Atlas Van Lines Drivers Log Thousands of Safe-driver Miles

August 8, 2001

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Three Atlas Van Lines Drivers were honored by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) recently at its 2001 Management and Tradeshow Conference. Each was honored with a Special Runner-Up Award under the AMSA's annual Super Van Operator Awards program.

Bob Short of Alexander's Moving & Storage, Tustin, CA, received the Super Van Operator Lifetime Achievement Special Runner-Up Award. Since beginning his career with Alexander's in 1972, Short has driven 1.7 million miles without a single accident and over the past five years has received no moving citations. He received the Atlas Safe Driving Award at 1.6 million miles and was named to the Atlas Scroll of Honor. Short makes toy runs each year for needy children, both nationally and in his hometown of Highland, TX.

Robert Warren was recognized with the Super Van Operator Special Runner-Up Award. He is a driver for Bean Moving & Storage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and in the past five years has logged more than 360,000 miles with no accidents and no moving violations. Warren has been named in the top ten percent of Atlas Van Lines' drivers since 1991 and last year received the van line's Safe Driver Award for a quarter of a million accident-free miles. He resides in Hattiesburg.

Gus Howard was awarded the Super Van Operator — Special Commodities (specialized freight) Special Runner-Up Award. A driver for Atlas' Specialized Transportation Division since 1997, Howard has driven more than 565,000 miles during the past five years with no preventable accidents or moving violations. A resident of Cookeville, TN, Howard has received safe driver awards since logging his first 100,000 miles on the road, and his record currently reflects more than 2.5 million miles of safe driving.

In recognition of their accomplishments, these winners received specially-designed plaques from the AMSA and leather bomber jackets, presented to each by Atlas Chairman and CEO, Mike Shaffer. The AMSA Super Van Operator Awards are sponsored by Kentucky Trailers of Louisville, KY, and members of its regional distribution network.

Headquartered in Evansville, Ind., Atlas Van Lines is the nation's third-largest household goods carrier and ranks as fourth-largest van line overall with some 600 agents in the U.S. and Canada and more than 800 worldwide.