Kool-Pak LLC


KOOL PAK°'s growth from a small regional carrier to an industry-leading transportation services provider comes from continuous improvement of our services and dedication to superior client service.

Our commitment to being the leaders in worry-free LTL shipping® started in 1968, when KOOL PAK° provided primarily local customers with refrigerated LTL services throughout the Northwest. In 1987, Ness Holding Company acquired and currently holds majority interest in KOOL PAK° LLC, along with partners Wade Palmer, Chief Financial Officer, and G Geary, Senior Vice President, Operations.

KOOL PAK° Logistics Services

Starting in early 2012, KOOL PAK° Logistics provides truckload volume capacity for frozen, refrigerated and dry goods. As part of our family of transportation companies, KOOL PAK° Logistics provides expanded capacity for both LTL and truckload volume. We work with customers as business partners to ensure products are safe throughout the cold chain process.

California Trucking, Washington LTL

In 1994, Ness Holding Company purchased a regional refrigerated truckload carrier to merge with KOOL PAK°, adding capacity to and from California. In 2005, KOOL PAK° acquired a regional Seattle-based LTL carrier to establish a facility in Kent, Washington and better serve the entire West Coast.

In January 2012, KOOL PAK° acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation, LTD., to expand regularly scheduled delivery services into and throughout Canada. This move expands the transportation, warehousing and delivery of temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the U.S.

In July 2012, KOOL PAK° opened our terminal operation in the southern California hub of Ontario. In September 2014, KOOL PAK announced the expansion of our west coast services through an agreement with Sierra Pacific in Patterson, California. By partnering together, we now offer an allocated capacity of 20,000 SF of both frozen and chilled storage in Patterson. With these two facilities, KOOL PAK° is in closer proximity to our California customers and consignees, further enhancing the scope, flexibility and responsiveness of our refrigerated transportation services in the U.S. and Canada.

Dual-temp trailers, superior service and more

As we expand our geographic reach, we're adding capacity and offer additional services. Today KOOL PAK° has over 90 power units and 120 trailers--most of which are dual temp-providing superior service in four business segments:

  • Redistribution refrigerated services throughout Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia, with a daily schedule to all major consignees
  • Regional over-the-road (OTR), less than truckload (LTL), and full truckload (FTL) refrigerated service to and from Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington and throughout Canada
  • Transcontinental, less than truckload (LTL) refrigerated service to forty-eight states and Canada
  • Comprehensive logistics services to Northwest-based shippers

About Ness Holding Company

Since 1939, Ness Holding Company has owned and operated food industry companies, encompassing such segments as warehousing, distribution, brokerage, manufacturing, importing, and transportation. Ness Holding Company has successfully built KOOL PAK° into one of the region's leading providers of warehousing and transportation services. We continue to grow and expand our services to provide ever higher levels of customer service.

"The service Kool Pak provides is unparalleled in the temperature controlled LTL transportation market. Kool Pak is committed each day to ensuring our product reaches the right customer at the right time. It's a great team and a great organization. We owe a lot of our success to the efforts they put forth for us."
—Ajinomoto Frozen Foods, Inc.