SPAN ALASKA Named 2016 Specialty LTL Carrier of the Year [ORLANDO, FL – Posted on 04.11.2017]

Shippers honor Alaska’s largest LTL transportation provider for excellence and service reliability

Span Alaska Transportation was named “Specialty LTL Carrier of the Year” at NASSTRAC’s annual conference today in Orlando, FL. The award recognizes excellence in LTL carriers that perform in markets whose scope and geography require specialized service and exceptional reliability.

"Being named the 2016 Specialty LTL Carrier of the Year is an honor — and especially rewarding — because it represents the voice of shippers," said Span Vice President of Sales Bill Meszaros. “We are pleased NASSTRAC is recognizing and honoring the entire Span team, whose daily dedication to safety, freight handling, and service creates opportunity and inspires confidence among clients throughout the great state of Alaska, Canada, and the Lower 48 states.

Our people have an earned reputation as conscientious, knowledgeable and innovative. Having their efforts recognized as exemplary is very gratifying and well deserved."

Through its annual Carrier of the Year Awards Program, NASSTRAC recognizes carriers that have demonstrated excellence in transportation. The program also helps shippers identify the “best of the best” in carrier performance and value.

The awards are determined by regular members of NASSTRAC who are qualified buyers of transportation services and rank carriers on customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership, and technology.

The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers of logistics services.


Established in 1978, Span Alaska is the number one provider of freight services connecting Alaska with the world. Span ships more than 400 million pounds of freight annually, owns over 400 pieces of rolling equipment and maintains a fleet of trucks connecting its terminals throughout Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak and Wasilla) and the Lower 48 states. Span delivers extreme reliability in extreme conditions to and from remote locations.

Span Alaska is a subsidiary of Matson Logistics, which provides integrated logistics services including global supply chain management, rail intermodal, highway brokerage, warehousing, and freight consolidation and distribution throughout the United States and beyond.

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