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Trucking plays an essential role in the Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath-laying event. Every year, professional truck drivers donate their time and motor carriers donate their trucks and fuel to deliver the wreaths. It was a special send-off recently from Interstate Distributor’s yard in Tacoma, Wash. Behind the wheel, and in the passenger seats of two Kenworth T680s were husband-and-wife driver teams with a special pedigree. Each team served in our country’s military, and as… Posted by intd on December 10, 2014 |

Spectrum joins Interstate

We are excited to welcome Spectrum into the Interstate family effective January 1, 2015. This shift will allow Spectrum to benefit from Interstate’s network of drivers and transportation infrastructure. From Spectrum, Interstate will receive added capacity to their newly developed brokerage division, Interstate Distributor Logistics (IDL) as it seeks to expand services and business throughout the southeast. Together, this relationship will provide both companies an even better opportunity to grow revenues, leverage trucking expertise and… Posted by intd on October 9, 2014 |

New program puts veterans in the driver’s seat

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Carl Miller is the first graduate of Interstate Distributor Co.’s Military to Commercial Driver Training Program By Hilary Reeves Carl Miller, the first graduate of Interstate Distributor Company’s Military to Commercial Driver training program, was awarded something better than a rolled up diploma – he received what veterans across the country need most – a good job. The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces… Posted by intd on July 18, 2014 |

Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund

Did you know that Interstate is a member of the (TCA) Truckload Carriers Association?  One of the many benefits of being a member is associate accessibility to the Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund.  Your child, grandchild or spouse could be eligible for a scholarship! You can find out more about the Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund here. Posted by intd on May 7, 2014 |

Quarterly Driver Conference Call with Marc Rogers – Q1 2014

Did you miss Marc’s call last night? If you did, you can listen to the replay. Replay #: 888-203-1112 Replay Passcode: 203401292 The replay is only available for 30 days. So, listen soon. Posted by intd on April 30, 2014 |

Interstate receives the Polar Bear ‘Paw of Approval’ Award

Interstate Distributor Co. received the Polar Bear ‘Paw of Approval’ Award from the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Sustainable Tacoma Commission and the Arctic Action Team. We received the award for our efforts to reduce measurable reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and/or fluorinated gases (refrigerants and by-products of semiconductor manufacturing) used in operations over the last three to five years. Why the Polar bears? Climate change is causing a rapid… Posted by intd on April 28, 2014 |


Ethisphere Institute honors Saltchuk companies and the culture of ethics that unites them. SEATTLE, WA – March 21, 2014– Saltchuk, one of the nation’s leading freight transportation and distribution companies, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This is the first time that Saltchuk has been considered for this award, which… Posted by intd on March 24, 2014 |

Interstate introduces 401(k) Match!

Over the past year, we have heard our Associates' concerns about not having a 401k plan company match. We committed to review this program when the company returned to profitability. As a result of all of our hard work, the company's financial position allows us to expand our associate benefit programs. We are excited to announce that Interstate's 401k match program will return effective January 1, 2014. The 401k plan is available for both our… Posted by intd on January 16, 2014 |

CDL Drivers: Have You Self Certified With Your State?

An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must supply their DOT Medical information and information about the type of driving they do (self-certify) to their state licensing agency. Drivers that do not update their medical information with the state will have their CDL license downgraded to a non-CDL class and will not be able operate commercial motor vehicles until they get their CDL… Posted by intd on January 6, 2014 |


PRESS RELEASE Contact: Tonya Todd Office: 253.538.4182 Email: INTERSTATE DISTRIBUTOR CO. TO CELEBRATE 80 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Tacoma, WA – July 22, 2013 – Interstate Distributor Co. is pleased to announce the remarkable milestone of providing transportation services across this great country for 80 years.  Interstate began operations in 1933 when Bob McLean owned one truck and hauled cedar shakes from Washington to California.  Interstate is having a weeklong celebration at each of its major… Posted by intd on July 22, 2013 |