Atlas Van Lines Launches New Atlas Flex® Program for Small Moves
April 29, 2016
Phoebe Hodina, Atlas Van Lines
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EVANSVILLE, IND. (April 29, 2016) Leading mover Atlas Van Lines knows more people are moving now than in recent years. According to the company’s 2015 Migration Patterns study, Atlas performed a total of 77,705 interstate and cross-border moves in 2015, the company’s most since the 2009 Recession. While people are moving more often, they are also moving small loads. To accommodate these consumers, the company has launched Atlas Flex®, a new program offering consumers with smaller shipments (5,000 pounds or less) the same high-quality service Atlas Van Lines is known for with much faster transportation. Atlas Flex provides much more specific transit windows and can move someone in cross country in 12 business days or less during peak moving season.
“In the last decade, the marketplace has changed–from the kinds of homes people are moving into to an increase in long-term renters,” said Glen Dunkerson, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. “We understand that across generations, people are moving with fewer possessions. Millennials moving for jobs or Baby Boomers ready for retirement may not require the traditional van line, and we are excited to be able to provide the high-quality service for which Atlas is known for to an entirely new group of individuals looking to go new places.”
Atlas Flex is an ideal small moving service for anyone living minimalistic, such as Millennials moving to a new apartment, urban dwellers, small families and older generations downsizing or moving into retirement communities. The service offering is also a great option for someone who has received a lump sum payment for a corporate relocation.
Atlas Flex is able to provide a much faster moving experience than a traditional move because it utilizes several networks of trucks, with the entire moving process being handled by Atlas. First, household goods are packed at the customer’s residence by an Atlas Agent crew and taken to the agent’s warehouse. Next, a carrier arrives and transports the containerized shipment to the destination Atlas Agency warehouse. Upon arrival at the destination warehouse, delivery is scheduled to residence.
Consisting of nearly 500 interstate agents across the United States and Canada, the Atlas Van Lines agency network facilitates approximately nearly 140,000 household moves worldwide each year.
Atlas Flex is currently available in nearly every major metropolitan market in the U.S. and Canada. To book your small moves, visit www.atlasvanlines.com/flex to find an Atlas agent, and see if Atlas Flex is right for your move. At this time, Atlas Flex is available for consumers only and is not available for corporate clients or contracted business.
For more information on Atlas Van Lines, its agency network and moving services, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.
About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Indiana-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.