Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Company Review

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Company Overview

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. company logo

Oak Harbor Transfer, the forerunner to Oak Harbor Freight Lines, was founded in 1916 by Ben Koetje of Oak Harbor, WA. Oak Harbor Transfer was a local cartage carrier servicing Whidbey Island. In 1936 John and Gus Vander Pol purchased the small island carrier for $600.00 cash and assumed it's debt. Their younger brother Henry joined them in 1937. In 1942 the brothers purchased another small carrier called Oak Harbor Freight Lines, they merged the two operations together and kept the latter name.

Oak Harbor Freight currently has 35 terminals, 1300+ employees and annual revenues over $160 million. Currently owned and operated by Edward and David Vander Pol, the company's Co-Presidents, Oak Harbor Freight Lines serves more points direct in the Northwest than any other single carrier.

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Oak Harbor corporate headquarters
1339 West Valley Hwy North, PO Box 1469
Auburn, WA 98071
Phone: 1-800-858-8815
Website: Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Getting Hired At Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a Class A CDL, with Hazmat and Doubles/Triples endorsements.
  • Have a minimum of one-year verifiable commercial driving experience with similar equipment.
  • Have a valid DOT Medical Certification.
  • Have no record of DUI, Reckless Driving, License Suspension or Accidents during the past three years.
  • The ability to communicate in a positive, effective manner with customers, co-workers and dispatch/managers
  • Experience and requisite strength to safely handle general freight and equipment in an LTL operation.
  • For P&D positions have general familiarity with the delivery area and ability to use local maps
  • For Linehaul positions have two years verifiable adverse weather, mountain pass experience with chain-up and doubles; troubleshooting knowledge of systems and components of commercial vehicles; and understand hours of service regulations; logbooks and the effects of fatigue. Possess working knowledge of FMCSA Safety Regulations.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Have no record of DUI, Reckless Driving, License Suspension or Accidents during the past 3 years.


Oak Harbor Hiring Area

Minimum Hiring Age For Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Oak Harbor Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • NFI 23  
  • A. Duie Pyle 23  
  • Crete 22  
  • Oak Harbor 21  
  • Swift 21  
  • Southeastern 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Oak Harbor Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Oak Harbor  12  
  • Estes  12  
  • Decker  3  
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Celadon
    No Experience Required
  •  Covenant
    No Experience Required

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Line-Haul
  • LTL

Oak Harbor Operating Area

  • California
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Terminal Locations

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. terminal locations
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Pocatello, ID
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Eugene, OR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Pasco, WA
  • Eureka, CA
  • Salem, OR
  • Auburn, WA
  • North Bay, CA
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Reno, NV
  • Fontana, CA
  • Bend, OR
  • Lewiston, ID
  • Stockton, CA
  • Boise, ID
  • Redding, CA, Sacramento, CA
  • Medford, OR
  • Yakima, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Olympia, WA
  • South Bay, CA
  • Portland, OR

Oak Harbor Yearly Revenues

Oak Harbor: $168,139,510

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
  • Transport America  $347.47M
  • A. Duie Pyle  $293M
  • Oak Harbor  $168.14M
  • Decker  $151.25M
  • CalArk  $134.23M
  • G & P  $80M

Oak Harbor Yearly Miles

Oak Harbor: 3,893,928

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • Averitt  377.56M
  • Maverick  144.44M
  • Super Service  116.09M
  • Groendyke  79M
  • Lynden  12.42M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Oak Harbor Company Policies

  • Oak Harbor Home Time Options

    Oak Harbor has the following home time options available:

  • Oak Harbor Rider Policy

    Oak Harbor does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Oak Harbor Tuition Reimbursement

    Oak Harbor does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Oak Harbor Pet Policy

    Oak Harbor does not allow pets.

Oak Harbor Company Equipment

Oak Harbor Number Of Trucks

Oak Harbor Number Of Trucks:
607 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • J.B. Hunt  13,169
  • NFI  2,098
  • PGT  972
  • Rush  700
  • Oak Harbor  607
  • Lynden  198

Oak Harbor Number Of Trailers

Oak Harbor Number Of Trailers:
1,842 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • CR England  5,500
  • Marten  4,300
  • Watkins Shepard  2,500
  • Jack Cooper  2,400
  • Oak Harbor  1,842
  • Wil-Trans  300

Oak Harbor Governed Speed

Oak Harbor Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Carter  68 mph
  • Melton  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Oak Harbor  0 mph

Oak Harbor Tractor Brands

  • Oak Harbor

  • Carter

  • Paschall

  • Trimac

  • PGT

  • Southeastern

  • Hirschbach

  • XPO

  • Decker

  • Transport America

  • Interstate

  • Melton

Oak Harbor Transmission Types

Oak Harbor has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Prime
    • K & B
    • Covenant
    • May
    • Crete
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Millis
    • Watkins Shepard
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • Trimac
    • Ozark
    • Wil-Trans
    • Jim Palmer
    • CRST
    • Schneider

Oak Harbor APU Policy

Oak Harbor has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Navajo
    • Wil-Trans
    • Trimac
    • Celadon
    • Jim Palmer
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • Rush
    • NEMF
    • Hunt
    • CTL
    • Gardner
    • Estenson
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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