About Carlile

Carlile is a full-service Alaskan trucking and logistics operator dedicated to connecting the world to Alaska. Since 1980, Carlile Transportation has provided complete supply chain solutions to support Alaska’s retail, oil and gas, mining, construction, and commercial fishing industries. Carlile also provides shipping logistics and solutions for Alaska consumers.

Carlile’s key trucking and logistics services include heavy haul, LTL, reefer, bulk tank, Hazmat, DOD, and local OTR shipping solutions. Carlile Transportation is a leading full-service shipping logistics expert offering multimodal solutions that include air, ground, ocean, and rail options.

Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to one of Alaska’s largest trucking companies. Carlile is dedicated to meeting the unique trucking & logistics needs of Alaska.

Carlile MyConnect

Carlile also provides shipping solutions for Alaskan consumers with Carlile MyConnect. Carlile MyConnect is a “ship it to Alaska” shipping solution for those otherwise hard-to-get items. MyConnect is a service of Carlile –  with Alaska shipping terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, and Prudhoe Bay.
illustration of happy Carlile rep holding a box to ship to Alaska


A family-owned shipping & trucking business since 1980, Carlile shares Saltchuk’s values of safety, reliability, and commitment. Carlile Transporation joined the family of companies in 2013.
This addition completed Saltchuk’s commitment to connecting the state of Alaska by land, air, and sea.  Carlile Transportation boasts the largest variety of trailers and equipment in Alaska and has the ability to custom fabricate equipment for specialized moves.
Carlile Transportation offers an array of shipping and logistics solutions. Services include heavy haul, rail on and off-load, hazmat reefer shipping & trucking, off-dock service in Tacoma, small business & residential shipping to Alaska, and a full suite of logistics offerings to solve even the most complex challenge.

Safety Driven

Safety drives every decision and action at Carlile with terminals in key regions of Alaska, Tacoma, and Houston.

Always Safety Driven

Safety is the cornerstone of Carlile’s success – for customers, employees, and their families. This commitment is delivered by every Carlile employee no matter where they work or what they do. Safety is more than a slogan, it’s Carlile’s ultimate mission: to make sure every employee goes home unharmed to their family at the end of each shift. We are safety driven.
LTL Freight Experts in Alaska

LTL Freight

To Alaska

Carlile Transportation is an
expert in shipping LTL to
and from Alaska.
Government Contract Transportation in Alaska


To Alaska

Local, state and federal
agencies turn to Carlile
for DOD moves.
Hazmat and Bulk Cargo in Alaska

Hazmat & Bulk

To Alaska

Carlile’s track record for
Bulk and Hazmat cargo
is second to none.
Heavy Haul Trucking in Alaska

Heavy Haul

To Alaska

Carlile has Heavy Haul
Equipment and is ready
to deliver.
Transportation Logistics in Alaska


To Alaska

Carlile has the logistics
expertise to deliver
seamless solutions.
Retail Package Forwarding to Alaska


To Alaska

A small package, consumer
shipping solution for those
hard to ship items.