Eric Olson

Eric started his career with ATS in 2010 as a carrier representative at ATS Logistics. In 2013, Eric transitioned into the role of national accounts manager at ATS, Inc. and holds this same position today. Together with his team, Eric constantly works to come up with creative solutions that meet the changing needs of every ATS customer.
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Headhaul vs. Backhaul: Definitions & Their Effect on Shipping Costs

Posted by Eric Olson on Mar 8, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Line hauls and tankers and BOLs, oh my! The transportation industry has a lot of lingo. As a shipper, if trucking isn’t your first language, you might struggle to keep up in conversations with your carrier. 

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Dry Van Shipping: The Pros, The Cons, The Alternatives

Posted by Eric Olson on Jul 27, 2023 9:42:00 AM

Dry vans, those rectangular trailers with a double door in the back, are a common sight along roads and highways. They are one of the most popular vehicles used in the trucking industry, making them readily..

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What is Dedicated Transportation Service? (Definition, Pros, Cons)

Posted by Eric Olson on Apr 17, 2023 10:00:00 AM

There are a ton of ways for companies of all sizes to manage their transportation logistics. With hundreds of thousands of for-hire trucking companies in the U.S., businesses don’t have to search too far to..

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What Can You Ship in a Dry Van Trailer? (A List of Common Dry Van Commodities)

Posted by Eric Olson on Feb 6, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Dry van trailers are used in a variety of industries. In fact, dry vans are utilized more than any other trailer type, providing a convenient solution for many kinds of cargo. 

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Retail Peak Season 2023: What to Expect and Planning Tips

Posted by Eric Olson on Oct 5, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Retail freight never stops moving. Consumer goods (the end products sold to customers) never really fall out of demand. Instead, recent history has shown an uptrend in consumer spending in our nation. 

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5 Tips For Gaining Efficiencies in Your Transportation Supply Chain

Posted by Eric Olson on Aug 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Efficiency is the goal of every business. Yet efficiency is still challenging to achieve. The most efficient companies turn this into a competitive advantage, outpacing the competition in output and,..

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Standby Truck Drivers Explained: What They Cost and Why Shippers Use Them

Posted by Eric Olson on May 16, 2022 10:00:00 AM

As you may or may not be aware, nothing (outside of death and taxes) is truly guaranteed in life. When it comes to managing your transportation supply chain, however, some things get you closer to “guaranteed..

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