When John Schank started driving for Lynden Transport in 1975, he probably never imagined he would be named the Alaska Truck Driver of the Year, not once, but twice. The Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) presented John’s award this summer at a special event in Fairbanks. In addition to that honor, John was recognized for setting a new record as the first Lynden Transport driver to log 40 years of safe driving – 5,360,000 miles to be exact. Starting with the opening of the Dalton Highway in 1975, John has been driving one of America’s most treacherous roads: the haul road between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. The haul road is known for extreme grades and extreme weather. John still drives the route today, making the 1,000-mile round trip twice a week.
Erickson Incorporated, a leading global aerial firefighting company for more than 30 years, owns the world’s largest S-64 Aircrane fleet, and the Aircrane Helitanker is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most effective and efficient firefighting aircraft in the world. Northern Hemisphere fires are experiencing above average conditions, and what follows is an outline of Erickson’s current jobs. In late fall, the Aircranes are mobilized to the Southern Hemisphere to fight fires south of the equator.
Lynden Transport was awarded its fifth consecutive No. 1 ranking and its 21st overall Quest for Quality Award in the 2017 awards issued by Logistics Management magazine. Lynden Transport received the highest scores among Less-than-Truckload (LTL) western regional carriers in the on-time performance, value, and equipment & operations categories and topped the overall weighted scores.
PenAir has initiated the process with the U.S. Department of Transportation to subsidize essential air service to the Pribilof Islands of St. Paul and St. George, and McGrath.
From August 14 – September 15, 2017, EasyPark will accept food donations in lieu of payment for parking citations as part of a community food drive effort with Food Bank of Alaska, who provides food assistance to Alaskans in need.
The Coast Guard is reminding Alaska boaters that Alaska House Bill 132, otherwise known as the Let’s Ride Alaska Act, that brings ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to Alaska roadways, does not pertain to navigable waters of Alaska.
Will Roberts, formerly of Rolls-Royce, has joined Foss Maritime as Chief Commercial Officer. Roberts is responsible for building the customer facing team to drive and sustain Foss Maritime's market share and long-term revenue generation.
Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, is pleased to announce a new, full time addition of key personnel to their already growing team of technicians.
Vigor has begun construction of a fifth 45’ Response Boat - Medium C (RB-M C) for its long-time customer, the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. The vessel will be fabricated at Vigor Ballard (formerly Kvichak Marine) in the Seattle metro area with delivery expected in November.