Archive for 2013

Operation Freight: Oakharbor Freight: California, Oregon, Washington and Western States

Posted on October 21st, 2013

  The founding years: 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 […]

Government Shutdown’s affect on freight-Blog by Bo Seriki

Posted on October 16th, 2013

On October 1, 2013 an event took place that would affect us directly or indirectly. Most of you know that I am referring to the partial government shutdown. There’s no need to get into the politics of what led to this, but it’s closure is being felt amongst the people […]

The Meaning of the word “Boa”

Posted on October 1st, 2013

The word “Boa” means “Good” in Portuguese. It is considered a noun so it refers to a person, persons, place or things. The word “Bom” means “Good” in Portuguese as well but is meant in terms of an adjective for example : “Bom Dia” means that the morning is Good. […]

USF REddway-Regionalized Carrier

Posted on September 23rd, 2013

Reddaway, founded in Oregon City, OR, has served the Pacific Northwest since 1919. Through our comprehensive western local service center network, we have built a long-standing tradition of next- and two-day delivery services. We are a complete and formidable western service provider. With high on-time reliability and one of the […]

R + L Carriers

Posted on September 17th, 2013

R + L Carriers initially started with one truck in 1965 with Ralph L “Larry” Roberts. Initially it turned from an Ohio based carrier in the 1980’s and slowly began servicing the midwest, and the south by late 1980’s. In the 1990’s R + L slowly made its way to […]

Road Runner Transportation Services

Posted on August 30th, 2013

Road Runner Freight Services is a common carrier that is utilized for LTL moves that specialize in freight going to the Rust Belt area of the US: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Ohio. They also have terminals in the Pacific North West and strategic positions in the east coast such as […]

YRC moving in Tandem: 2- 28′ Foot Pup Trailers

Posted on August 30th, 2013

If you have ever wondered how common carriers move their Line haul freight, this picture shows a large common carrier YRC moving two 28′ pup trailers in tandem. When you ask for a full TL quote with a common carrier they will most likely quote you for a 28′. If […]

Got Stuff? Thank a Truck Driver

Posted on June 12th, 2013

“Look around. Everything you see, everything you have, has spent time on a truck. Your laptop, your pens – even that goofy koosh ball you keep on your desk. All these things were delivered to their retail destinations via trucks driven by truck drivers. So if you appreciate having the […]

Operation Freight Bio: Bo Seriki

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Let me start by saying I’m a pretty private person when it comes to my life. I don’t know why, I just am. I had a friend who had no idea we were in the same field of work before I came to BOA. He was mad at me for […]

Operation Freight Bio: Ron Ilano

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Finding myself in the world of freight was not something I ever pictured growing up. I never even thought there was a business there to get in to. I grew up playing with my trucks and trains, the yellow metal Tonka trucks, a lot of them construction trucks, but one […]

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