Two national safety awards for Alaska West Express
Tue, Jul 25, 2023
From left, Drivers Will Barkhuff, Kevin Redfield and Robert Maddigan at the Fairbanks Service Center.
Alaska West Express received two awards from the American Trucking Association at their spring Safety, Security and Human Resources conference in Minneapolis. The awards recognize the employees of Alaska West Express for their commitment to safely and professionally operating on a day-to-day basis. The line haul operations team received first place in their mileage class, and the local haul operations team received second place. The Safe Fleet Awards represent best-in-class performance against Alaska West Express' North American peers.
"This award represents the professionalism of every Alaska West Express employee and their commitment to performing each task safely. It truly is a team effort that the whole Alaska West Express team should be proud of," says Tyler Bones, Director of HSSE. The award criteria process evaluated all aspects of Alaska West Express' operations from equipment maintenance, hiring and technology used to make the fleet safer, to Department of Transportation inspections and accident/injury investigations. "It is a very thorough process that took a couple of weeks to work through. ATA digs into all aspects of the business to make sure that the winning fleets truly deserve the award," Tyler says.