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1st Salmon of the Season!

The 1st Salmon of the season!

Thursday March 18th was the 1st opener on the Copper River.

As an Alaska Airlines 737 delivered the 1st 22,000 lbs of Salmon to Seattle, representatives from Fairchild Freight were on sight at the Alaska Airlines Anchorage hanger to welcome and enjoy a taste of the 1st Kings in town.
Senator Lisa Murkowski was showing her true Alaska spirit holding up the fish with her bare hands.
We are optimistic going into the 2017 “WILD” season. With a lower projected returns and higher prices forecasted our team drivers are eager to get you FishON the road!

If you have any seafood’s transportation needs please e-mail fishon@fairchildfreight.com Our team will be happy to help toy get your fish on the road!

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Solidarity in Motion.

Productive growth has been climbing at a steady rate over the last few months, along with some incredibly talented, productive employees. Fairchild Freight would like to introduce some new members to our team:

• Baine, a Logistics Coordinator that will be assisting our Operations with scheduling, track-and-trace, carrier packets, etc. Baine provides exceptional work, even on weekends.
• Justin, Inside Sales, brings years of experience in transportation from the customer side and operations arena. He will be assisting the team in several channels.
• Jon, Driver Recruiter, comes to Fairchild Freight with an gleaming background in Driver Recruiting that is being put to good use for us.
• Hugh, Coordinator for the Phoenix office, is a Transportation veteran with over 3 years, will be assisting with tracking, scheduling, and carrier packets.
• Tisha, Stockton Facility Manager, comes to us with over 18 years of transportation experience and a CDL license. She has a lot of knowledge of the northern CA market, especially in produce an area we excel in.
• Josh, Director of Fleet Operations, brings a great track record in transportation / logistics, including some prominent senior leadership positions. His skills will be a great resource for us.
• Joe, Outside salesman, although new to transportation, Joe brings years of experience in sales, and will be an integral part of new customer onboarding at here.
We are anticipating exciting things from these accomplished new employees and already feel blessed to have them on our team.

Aftermath of Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia, with 200-mph winds at landfall and accompanying torrential rains, left surprisingly little damage in her wake although the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. The menacing storm hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Friday but weakened to a tropical depression as it moved across the country. Fortunately, there were only six deaths recorded, a lot less than the sirens from the meteorologists had predicted because Patricia missed the heavily populated areas. Other than the thousands of acres of ravaged banana and papaya, the mango, tamarind, guanabana, and corn crop damage was also significant in Mexico we experienced little fallout here in the USA.

On the Road Again

We are excited to announce that Fairchild is currently receiving delivery of 25 new custom built Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors! These roadworthy trucks come well equipped, including sleepers, double bunks, microwaves, flat screen TVs, GPS, and the latest digital amenities with advanced satellite communications for the long hauls “to and from” Alaska and the rest of the lower 48 states. These added features are part of the solidarity in motion at work.