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Carlile Transportation Recognizes Drivers for Exemplary Performance in Safety

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carlile Transportation recently recognized drivers for outstanding safety performance at its third annual driver safety awards banquets in Anchorage, Fairbanks and also in Tacoma. These newest members of the "million mile club" include:

Dru Watson                             John Slater
Jack Jessee                             Troy Tennant
Randy Eyth                              Leif Kjostad
Chuck Williams                        Pete O'Neal

Each driver has logged more than one million safe driving miles without an incident.

They join 26 other members of Carlile's drivers with more than one million safe miles. These drivers represent more than 100,000,000 of safe driving miles from Alaska to Texas.

In Fairbanks driver, John Taylor was recognized for three million safe driving miles.

In addition to the drivers, 83 employees from the yards, warehouses and shops were also recognized for 12 months of perfect safety performance.

"Our goal is to be the best, safest transportation company in Alaska and throughout North America," said Harry McDonald, Carlile's CEO. "Safe highways start with safe drivers and we need to communicate our support for their performance and make sure the driving public knows that we have a team of safe drivers on the roads."

In attendance at the banquet were Don Norvell, Conoco Phillips, Rich Blesser from Marsh, Hugh Carr, VersaCold Logistics, officials from the Alaska Trucking Association and representatives from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

The recognition banquets were held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage; the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks and at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA;

Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to one of Alaska's largest trucking companies. Carlile Transportation Systems is based in Anchorage and employs more than 650 people, including 110 in Tacoma. Carlile services customers with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse, Seward, Blaine, MN, Tacoma , WA, Houston, TX , Edmonton, Alberta and also warehouse facilities in Anchorage and Fife WA.

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