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Alaska West Express Awarded for Safety


ANCHORAGE, AK — Alaska West Express won the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet this spring.

Alaska West Express provides truckload transport of liquid- and dry-bulk products throughout the U.S. and Canada and specializes in trucking to Alaska with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Tacoma.

Alaska West Express President Scott Hicks commented: "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."

The company also operates a training center and offers classes in hazardous materials transport, emergency response and workplace safety.

They were recognized for their safety performance in 2013, including accident frequency rates, Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores and OSHA recordable injuries. The company also received three other safety awards from the ATA including Line Haul, Local Cartage and Line Haul Most Improved.

The ATA sponsors the safety awards with ConocoPhillips to recognize and reward carriers who operate safely on the highway and in the workplace.

"This award represents the hard work, professionalism and integrity of our managers, operations team, drivers and mechanics," Hicks said. 

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My husband has driven for AWE for as many years as the company was active he has saved the lives of two drivers and a dog who would have froze to death had he not stopped but that is the code of the haul road I'm glad AWE received this honor the truckers who drive for this company take pride in their work and safety