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Tug captain designates ‘Safety Stations’ for PPE on demand

Justin Ryan’s idea led to a pilot program that gives Cook Inlet Tug & Barge crews immediate access to proper PPE in common (and remote) work areas. Living “off-grid” in a cabin in King Salmon, Alaska, Captain Justin Ryan knows

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Saltchuk’s Alaska director focused on making a difference

“Food security is a big issue in our community and everywhere,” he said. “We wanted to illustrate how, with little effort, everyone can make an impact – not only during a pandemic but every day. We’ve always believed that being involved and helping out where needed is a part of being a good neighbor, and in our case, good Alaskans.”

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Claims Controller finds passion in lost freight

Army veteran Laticia Rowe joined NAC 18 years ago after settling in Alaska. By Hilary Reeves It took Northern Air Cargo Claims Controller Laticia Rowe decades to find her dream career. Born and raised in Central Florida, she is the

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Carlile truckers named among best in Alaska

Michael Brad Hinkes and Jeremy Welton went on to place 14th and 18th places, respectively, in their categories at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh last summer. By Hilary Reeves Michael Brad Hinkes is one of the safest cargo

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NAC Pilot takes life one adventure at a time

Soldier, musician, pilot (and amateur herpetologist) Adam Townley-Wren began flying for Aloha Air Cargo in 2014. By Hilary Reeves Northern Air Cargo 767 Captain Adam Townley-Wren was born in New Orleans to parents who met playing drums in Tulane University’s

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Iver Foss Captain celebrates 28 seasons at Red Dog Mine

Gary May’s three-months-on, one-month-off schedule has led to many “wonderful” professional friendships. By Hilary Reeves Foss Maritime Tug Captain Gary May didn’t come into his profession by accident – he knew all along who and what he wanted to become.

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Army pilot survived combat helicopter crash, now flies for NAC

Fred Pollino’s devastating medical discharge from the U.S. Army left him unsure of his future. By Hilary Reeves Fred Pollino grew up the youngest of five children in Billerica, Massachusetts, a blue-collar suburb of Boston. The first time he boarded

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TOTE Maritime Alaska Terminal Operator wins Saltchuk Safety Award

Billy Godwin is the 2018 winner of Saltchuk’s Mike Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in Safety. By Hilary Reeves TOTE Maritime Alaska Terminal Operations Manager Billy Godwin is the 2018 winner of Saltchuk’s Mike Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in

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Safety Award nominee confronts on ladder safety

TMAK Rate Specialist Nicole Weite successfully intervened on not one, but two Near Miss falls. By Hilary Reeves Nicole Weite is developing quite a reputation as a stickler for safety. In September of 2018, the TOTE Maritime Alaska rate specialist

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Safety is the name of the game for TOTE invoicing specialist

Carmen Bird: ‘I wanted to create a game with a creative spin on safety awareness.’ By Hilary Reeves Almost a year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake sent Anchorage rocking, TOTE Maritime Alaska Invoicing Specialist Carmen Bird’s unique approach to earthquake safety

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Northern Air Cargo a family affair for the Smiths

Mark, Laura, and the couple’s daughter, Sara, each found their way to the Alaska freight logistics company. By Hilary Reeves Like many who call Alaska home, Mark and Laura Smith moved north from other states and never looked back. “I

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Safety director celebrates 30 years at Carlile

Lisa Marquiss: ‘You quickly get a strong idea of what these men and women are made of.’ By Hilary Reeves Lisa Marquiss, Carlile Transportation‘s Corporate Director of Safety and Compliance, started with the company in June of 1988. She was

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