Lynden Transport Driver Named 2018 Alaska Driver of the Year

by Jake Tully - Published: 6/27/2018

North America-based Lynden Transport reports that company driver Jack Sorensen was named 2018 Alaska Truck Driver of the Year by the Alaska Trucking Association, affording the company its fourth Driver of the Year award in past five years.

Lynden Transport President Paul Grimaldi reports that the company expresses pride for the numerous distinctions the company has received by the Alaska Trucking Association.

"We are extremely proud of the professionalism and commitment our drivers exhibit every day on the job, but also the knowledge and skills they bring to the annual ATA truck driving championships," said Grimaldi. "These drivers are the best of the best. They must complete a written knowledge test, a pre-trip inspection and a skills course as part of their participation."

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Lynden Transport reports that Sorensen has earned multiple first-place finishes in Anchorage’s annual driving competition, maintaining an accident-fee record for 34 years.

A seven-time participant in the national truck driving competition, Sorensen reports that operating in Alaska has proved challenging in several respects.

"Driving in Alaska can certainly be a challenge with moose on the road year-round, tourists on the road in the summer and extreme weather in the winter," said Grimaldi.

Overall, seven drivers from Lynden as well as Alaska West Express placed in the 2018 Alaska Trucking Association championships.

Interested parties may find more information on Lynden Transport at the company’s site.