Friday, May 3, 2019

Alaska West Express Wins Safe Truck Fleet Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Alaska Trucking Association has bestowed Alaska West Express with its 2018 Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award, which recognizes carriers who safely operate on the highway and in the workplace.

Alaska West Express, which also garnered the honor in 2013, 2014, and 2016, earned its newest accolade for its safety performance in 2018, including accident frequency rates, compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) scores and OSHA recordable injuries, according to the company.

"This award demonstrates the dedication and hard work of our entire team of transportation professionals," says Alaska West Express President Eric Badger. "Our drivers, maintenance personnel, operators, dispatchers, supervisors, managers and administrators all share in this success. Their efforts to continually identify safety improvements in our extremely challenging conditions is the cornerstone of our program. The safety of our people, the environment and our equipment, is our most important objective each day."