FAQ’s Onboarding to Alaska2023-08-31T11:28:30-08:00

FAQ’s Onboarding to Alaska

What is a “Fit for Duty Test”?2023-08-31T11:33:25-08:00

A fit-for-duty test determines if the employee is physically able to perform their current role safely.

According to OSHA, fit for duty means that an individual is in a physical, mental, and emotional state that enables the employee to perform the essential tasks of his or her work assignment in a manner that does NOT threaten the safety or health of oneself, co-workers, property, or the public at large. Employers sometimes require fit-for-duty tests to gauge whether an employee can safely perform essential job functions.

What kind of equipment will be used?2023-08-31T11:33:37-08:00
  • Construction
    • Semi tractors
    • Fuel Trucks and Fuel Swappers
    • Heavy-duty tire man
    • Stringer Truck
    • Passenger busses
    • Flatbeds
    • Lowboys
    • Maxi Haul (semi end dump)
    • Side dumps
    • Water Trucks
    • Articulating End Dumps
    • B-70 (off-road belly dump)
    • Winch Truck
  • Line haul
    • Semi-tractors, predominantly manual transmissions.
    • Double sets
How much will I be making?2023-08-31T11:33:08-08:00
  • Construction Drivers:
    • $39.50-$44.00 per hour plus healthcare and pension benefits
  • Surveyors:
    • $39.37-$46.53 per hour plus healthcare and pension benefits
  • Linehaul/freight drivers:
    • Est $30 per hour plus healthcare and pension benefits
    • South of Fairbanks
      • $.80 per mile for doubles
      • $1.15 per mile north of Fox
What do I bring?2023-08-31T11:32:18-08:00
  • Construction/Pipeline/Surveyors:
    • Arctic gear, personal clothing, toiletries, meds at least 60 days’ worth, boot dryer, work boots
  • Linehaul/Freight:
    • You will be driving mountain passes and some of the coldest, most remote terrain in Alaska. Cold weather gear is a must. Proper heavy-weight gloves, bibbs, jackets, hats, and boots need to be in your gear even if you don’t access them every trip.
Where will I stay?2023-08-31T11:32:36-08:00


  • North Slope Company provided camp.
  • Most rooms will be double room status.


  • Trucks are dispatched from hubs in Wasilla or Fairbanks. Home can be wherever you want it to be in between.
What does “point of hire” mean?2023-08-31T11:33:54-08:00
  • Fairbanks or Anchorage
  • Slope
    • The employer pays and arranges flights from the point of hire to the North Slope and back to the point of hire.
  • Line haul
    • Employees are responsible for finding housing locally in Anchorage or Fairbanks.
What’s it like working on Alaska’s north slope in severe cold and winds?2023-08-31T11:31:51-08:00
  • Cold weather gear is required. (Gear list is provided)
  • Must be physically fit to work in dark, cold weather.
  • Room and Board Provided (Work Camp) Housing provided.
  • Employer provides flight schedule to and from worksite. From Point of hire Fairbanks, Alaska or Anchorage, Alaska
  • Bring medications and personal items to last for the applicable work schedule; limited items are available at a few local stores catering to workers.
  • Possess appropriate CDL and Endorsement for job. (CDL A, CDL B, Hazmat, Tanker endorsement, Passenger Bus, 10 Hour OSHA, North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC Unescorted – Alaska Safety Alliance).
What is a typical schedule?2023-08-31T11:32:54-08:00
  • 7 days per week
  • 10-12 hours per day
  • 4-6 week working rotations – Company provided airfare to point of hire.
  • Paid Weekly!
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