ATS Highway Professional Pay, Perks and Earning Potential
Anderson Trucking Service
As printed in “The Trucker”
Reprinted by Permission.
When Harold Anderson began Anderson Trucking Service in 1955, his entrepreneurial spirit and superior leadership helped create a company that continues to thrive under the guidance of his family name to this day. Even now, after 55 years of success and growth in the always-changing trucking industry, drivers at Anderson can expect to be treated as part of the family. ‘This is one of the best companies I’ve ever worked for,’ driver Norman Newson said. “From the day I started I was more than just a number to ATS.’
Drivers at Anderson are not only made to feel right at home, but also given a choice. From company driver to owner operator and regional to dedicated routes, drivers can choose what best suits their lifestyle. One thing drivers can be sure of is they will have the opportunity to make money. Drivers will tell you the same thing: ‘Anderson is geared to keeping you loaded and getting you miles,’ driver Russell Bigham said.
So, what can you expect to earn as a driver at Anderson? Earnings depend upon what the driver is hauling and what category driver they are. For example, in the flatbed/specialized division most drivers start as a class 4, which allows them to haul legal freight plus some smaller over-dimensional loads. A driver will then progress to a 3, 2, 1 and 1A class which means more pay and responsibility for transporting more difficult permitted loads. The exceptional driver can graduate to the heavy haul division, which is truly an elite group of drivers. They drive a 4-axle tractor and pull multiple axle trailers.
One special opportunity Anderson offers to its drivers is their Pre-Certified Lease/Purchase Program, and it’s one of the best in the industry. With a $4000 bonus for completion of the 12-month program and top of the line 2009 or newer equipment (Freightliner, Volvo and Peterbilt), Anderson has created over 1600 success stories with this program. Driver Fred Allen has only good things to say about the way Anderson manages this opportunity. ‘They make sure you know what you are doing and give you all the tools to make money,’ he said. Even providing extra business classes to drivers in the program, Anderson gives them the knowledge and confidence they need to be a success.
‘You can become an Owner Operator with no money down,’ Heavy Haul driver Merrill Huber pointed out. ‘The best part is that I am allowed to be my own boss, but I still have all the support in the world from Anderson. It’s nice to have someone to help you along the way.’
The opportunity to work hard and make money is not the only thing that Anderson offers. Management realizes it’s important for drivers to get home when they want and need to. That’s why Anderson has several regional opportunities that help get drivers home more often.
Rollie Anderson, president and CEO of ATS, doesn’t hesitate when asked what the drivers mean to him. They are the backbone of the company. ‘Our drivers take such pride in serving the customer, taking care of equipment and traveling safely,’ he said. ‘Owner operators are business partners at ATS. If the driver or owner operator does well, so does ATS.’
To learn more about the Anderson family of companies and the opportunities that await you as a driver, visit www.atsinc.com or call a recruiter today at 800-343-8787