Lars Offerdahl

Lars has been in the trucking industry his whole working life. He started working in the shop when he was just 16 years old. After attending Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and earning his marketing degree, he started working in operations. Lars spent about 10 years in operations before moving to driver recruiting. He spent five years in recruiting before joining the ATS team as the vice president of driver recruiting. He loves the challenge driver recruiting presents; no day is ever the same. Changing a driver’s life by offering them a great opportunity is what keeps him going.

By: Lars Offerdahl
May 27th, 2022

Is ATS the next place your truck is going to stop?  How do you know it’s the right company for you?

Owner-operator

By: Lars Offerdahl
May 16th, 2022

Are you ready to own your own truck and operate your own business?  The good news is that there are multiple paths you can choose to go down as an owner-operator.  The bad news is that you might not know which path is the right one to take. Which path will help you succeed? Which will give you the freedom or support you need?

By: Lars Offerdahl
April 22nd, 2022

Show me the money!  If you’re like most drivers out there, one of the things you care most about when switching trucking jobs is your income. And no one can blame you for that. You have yourself and your family to provide for. You have bills to pay not only at home, but you may also have to make truck payments and insurance payments. 

By: Lars Offerdahl
March 23rd, 2022

Does size really matter?  When it comes to trucking companies, experts say yes.  Small, mom-and-pop trucking companies simply do things differently than large mega carriers do. That means you’ll see fundamental differences in equipment, freight lanes, training opportunities, support, pay, stability and driving options. 

By: Lars Offerdahl
February 18th, 2022

Six months OTR experience required. 

By: Lars Offerdahl
February 4th, 2022

There’s no shortage of drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in 2022, but carriers are struggling to find qualified drivers. That presents an interesting question: Is it worth it to be a truck driver?  Maybe you’re trying to decide if this is still a job you love or you’ve recently gotten your CDL and you’re trying to decide if you want to keep pursuing a job in an ever-changing industry.  Ultimately, the decision is yours. But if you don’t have all the facts before you make your decision, you may not make the right choice for your future.