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Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits None 

Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits

Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk, dubbed "Freight for Less," enables members to save up to 90 percent when shipping cargo intra-state.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce Features Alaska Aerospace at Weekly Luncheon None 

Juneau Chamber of Commerce Features Alaska Aerospace at Weekly Luncheon

Alaska Aerospace provided the luncheon presentation at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting on October 12, 2017. Attended by approximately 40 business leaders from the community, Craig Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO, presented a general overview of the company and offered his perspective on the changing launch vehicle market and demands for small and ultra-small launch vehicle capability, which can be met from Alaska, to meet the emerging small commercial satellite market.

Alaska Air Group reports September 2017 operational results None 
Foss Maritime Joins FEMA's Response and Relief Operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands None 

Foss Maritime Joins FEMA's Response and Relief Operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Foss Maritime Company announced today that it has contracted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

New tractors for LTI, Inc. and Milky Way drivers None 

New tractors for LTI, Inc. and Milky Way drivers

LTI, Inc./Milky Way drivers are rolling down the road in new tractors this fall, the result of a large-scale major equipment acquisition. According to Dave Seaman, Director of Equipment and Maintenance, LTI invested in new power units this year which replaced some of the high-mileage tractors. "The new equipment is allowing us to lower our operating cost by LTI new equipment - Gene Stahl.jpgreducing maintenance and improving fuel economy while maintaining payload," he explains. "The new units also provide a much better driving experience for our employees." LTI, Inc. has purchased 74 2018 Kenworth T680 tractors, the same tractor that Lynden Transport Driver John Schank drove across the country to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2015.

Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army None 

Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army

In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft. The contract represents the largest award in Vigor’s history with a total value of $979,390,000 over a ten year period and will provide sustained full time employment for roughly 200 skilled artisans.

Moving to Rural Alaska: It Takes a Village None 

Moving to Rural Alaska: It Takes a Village

Tractors, airplanes, boats, trucks, snowmobiles, and dogsleds. When it comes to moving to Alaska’s bush territory, just about any mode of transportation is fair game.

Fugro Wins Highway Data Collection Contract For The State of Alaska None 

Fugro Wins Highway Data Collection Contract For The State of Alaska

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has awarded Fugro the initial phase of a potential multi-year contract to collect, process and deliver a wide range of digital roadway data for public roads across Alaska. Under this contract, Fugro will also implement a suite of roadway data applications that will feed into the Department’s existing business systems to foster informed decision- making and support state and federally mandated transportation programmes, such as the Highway Performance Monitoring System.

Lynden drivers clean up at Alaska, Washington competitions None 

Lynden drivers clean up at Alaska, Washington competitions

​Congratulations are in order for many Lynden drivers who competed in truck driving competitions in Alaska and Washington this spring. At the Alaska Trucking Association’s (ATA) annual truck rodeo in Anchorage, Alaska West Express Driver Brian Ambrose was named overall champion for the second year followed by Eddie Tuia in second place. Eddie also took first place for Alaska West Express in the 5-axle van category with Doug Longerbone of Lynden Transport taking second place.

“Forget the Fine” Food Drive Raises $20,000 in Food Donations None 

“Forget the Fine” Food Drive Raises $20,000 in Food Donations

EasyPark’s “Forget the Fine”, a unique event that offered community members the opportunity to donate food in exchange for credit towards their outstanding parking violations, collected $20,000 of food donations to benefit the Food Bank of Alaska. The month long promotion was the first of its kind ever held in Anchorage.