Jet Expedited Transport was founded in 1977 when Lee Johnson purchased Jet Airfreight, located in the back of an Arco gas station in Salem, OR. After the purchase, he immediately moved the company headquarters to Portland, OR. Lee's vision for Jet was to be known for quality service and on-time schedules while providing a positive work environment for its employees.

In 1979 Jet expanded to Eugene, OR, where we became the primary carrier for Hewlett Packard in Corvallis. That same year saw Jet move into a new 10,000 square foot warehouse and purchase our first new tractor and trailer.
In 1983, Jet purchased the 62,000 square-foot warehouse/office complex that we operate from today. 1986 saw Jet expand to San Francisco, CA, and in 1987 we opened a terminal in Seattle, WA.

Over our four decades in business, we have been the local cartage agent for BAX Global and DHL. The interplant service agent for Intel and Hewlett Packard- Vancouver and the Land Air Express agent in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Lee Johnson passed away in 2019, entrusting the business to be run by his son Craig and the team of over seventy employees across Jet's four locations. Our team continues to provide the same quality service and friendly work environment that Lee envisioned more than forty years ago when he first started the company.