If you are running Totem, they are good folks.
But, you should be honest with them. See, if Totem barges powder without the Hazmat certifications and gets caught, and its your powder, they will pass their Fed misery on to you, and that is not pretty
Times have changed kraig. Folks cant even ship on Alaska air without being a "known" shipper.
Everything does not triple in price in Alaska, exception being the deep bush.
PS you can buy rice and beans at cosco cheaper than paying the freight to Seward