History of Atlas®
Business by the Golden Rule.
The history of Atlas was first written almost 70 years ago. What started as a fledgling group of entrepreneurs is now a world-wide network of professionals helping people go new places®.
Atlas Van Lines Is Formed
In 1948, a group of 33 entrepreneurs in moving and storage formed an alliance. They would help one another build their businesses by better serving customers. They envisioned a cooperative from coast to coast, owned by themselves, doing business according to the golden rule. They took the name "Atlas Van Lines" and established headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Today, Atlas Van Lines is a subsidiary of Atlas World Group.
Atlas is comprised of a family of companies headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Atlas provides comprehensive, global services for people and businesses that go new places. More than 430, independent Atlas Agencies across the U.S. and Canada, plus authorized partners in 140 countries, work in concert to bring reliable, worry-free service to customers every day.
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