Posts Categorized: Logistics

Introducing Hyak Supply Chain to the Saltchuk Family of Companies

April 8, 2019

New brand, leadership introduced to headline Saltchuk’s logistics line of business

Saltchuk is pleased to introduce Hyak Supply Chain, the newest name in the Saltchuk family of companies. Hyak joins Foss, NorthStar Energy, TOTE, Northern Aviation Services and Tropical Shipping at the business unit level in the Saltchuk organizational structure. Saltchuk companies Shoreside Logistics and Carlile will fall under Hyak in updated organizational structure, but remain independently operated as they are today.

Leading the new business unit as President and CEO is Rick Murrell, who recently retired from Tropical after 40 years at the helm and is currently serving as Saltchuk SVP, Managing Director for the Caribbean. Murrell will work with leadership teams at two Saltchuk companies falling under the new brand, Carlile and Shoreside Logistics, to grow and develop their businesses.

The formation of Hyak reinforces Saltchuk’s commitment providing the best, most reliable logistics and supply chain services in the market.

Introducing Shoreside Logistics, providing inland transportation solutions for Florida shipping companies

May 4, 2017

Newest Saltchuk brand dedicated to Port of Palm Beach & Port of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL  On April 24th, the newest brand in the Saltchuk family of companies began operation in the Port of Palm Beach. Shoreside Logistics is now providing inland transportation support for shipping companies in West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

In West Palm, Shoreside is hiring 25-30 owner-operators to support work contracted with Tropical Shipping and is recruiting owner-operators in Jacksonville to support inland transportation operations for TOTE Maritime.

Tim Nelson, President of Shoreside has served as the VP of Southeast Operations for Interstate Distributor (IDC) the last three years and is looking forward to growing the new asset-light logistics company.

“Our first and most critical priority is a seamless service to Tropical and TOTE Maritime, our two largest customers. We are committed to providing world class service to them and are very excited to be able to focus on the drayage business,” said Nelson.

The new company is headquartered near the Port of Jacksonville and will be operating out of IDC’s former office and warehouse space in both Jacksonville and West Palm Beach. The company is currently recruiting owner-operators to work in both West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

“We see great potential for Shoreside Logistics in the Florida market. There’s incredible opportunity for us to serve the larger market as the Southeast sees increased volumes,” said Nelson. “We’re in a better position under this model to react to the changing market and remain competitive.”

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Carlile helps out Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Alaska

April 20, 2016

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carlile FBA 3Anchorage – Carlile trucks were part of a huge community effort in Anchorage Saturday, April 16, 2016. Staged at three Fred Meyer stores, Carlile trailers acted as collection points for the annual Scouting for Food drive. A long-time supporter of this important community event organized by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Alaska, the Scouting for Food drive gathers non-perishable foods, baby formula and diapers from the local neighborhoods.

In total, the 2016 Scouting for Food brought in 11,705 pounds of food and $2,958 in financial donations for Food Bank of Alaska to distribute through its network of food pantries and meal programs. That amounts to roughly 20,000 meals for Alaskan children, families and seniors in need.

Carlile has been a long-time supporter of this important cause, as well as a partner for many years with the Food Bank of Alaska. Throughout the years, Scouting for Food has raised more than a half a million pounds of food for Alaskans in need.

Interstate earns EPA SmartWay certification for thirteenth year in a row

April 7, 2016

Interstate Distributor shines in EPA’S Smartway program

A member of the EPA’s SmartWay program since 2004, Interstate Distributor continues to stand out in its commitment to the environment

mySmartWayRegistrationInterstate is committed to being an environmentally friendly transportation company.  In the past three years we have made investments to upgrade our line haul tractor fleet with 2010 and newer emissions clean air engines. Our trailer fleet is on a planned upgrade process, which includes technologies such as automated tire inflation system and aerodynamic side skirts installed on all new trailers and specific trailers in our existing fleet. Not to mention 100% of our refrigerated fleet is compliant with California Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements.

In addition to meeting state and federal emissions requirements, we continue to test and invest in green initiatives by equipping our entire fleet with low rolling resistant fuel efficient tires. We partner with Eco-Lube and use recycled engine oil to service our fleet. We have also tested and set engine parameters to optimize fuel economy and reduce engine idle time.

At Interstate, we strive to be the most efficient and green fleet in the industry and seek to continually reduce our company’s carbon footprint by conducting ongoing evaluations in fuel economy.


Interstate to receive fleet safety award

January 26, 2016

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TCA awards Interstate for safety performance in Large Carrier Division

Tacoma, WA –  The Truckload Carrier Associate recognizes each year the top fleets in North America for safety performance based upon the least amount of DOT recordable accidents per million miles driven. TCA has announced that Interstate has received the 2nd place award in the Large Carrier division that run 100 million miles a year. This award is based on overall  organization, training, supervision, accident investigation, inspection, equipment maintenance, outside activities and general highway safety. Scott Manthey, VP of Safety at Interstate, says “We received this award because a lot of people are doing things right.”

In the trucking industry, safety is priority, therefore being recognized for this program is our highest honor. “Striving toward becoming the Best Trucking Company in America requires being the safest fleet, first and foremost. I’m extremely proud of the effort of all our associates working together to accomplish this great performance in 2015,”  stated Interstate CEO Marc Rogers.