Anderson Trucking Service Sends Drivers On Fishing Trip Led by Ted Takasaki
August 20, 2012
Hall of Fame fisherman Ted Takasaki led the trip for the dozen drivers who were randomly selected by ATS to attend. Senior ATS management hosting the trip included CEO Rollie Anderson along with Brent Anderson, Scott Anderson, Oscar Kleman and Gary Stang.
The fishing excursion included days of fishing for walleyes as well as accommodations in a 5-star resort, private air charter to and from the resort, custom crafted rods and reels, special fishing shirts and caps, and an additional week’s gross pay for each driver.
“Everybody had a great time and we caught lots of walleyes in the 22-inch to 28-inch category. Due to lake regulations we practiced CPR — catch, photo and release,” said Oscar Klemen, Vice President of Driver Recruiting. “We wanted each driver to relax, have fun and create memories. The week’s pay helped take the worry out of making a truck payment or paying bills at home. The laughter from our boats is still echoing across the waters of Leech Lake. After all, how often do you have the opportunity to spend time with the CEO and find out that he is just one of the guys? We have some new things planned for next year’s trip. It’s a tough act to follow but it will be bigger and better than this year!”
Founded in 1955, Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. is a leader in flatbed, specialized, wind energy, van and international transportation. With offices in St. Cloud, MN, Gary, IN, Waterloo, IA, Fontana, CA, Dallas, TX, Hickory, NC, Laredo, TX, Manitowoc, WI, Jacksonville, FL, San Juan, PR, Bridgewater, NJ, and Missoula, MT, ATS is the largest truckload carrier in Minnesota, and the 39th largest for hire carrier in North America, operating over 2400 tractors and over 8600 trailers.