About Us

About Us

Interstate is building the best trucking company in America. Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Interstate is a leading provider of transportation services and works with many Fortune 500 companies. Providing services such as regional and trans-continental coverage, dedicated fleets, expedited teams, specialized and refrigerated equipment and intermodal service, Interstate works with you determine the best way to get your product to its destination as efficiently as possible through our network of terminal and yard facilities. These terminals and facilities are located in major markets throughout the United States, Western Canada and along the Mexican border and support our regional and transcontinental business. At Interstate, we provide safety first, but service always.

We’ve always been green

At Interstate, we are committed to being an environmentally friendly transportation company.  In the past three years we have made investments to upgrade our line haul tractor fleet with 2010 and newer emissions clean air engines. Our trailer fleet is on a planned upgrade process, which includes technologies such as automated tire inflation system and aero dynamic side skirts installed on all new trailers and specific trailers in our existing fleet. Not to mention 100% of our refrigerated fleet is compliant with California Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements.

In addition to meeting state and federal emissions requirements, we continue to test and invest in green initiatives by equipping our entire fleet with low rolling resistant fuel efficient tires. We partner with Eco-Lube and use recycled engine oil to service our fleet. We have also tested and set engine parameters to optimize fuel economy and reduce engine idle time.

At Interstate, we strive to be the most efficient and green fleet in the industry and seek to continually reduce our company’s carbon footprint by conducting ongoing evaluations in fuel economy.

A Saltchuk Company

Interstate is one of five operating groups within the Saltchuk organization.

Saltchuk was started in 1982 when they acquired their first operating company, Totem Ocean Trailer Express. Since then, they have grown their family of great businesses to over twenty independent operating companies.

The name Saltchuk comes from a trading language, Chinook Jargon, that was developed by the natives of the Pacific Rim in North America. After the period of contact the language adopted words used by the Europeans that the natives traded with – principally French and English. “Saltchuk” means saltwater. The company’s name is suggestive of where they come from and what they do. Chinook Jargon was the language of business, it was inclusive of all peoples, and it was dynamic – all traits the owners feel are associated with the Company.

Each Saltchuk operating group is focused on providing a specific set of industrial services. These five operating companies own and manage a group of independently managed operating companies which Saltchuk acquired, partnered in or launched as startups.

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