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Atlas Van Operator Review of Electronic Inventory Application

The following is a review of Atlas' Electronic Inventory application from Jamie Fahy, a van operator with Guardian Relocation, Inc. (1111) and a 24-year veteran of the moving industry. Jamie has been using the application for the past two years. Use your AtlasNet sign in to view the review.

Atlas Household/RSG Claims Prevention: Mattresses

Some of the most challenging items we handle in every household goods relocation are mattresses and box springs. As the designers and innovators of the furniture industry create new types of mattresses, they also create new challenges for relocation companies. Early identification (which starts with the estimate) of the types of mattresses and box springs in any shipment is key to ensuring that proper steps are taken to protect them from damage during transit....

Prime Fleet Quality Incentive Bonus Program

The Prime Fleet Quality Incentive Bonus Program was established to reward those Prime Fleet Van Operators who go above and beyond in their extraordinary performance, dedication, and commitment in providing Atlas customers with a...

Used Equipment on the Trading Post

Are you in the market for a tractor or used equipment? Check out our Trading Post, with listings that include used 2009, 2010 tractors, various trailer styles, split-lock ramps, a scissor lift, and more.

Super Van Operator Awards - Call for Nominations

Each year the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) recognizes and honors exemplary van operators in each of four categories who provide safe, reliable, and customer-oriented service to the nation’s household goods carriers. These operators are acknowledged and rewarded as outstanding van operators based on several criteria, including but not limited to the individual’s ability to run a successful business, operate in a safe manner over public highways, and...

Expiration of State Permits and Important Information for 2014

The New Mexico Tax ID permit and the Oregon PUC Weight Certificate, that are vehicle specific, will expire in the near future. If you wish to have your vehicles permitted for New Mexico and Oregon, please complete and submit the on-line order form no later than October 25, 2013....

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - September 2013

The following is the September 2013 Safe Drivers list. Great job to everyone on the list! Special recognition to the 14 van operators who have over 1,000,000 safe miles as of this month.

Major Vehicle Inspections Due October 15, 2013

INFORMATION ONLY - Inspection Forms Will Be Mailed To Atlas Agencies. The next major vehicle inspection is due October 15, 2013 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,....

Self-Certification For All CDL Holders

In compliance with federal regulations, all Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders will need to self-certify the type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) they operate, or intend to operate, as well as that they are required to meet the medical requirements for that CDL. All CDL holders by now should have received a letter from their domiciled state advising of this procedure. No later than January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must certify with their domiciled state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) whether they operate, or intend to operate, a CMV within the state...

BRAVO Best of the Best Contest Winners Announced!

Receiving the highest number of votes in this year's contest, Richard Smith has won a new iPad and $200 gift card. The second highest number of votes went to Tim Snyder, who won a 46" HDTV and a $100 gift card. Additional honorable mentioned for the next three runners up are Tamara Beard, Joel Barber and Juan Seals. Each won a $150 gift card....