Carlile begins direct service between the Midwest and Alaska

24 April 2008

Carlile Transportation Systems has expanded freight services and customer shipping to and from Alaska. The new route, MAXpress, offers five-day LTL and TL service between Minneapolis, MN Alaska via the Alcan Highway

“Carlile's transportation network in the contiguous 48 states is growing and now includes terminals in Minneapolis, Houston, and Tacoma,” said Linda Leary, vice president. “This new service connects customers with thousands of Alaska businesses and enhances customer service levels system wide.”

Carlile is using the recently purchased freight volumes of Alaska Direct Transport and Wrightway Enterprise to establish the new route. In April, the company moved to new Forest Lake terminal facilities near Minneapolis.

Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to one of Alaska's largest trucking companies, employing more than 550 Alaskans and with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse, and Seward, AL and also in Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Tacoma, WA and Edmonton, Alberta.

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