Ryan Wolcoff: Alaska 2018 Overall Grand Champion Truck Driver of the year [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 07.02.2018]

Span Alaska’s Ryan Wolcoff was named 2018 Overall Grand Champion Alaska Truck Driver of the year and is heading to Ohio in August to represent Alaska in National competition.

June 28, 2018

Span Alaska Transportation Driver Ryan Wolcoff was recently recognized as Alaska’s 2018 Grand Champion Truck Driver by the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA). Span drivers Jose Brea earned 2nd in 3 axle and Chris Avessuk earned 3rd in Straight truck competitions.

"We have the safest drivers in Alaska and are proud of their commitment to safety and providing the best service possible to all our customers” says Chuck Onstott, Span Vice President of Operations. “Our Span drivers are a cut above the rest, professional and detail oriented. In addition to the rigorous skills course they are also judged on a comprehensive written knowledge test and pre-trip inspection."

Shortly before the AK truck Driving Championships, AK Grand Champion, Ryan Wolcoff and all Span drivers were recognized as the Safest Truck Fleet Operator in Alaska by Alaska Trucking Association (ATA).

Span Alaska Transportation has 40 years of experience serving as a transportation lifeline to cities and communities throughout Alaska. Moving more than 400 million pounds of freight annually to, from, and within the state. Span employs over 200 people, and operates more than 500 units of rolling stock. In addition to its highway, rail, and ocean network connecting the Lower 48 to Southcentral Alaska, the company also offers overnight service from Anchorage to Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula, and provides LTL (less-than-truckload) service via dedicated barge from Seattle to Southeast Alaska.

Span Alaska is a subsidiary of Matson Logistics, which offers customers domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, warehousing and distribution, and less-than-truck-load (LTL) transportation services throughout North America. It also offers third-party logistics and supply chain services that include warehousing, distribution, less-than-container-load (LCL) consolidation, and international freight forwarding in the United States and Asia.

Span Alaska Transportation was established in 1978 is based in Auburn, WA, where it operates a 93-door terminal on 15 acres. It also operates freight terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak and Wasilla.

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