Yakima County Development Association - Logistics and Distribution - Yakima County Development Association - Yakima, WA

Logistics & Distribution

Yakima County is ideally situated for businesses distributing products to regional, national, or Pacific Rim markets.  Our Valley's strategic location helps companies get key shipments to customers within target delivery windows.  Yakima's logistical advantages are complemented by attractive operating costs, affordable real estate options, and a high energy labor force. 

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Competitive Advantages

  • Yakima County’s central location allows companies to complete two truck shifts per day and service major Pacific Northwest markets.
  • Yakima County is two to three hours from Seattle, Portland, and Spokane (serving a population of nearly 10 million).
  • The region’s Interstate freeway accessibility along with freight, rail, and air service options provide businesses multimodal flexibility to access key customers or suppliers.

Logistic & Distribution Firms

Ace Hardware Moxee Hardware
Horizon Distribution Yakima Industrial Supplies & Hardware
Noel Distribution Yakima Pepsi & Food Products
R. E. Powell Distributing Grandview Oil & Gas
The Dolsen Companies Yakima Coke & Vending
Walmart Grandview Food & Grocery Products
Noel Transportation Yakima Motor Freight
Quality Transportation Yakima Motor Freight


Logistic & Distribution Supporting Companies

Mobile Fleet Service Yakima Truck Service & Repair
Truck Service & Supplies Yakima Truck Service & Supplies
Elite Towing & Recovery Sunnyside Towing & Roadside Assistance
S & S Truck Wash Outlook Cleaning & Maintenance
R. E. Powell Distributing Grandview Fuel & Lubricants
Associated Freight Brokers Yakima Truck Broker
Sun Country Transportation Yakima Truck/Transportation Broker
Noel Transportation Yakima Motor Freight
Quality Transportation Yakima Motor Freight
FedEx Yakima Parcel Shipping
United Parcel Service Yakima Parcel Shipping


Wage & Employment Data

General/Operations Manager 740 $47.20
First Line Supervisors - Transportation 170 $23.77
Human Resource Manager 50 $44.24
Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing 1,180 $17.85
Payroll/Timekeeping Clerk 150 $18.20
Office Clerk, General 1,200 $14.79
Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer 1,340 $16.54
Truck & Diesel Engine Mechanics 220 $22.47
Machine Feeders/Offbearers 180 $12.56
Forklift/Ind Truck Operators 1,070 $14.16
Dispatchers 120 $15.17
Shipping and Receiving Clerk 360 $14.87
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2013


"...a great location; We're able to get product in on time, well within our delivery windows." - Sean Arai, General Manager, Walmart Distribution Center No. 7021