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NTI Names ATS As Top Pay Carrier

Designation enhances 60th year in business celebration

December 7, 2015 (St. Cloud, Minn.) – Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. was recently named a Top Pay Carrier for 2016 by The National Transportation Institute. The award further celebrates the company’s 60 years of excellence and integrity with an elite endorsement.

“It is a privilege to be selected by The National Transportation Institute as a Top Pay Carrier for 2016. One of our goals as an organization is to provide drivers and contractors with opportunities for success. This award affirms that our efforts toward that objective are viable and that ATS is recognized in the industry as a great place to find opportunities and be successful.” says Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. CEO, Rollie Anderson.

To earn this prestigious award, carriers need to qualify in three categories: top-tier pay, health and retirement benefits, and carrier stability. NTI considers these categories to be the most influential in making professional driving a rewarding and secure career choice. The organization ranks these evaluation results against other carriers in the industry, thereby creating a select group of top-paying carriers.

“We are excited to welcome Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. to the elite ranks of those fleets designated as a Top Pay Carrier by The National Transportation Institute,” said Gordon Klemp, principal of NTI. “Their determination to help employees succeed was quite evident during our evaluation. From our perspective, one of the leading ways a company can demonstrate their values is with an industry-leading compensation program. While some carriers may have high performance pay, benefits or a retirement program, only the best of the best offer exceptional industry-leading plans in all three categories. It’s not enough to ATS to simply offer these programs, the results are proven in their exceptionally low driver turnover rates—over 50% below the industry average. The company’s core values and support offered to drivers were palpable during our visit on Opportunity Drive.”

The result of our three-phased evaluation is drivers can match themselves with a certified Top Pay Carrier who offers more than a job; they offer a secure career choice. Drivers working for or considering working for ATS can be assured that NTI has performed an exhaustive review of their driver pay, driver benefits and retirement programs and determined them to be exceptional.”

During evaluation for Top Pay Carrier, NTI identified that Company Drivers at ATS, Inc. are paid top money today and safeguard their retirement and ATS’ investment in them with a rich benefit and 401k program. Beyond the company declared match, a substantial, yet discretionary employer contribution has been offered for over a decade. The National Transportation Institute recently pointed out that owner-operators at ATS should also be impressed with high annual pay, an outstanding Fuel Protection Program and generous sign-on and lease completion bonuses ensuring smooth transitions on either end of the agreement. For more information about the driving opportunities at ATS, Inc., please or call (877) 650-8042.

About Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
Founded by Harold Anderson after returning from World War II in 1945, 2015 marks the 60th year in business as a transportation provider for Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. From humble beginnings of two drivers and trucks and an old warehouse, Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. is now the largest truckload carrier in Minnesota, and the 38th largest for hire carrier in North America, operating over 2400 tractors and over 8600 trailers. For more information about ATS, Inc, please call (877) 650-8042 or visit

About The National Transportation Institute
The National Transportation Institute was founded in 1995 with a goal of providing accurate and authoritative mission-critical benchmarks to truckload carriers on company driver and owner-operator compensation history and changes. The National Transportation Institute’s publications are used by insurers, consultants, carriers, shippers and nearly every equity analyst who follow transportation sector stocks. NTI’s largest subscriber base remains in the transportation sectors for-hire and truckload fleets where they are widely used as a tool for fleet executives to understand the direction and velocity of the Class A CDL market wages and emerging pay strategies. To learn more, call 800-678-1614 or visit

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