Derik Gertken

Derik's journey with ATS began in early 2015 when he joined the team as a National Sales Representative. Since that time, Derik's dedication to helping his customers, as well as his co-workers, meet their goals has been unmatched. Today, Derik serves as the Director of Sales for ATS Inc. where he helps ATS' vans sales teams develop partnerships with customers that extend beyond transactional business relationships.
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Freight Shipping To and From Dallas, TX: A Closer Look

Posted by Derik Gertken on Feb 21, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Dallas. Home of the Cowboys, the Mavericks, the Rangers, and 6.5 million people. The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is one of the largest in Texas, not to mention the entire U.S.

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Freight Shipping To and From San Antonio, TX: A Closer Look

Posted by Derik Gertken on Feb 19, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Remember the Alamo? The rallying call for Texan freedom looms large in the history of the state and the wider nation. 

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Freight Shipping To and From Houston, Texas: A Closer Look

Posted by Derik Gertken on Feb 16, 2024 10:09:27 AM

If it’s true that everything’s bigger in Texas, that’s certainly true of Houston. It’s the nation’s fourth-largest city in terms of population. Geographically, it spans 655 miles. And it’s considered the..

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The Pros and Cons of Shipping Freight Using a Small Trucking Company

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 20, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Your freight making it to its destination on time hinges on decisions you made well before it ever loaded. Prime among these decisions is which transportation provider(s) you trust to handle your freight..

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The Trucking Industry in April 2023: What you should know

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 13, 2023 8:44:03 AM

Did you know the Big Bang happened in April? 

April fools. . . 😏

As the fourth month of the year, April has an important role to play. Lots of pretty birds return to northern States, Shakespeare celebrates..

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Why Do Contract Freight Rates Change? (2 Reasons Your Rate May Need Adjustment)

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 1, 2023 10:00:00 AM

You have a lot on your mind every time a shipment needs to pick up. Mainly, you’re concerned with getting products where they need to go on time and damage free. Maintaining your transportation budget — and..

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How to Get Started Managing a Transportation Supply Chain: 8 Priorities

Posted by Derik Gertken on Nov 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM

There are few roles in an organization more important than supply chain/logistics management. The flow of freight to and from its location(s) is a foundational piece of every business — accounting for a large..

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[Podcast] What Key Performance Indicators Should Be Used to Monitor and Assess Your Transportation Network?

Posted by Derik Gertken on Aug 9, 2022 11:26:50 AM

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The 10 Largest Truckload Van Carriers in 2024 (And How to Choose)

Posted by Derik Gertken on Jul 6, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Filling your network with reliable trucking companies, though important to your long-term success, has never been simple. There are hundreds of thousands of truckload carriers in the U.S. alone, each claiming..

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What Are The Common Fuel Surcharge Schedules? (+ How to Choose Yours)

Posted by Derik Gertken on Feb 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Your day is full of moving parts. Documents need to be filed, transportation services need to be arranged and, perhaps most importantly, you’ve got a budget to maintain. 

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