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
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 10th, 2023

Hello October! Some people might call it scary season, but I call it TURBO SEASON! (Hopefully, you get that reference to cars getting faster in the fall…but if not, please ignore my excitement. And also, please remember to follow posted speed limits at all times. ) The leaves are changing before they’ll eventually fall off the trees entirely in November, the temperatures are starting to drop just a little bit and the stores are filled with a weird mix of picked-over Halloween decorations and newly arriving Christmas decor.

By: Lars Offerdahl
September 29th, 2023

Want to bring your pet with you on the road? That’s understandable! Pets not only make great companions, but research repeatedly shows there are mental and physical benefits to having a pet on the road. They can keep you calm and help you feel a little less lonely when you’re thousands of miles from home.

By: Lars Offerdahl
September 1st, 2023

Can you believe September is already here? It seems like we just started enjoying backyard grilling sessions, long weekends at the lake, baseball games with hotdogs and cracker jacks and late-night walks with fireflies lighting the path. But now, it’s already over. It’s time to pull on those sweaters for brisk mornings, prepare for cozy bonfires and enjoy apple everything. Some of us will get to enjoy a day off for Labor Day, too. And, you might even start thinking about the upcoming holiday season — especially if you’re a driver who’s planning on going home to celebrate at least one of the winter holidays.

By: Lars Offerdahl
August 9th, 2023

Are you looking for a trucking company based in Minnesota to call home? It’s important to find the best company for you that fits your needs, including getting you home when you need to go home and paying you a wage that allows you to support yourself and your family.

By: Lars Offerdahl
August 4th, 2023

Ahhh, August. The last full month of summer, kids heading back to school, the first fall breeze in the air, pumpkin spice in your cup. (Sorry, pumpkin spice lattes are about to be back at Starbucks and I can’t resist — don’t judge me.) It’s also one of the last months of quarter three — just before we head into the “ber months” (September, October, November, December) and the holiday season. Though, we have been seeing Halloween decorations in stores since July.

By: Lars Offerdahl
June 29th, 2023

When you’re trying to decide between two options, do you go with a gut feeling or do you meticulously compare the two before you come to a decision? When you’re at an ice cream shop, you probably go with your gut or what you’re feeling in the moment. Some days it’s good ole vanilla and other days it’s something more adventurous, like mocha fudge with sea salt caramel swirls. But when you’re deciding what your next job will be, hopefully you aren’t just going with what you feel like that day. Hopefully, you’re meticulously researching between two or three options by comparing and contrasting their top features.

By: Lars Offerdahl
June 9th, 2023

Does the company you’re driving for value safety? Is it a value or is it a priority? Wondering what the difference is? Well, priorities are always shifting. Values do not.

By: Lars Offerdahl
May 19th, 2023

Saying truck driver pay has changed over the last few decades is a gross understatement. Truck driver pay has changed significantly. Just like the trucking industry itself, it ebbs and flows.