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DriveAtlas Announces its Most Aggressive Driver Recruitment Initiative to Date

With significant growth on the horizon for its Direct Fleet, DriveAtlas™ announces plans to sign on 200 new owner operators by year’s end. This hiring is in response to a substantial shipment volume increase in household moving contracts, freight transportation, and logistics services throughout 2014. In addition, the company teamed...

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - March 2014

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The following is the March 2014 Safe Drivers list. In this month, we had 25 with over 1,000,000 safe miles, two of which hit the 2,050,000 mark! Your attention to safety is not only greatly appreciated, it is what keeps us in good standing with CSA and is evidence to our customers that Atlas is the best provider of moving and products/exhibit...

National Registry of Medical Examiners

Is the medical examiner you use for your DOT physical registered? Effective May 21, 2014, DOT physicals can only be provided by medical examiners that are on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). DOT physicals...

Road Service PO Charges

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Atlas Terminal Company (ATC) is happy to announce that there will be no price increases for road service PO charges for 2014. Because ATC knows how important it is to keep your units moving and controlling the cost of needed repairs, we have made a commitment to be a stronger advocate for you. This includes changing a few procedures, beginning with the announcement that Atlas agents will now be able to view the...

Major Vehicle Inspections Due April 15, 2014

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The next major vehicle inspection is due April 15, 2014 on each piece of equipment listed on the printout sent to your agency. PLEASE EXAMINE THE LISTING SENT TO THE AGENT AND ADVISE FLEET REGISTRATION, EXTENSION...

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - February 2014

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The following is the February 2014 Safe Drivers list. As always, your attention to safety is not only greatly appreciated, it is what keeps us in good standing with CSA and is evidence to our customers that Atlas is the best option for moving and products/exhibit transportation. Special recognition to the 12 on the list with over 1,000,000 safe miles, two of which who exceeded the 2,000,000 mark this month!

Next PVO/Ops Meeting at Atlas HQ in Evansville, IN

Only three Professional Van Operator/Operations Management meetings remain in our 2014 schedule. Join us at Atlas Headquarters on March 15 in Evansville, Indiana. It is strongly recommended all Atlas PVO's and Operations Management make plans to attend one of the meetings this year to stay current on safety, CSA compliance, and other...

OOIDA warns fuel-efficiency mandate will drive up the cost of equipment

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and its members are warning that the Obama administration’s proposed fuel-economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks could put the cost of new trucks out of reach for many of America’s hard-working professional truckers.

What is the Shuttle Fleet?

If you ever pick up trucking mags while you are on the road, you have likely seen the ads, "DriveAtlas... Shuttle Fleet drop & hook trailer delivery service. Just Drive!" So, what is the Shuttle Fleet? The Shuttle Fleet is a nationwide drop-and-hook trailer delivery division of Atlas moving both loaded and empty trailers throughout the lower 48 states. This owner operator division is signed on directly to Atlas headquarters where we not only offer a high pay rate, our drivers don’t have to compete with company drivers for loads. We also pay all dispatched miles (loaded, empty and bobtail) and are...

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - January 2014

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The following is the January 2014 Safe Drivers list. As always, your attention to safety is not only greatly appreciated, it is what keeps us in good standing with CSA and is evidence to our customers that Atlas is the best option for moving and products/exhibit transportation. Special recognition to the 23 on the list with over 1,000,000 safe miles, five of which who exceeded the 2,000,000 mark this month!
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