Leading Transportation Company Going Green

By: Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.







September 2 2008




Contact: Joyce Steussy

Director of Human Resources

Anderson Trucking Service Inc.

PO Box 1377

St. Cloud MN 56302-1377

Phone: 320-255-7471






Anderson Trucking Service Inc. Launches EcoSolutions Website


St. Cloud Minn. — September 2 2008 — Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) has launched a new EcoSolutions initiative.  This effort is designed to inform the public and educate their employees about initiatives being taken throughout the company to address pressing environmental challenges such as climate change and waste production.


The company’s new website www.atsecosolutions.com celebrates their EcoSolutions Environmental Policy Statement which outlines ATS’s goal to become a positive example of planet-friendly business practices in the transportation sector throughout the US.


As part of their new eco-efforts ATS has recently become a partner in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Program. President Rollie Anderson a second generation Anderson in the family-owned ATS business states that “It is important for our company to lead the way in environmental stewardship so we’re working hard to become more aware of both the direct and indirect impacts we have on the planet. The SmartWay program is one way we’re getting there.”


As a SmartWay Partner ATS will be working to improve its fleet’s performance on the road. The plan for cutting carbon emissions from the consumption of fuel will include slowing all company-owned trucks down to 65 mph maximum. In addition heavy haul trucks are being equipped with APUs (auxiliary power units) and vans are being retrofitted with automatic shutdown systems. These electronic devices will reduce idle-time emissions and fuel consumption considerably.


Encouraging drivers to complete their deliveries before making off-route stops will also decrease out-of-route miles. These and other programs being implemented by SmartWay Partners throughout the country should save 150 million barrels of oil every year. That’s the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road.


But that’s not all. ATS is also working to reduce internal waste production in the company by opting for recycled content paper choosing electronic communications whenever possible recycling waste and more.

These are some of the key components to ATS’s new EcoSolutions plan to reduce the company’s overall environmental footprint. “We’re eager to implement our EcoSolutions policies throughout the company and anticipate seeing significant environmental benefits in the months and years to come” says Anderson. “Our country’s economic situation and our customers’ environmental aspirations are driving forces behind these recent changes. We believe we can make a difference.”

Anderson Trucking Service Inc. with offices in the United States the Caribbean and Europe is the largest truckload carrier in Minnesota and the 34th largest transportation company in North America offering unparalleled customer care with state of the art technology.  ATS offers a wide range of transportation services to offer solutions for any shipping challenge including Specialized/Flatbed Wind Energy Heavy Haul Vans and Pad Wrap Vans Intermodal and International Transportation Services to companies throughout the world.  The family-owned business has been operating with safety personalized customer service and on-time delivery for over 50 years.





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