“Cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships by delivering value driven transportation services.”

Welcome to Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Inc.

“Service is the Difference”

This isn’t just our motto; this is why our business exists today. Northern Refrigerated was founded by my parents in 1947 under the name Northern Milk Lines. The operation began by hauling milk cans and tankers from small dairies to the creamery. It has grown into a 200 truck operation serving the 6 western states by staying true to our motto. We have remained a family oriented company and believe that our greatest asset is our people. We are in business to cultivate partnerships with our customers, believing that in doing this, both will be successful. ~ Rick Mello

Our Services


  • Warehousing
  • Re-Palletization
  • Cross Docking
  • Lift Gate Delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Temperature Controlled Shipments
  • Less Than Truckload Shipments (LTL)
  • Truckload Shipments (TL)
  • Freight Consolidation
  • Pool Shipment Redistribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dedicated Truck Leasing

Customer Service

  • We are committed to service our customers to the best of our ability and encourage our customers’ participation for continuous improvement.

Ethics & Honesty

  • Relationships with customers, employees, and vendors based on sound, ethical and honest business practices.


  • The future of our companies is our employees. Their pride and commitment to the companies comes from the companies’ pride and commitment to them!
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