Lynden Company Review

Lynden Company Overview

Lynden company logo

In 1938 Founder Henry "Hank" Jansen bought his own rig and started hauling coal for customers around Whatcom County, WA. Ten years later, he went in with two partners and purchased a small two-truck company called Lynden Transfer. The route was Lynden, WA to Seattle for dairy deliveries and picking up general freight in Seattle to haul back to Lynden.

From pioneering the first scheduled truck delivery to Alaska, Lynden's business continued to grow with transportation and logistics work for the Alaska Pipeline and later, to include projects all over the world.

Today, Lynden Transfer has grown from a two-stop, two-truck operation to Lynden Inc., a multi-modal transportation organization providing air freight, trucking, ocean freight and logistics services to clients worldwide.

Lynden Corporate Headquarters

Map of Lynden corporate headquarters
18000 International Blvd. Ste 800
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 1-888-596-3361
Website: Lynden

Getting Hired At Lynden

Lynden Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Employee must meet Department of Transportation requirements.
  • Must have a CDL with Class A Air, Doubles, and Tanker endorsements.
  • One to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Performs emergency roadside duties such as installing tire chains, changing fuses or light bulbs. Possesses mechanical aptitude necessary to determine plan of action in emergency situations.
  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percentages and to draw /interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Employee needs ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding in carrying out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Lynden does not allow any DUI's

Lynden Hiring Area

  • Alaska
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • Washington

Minimum Hiring Age For Lynden

Lynden Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • TMC 23  
  • Covenant 23  
  • PAM 22  
  • Hunt 22  
  • Lynden 21  
  • Swift 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Lynden

Lynden Minimum Experience:
1 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • ABF  12  
  • Dart  6  
  • Lynden  1  
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Super Service
    No Experience Required
  •  TransAm
    No Experience Required

Lynden Operations

Driving Opportunities At Lynden

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Food Tanker
  • Chemical Tanker
  • Intermodal
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Line-Haul
  • Intermodal
  • LTL

Lynden Operating Area

Lynden operates all 48 contiguous states

Lynden Terminal Locations

Lynden terminal locations
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Seattle, WA

Lynden Yearly Miles

Lynden: 12,419,779

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • US Xpress  616.6M
  • AAA Cooper  163.09M
  • Cowan  150M
  • Central  51.56M
  • Lynden  12.42M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Lynden Company Policies

  • Lynden Home Time Options

    Lynden has the following home time options available:

  • Lynden Rider Policy

    Lynden does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Lynden Tuition Reimbursement

    Lynden does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Lynden Pet Policy

    Lynden does not allow pets.

Lynden Company Equipment

Lynden Number Of Trucks

Lynden Number Of Trucks:
198 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • USA Truck  2,649
  • PAM  1,761
  • Super Service  1,200
  • PGT  972
  • Wil-Trans  200
  • Lynden  198

Lynden Number Of Trailers

Lynden Number Of Trailers:
0 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • KLLM  2,400
  • CalArk  2,200
  • Oak Harbor  1,842
  • A&R  1,000
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Lynden  0

Lynden Governed Speed

Lynden Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Watkins Shepard  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Covenant  65 mph
  • TMC  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Lynden  0 mph

Lynden Tractor Brands

  • Lynden

  • USA Truck

  • Wil-Trans

  • Hirschbach

  • Hunt

  • Swift

  • Millis

  • Koch

  • Jim Palmer

  • Decker

  • Knight

  • Lone Star

Lynden Transmission Types

Lynden has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Lone Star
    • Hunt
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Schaffer
    • May
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Millis
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
    • Koch
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • Dart
    • CRST
    • Trimac
    • Wil-Trans
    • Melton

Lynden APU Policy

Lynden has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Navajo
    • Trimac
    • Carter
    • Celadon
    • Marten
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Crete
    • FirstFleet
    • Falcon
    • Smith
    • Schaffer
    • Gypsum
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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