— In the 2005 Atlas Van Lines van operator survey, 26 percent of respondents said they preferred Subway, edging out Wendy’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken by seven and nine percent, respectively. Subway rocketed to the top of Atlas’ fast food chart this year after earning only five percent of the vote in 2003 and two percent in 2004.
Atlas Van Lines announces the results of its annual “King of the Road” survey each September during ROAD Day, an Atlas celebration to thank its 3,300 van operators for the countless hours they spend on the road transporting the possessions of Atlas’ corporate and residential customers. This year, those possessions included two bronze Ming Dynasty lions, a 6,000-lb. rock collection, a moon rover, and giant computerized insects.
The “King of the Road” survey asks van operators to weigh in on everything from antacids and mo-tor oil to favorite radio stations, tractors, and truck stops. Survey highlights include:
Interstate 10 in Texas was voted the safest highway in the U.S.
Interstate 70 in Colorado was voted the most scenic stretch of U.S. highway.
Country music, followed closely by classic ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s music are the favorite entertain-ment while on the road.
Tractors made by Kenworth were voted the best by 37 percent of van operators for the third consecutive year.