The End Of A Once Great Company To Work With: Anderson Trucking Service (ATS)

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  1. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    Stay off the grass!!!
     
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  3. ethos

    ethos Road Train Member

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    So how do you and your one year of experience claim so much knowledge? Or was that whole "Trucker? How many years?" question a head scratcher for you?
     
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  4. Victor Sapienza

    Victor Sapienza Bobtail Member

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    ....entertain us ethos !......entertain us !
     
  5. rcelmo

    rcelmo Medium Load Member

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    I first drove in 1993, took a few years off, drove some more. Driver complaints than were very similar to
    todays problems. Magazine articles were very similar to now. To many regulations, every thing was the guvments
    fault.............

    Trucks are very different today. I wish I could have my 3406B Model back.....best engine ever built. Some
    things are better, some are worse......
     
  6. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    Ethos has more back up miles than you have forward driver ^_^
     
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  7. ethos

    ethos Road Train Member

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    I've got more hours sitting on the toilet than he does driving.
     
  8. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Let's get back on track, please.
     
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  9. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Do those miles count to your Million Safe Miles Award? :)

    The Marx allusion from earlier really shouldn't be considered a "bubble", rather an undermining of the foundation. Reading Adam Smith, Marx, Hobbes, Locke, etc (the guys who wrote the blueprint for the modern economic and political framework) and each of them talk about the necessity of those in power needing to be cognizant of the workers. Smith does an entire chapter on the how labor is the only true currency and that most beneficial innovations will come from those directly involved in work (ie listen to your employees).

    Second and third generation management (whether they're the children/grand kids of the founders or outside hires) tend to lose sight of the core values that created the company in the first place. In the modern trucking world I see this reflected in the number of lease/fleece opportunities, the 1099 jobs that pay LESS than being a company driver, the abundance of brokers/brokered freight.

    Employees also lose respect for second/third generation management. We look at the kid "born with a silver spoon" get "handed an empire on a silver platter". We're less likely to go the extra mile to save a buck than when we know the founder and how he's busted his ### to create opportunities for us.
     
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  10. Onystee counts

    Onystee counts Bobtail Member

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    Are you still working there? Has things gotten better? Would you honestly recommend them.
     
  11. redeye18

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    That guy was lying, I work here. I have been here over a year and half, I still love it. It's all what you make of it. Talk to anyone of our drivers in person and you will see for yourself.
     
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