AmplifierAgents in the news > Atlantic Backs the Badge

Atlantic Backs the Badge


A few short weeks before his scheduled family move, a Houston Law Enforcement officer went into surgery for a broken leg he suffered in the line of duty. Monica Lozano, the Care Team Coordinator for nonprofit Houston Law Enforcement Officer’s Family Support Unit, reached out to a trustworthy team of movers at Atlantic Relocation Systems (1021) for support.

Neil Vansant, Vice President and General Manager of Atlantic Relocation Systems (1021), proposed the idea to his management team shortly after hearing the officer’s news from Monica. The consensus was unanimous: Atlantic would “back the badge” and sponsor the move.  

“Neil decided it would be an awesome way to give back to our community,” Lance Grooms, Corporate Vice President of Atlantic Relocation Systems (1037), said. “We scheduled the move, reacted to multiple changes, and sent an experienced crew and van operator to handle their local move.”

A diverse group of Atlantic crew members and Houston LEO Family Support Unit volunteers stepped in to make the move possible. At Atlantic, John Carey coordinated communication with the family, Dana Parker provided flexibility and prompt problem resolution in dispatch, and Carlos Franco and Basilio Barron successfully executed the physical move. 

“The entire staff was honored to help such a worthy cause and we were happy that we could make a small difference in the officer’s unfortunate situation,” Lance said.

Supporting local charity initiatives is no new effort for the Atlantic Relocation Systems team. As an active agent in the Move For Hunger program, Atlantic gives a little bit back to the communities they touch with every move.


Vision 2025: The Atlas® Journey

Atlas® World Group’s first five-year plan, launched in 2015 and known as Vision 2018, was the most comprehensive strategic initiative in the history of the van line. more

Drive On: Technology Keeps Atlas® Agents Ahead of the Curve

“Transportation is a high volume and low margin business,” comments Jack Griffin, Chairman & CEO, Atlas® World Group. “The second you come to terms with that, you realize the only way you’re going to be successful and serve customers with quality is to be the most efficient you can be. Technology is first and foremost in accomplishing that.” more

Moving in Sync

“Relocation is like a dance,” says Jack Griffin, Atlas® World Group Chairman & CEO. “When partners are in step with one another they can create a seamless move experience for the customer.” more


Meet Barry Schellenberg: Atlas® Van Lines’ Newest President and COO

In February of this year, Atlas® announced the hiring of Barry Schellenberg as President & COO of Atlas Van Lines, Inc. more

New Hires and Promotions

New hires and promotions from April 2019 - April 2020. more

Exceeding Expectations Since 1944

On May 16, 2019, Merchants Moving & Storage, Inc. (1401) held an open house to celebrate their 75th business anniversary in Boise, Idaho. more


Fifty Years of Forum Memories

Atlas Agent Bob Shetler, Chairman and CEO of Shetler Moving & Storage (1830), holds an impressive distinction. He is the only person in the world who has attended every Atlas Forum — all 50 of them.  The Amplifier caught up with Bob by phone a few weeks before the Forum, and he shared his memories — some a little fuzzy, but most as clear as crystal. more

50th Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey 50 Years in the Making

Over the past 50 years, Atlas® has monitored relocation policy and practice via our annual Corporate Relocation Survey to better understand how demographic, geopolitical and economic shifts affect the industry year to year. more

BRAVO Week Recap: You Drive Us.

The last full week of September (26-30), Atlas and its network of agencies celebrated BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators) Week, an appreciation event for all the PVO's hard work and dedication throughout the year. more