On January 13th, 2017, ReedTMS, a leading third-party logistics provider, announced ATS Specialized as the winner of the 2016 Flatbed Carrier of the Year award. The criteria for the award were based on driver safety, on-time service, overall customer service, and overall volume for 2016.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as a valuable supplier to ReedTMS in jointly serving their valuable customers,” said Gary Stang, Vice President and General Manager of ATS Specialized. “ATS Specialized takes great pride in providing safe operational excellence to our customers and truly appreciates the recognition given to us by ReedTMS.”
The freight was brokered by ReedTMS between Scotts Corporation, a premier lawn care product producer, and ATS. Nine dedicated flatbed drivers delivered loads of lawn care products from February to June of 2016. Loads of mulch, fertilizer, seed, and other lawn care products were delivered to large companies such as Home Depot, Lowes, K-Mart, and smaller locations like fruit farms and single local owned stores.
During the six month job, 261 loads were delivered each month with a total of 1,565 for the entire project. With such continued success, ATS Specialized has no intention of slowing down: “We hope to continue to work for them at a high level for the indefinite future. It is a great partnership.”
The award was graded on a scale in four key areas:
- Customer Service – Responsiveness, Employee Attitude and Support, Load Acceptance, and Dependability.
- Operational Excellence – Overall Volume, On-time Pick-up and Delivery, and Driver Safety.
- Pricing – Price Competitiveness and Flexibility.
- Leadership/Technology – Electronic Capabilities and Visibility Tools.
About ATS Specialized:
ATS Specialized, Inc. is a division of Anderson Trucking Service with a high reputation for safe, secure and timely flatbed shipping. We have over 60 years’ experience in the shipping and haulage business, and can apply that experience to all of our operations including flatbed shipping.