What Is it Like Working for a Heaving Trucking Service?

Being a truck driver is demanding work, though drivers have options depending on whether they are independent operators or work for a heavy trucking service. Driving locally, regionally, and long-haul or over-the-road are also options. ATS is a heavy trucking service that primarily handles over-the-road freight but also has some regional work.

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Drivers who work for ATS should enjoy over-the-road (OTR) work. OTR truckers can go anywhere in the country, driving from one location to another, to pick up and drop off loads while returning home over two to three weeks. ATS keeps truckers at home for 1.5 days every week they are on the road. OTR drivers also handle a variety of loads, including dry vans or flatbeds, so if you prefer variety, hauling flatbeds is a good option.
Heavy trucking services experience high turnover among drivers, so besides the nature of the loads and distances you haul, the quality of your benefits and the trucks you drive can keep drivers loyal. ATS pays drivers on a percentage basis and offers vacation pay and medical, life, and disability insurance. The ATS fleet includes well-maintained Volvo, Freightliner, and Peterbilt trucks with appropriate safety and tracking systems. Also, as an employee, you never need to worry about making a truck payment, as is the case for owner-operators.

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