Anderson Trucking Service president dies

Nov. 30, 2001
Harold Anderson, president and founder of St. Cloud, MN-based Anderson Trucking Service Inc. (ATS), died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia. He was 85. Upon returning from World War II, Anderson managed the truck fleet at Cold Spring Granite, and subsequently founded Anderson Trucking Service in 1955. Under his leadership, ATS grew into five distinct businesses: ATS Specialized, ATS Inc., Warren
Harold Anderson, president and founder of St. Cloud, MN-based Anderson Trucking Service Inc. (ATS), died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia. He was 85.

Upon returning from World War II, Anderson managed the truck fleet at Cold Spring Granite, and subsequently founded Anderson Trucking Service in 1955. Under his leadership, ATS grew into five distinct businesses: ATS Specialized, ATS Inc., Warren Transport of Waterloo, IA, ATS Logistics and Intermodal Caribbean Express (ICE).

Additionally, he was owner/founder of a number of the businesses, including St. Cloud Truck Sales and Midwest Canvas of St. Cloud, SunBelt Furniture Xpress of Hickory, NC and X-L Specialized Trailers of Oelwein, IA.

Anderson was active in numerous transportation organizations, serving in such capacities as vp at large for the American Trucking Assns. He served on the board of directors for the Truckload Carriers Conference, the Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association, Minnesota Trucking Assn., Central Minnesota Transportation Alliance, and ATA Litigation Center.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...