Chemical Driver, Michael Taylor, has been part of the A-team since August and a driver for more than five years. A natural-born leader, Michael has been training team members out of the Mobile, AL terminal since he was hired, teaching safe methods on loading, offloading and handling product.
“Hauling methanol is like my baby,” Michael said. “I always treat every load like it’s my first load and really enjoy training others to do the same. It’s important to never get complacent and stay focused on the job at-hand.”
Prior to his driving career, Michael held his Captain License, working offshore for seven years within the oil and gas industry. Throughout this position, his schedule was often uncertain and kept him away from his home and family for weeks at a time.
“When I went to get my CDL, I knew that I didn’t want to drive over-the-road,” Michael said. “Atlas gave me the opportunity to assume a position locally which has allowed me to be at home and spend quality time with my wife and four daughters. At Atlas, I know exactly what I’m doing, what time I’m going to start and stop doing it, and the people I work with are like family to me.”
When Michael’s not working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, watching Law and Order and taking his family out to dinner to share in their company. A driver herself– Michael’s daughter proudly followed in his footsteps to acquire her CDL. His brother also works at Atlas out of the Mobile, AL terminal.
“I can’t recommend Atlas enough,” Michael said. “I really enjoy what I do. The rewards and benefits are awesome, and I tell everyone I know to apply.”
Atlas drivers are eligible for our Share POWER Program, with quarterly dividend payouts, and are enrolled in the Atlas Driver Rewards Program, earning them points that are redeemable for name-brand items. Other Atlas perks include easy-to-navigate in truck technology, reliable vehicles, and a variety of local, regional and OTR routes designed to meet every lifestyle.
Are you looking to become a part of something bigger? Visit www.atlasoil.com/careers to learn more about Atlas’ dedicated frontline and apply for an open opportunity!