Carlile Transportation Systems, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Alaska, has been acquired by Saltchuk Resources, a Seattle-based family of diversified transportation and petroleum distribution companies.

“Saltchuk is family owned, as we are, and we share like values,” said Carlile CEO and co-founder Harry McDonald. “Carlile’s management and employees are excited about the new opportunities and benefits we will be able to offer our customers.” 

Other Saltchuk Alaskan companies include Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Delta Western, Northern Air Cargo, Inlet Petroleum and Cook Inlet Tug & Barge. Carlile will become a part of Tote Logistics, significantly increasing Saltchuk’s presence in cargo consolidation, warehousing, trucking and other logistics in North America. 

Carlile will remain a standalone business headquartered in Anchorage. The company's 700 employees will join Saltchuk’s national team of 5,500.

“The addition of Carlile to the TOTE, Inc. transportation and logistics network further enhances the already broad service offerings we have available to our respected client relationships,” said Anthony Chiarello, TOTE president and CEO. “We are honored to have Carlile become an integral member of our team.