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Alaska West Express gets top safety honor in Alaska

Alaska West Express received the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet this spring. It also received three other safety awards from the ATA including Line Haul, Local Cartage, and Line Haul Most Improved.

Alaska West Express was recognized for its safety performance in 2013, including accident frequency rates, Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores and OSHA recordable injuries.

The Alaska Trucking Association sponsors the safety awards with ConocoPhillips to recognize and reward carriers who operate safely on the highway and in the workplace. CSA is a major safety measurement and reporting initiative of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

"This award represents the hard work, professionalism and integrity of our managers, operations team, drivers, and mechanics," says Alaska West Express President Scott Hicks. "We haul a variety of commodities in very challenging conditions, including hazardous chemicals, petroleum products, dry bulk commodities, and retail products. Safety is extremely important to us, and we appreciate that our efforts are recognized by the ATA and ConocoPhillips."

Alaska West Express provides truckload transport of liquid- and dry-bulk products throughout the United SStates and Canada and specializes in trucking to Alaska with terminals in Anchorage and Fairbanks AK, and Tacoma WA. 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 freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics.

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