ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska West Express received the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award for local cartage from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet April 21. Alaska West Express was recognized for its safety performance in 2010, including accident rates, driver training and safety programs and vehicle maintenance.
The company received the ATA's Safe Truck Fleet Most Improved Award in 2009. The ATA sponsors the safety awards with Conoco-Phillips to recognize and reward carriers who operate safety on the highway and in the workplace.
"This award represents the hard work and team effort of our managers, drivers and mechanics," says Jim Maltby, Safety Director of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental for Alaska West Express in Fairbanks. "We haul a variety of loads, including hazardous chemicals and petroleum products, so we take safety very seriously. It's nice to see our efforts recognized by the ATA and Conoco-Phillips."
Alaska West Express provides truckload transport and liquid- and dry-bulk products throughout the U.S. and Canada and specializes in trucking to Alaska with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Tacoma. It also operates a training center and offers classes in hazardous materials transport, emergency response and workplace safety.
Alaska West Express is one of the Lynden family of companies whose combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international air forwarding, international ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.