Fred Allen - Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
When Fred Allen first looked into driving for Anderson Trucking Service, a fellow driver told him he couldn’t go wrong with the company. Now, almost two years later, Fred is as at home with Anderson as he could ever be, and he is singing the praises of that recommendation.
Fred has been a full-time driver for nearly six years, but he’s been driving on and off since the 1970s when he hauled explosives. Since June of 2004, Fred has been driving for Anderson, and he makes it clear that he’s not going anywhere. “I’m not leaving ’til they close the place down or get tired of me,” he says.
Just like more than 400 other drivers, Fred completed the Pre-Certified Lease Purchase Program during his first year and continues to thrive under the lessons the program taught him. He explored similar programs with other companies, but decided on Anderson after weighing all his options. “They make sure you know what you are doing and give you all the tools to make money,” he says. Even providing extra business classes to drivers in the program, Anderson supplies the knowledge and confidence they need to be a success.
So, what does Fred like best about his job? The flexibility is number one in his book. “I’m pretty much my own boss,” he says. “And I can get home when I want or need to be there.”
When Fred does make it home, he spends much of his time playing music and catching up with his children, Melissa and Shawn. He has passed that passion for music along to Shawn, who also plays guitar. When you add in a fellow driver who lives nearby and plays drums, they make up a nice little band and enjoy playing small gigs around their neighborhood.
Fred is quick to point out that driving isn’t for everyone, but if you are willing to work hard and put in your best, Anderson will help you become a success. “They will bend over backwards for you,” he says.
The possibilities for success at Anderson are endless. Over 50 years of growth and achievement don’t lie.
The staff of Over the Road and Pro Trucker magazines would like to wish Fred continued success with Anderson Trucking Service. To learn more about be-coming part of the Anderson family and the opportunities that await you as a driver, see their ad on pages 30 and 31 of this issue, visit www.atsinc.com or call a recruiter today at (877) 818-3741.