Atlas Van Lines agents shine spotlight on van operators

Atlas' 19th annual ROAD Day celebration recognizes their hard work and outstanding service

September 8, 2006

Media Contacts:
Sara DeWitt, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Kristen Fuhs, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas Van Lines agents across North America are joining together to celebrate their van operators and recognize their hard work and long days on the road.

Atlas agencies across the United States and Canada will celebrate ROAD Day — which stands for Recognizing Our Atlas Drivers — on Sept. 12. Acknowledging more than 3,400 Atlas van operators, agents celebrate in various ways — from offering free coffee and donuts to day-long picnics and competitions.

"ROAD Day is a great way to recognize one of the most important components of the Atlas team - the van operators," said Jim Stamm, Atlas vice chairman, president and COO. "Their ability to make the relocation process run smoothly is a key reason Atlas customers return time and again."

Most Atlas van operators spend nearly the entire year on the road and many log 100,000 miles or more on their truck each year.

In addition to ROAD Day events, Atlas Van Lines announced its annual "King of the Road" survey results today, highlighting van operators' favorite highways, fast food, truck stops and more.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $949 million in 2005. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 600 Atlas agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit for more information on the company and Atlas agents.