Atlas History


Historic Atlas Tractor Trailers In 1948, a group of 33 entrepreneurs in transfer and storage formed an alliance to better serve customers and enable one another's success. Their vision: to build a cooperative that would operate efficiently from coast to coast. They themselves would be the owners, and they adopted the golden rule as their business philosophy. They took the name "Atlas Van Lines" and established headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

Today, Atlas Van Lines is a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, a family of companies headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Atlas serves markets for global relocation, benefits, recruiting, logistics and travel, through a network of more than 500 Atlas Agents in the United States and Canada, and service partners operating in 140 countries around the world. A commitment to integrity, quality and solutions still guides the company, just as Atlas Agent-owners still set the policies that further service excellence.

About Our Name

Ever since a mythical titan was credited with shouldering the heavens, the name "Atlas" has stood for a rare strength. Today, the name "Atlas" identifies a global company distinguished by strengths in transportation and a dedication to helping people go new places.

Historical Timeline

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