Alaska West Express receives safety award

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, 2011. 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 group’s Safe Truck Fleet Most Improved Award in 2009. The ATA sponsors the safety awards with ConocoPhillips to recognize and reward carriers that operate safely on the highway and in the workplace.

“This award represents the hard work and team effort of our managers, drivers, and mechanics,” said Jim Maltby, director of health, safety, security, and environmental for Alaska West Express in Fairbanks AK. “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 ConocoPhillips.”

One of the Lynden family of companies, Alaska West Express provides truckload transport and liquid- and dry-bulk products throughout the United States 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.

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