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Carlile Transportation is the premier Alaska-based transportation and supply chain partner. Carlile was established in 1980 to service Alaska’s retail, oil and gas, mining, construction, and commercial fishing industries.

In addition to providing complete logistics solutions for Alaska’s supply chain, Carlile also provides shipping solutions for Alaska’s consumers and businesses. As a premium provider of sea, road, and air freighting services with multiple locations both in Alaska and beyond, Carlile provides customers with swift market access and immediate access to Alaska’s full range of products.
What is Heavy Haul Shipping and How Does it Work?

Heavy Haul shipping is a vital part of the economy that remains somewhat of a mystery to many people. What is heavy freight shipping and how does it work? How does this affect shipping in Alaska? These are questions that we will aim to address in this blog post. At Carlile, we understand the importance...

What is Freight Forwarding?

Freight forwarding is a service that organizes tasks for moving cargo from location to location across the world. Typically, this process involves sending freight to a port, completing customs documentation, drayage to another terminal or consignee, ensuring it arrives safely and on time.    Because logistics from, say, the lower 48 states to Alaska, can...

The Top 3 Challenges for Freight Logistics

Freight logistics are essential to the proper function of a healthy supply chain. With so many moving parts and systems that need to work together as cleanly as possible, it’s natural to expect some big challenges. In the state of Alaska, we experience even bigger challenges. Unreliable Supply Freight logistics systems exist because wholesale goods...

How to Haul Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment is a general term that refers to any vehicle designed for heavy-duty work. The most common types would include earth-moving machinery and construction vehicles like forklifts or graders. Heavy equipment frequently needs to be moved between locations to meet project demands. We are experts at moving heavy haul equipment to and from the...

How Hazmat Freight Carriers Stay Safe

Transporting hazmat freight in Alaska is a serious business. Hazardous materials require a great deal of care, thoughtfulness, safety, and preparedness. Certified hazmat carriers like Carlile follow all federal and state guidelines and use industry best practices to transport hazardous materials safely and securely. Why is Hazmat Safety So Important? Protecting Alaskans from hazardous materials in...

What Is Multimodal Transport?

Multimodal transport combines two or more methods of transportation, or “modes.” Each mode of transportation–over air, sea, and land–has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Rather than depend on one method, multimodal shipping uses two or more. The main benefit is efficiency. Multimodal logistics reduce transport costs while optimizing lead times and reducing inventories. By combining various...

Is Holiday Shipping to Alaska Really That Hard?

It won’t be long before the jingle of bells on Santa’s sleigh fills the night air, or maybe the jingle of mom’s car keys as she hauls an armful of presents from the store to hide in the garage. There’s no question that this is the biggest shopping season of the year. With an already...

Quest for Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 2021 CARLILE WINS COVETED QUEST FOR QUALITY AWARD Company recognized for industry excellence   ANCHORAGE – Carlile Transportation earned a 2021 Quest for Quality award from Logistics Management Magazine (LM) — one of the largest trade publications in the logistics industry. For nearly 40 years, the award has identified the best...