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November 8, 2021


EVANSVILLE, IND. – (Nov. 8, 2021) – Industry-leading relocation company, Atlas® Van Lines, recognized three agents as recipients of the 2021 Specialized Transportation Group Quality Award. Relocating high-value or unique items can present challenges, but these agents continually demonstrate unfailing sensitivity and creativity while implementing moving strategies that successfully ship products such as fine art, musical instruments, electronics, trade show exhibits, and store fixtures.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continued to present problems for many, even in 2021, Atlas agents weathered the storm and continued to perform outstanding work.
The Specialized Transportation Group Quality Award recognizes what it takes to excel in this demanding segment of the transportation industry. Among the criteria, agents must:
  • Conduct business as a full-service agency, meeting or exceeding eight quality standards of the Atlas® World-Class Commitment;
  • Possess a superior warehouse facility;
  • Have operated as an Atlas® Agent for a full convention year; and
  • Achieve combined booker and hauler revenue of at least $1,000,000 in Specialized Transportation business.
The recipients of this year’s Specialized Transportation Group Quality Award are:

Advance Relocation Systems (59) — Baltimore, Md.
J. W. Cole & Sons, Inc. (1772) — Detroit, Mich.
Specialty Moving Systems, Inc. (1811) — Glendale Heights, Ill.

"These agents contribute to the excellent work offered by Atlas year after year by putting safety, innovation, and awareness at the heart of their profession,” said Jack Griffin, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. “Without them, our network would not be what it is today, ensuring the company's and consumers' success."

This year’s recipients were presented the award at the 2021 AWG Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the 74th Annual Atlas® Convention. For more information on Atlas® Van Lines’ quality awards, visit

About Atlas® Van Lines
Atlas® Van Lines, Inc., a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas® World Group, Inc. an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas® World Group companies employ nearly 800 people throughout North America. Over 430 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