Pass closures didn't stop LTI, Inc. from transporting milk and salt this winter
Fri, Mar 25, 2022
All mountain passes in Washington were closed for several days in early January shutting down interstate traffic and leaving LTI, Inc.'s Moses Lake and Sunnyside drivers stuck on the west side of the state. "We found a way to make the best of it and kept our drivers busy hauling milk from Lynden to the Seattle market," says Jordan Jansen, LTI, Inc. Northwest Operations Manager. "Whatcom and Skagit County milk was being diverted to the Seattle market which required extra drivers and equipment, so the help was appreciated."
The wild weather also created even more demand for road salt. "We do our best to fill everyone's salt order and meet our commitments to WSDOT and other counties and cities. We monitor our salt inventory very closely and purchase more if needed," Jordan says. "Our operations and dispatch teams in Seattle did an excellent job routing trucks and getting the salt delivered to customers as quickly as possible."