We've been at it for more than a century and no other company offers you so many driving options or opportunities for career growth. Our projects and companies will take you all over the country or keep you close to home - the choice is yours. Many of our executives started their careers driving trucks and still maintain their CDLs. We not only count on our drivers to serve our customers, we celebrate and respect them. Join our team and share in the rich history of Lynden.
Been driving for years and ready for a change of scenery? We are looking for local, line haul and team drivers with your experience and drive!
Just got your CDL? A new career awaits you! We've got the tools, support and philosophy to help you succeed in your new job!
Interested in learning from the ground up? Lynden provides a complete mentoring program to help ensure you have the tools to be successful.
Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Texas, Western Canada
Lynden is proud to offer our drivers competitive benefits and perks:
"Been with Sunnyside Milky Way going on 10 years. I see another 20 in front of me with this company. Absolutely love working for Lynden/LTI, Inc." –Jeff
"Lynden takes care of its employees. Been driving since 2002 and this is by far the best trucking company I have worked for." –Rob
"Throughout my 20 years at Lynden, I have made some of my best memories. The company treats me like family and I’ve made lifelong friends," he says. Danilo likes the independence of being on the road yet still being able to interact with customers.
When not driving, he loves listening to music, window shopping when he strolls around town, and trying new restaurants. In the summer he enjoys fishing and camping with his family.
Greg started off as a line haul driver, then moved to farm pickup, before starting to work from the office where he's been trained for schedule coordinator, line haul dispatch, special commodities dispatch, as well as other office jobs. Greg has exceeded expectations on every task he has been trained on and is more than willing to jump into any day or night shift that needs to be covered. His exemplary efforts are recognized by LTI, Inc., during the COVID-19 crisis.
Jack is one of those drivers with the can-do attitude. He can drive anything, move any type of product and service any route needed. And, with 35 years as a safe driver on Alaska roads, customers can count on getting their deliveries where and when needed.
Jack has also earned many first-place finishes in the annual Alaska Trucking Association competitions, including Driver of the Year!
Congratulation to Tyler for fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a driver. He obtained his CDL in June and graduated from the Dock to Driver program at Lynden Transport in August 2020. Going through the program has really opened his eyes to the importance of safety, the dangers of driving, and what a great company this is to drive for. To anyone that's thinking about applying for the program, "do it," he says, "it's worth it."
John Schank has been ATA Driver of the Year, set records for over 40 years of safe driving, driven over 5 million miles, and delivered the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from the Chugach National Forest.
“I never thought I’d have an opportunity to drive such an incredible icon across the country – what an honor,” John says.
Jason started with Alaska Marine Trucking in 2004. "I like the diversity of my job - it's different every day," he says. His supervisor states that "his ability to perform any job, driving truck, unloading/loading a barge safely & efficiently, or helping less experienced crew makes him invaluable."
In his spare time Jason likes cooking, wood working, and is building a hovercraft from a kit. "I'm simple guy who enjoys reading books and watching movies with my wife."
Teloma started with Lynden Transport as a warehouse worker in 2015. In the fall of 2019 he entered into the Dock to Driver program and graduated in spring of 2020 after training on Lynden’s dock, yard and behind the wheel. Teloma says "I want to thank everyone for giving me this opportunity, and I am very happy to be a driver."
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and four kids.
Congratulations to Eric Daggett, a valued driver in Ketchikan, Alaska celebrating 15 years accident free.
When you ask Eric why he enjoys driving truck with Alaska Marine Trucking, he will tell you that he is passionate about delivering goods efficiently within the community and feels like he makes a contribution every day.
Mark started his career with Lynden in 2008, working in Jerome, Idaho for LTI, Inc. In November 2019 Mark saw an opportunity to transfer to Alaska West Express, and fulfill a dream of living in Alaska. He is grateful for the opportunities Lynden provides and appreciates its sense of family.
In his free time, Mark and his wife enjoy traveling, exploring the outdoors and fishing.
Andrew began working at Lynden Transport in April 2019. He worked on the dock while attending driving school and graduated from the Dock to Driver program in June 2020. Andrew grew up in Alaska and saw Lynden all the time there. His wife has family members that work for Lynden companies and after moving to Washington encouraged him to apply.
He likes to spend his spare time camping and fishing, and he and his wife just purchased their first home.
Milky Way and Driver Scott Polinder were featured in a Kenworth Truck Co. publication and article Farm to Carton – Milky Way Always Delivers.
Scott loves driving Kenworth's new T680 and he knows a thing or two about driving since he's been at it for nearly 35 years!
Joe has 30 years of driving experience, 24 with Lynden Transport makes regular trips to Anchorage, Homer and Whittier.
His most memorable move was transferring a turbine to the Lynden Air Cargo Hercules aircraft. "Moves like this are made easy because Lynden Transport's equipment is top notch," says Joe.
With over 14 years driving experience at Lynden Transport, Ralph transferred to the Alaska West Express, Prudhoe Bay service center to become one of their haul road drivers. He likes moving interesting loads including large rig parts so the transfer was the next step for his driving career, and Lynden offered that option.
In Ralph's spare time he enjoys riding his snow machine, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Rick Mussaw, Peng Zhou, Steven Seymour, Devin Chistensen, Tom Lucas, Kurt Handley, Michael Cameron, Nick Theimann, Eric Walgamott and James Bird, are all drivers for LTI, Inc., that have put forth exemplary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. They are available at any time for any load, remained cool and collected, happy to do whatever is asked, always on time and willing to work in a pinch, steady, thoughtful and efficient, willing to travel and help out, smart, knowledgeable and upbeat. Thank you Drivers!
William Bell has been driving for Alaska Marine Trucking since 2003.
He is an incredible Class A driver, operator, mechanic and freight handler and will even answer the phone if needed! Bill gets in and gets the job done and customers enjoy and respect his no-nonsense persona. Bill enjoys driving "it's fun, challenging, and pays well," he says.
Jesse Ray celebrated 31 years of safe driving in 2019.
Jesse began his career as an owner operator, driving over the road from Houston, Texas, to Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He is now facing the daily challenges of Houston traffic while driving for Lynden Transport. Jesse is a great role model for all of us, we value his experience and positive attitude he brings to work every day.
Adam has been driving for LTI, Inc., in Chehalis since 2017. When a consistent backup of trucks trying to unload and the receiver was overwhelmed, Adam stepped in to help out. "He's always been the type of guy who'll stay until the job is done," shares his supervisor. "This job is definitely an adventure," Adam says. "Milk doesn't stop for weather. It doesn't go on vacation. It can't wait."
When not working, Adam likes to spend time outdoors and snowboarding.
Carlos graduated from the Dock to Driver program at the Lynden Transport, Houston Service Center in the summer of 2019 and is pulling a variety of equipment from Houston to Edmonton.
"It was great to be able to go to school while working, cost free, instead of in a classroom. This program helped me develop, not only as a truck driver, but as a person. I'm looking forward to continuing my development with the Lynden team.
Andre Bell is celebrating 7 years of safe driving in the Houston area and does it so efficiently too!
His safe work habits and positive attitude make him a great mentor for all of our new employees at the Lynden Transport service center. He takes our new employees under his wing, and shows them the safe and productive way to get the job done.
Mike started as a driver in Moses Lake, WA in 1988 and has hauled limestone dust, heavy equipment wide loads, silane gas, and milk of course. In 2007 he became a dispatcher and has scheduled and planned thousands of trips that cover countless miles.
"It's been a great company to work for. It's family-oriented. They treat you like you’re a person, not a number. And the leadership of the company, they really work to push the idea that everyone is important and we're all a team," he says.
Jason has been driving for Alaska Marine Trucking in Dutch Harbor since 2018 and been with the Lynden family of companies since 2010.
He shares that working in Dutch is highly motivating because the whole operation is very team oriented and the comradery is like no other place he's ever worked. We all have the same goal, which is to be safe, keep freight moving, and keep every customer happy.
The North Slope Haul Road (Elliot and Dalton Highways) is one of the most isolated in the world. Scott started driving it in 1982 and has continued even after joining Alaska West Express in 1995. When asking Scott about his tenure with Lynden, he responded "the people and the comradery."
Scott and his wife enjoy the outdoors, breed Rottweilers and he’s active with the Moose Lodge Fraternity 306, holding multiple positions.
Marcos was hired in Sunnyside in 2012 as a line-haul driver for LTI, Inc. After a very short time he moved up to Farm Pickup driver and then to a route coordinator, and his most current position as Sunnyside Operations Manager.
He appreciates that LTI recognizes and rewards the hard work of their employees with advancement.
Josh graduated from the Dock to Driver program at our Lynden Transport Houston Service Center in 2019 and is hauling flatbed and vans out of Houston. He appreciated the detail in training received and the ability to have a job while getting his CDL. He looks forward to more challenging situations when it comes to parking his big rig.
Family is the most important thing and he likes to schedule family get-togethers and being with the ones he loves.
Alaska West Express, Inc. driver Brian Ambrose recently took 1st place in the Tanker Class and 3rd over-all at the 2019 Alaska Truck Driving Championships. In 2016 was the winner of the Truck Driver of the Year Award.
Brian has competed in the National Truck Driving Competition 4 times and has placed as high as 17th. Brian has been with Lynden Companies since June 2000.
Greg has been working at Alaska Marine Trucking since 2006. His position requires him to work long hours outdoors in some of the harshest conditions.
"I work with a great group in Whittier, they push me to take on new challenges and opportunities daily. I am treated with respect and valued for what I bring to the company. When not working, I enjoy Alaskan stuff such as hunting, fishing and camping," Greg shares.
Eric graduated from the Dock to Driver program in April, and has been promoted to a Supervisor. "Having the opportunity to move up in the company is one of the reasons I went to work for Lynden" Eric says. With his CDL, he can also deliver freight, food and products to customers when the need arises.
"I would highly recommend the program and company to anyone interested," Eric shares. "Be sure and take the time to take the right steps and not rush anything. Be patient."
Dan has worked for Alaska Marine Trucking since 2006. In 2008 he acquired his Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat endorsements.
In addition to his daily route, Dan inspects, services, and maintains Petersburg’s SVE trucks, tractors, Ramp A-Frame, and the smaller forklifts as well as mentors new employees. Dan enjoys working for the Lynden companies and states "it is a great team to be a part of and helping making new coworkers a part of the family."
Donald currently works for Alaska Marine Trucking as a Driver, Freight Operator and Mechanic. Driving in Bethel poses a lot of challenges, mainly the terrible road conditions: huge potholes, mud, and extreme dust when it is dry.
He is a key part of the small team in Bethel and is a valuable asset to the company due to his well rounded skill set. He is one of those employees that you always enjoy having around.
Jim has worked for LTI, Inc./Milky Way since 1988. "I've enjoyed working for this company. I think the thing I like about it the most is the innovation. The companies I worked for before, they had some technology, but LTI has always added more through the years as they went along," Jim says.
Away from work, Jim keeps himself busy with his wife, grandchildren and his mini-farm.
Driving for Alaska Marine Trucking since 2006, Vaughn’s dual-axle experience includes hauling full containers and flats. His reliability and wealth of knowledge have been proven time and time again as he has trained many of our up-and-coming commercial drivers.
Vaughn says he loves working for Lynden because of the people and appreciates Lynden's well maintained equipment. And, he loves Southeast Alaska.
Marvin started with Lynden in 1989. He's involved in transporting loads to and from the Kensington Mine site outside of Juneau, Alaska. One of the biggest challenges he faces are the terrible haul road conditions.
His supervisor says, "Marvin defines what a team player is all about and enjoys making people happy. His positive attitude transcends through our customer base and he constantly strives to increase productivity."
A safe driving record since 1985, Dave continues to deliver excellent service, professionalism and dedication to our customers. "I appreciate Lynden's fair pay package, benefits, generous time off as well as the variety of routes offered in well maintained equipment," Dave says.
When not behind the wheel, Dave enjoys fishing, barbequing and is rebuilding a motorcycle.
Luis has worked for Alaska West Express since 2014. Luis' passion for his job shows in everything he does, from helping co-workers to his customer service.
"Working for Alaska West Express is more than a job, it is my family. From the dispatchers and managers, to the mechanics in the shop, the communication is excellent and the working environment is great, he says."
David has worked for the Lynden family of companies since 2004. Our customers refer to him as "Cowboy" or "Cowboy Dave" because he always wears a cowboy hat when he is driving.
Dave likes a challenge, and with the weather, there will always be a challenge. When you throw in tourism during the summers and road construction, he handles it professionally and gets the freight to our customers safely and on time.
Jason has worked for Lynden since 2005 and started with Alaska Marine Trucking in 2017 as a CDL Class A Driver and Operator. His supervisor and customers regard him as exceptional skilled, courteous, caring, efficient and safe driver. He loves working for Lynden because the pay is good and they are flexible with his schedule so he can spend time raising his two young boys.
When he's not working, Jason enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing and four wheeling around Alaska.
Joanna graduated from the Dock to Driver program in April 2019 out of our Lynden Transport Houston Service Center and is working with flatbeds and vans from Houston to Edmonton. She loved working with her trainer, Roxie, and looks forward to more winter driving training.
In her spare time, she loves to work out. She grew up boxing and still loves to compete any chance she gets.
At Lynden, we are looking for candidates who want to learn from the ground up by working our docks while going to school to get the training needed to earn your CDL class A license.
You'll have an assigned mentor and learn about Lynden too, so that when you get your license, you're ready to move into the driver's seat.
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Lynden began with a clear mission: put the customer first, deliver quality, and be the best at what you do. Today, our mission remains the same. We believe that complex transportation problems can be solved in the hands of the right people, with the right tools and the right experience.
Over land, on water, in the air - or in any combination - Lynden helps customers get the job done in challenging areas such as Alaska, Western Canada and Russia, or anywhere in the world we are needed. We have built a reputation of superior service to diverse industries including oil and gas, seafood, mining, construction, retail and manufacturing.
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