2013 issue. "Competition is stiff, so every regional carrier is looking to get a step ahead by improving tracking technology and getting closer to shipper customers through more consultative customer service. These companies have earned the ultimate vote of shipper confidence by receiving the highest scores across the service-performance criteria."

logo ltiaAccording to Lynden Transport President Paul Grimaldi, Lynden has made recent technology enhancements to improve operations and provide quality information for both internal and external customers. "We are proud to be part of this elite group of transportation providers each year. Receiving this award is confirmation that our improvements are making a difference to our customers," Grimaldi says. "The Quest for Quality Awards are the gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance. What makes this award stand out for us is that winners are selected by buyers of logistics services who put transportation providers to work every day all over the world."

LM 082013coverFor 30 years, Quest for Quality has been the transportation industry's most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. Voting is by invitation only and the voter must have had experience with that particular provider at some point over the past year. This year, more than 6,000 responses were logged over six months to produce the study results.

Lynden Transport is best known for shipping to Alaska from the lower 48 states and Canada. The Lynden family of companies' combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling and multi-modal logistics.

 

Tags: Logistics Management magazine, Awards, Quest for Quality Award, Lynden Transport

Lynden Named Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner, Top 100 3PL

Posted on Thu, Aug 01, 2013

Green 75 logoThe Lynden family of companies was included in Inbound Logistics magazine's annual Top 100 3PLs and 75 Green Supply Chain Partner lists for 2013. Lynden is profiled in the June "lean and green" issue of the magazine, and the Top 100 list appears in the July issue.

The lists are compiled by surveys and polls of 3PLs and supply chain professionals. The Top 100 3PL Providers list is the result of editors soliciting questionnaires from more than 400 3PLs, detailing the services they provide and their areas of expertise. "Hundreds of companies submitted credentials again this year, presenting a difficult challenge for the editors to select only 100 3PL leaders among them," says Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics Editor.

The Green Supply Chain Partner selection considers a company's involvement in three areas: participation in public-private partnerships, corporate sustainability initiatives and collaborative customer-driven projects. According to the magazine, "Lynden's truck fleet is among the most fuel-efficient in the nation based on the EPA's SmartWay program criteria. The company has continued to improve its equipment with more efficient engines; aerodynamic side skirts, tanker, and trailer design; wide-base single tires; and idle-reduction equipment. The improved use of routing software has similarly improved fuel savings, as well as on-time delivery."

"It's an honor to be included in Inbound Logistics' annual lists year after year," says Lynden President and CEO Jon Burdick. "At Lynden, we foster a culture of customer service, innovation and efficiency with a focus on protecting the environments where we do business. Both the 3PL and G75 designations make us proud of the work we are doing and the employees who provide excellent service to our customers every day."

Inbound Logistics logoInbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory, supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines. 

Lynden Transport was the first Alaska-based transportation company to join the EPA's SmartWay partnership in 2008 followed by Lynden companies Milky Way, LTI, Inc. and Brown Line last year. Lynden earned the Green Star Award for environmental stewardship in Alaska in 2009. Lynden's environmental policy calls for meeting or exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution.

The Lynden family of companies' combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling and multimodal logistics.

Tags: Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Providers, Awards, green Lynden, Green Supply Chain Partner, Inbound Logistics

Lynden Air Cargo receives Patriotic Employer Award

Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013

Patriotic Employer award   LAC copyLynden Air Cargo Senior Aircraft Mechanic James Martiny (left in photo) nominated Chris Diltz and Lynden Air Cargo for an award for supporting employees who are also National Guardsman and Reservists. The Office of the Secretary of Defense for Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve agreed with Jim and issued a “Patriotic Employer” recognition plaque to Chris and Lynden Air Cargo this Spring.

The patriotic award recognizes individual supervisors and bosses for support provided to a member serving in the National Guard or Reserve. Employer support includes a wide-range of measures such as flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

“Since Chris, and Lynden as a whole, supported me in fulfilling my Reserve Duty requirements I thought he deserved recognition,” James says. “Also, Lynden has a track record of hiring veterans, which by my count, is approximately 66 percent of our Lynden Air Cargo maintenance staff.” James is stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base with the 477TH Fighter Group as a F-22 Raptor Crew Chief in the U.S Air Force Reserves.

“Being flexible with my guys that are in the Guard and Reserve seems like normal operating procedure to me,” says Chris, Lynden Air Cargo Maintenance Manager. “They are taking the time in their lives to support our nation. I do my best to support them by being flexible with their schedules during their times of service.”

Lynden Air Cargo also employs the following Guardsman and Reservists: Maintenance Mechanic Jeremy Leep, National Guard Powerplant Technician; Loadmaster Matt Haug, National Guard Pilot; and Pilot Tom Cubit, National Guard Crew Chief.

Tags: Patriotic, Awards, Lynden Air Cargo, Lynden employees

Lynden drivers compete in annual ATA Truck Driving Championships

Posted on Tue, Jul 02, 2013

2013 Truck Driving Championships resized 600Lynden drivers were behind the wheel at the Alaska Trucking Association’s (ATA) 14th Annual Truck Driving Championships May 11 in Anchorage. Professional drivers must complete a written exam, a pre-trip inspection and an obstacle course as part of the rigorous competition.

Lynden Transport driver Jack Sorensen took second place in the 5-axle Day Cab division and driver Tom Martin placed second in the Flatbed class. Brian Ambrose of Alaska West Express also competed as did Lynden Chairman Jim Jansen. Jim was part of a team called the “Desk Bound Geezers” made up of Wilbur O’Brien of Alaska Freight Lines, John McDonald of Carlile and Richard Assay of Assay Trucking. Wilbur took first place, Jim second and John and Richard, third and fourth, respectively. “Wilbur is one of the original Alcan drivers who drove for Alaska Freight Lines,” Jim says. “He drives Old No. 27 around Alaska for us, plus other projects for Lynden. He is an honorary Lynden employee and a great friend to us."

Tom Martin   2013 Truck Driving ChampionshipsJack Sorenson   2013 Truck Driving Championships resized 600

 

Above photo: Tom Martin (at right) and Jack Sorenson (far right) accepting their awards.

Top right: Jim Jansen (second from left) accepting his award with the 'Deskbound Geezers' team. Wilbur is third from the left.

Tags: Anchorage, Lynden, Awards, Alaska Trucking Association, Alaska Truck Driving Championships

Lynden companies awarded for workplace safety

Posted on Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Lynden Air Cargo, Brown Line and Lynden International were each recognized for workplace safety earlier this year.

Lynden International celebrated noBrown Line Safety Award with Bill Smith resized 600 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recordable accidents in 2012, according to Human Resources Manager Kristie Duggan. Brown Line received three awards from the American Trucking Association (ATA) in its National Truck Safety Contest. The company took first place in the general Commodities LTL/Line-Haul Division (up to 10 million miles traveled category); third place in the general Commodities LTL/Local Division and third place in the general Commodities LTL category.

“The awards are based on our accident-free records for the year,” explains Brown Line Safety Director Bill Smith. “Now that we are covering 6 to 7 million miles a year with 56 trucks and 120 drivers, we are in a new, more challenging category. We compete with trucking companies from throughout the U.S. with up to 1,000 employees and hundreds of trucks which makes the awards even more meaningful.”

LAC AACA award 2012 resized 600For more than 10 years, Lynden Air Cargo has received an annual Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) Safety Award.  AACA Board Members Mike Stedman and Bob Hajdukovich personally presented the 2012 award plaque to Director of Safety and Security Anthony Knapp in Anchorage last month (at left) in recognition of another year of operating with no aircraft accidents. “We couldn’t do the safe flying we do every day without the support and outstanding work of our maintenance and flight operations departments and the entire team,” Anthony says. “We work hard to follow safety measures and protocols and to do the job right. It’s rewarding to be recognized for these efforts year after year.”

Lynden Air Cargo, Lynden International and Brown Line will continue to focus on workplace safety in the coming year with regular meetings and employee training. “This year we are focusing our training efforts on a new and improved driver development program and driver retention as well as additional training for the shop, dock and office departments,” Bill says. “Safety is our No. 1 priority.”

Tags: Lynden International, Lynden, Awards, Lynden Air Cargo, Lynden employees, safety awards, Brown Line

Lynden Transport chosen as a Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier

Posted on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

Lynden Transport was selected as one of the top national motor carriers by Inbound Logistics magazine and included in its annual Top 100 Motor Freight Carriers list. This year was particularly challenging for the editorial staff as they had to select 100 trucking leaders from more than 250 companies that submitted their credentials. The Top 100 list appears in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.

Inbound Logistics logo"The Top 100 Motor Carriers list is a good place for transportation buyers to shift gears, slow down, and take a look at a group of truckers that are paving the road for innovation," explains Inbound Logistics magazine Editor Felecia Stratton . "We pared this year's roster from a huge pool of companies, evaluating surveys, conducting online research, and talking with truckers and shippers. Readers use this directory to find carrier partners that will put their company in the driver's seat."

"Being named a top motor carrier is a direct result of our drivers' and employees' dedication to customer service, safety and on-time performance," says Lynden Transport President Jim Beck . "It is an honor to be included on the list and reinforces our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our customers throughout the U.S."

This award is the latest of several the Lynden family of companies received this year. Lynden was chosen as one of the Top 100 third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) and as a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company was also named one of the 100 Greatest Supply Chain Partners for 2012 by SupplyChainBrain magazine and as one of Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Truck Carriers. Earlier this summer, Lynden Transport was voted the No. 1 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carrier for the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine's annual Quest for Quality Awards.

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory, supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines.

Tags: Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier, Awards, Inbound Logistics, Lynden Transport

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