Carlile Transportation said Feb. 20 that it recently honored employees for safe work performance at the sixth annual employee and driver safety awards banquets in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Tacoma. The banquets are held annually early in the year to recognize safety achievements from the year prior.
Recognized were the newest drivers to join the prestigious “Million Mile Club,” including Chad Townsend, John Brown, Keith McCallie and Doug Hamrick. They join 40 other Carlile drivers with more than a million miles logged without an incident.
Operational employees from all the terminals were recognized for working the entire year of 2012 without a recordable incident. An impressive total of 411 employees were honored 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’s how we do it at Carlile.”
Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown into one of Alaska’s largest trucking companies. Carlile Transportation Systems is based in Anchorage and employs more than 680 people. Carlile services customers with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse, Seward, Blaine, Minn., Tacoma Wash., Houston, Texas, Edmonton, Alberta and also has a warehouse facility in Anchorage.