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Driving Change

Driving Change

Today, the Atlas cooperative is made up of over 400 independently-owned and -operated moving companies throughout North America. Members still commit to one another for the common good. At a time when the industry wrestles with unprecedented challenges, that commitment has never been more vital.

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IT Bridges the Atlas Universe

IT Bridges the Atlas Universe

Atlas IT is rolling. With the introduction of an online customer portal this month, it has given  customers a single point of interaction with Atlas systems. It’s a one-stop-shop for tracking orders, making credit card payments, submitting and monitoring claims, and viewing shipment documents.

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Journey's End

Journey's End

Atlas Chairman, Glen Dunkerson, is set to retire 40 years to the day he hired on with the company as a dispatch trainee. During his career he has held management positions in the Relocation Services Group, Claims Administration, and Specialized Transportation Group (STG). 

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Atlas Canada

Stronger & Better than Ever

Stronger & Better than Ever

Over the last three years, Atlas® Van Lines Canada has been methodically rebuilding after a big loss of share in the public sector. The strategy for rebuilding has gained momentum in 2017 with new revenue from organic and acquired growth — as well as new efficiency throughout the organization.

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Better Nets, Bigger Share.

Better Nets, Bigger Share.

With more than 150 Atlas Agencies across the provinces, sales training would require a significant effort. The search for the best partner led the Atlas team to talk with a number of highly rated firms. Fusion Learning Inc. was among them.

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NAV CANADA Honors Atlas for Superior Service

NAV CANADA Honors Atlas for Superior Service

For the third consecutive year, and for the fourth time in the past five years, NAV CANADA has honored Atlas Canada with the Supplier Recognition Award of Excellence.

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Atlas International

Getting Better All the Time

Getting Better All the Time

Higher scores on post-move surveys

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Tenets "Four" Success

Tenets "Four" Success

Atlas® World Group International brings expertise to global relocation. Based in Seattle, they provide Atlas Agents and clients with comprehensive, door-to-door relocation services. President Jim Gaw leads the Strategic Priority Assessment (SPA) team, which is working on a plan supported by four main tenets. 

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Atlas, wherever you go.

Atlas, wherever you go.

Your Atlas® International service representative is on the same clock as the customer, ready to deliver worry-free, door-to-door service in total sync with the customer. No matter which of the world’s 195 countries you are moving to (196 if you count Taiwan), Atlas customer service ticks according to the local clock and in the native tongue. …At least, that’s the vision.

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Atlas Logistics

Info Flow: All Systems Go

Info Flow: All Systems Go

During the last week of March, Atlas Logistics® introduced a new pricing method. It goes hand-in-hand with an upgrade to the estimating system for pad-wrapped special products shipments. All of it is designed to bring Atlas better engagement with opportunities in the market and provide more flexibility when pricing.

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The Power of Threes

The Power of Threes

You might say the Atlas Logistics® strategy is working with the power of threes. It brings strengths in freight brokerage, project management, and specialized transportation. And it bolsters them with a focus on three areas.

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What if you could grow your business…

What if you could grow your business…

Like many Atlas Agents, A-1 First Class Moving & Storage (2123) excels in origin and destination services. Which is what Agency President Matthew Schwartzberg expected to provide when he was contacted earlier this year by a shipper in the northeast.

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Avail

Certifiably Proficient: Avail Equips Agents for Added Success
New Energy, New Results

New Energy, New Results

At Avail Move Management,® “new” is the operative word. New value additions and new clients. New opportunities with Atlas sister companies. A newly freshened brand message. It all adds up to new results. 

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What if you could turn 60 minutes into $60,000?

What if you could turn 60 minutes into $60,000?

The 60 minutes it takes for a demo of Avail Move Management’s® capabilities just might be the ticket to your best win of the year.

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Cornerstone

Connections: A Strategy To Grow On

Connections: A Strategy To Grow On

Business guru Seth Godin, coined the term “the connection economy” to define our current business environment and the value that is created between people. Some of his most straightforward advice for this marketplace can be summed up in eight words: “Be genuine. Be remarkable. Be worth connecting with.”

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What if…relocations and assignments were simpler, like advertising?

What if…relocations and assignments were simpler, like advertising?

In advertising, you’re always looking to break things down to their basic core. In relocation, it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet (and is that buffet covered under my per diem or under my miscellaneous expense allowance?). But relocation is a fascinating business and Cornerstone is committed to bringing incredible efficiency to it through simplicity.

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Creative Consulting: Serving the Client from Strategy to Success

Creative Consulting: Serving the Client from Strategy to Success

Whether an employer is entering unfamiliar markets and regions, is navigating policy and process trends, or needs a solution to a situational problem, we’re equipped with the right data, answers, experts and resources.

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Featured

Familiar Themes & Pricing Reset

Ryan McConnell, Vice President, Strategic Planning, and Jeff Schimmel, Vice President, Transportation Services, are key strategists in the effort to optimize sales and profitability for Atlas® Van Lines. In early September, Joe Stackhouse joined the team as the new President & COO.

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Driving Change

Today, the Atlas cooperative is made up of over 400 independently-owned and -operated moving companies throughout North America. Members still commit to one another for the common good. At a time when the industry wrestles with unprecedented challenges, that commitment has never been more vital.

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Agents Lend a Helping Truck

Atlas® Van Lines Agents think ‘the bigger the better’ when it comes to spreading awareness about food insecurity. In partnership with Move For Hunger,™ a nonprofit that encourages donating food instead of moving it, our moving and storage companies are sharing the message from the largest billboards they could find – their moving trucks.

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People

Atlas Awarded for Giving Spirit

Giving back to local communities is a priority that resonates throughout the Atlas network. At headquarters, the Atlas United Way committee looks for engaging ways to keep the charitable spirit alive among the Atlas employees all year long.

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Atlas Agents Help Students Move Out for Hunger

Atlas Agents are taking their trucks and charitable acts to a higher level – of education, that is. Move For Hunger Director, Adam Lowy, and team, coordinated the first ever Move Out for Hunger food drive, in partnership with Doorsteps and Food Recovery Network.

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Moving Up and Moving Forward

John Lance, NMS Moving Systems, Inc. (2015), was handed a huge honor at the 99th Annual California Moving and Storage Association Convention in Rancho Mirage, Calif., physically and figuratively speaking.

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Events

Atlas is a Friend in Corporate Relocation at SHRM

In fact, the overarching message for Atlas at the SHRM show was to ease customers’ minds about the relocation process. To demonstrate how Atlas PVO’s and pack/load team members are friends that customers can trust with their household belongings, two life-size cardboard cutouts of crew members stood in the booth for photo opportunities, while attendees were encouraged to share their selfies with the hashtag #MyFriendsAtAtlas.

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Sharing the Many Ways to go new places at SHRM

A group of representatives from multiple Atlas Agencies and Atlas HQ trekked to Las Vegas in late June to set up shop at the annual Convention and Expo of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). In total, more than 630 exhibiting companies filled over 30 aisles with human resource solutions at the Las Vegas Convention Center, making it the largest expo SHRM has ever held.

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Alexander's Celebrates a Big Year in Nashville

In 2015, Alexander's Mobility Services (0217) celebrated 20 years of service in the Nashville area, and they did it in a big way. As the largest multi-location agent in the Atlas family, Alexander's moved their Tennessee operations into a new location on the northwest side of the city.

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