Atlas collaborates with Smart Move to develop a cost-effective solution for corporate relocation customers

March 23, 2007

Media Contacts:
Sara DeWitt, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
A.J. Schneider, Hetrick Communications
Pete Bloomquist, Smart Move Inc., 303.339.9558

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas World Group Inc. is collaborating with Denver-based Smart Move Inc. to design a model that quickly transports household goods for employees who relocate. Atlas' new program is called Accel™.

Providing affordable temporary housing for relocating employees has been a longstanding burden for human resources departments, not to mention the "in limbo" employees.

"A lack of expedited shipping options has been an issue in the corporate and specialized relocation industries for a long time," said Greg Hoover, Atlas World Group's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "Accel is a revolutionary concept in our business, and we've found a great partner in Smart Move to make it happen." The collaboration will allow Atlas to deliver on its commitment to high-quality customer service that's also cost-effective, Hoover says.

Accel enables Atlas to move small household goods shipments rapidly, efficiently and predictably anywhere in the country. This helps employees settle in more quickly and become productive sooner. A key component: Accel's state-of-the-art vault system — SmartVault® — which was created to transport goods safely and track their whereabouts. The sturdy 270-cubic-foot vaults are made of tough, molded polymer. For added security, each vault is lockable and equipped with GPS tracking, so its precise location is known at all times.

Here's how Accel works. Smart Move provides logistics management services using propriety software and GPS tracking and mapping technology. This enables Atlas to provide shortened transit times between 41 major metro areas in the United States. Accel customers have access to Atlas' same customer-focused relocation services such as packing and unpacking in an expedited shipping environment. It's a win for the transferees and a win for their employers.

For more information about Atlas' Accel program, visit:

About Smart Move Inc.

Founded in 2004, Smart Move Inc. is an asset management company providing an alternative method of transporting household and commercial goods securely and on a time-guaranteed basis. The company uses a GPS equipped shipping container, the SmartVault®, to move goods and utilizes technology to manage those assets. Smart Move operates from the 61 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and provides service throughout the country. Smart Move offers superior security, scheduling flexibility and expedited service. For more information and latest updates on available services, visit Smart Move's Web site at

About Atlas World Group

Atlas World Group is an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $986 million in 2006. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 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.