Chinook Transportation Services has it covered

Our core expertise is moving fresh fruit and produce safely and on time. As founder of Chinook Transportation, John Makins has over 22 years of experience as a truck broker/freight contractor and provides an attention to service unmatched in the industry. We identify the right truck from a select group of qualified truckload carriers, track it every step of the way  through technology and dedication.

Chinook Transportation shipments include:

  • Refrigerated / Temperature Controlled Trailers
  • Dry Vans
  • Expedited Options
  • Multi-Stop
  • Custom Delivery
  • Customer Load Tracking
  • Less-than-Truckload
  • DOT and ICC compliant
  • $1,000,000 Contingent Auto Liability Insurance
  • $250,000 Contingent Cargo Insurance

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, and 365 Days a Year – including holidays, nights, & weekends!

The perfect climate

We offer refrigerated LTL and truckload shipping for your most time sensitive freight.  Our carriers provide containers with on-board computers that continuously monitor the temperature and humidity levels inside. We work out the details of time-sensitive freight deliveries so you don't have to.

Chinook Transportation handles the headaches

  • Refrigerated LTL and TL shipments
  • Track your shipments every step of the way.
  • We sort through the confusing mess of times, dates, carriers, routes and rates. Just call us for a quote and we'll handle the rest.
  • We only use proven, service-minded carriers, so you'll never have to worry about time-sensitive shipments making it on time and in the proper condition.


When shipping a lot of freight you need to have the right equipment available. From dry vans to refrigerated units we can provide varying sizes to meet your shipping needs. Having LTL and freight consolidation capabilities, we arrange truck load shipments. Special packaging and loading requirements are given to the drivers by our dispatchers. Maintaining high standards of on time transit  minimizes the risk of loss or damage.

In the freight business, things move fast and so do we. We keep you informed if there is any change in schedule or problems by email or phone and our toll-free line is open 24 hours a day to answer all your questions.


Whether you manage a volume retail operation, small chain or family owned store, our full range of services can meet your needs. Our rates will be competitive in your market area. At Chinook Transportation, your business is important to us and our rates will keep you competitive in your market area.

We realize that time is of the essence when dealing with perishable commodities and sale deadlines. We strive to do our best to keep you informed every step of the way and answer all your questions via fax machine, email or our 24 hour a day toll-free line. There is no second-guessing where and when you're load will arrive.

Our friendly staff will give you personal attention for all your shipping need 24/7. Whether you're a buyer or seller, we realize there's more to the freight business than just fruits and vegetables. Providing you with the most efficient and professional service is utmost at Chinook Transportation.


Running and managing a trucking operation requires a lot of responsibilities including staying on top of the details. Chinook Transportation understands what you're up against and we take pride in working with you to take some of the pressure off. We take care of instructing every driver so you don't have to. When your company hauls with Chinook Transportation, we stay in continuous touch with the drivers from the loading site to the delivery. If there is a problem, we handle it.

Payment is made on the time agreed with varied rates depending on the location. If unexpected expenses arise, advances are available to drivers or directly to your office. We arbitrate between you and the customer to ensure fair claim settlements when accidents occur. We strive to make every effort to resolve the problem quickly regardless of the outcome.

Drivers can reach us 24 hours a day with questions or problems on the road. We understand the vitality of keeping your trucks loaded and on the road. We're here to help when you need us!


Contact us today for a quote or further information!
(509) 834-6151 or toll free 1-888-222-1019