Robbie Schaefer

Robbie came to ATS with ten years of transportation experience under his belt. He has worked at ATS for the last seven years as a driver consultant. He prides himself on using his industry knowledge to assist drivers in making the best career decisions for themselves.

By: Robbie Schaefer
June 13th, 2022

Ready to apply at a new trucking company? Just how long does it take? And how can you make the application process go faster? CAN you make it go faster?

By: Robbie Schaefer
March 2nd, 2022

BOO!  Ever heard of ghosting?  Ever ghosted someone?  And no, I’m not talking about your dating life right now.  I’m talking about your relationship with your recruiter. Have you ever committed to an orientation date with a driver recruiter at a trucking company you’ve been longing to work for, only to no-show at orientation? It’s called ghosting and it’s not something you should ever do. 

Flatbed Driver | Dry Van Driver

By: Robbie Schaefer
February 9th, 2022

Flatbeds or dry vans.  Dry vans or flatbeds.  What’s the best choice for you as a driver?  If you’re going back and forth between both trucking options, you should  carefully consider what you want your daily work life to look like and where you want to be 10 or 20 years down the road.  If you don’t carefully consider the pros and cons of each, you might be very unhappy with your choice — leading to a lot of frustration that could’ve been prevented. 

By: Robbie Schaefer
December 22nd, 2021

Have you ever received a pre-adverse action letter or a post-adverse action letter?  It’s definitely not a good thing.  It means you aren’t getting hired for that job you wanted.  If you’ve been turned down by trucking carrier after carrier, you’re probably a little bit confused about what you’re doing wrong. How can you avoid getting these letters and being disqualified from every job? It all comes down to your behavior as a driver. How safe are you? Have you ever abandoned a truck? 

By: Robbie Schaefer
November 3rd, 2021

Depending on the size of the trucking carrier, turnover rates can range from 25 percent to 120 percent. That number is determined by dividing the number of individuals hired at a company each year by the number of individuals that quit each year.