ATS expands Heavy Haul Division assets to 19 axles

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Anderson Trucking Service recently announced the delivery of its first 19-axle trailer. The 19-axle trailer, which was designed by ATS with the help of Trail King Industries, will begin hauling customer loads this month.

Over the last five years, the ATS Heavy Haul Division of ATS Specialized has grown from having two 13-axle trailers to more than 50. The 4-axle tractor fleet has grown to more than 110 in that same period of time.

“Part of our business strategy has been to grow when the needs of our customers grow,” says Brent Anderson, director of the Heavy Haul Division at St. Cloud, Minn.-based ATS. “It has been an exciting time for ATS Heavy Haul to grow this quickly.”

ATS says the 19-axle design will add flexibility to the transportation solutions it offers customers. The trailer has a 32-foot expandable (to 38-foot) flat deck for conventional heavy haul cargoes that can be changed out for 50-foot beam deck for transporting equipment that needs these specialized requirements. The trailer can carry loads up to 205,000 pounds.

Rollie Anderson, president and chief executive officer of ATS, says he is pleased with the growth. “The market is strong,” Anderson says. “That — coupled with the recent demands in the wind, energy and power industries — has allowed ATS to grow with our customers and add this type of equipment. We look forward to the challenges and opportunities this equipment will bring to the marketplace.”

Jeff Lofgren, who has been driving with ATS for more than 30 years, will be the primary driver of the truck pulling the new 19-axle trailer.

With offices in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, ATS offers specialized, flatbed, heavy haul, van, logistics, specialized furniture, intermodal and international transportation services to companies throughout the world.