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Anderson Trucking moving maintenance facility to Porter

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After more than 25 years in Gary, the St.Cloud, Minn.-based Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) is moving its Indiana maintenance facility to the Town of Porter.

In June, the third-generation, family-owned company broke ground on a 30-acre parcel near the I-94/U.S. Highway 20 interchange, and is expected to move into the facility in early 2021.

“The brand-new 36,000-square foot world-class maintenance facility is not only 14,000 square feet bigger than the current setup, all onsite operations will be combined into one building, as opposed to the three they’re currently in,” ATS said in a statement released today. “Its driver lounges will feature showers, washers and dryers, big screen televisions, and more, and it will have onsite training for new drivers, with plans to add a driving simulator. It also has room to park more than 150 tractors and trailers, 50 percent more than their existing facility. While the current terminal will occupy 15 of the 30 acres, ATS has the extra property to provide an option to expand in the future, if needed.”

"As we continue to grow as a company, we want to make sure the driver experience grows with it,” ATS President and COO Brent Anderson said. “This facility not only allows us to provide drivers a world-class experience when they’re in for maintenance, but a world-class training experience as well. We’re also excited to give our technicians a new facility that’s safer and more efficient for the type of work they’re doing.”

The larger facility will also create room for more mechanics, parts, and shop supervisory positions. Nearly 20 employees will be making the move to Porter. ATS is also hiring experienced Class A over-the-road (OTR) drivers for its enclosed van, open-deck specialized, and heavy haul fleets.

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in St. Cloud, Minn., ATS is a recognized leader in flatbed, specialized, logistics, van, and international transportation. With offices located throughout the U.S., ATS is the largest truckload carrier in Minnesota and the 33rd largest for-hire carrier in North America, operating more than 2,700 tractors and 7,100 trailers.

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Posted 9/30/2020




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