A Freight Forwarding Company That Puts People First

For decades IDI has been known as a leading freight forwarding company that moves freight better than anyone. Behind our respectable reputation are the people who put us on the map. IDI is founded on the belief that people come first — we work together as a family and do what needs to be done for our customers.

A Long History of Serving Our Community with Integrity

In 1980 Independent Dispatch (IDI) was founded on the principle of putting people first. Mike Gilbert and Stu Johnson had worked together at freight companies for several decades. They saw an opportunity to do things differently…move truck freight onto trains and deliver personalized intermodal and over-the-road services.

Recognized as one of the most respected freight forwarding companies in the country, the IDI legacy lives on as a family-owned and operated business that prides itself on building lasting, trusted relationships and unmatched, professional transportation experiences.

IDI Management Team History

“For over 25 years Lynden has enjoyed excellent service from Independent Dispatch, and we know we can trust them to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I appreciate the peace of mind their team provides – if any issues come up, I know their team will communicate with me immediately and already be working on a solution.”

Becky MacDonald

Lynden Logistics

Meet the IDI Leadership Team

Drivers of growth and profitability, builders of teamwork and community…the IDI leadership team delivers long-term value to our customers and our organization with enthusiasm.

Greg Gilbert

Greg Gilbert


Erica Hill

Director Intermodal Services

John Wish

John Wish

Director Highway Services

Greg McGann

Greg McGann

Director Trucking Services

Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons

Director Finance and HR

Jim Bambach

Director Sales

Drivers Wanted

Selected as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Oregon Business Magazine, IDI brings opportunities to those who want to grow and thrive professionally in a family-oriented environment. We are always looking for enthusiastic, relationship-driven individuals who will add value to our organization. Are you the right fit for IDI?


When IDI receives special recognition from other organizations, these accolades simply reinforce our beliefs. We deliver what our customers need by providing exceptional transportation services and making sure people come first.


To serve you better, IDI is a member of several professional organizations

IDI Associations and Memberships

On-Time, Personalized Service Since 1980

We do what needs to be done to keep your operations humming along. The IDI team is ready to lend support and get your freight from Point A to Point B safely and on-time.

© 1980-2024 Independent Dispatch Inc.