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. 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 currently serves as the vice president of van operations. No day is ever the same in the trucking industry and Lars enjoys the challenge that presents.

By: Lars Offerdahl
February 14th, 2024

We’ve heard it for the last several years: “There’s a driver shortage.” But is there any truth to it? It’s not a simple yes or no answer. In truth, this phrase has been tossed around off and on for a decade — and probably long before that. Digging into the issue becomes more of an economics conversation than a people conversation, however, the issue is often oversimplified.

By: Lars Offerdahl
January 26th, 2024

When you’re looking to make a switch, how do you determine which carrier to drive for — especially when you’re looking at some of the top-ranked companies in the industry? By now, you’ve probably done a ton of research to narrow your search to a company or two. But how do you take that search from two companies down to one?

By: Lars Offerdahl
January 9th, 2024

January is here and resolutions abound. It’s the time of year for reflecting and making plans for a new year. Are you planning on shedding a few pounds? Hitting the gym more? Quitting smoking? Paying off your debts or boosting your income?

By: Lars Offerdahl
January 5th, 2024

Do you want to be one of the highest-paid truck drivers in the country or even the world? Are you looking to make the next move in your trucking career? If you want to be one of the highest-paid truck drivers in 2024 and beyond, you may need to refine your skills and take a risk hauling oversized or hazardous loads.

By: Lars Offerdahl
December 13th, 2023

If you’re like most drivers, one of your biggest concerns when switching trucking companies is how much you'll be earning. You probably have a family to provide for, and you certainly have bills to pay at home and on the road.

By: Lars Offerdahl
December 8th, 2023

Have you just earned your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and you’re ready to get out on the road with your fresh new license? If you nodded ‘yes,’ you're probably looking for a trucking company to call home and give you the industry experience you need. Perhaps you don't even have your CDL yet and you're looking for a company with a trucking school.

By: Lars Offerdahl
December 5th, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Or, for some, the most chaotic time of the year.) The stores are full, everyone is hustling and bustling from one event to the next and there’s tinsel everywhere you look.

By: Lars Offerdahl
November 1st, 2023

November is here already…can you smell the turkey and dressing? As you well know, the holiday season officially begins in November and the end of the year is fast approaching. We’re navigating the last quarter of the year — a quarter that typically means more money in your pocket due to the movement of excess holiday freight.

By: Lars Offerdahl
October 27th, 2023

Are you looking for a new trucking company to call home? It’s an uncertain time in trucking right now. If you’re searching for a new carrier, you want to be particularly choosy to ensure you get the most benefit and can build your career long-term with a stable carrier.