CVSA Prepares for Annual Inspectors Championship

As the nation’s top truck drivers prepare to convene in Pittsburgh for the National Truck Driving Championships, another group of safety professionals — law enforcement officers — will meet in the same city for its own competition. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship, in which contenders complete a written test and vehicle […]

Alaska’s Grand Champion Spotlight: Ryan Surian

Ryan Surian has worked for American Fast Freight for 9 years. He started his trucking career out in 1999 working for “The King” aka, Burger King, driving a single axle Kenworth with a 28-foot trailer. Ryan learned the world of trucking at a young and impressionable age. Moving up in his career as a professional […]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.   “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s […]

Redundant Power Line Cut Over

All, You may have noticed all the trenching, filling, and cable pulling in the vicinity of Terminal Road and the Security Center for the better part of the summer.  The result is that ML&P has brought a second power feed onto the Port so that we are no longer hamstrung by just the one that […]

In Memoriam: Marion Gibson Davis

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at St. Vincent Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon on July 18, 2019.  Marion was born on Sept. 18, 1948, in Greenville, Mississippi to Emett George Davis and Royce Christine Davis, the youngest of four siblings. His father was a carpenter, and Marion often followed him around as […]

Changes Made at Alaska Trucking Association

ANCHORAGE—The Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) has announced top management changes effective August 1. Lifelong Alaska resident and business leader Robert Shake has been named the new Executive Director of the 300 member association, and Joe Michel has been named Deputy Director. After serving ATA for thirteen years Aves Thompson will officially retire as Executive Director […]

FMCSA Increase Fines on Violations

The U.S. DOT announced Tuesday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. A final rule that will publish in the Federal Register Wednesday, […]