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Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc.

Private Transportation 2,500 - 5,000 Employees 5 Active Jobs

Oak Harbor Transfer, the forerunner to Oak Harbor Freight Lines, was founded in 1916 by Ben Koetje of Oak Harbor, WA. Oak Harbor Transfer was a local cartage carrier servicing Whidbey Island. In 1936 John and Gus Vander Pol purchased the small island carrier for $600.00 cash and assumed it's debt. Their younger brother Henry joined them in 1937. In 1942 the brothers purchased another small carrier called Oak Harbor Freight Lines, they merged the two operations together and kept the latter name.

The brothers over time developed the carrier into a small LTL operation serving a number of counties in Western Washington. In 1974 Henry purchased the company in full. In this same year his two sons Edward and David began working with their father.
With deregulation in 1980 Oak Harbor began its expansion which continues today. Throughout this period Oak Harbor Freight Lines developed into a highly respected regional LTL carrier serving points throughout the States of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Currently with 25 terminals, 1000+ employees and annual revenues approaching $100 million Oak Harbor has established itself as a leading premium service carrier, providing consistent high quality services at competitive (not the lowest) prices.

Oak Harbor has experienced consistent annual revenue growth of 15%, thus doubling their revenues every 5 years. Currently owned and operated by Edward and David Vander Pol, the company's Co-Presidents, Oak Harbor Freight Lines serves more points direct in the Northwest than any other single carrier.

With uniformed professional drivers, and a corporate wide focus to serve the customer, Oak Harbor is positioned to continue down the path of success. The continued Investing in technology, people, facilities and quality processes assures Oak Harbor's infrastructure will continue to meet their customers' needs.

Our Mission

Our Mission at Oak Harbor Freight Lines is to be the Premier Transportation Services Company. We are committed to providing Timely, Accurate and Reliable service, remaining Profitable to ensure Stability, being recognized for Integrity, and generating complete internal and external customer Loyalty.


Oak Harbor Freight Lines offers one of the most enriching and productive work environments.


Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace.