54 Alaska Business | September 2018 www.akbizmag.com
In Alaska there are many companies that offer
LTL services, such as Alaska’s oldest transportation company, Sourdough Express. Founded
in 1898 in Canada, Sourdough Express transferred hands to the Alaskan Norum family in
1920 and has been family-owned ever since.
Currently, the company is run by the Norum
sisters and their brother Josh Norum, who
serves as the director of operations.
While Sourdough Express has been moving
freight in Alaska for more than one hundred
years, it has only been a decade since the
company changed the focus of its shipping
“About ten years ago we were a full-trailer
load company that focused especially on the
North Slope. But now that that market has
Sourdough Express has
been moving freight
through Alaska for
more than one hundred
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