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LEAD: Atlas Answers the Call

LEAD: Atlas Answers the Call

The history of Atlas® is a story of leadership. In 1948, 33 independent moving companies formed the cooperative “Atlas Van-Lines, Inc.” and affirmed that “each member was to render service on his brother member’s loads of the character that he would expect on his own business.”

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New Hires & Promotions

We are excited to announce the most recent new hires and promotions in the Atlas family of companies.

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Getting Better All the Time

Getting Better All the Time

In November 2017, Atlas® introduced Customer Portal—a web-based platform where customers can access Atlas systems all in one place. Now, Atlas is bringing portal power to corporate clients.

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Atlas Canada

Northern Roar!!!

Northern Roar!!!

More than Canadian breezes are rustling through the maples. If you listen closely, you’ll hear a roar.

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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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Atlas International

Scoring, Soaring

Scoring, Soaring

The sales and service teams at Atlas® World Group International have done their homework, and the grades are in–straight A’s. 

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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 Logistics

Giant TECH Leap

Giant TECH Leap

In 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Eagle module onto the surface of the moon. That same year, the company known today as Titan® Global Distribution was taking its first steps in business. 

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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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Avail

Avail Advances

Avail Advances

Fifteen years ago, before move management became an industry byword for efficiency, Atlas® introduced Avail® Move Management. It has been a reliable engine for efficiency and innovation, fueled by information technology and expertise that satisfies customers. 

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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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Cornerstone

Shining the Leadership Light

Shining the Leadership Light

Not too long ago, the world was mesmerized when 12 members of a Thai soccer team and their coach were saved after being trapped inside a cave. We watched breathlessly and applauded the rescue team’s expertise, multi-country talent, planning, knowledge, optimism, courage, and willingness to take risk. 

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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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Featured

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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New Magic from AtlasNet.

What if you could walk through your customer’s home from the other side of the world? Or see every text message thread from your customer throughout the move? Or get immediate feedback for improving service on a move while it is taking place? You Can.

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What if every customer thought of you as “part of their family”?

Each month, thousands of families go new places® with the help of Atlas® Agents. And each month, expressions of gratitude pour into Atlas via post-move surveys. It’s no wonder the comments often read like fan mail. People go hundreds, even thousands of miles, to get to a new home, a new community, a new job. Throughout their journeys, Atlas Agents provide service that is reliable and reassuring.

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People

Dave Coulter, STG Veteran, Retires

Dedicated Atlas Van Lines veteran, David Coulter, Vice President of STG Sales, announced his retirement after 36 years with the company.

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2016 Atlas Agent Award Winners

Checkout which Atlas Agents are this year's Quality Milton M. Hill Award winners, the President's Club 2015-16 Platinum winners, and the Sustainable Agent 2015-16 winners.

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Atlas leader Honored for Igniting Momentum

In late September, southwest Indiana celebrated a year of major milestones and recognized six individuals for their commitment to regional business at the Annual Meeting and Dinner held by the Southwest Indiana Chamber. One of the individuals honored was Atlas® Chairman & CEO Glen Dunkerson, who was named the 2016 Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year.

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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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