Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson is a safety manager with ATS. He assists drivers, as well as the operations team, adhere to safety protocols. Before coming to ATS, he had years of hands-on safety experience. He worked for the railroad for a while before starting a career driving, where he hauled hazmat freight for eight years. Michael loves working for safety at ATS because he believes in the program. ATS has a great safety team and it takes each and every person to make the roads and the company safer.

By: Michael Carlson
March 1st, 2024

Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announces several blitzes. A blitz is a concentrated effort by the CVSA to ensure trucks and drivers are safe on the road. Each blitz has a different focus.

By: Michael Carlson
January 31st, 2024

In this down market we’re in, have you been encouraged to run more miles to earn more? While running more miles and working harder than you have before is unfortunately what’s required to continue to make a good profit in 2024 and beyond, it doesn’t mean you need to run so many miles you’re cutting corners to do so.

By: Michael Carlson
November 22nd, 2023

As winter approaches, many people start to hunker down. They stay in more, cozying up on the couch with their families, a cup of hot cocoa and a good movie. They might head to the backyard to build a snowman, but they sure aren’t planning any long road trips across the country.

By: Michael Carlson
August 29th, 2023

Did you know one of the biggest causes of rear-end collisions involving semi-trucks is due to close following distance? Did you know there’s a way that you can prevent this? Maintaining a safe following distance — eight seconds as recommended by the Department of Transportation (DOT) — is key to helping avoid these damaging accidents.

By: Michael Carlson
May 10th, 2023

As you know, you play a vital role in transporting goods and products across long distances. But with great responsibility comes great caution. One of the most crucial parts of your job is ensuring the safety of yourself and other road users. And that's where tire inspections come in.