Atlas Van Lines honors its ROAD warriors

September 23, 2010

Media Contacts:
Kerri Hart, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Tricia Parrott, Hetrick

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – More than 3,400 of Atlas Van Lines' professional van operators – those ROAD warriors who pack, unload and transport Atlas customers' goods cross-country – will be honored today as part of Atlas' 23rd annual ROAD (Recognizing Our Atlas Drivers) Day. These hard-working men and women will gather at agent offices around the United States and Canada for a day of food, fun and prizes.

"It's been an especially busy summer for our van operators, and this is just one way we can reward them for their hard work," said Glen Dunkerson, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "Atlas and our family of agents look forward to ROAD Day as a way to have some fun and publicly recognize our van operators."

ROAD Day celebrations include cookouts, catered breakfasts, picnics, competitions and other events. Van operators can win prizes such as gift cards, truck washes or weigh tickets. This year, nearly 200 agents are planning events. Atlas headquarters joins in the celebration too, sending each van operator a token of appreciation – this year, a belt clip watch so van operators can always be on time.

With the help of sponsors, Atlas purchases additional prizes that are awarded to van operators through random drawings. Past prizes have included a vacation package, electronics, gas cards and much more. This year's ROAD Day sponsors include silver sponsor Asset Controls Inc./Windfall Moving and Storage Systems, and bronze sponsors Freightliner-Western Star of Evansville, Maxon Lift Corporation, Melcher Manufacturing Inc. and Kentucky Trailer.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture. Visit and for more information on the company and Atlas agents.