Atlas Canada Wins the 2021 Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Award for Relocation Services

Oakville, ON. June 30, 2021

 

The Canadian HR Reporter magazine has once again announced that leading transportation company Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc. has won the 2021 Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Award in the Relocation Services category. Atlas is very proud to have earned one of the top spots in Relocation Services for both 2020 and 2021 against many other candidates and competitors.

 

The Canadian HR Reporter is a printed and online magazine serving as Canada’s guide to human resources (HR) management. Subscribers are sent weekly updates on the latest HR developments including trends, issues, and expert advice from HR professionals. This year, 30,000 readers voted for their preferred HR suppliers in 48 different categories including Leadership, Diversity, Health/Wellness, and Relocation Services. The Readers’ Choice Awards constitutes an annual event currently in its sixth year. Please find the full Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards Announcement.

 

“This award would not have been possible without our hardworking network of professional moving agents across Canada and the incredible staff here at headquarters in Oakville, Ontario. Their commitment to providing exceptional service to our customers, especially during the pandemic year, has been inspiring to witness”, said Fred Haladay, President and COO of Atlas Canada. “As we learned to navigate the many challenges of COVID-19 together, one thing remained consistent: our agency network’s commitment to delivering safe and reliable moving services to our customers.”

 

Since the van line’s Canadian market entry in 1963, Atlas Canada has become the nation’s largest long distance residential and corporate mover. With more than 100 agents across Canada you can be sure that Atlas will be there for all your relocation needs. Atlas pioneered the first national Quality Assurance Certificate guarantee in the Canadian moving industry, providing safe, reliable service for all local, long distance, international and cross-border moving in Canada. Atlas Canada takes pride in establishing long-lasting relationships with customers, and demonstrates what the highest standard of relocation looks like.

 

Visit www.atlasvanlines.ca for more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., or to get your free quote today.

 

Press Contact: 
Scott Clark 
(905) 844-0701 X316 
sclark@atlasvanlines.ca 

Atlas Canada Wins the 2020 Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Award for Relocation Services

Oakville, ON. July 28, 2020

 

The Canadian HR Reporter magazine has announced that leading transportation company Atlas Canada a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc. has won the 2020 Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Award in the Relocation Services category. Atlas earned the top honour against other suppliers including van lines, relocation firms and HR consulting companies. Atlas was also chosen as the top Relocation Services company in 2019.

 

The  Canadian HR Reporter is a printed and online magazine catering to the Canadian human resources (HR) sector. With 16,000 subscribers and over 100,000 unique website visitors per month, this trade publication gives a voice to the vibrant HR community and its stakeholders. Thousands of readers voted for their preferred HR suppliers in a variety of sectors including Consulting, Education, Payroll, Technology and Relocation Services. The Readers’ Choice Awards constitutes an annual event currently in its fifth year. Please find the full Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards Announcement.

 

“We are very proud of our network of professional moving agents across Canada and our staff here in Oakville, Ontario. Their strong customer focus and commitment to service quality is the reason the Atlas Canada brand is synonymous with trust and reliability”, said Barry Schellenberg, President & COO of Atlas Van Lines, Inc. “Our agents provide a true national network, delivering safe and dependable moving services in all provinces and territories”. 
 
Atlas Canada and its agents have focused on exceptional service quality since the van line’s Canadian market entry in 1963. Today, Atlas Canada is the nation’s largest long distance residential and corporate mover. The market leader in corporate relocation, Atlas has more than 100 agents across Canada providing local, long distance, international and cross-border moving services. Atlas pioneered the first national Quality Assurance Certificate guarantee in the Canadian moving industry, ensuring safe, reliable service for all customers. 
 
For more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., or to book your move, visit www.atlasvanlines.ca. 
 
Press Contact: 
Scott Clark 
(905) 844-0701 X316 
sclark@atlasvanlines.ca 

COVID-19 pandemic has increased number of food-insecure students in Canada

Oakville, ON. July 13, 2020

Throughout the onset of COVID-19, we ve been working closely with our Atlas agent AMJ Campbell and Meal Exchange on the Good Food Now project which connects students in need throughout the greater Toronto area with healthy and sustainable foods. During this project we are grateful to have been able to help feed hundreds of people who are affected by food insecurities especially during these challenging times. Please continue reading to see the full press release by Meal Exchange or click here.

 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, thousands of post-secondary students have been affected by food insecurity. We knew before the pandemic that nearly 40 percent of students were food-insecure, and that number has increased significantly over the last several weeks – and the need continues to grow. 
 
Though not part of our regular work at Meal Exchange, we were able to pivot our programming; within a matter of days, hundreds of students had registered for weekly good food boxes to help carry them through the pandemic. We were quick to mobilize to support the delivery of these food boxes thanks to the generous support from the McConnell Foundation and Sobeys. To date, we have offered over 2,000 boxes and supported over 1,400 students across Canada. 
 
Unique partnerships have continued to emerge. First 100km Foods, which was primarily a food distributor to restaurants, shifted their program to offer fresh produce boxes to individuals and families and now post-secondary students. 
 
While the boxes were ready to go, we needed to find a delivery mechanism, and so an incredible partnership was forged with Atlas Van Lines Canada and AMJ Campbell, investing nearly $100,000 in kind to utilize their moving trucks to deliver food support to students. 
 
Though completely outside their general scope of business as well, for the last few months, these exceptional moving companies – Atlas Van Lines Canada and AMJ Campbell – have worked diligently to get boxes of produce to students across the Greater Toronto Area. 
 
The need to continue to offer such supports to students is essential. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) students are especially vulnerable to food insecurity, as well as international students. Many have limited options when accessing food, employment and secure housing. 
 
International students are in even more dire situations, because they are limited with their employment options. Employment can only be sought out within the field for which they are currently studying – as an example, someone studying hospitality will have limited options in finding jobs within the industry at this time. With no opening of borders in sight, these students don’t have the luxury of returning home, as domestic students may have the option of doing. 
 
The average cost of a good food box is $21 dollars a week. We need your help, and we need your help now. Students are in need, and our goal is to continue to support as many students as possible at this time. 
 
For students in need of support, or for people interested in donating, please visit goodfoodnow.ca. 
 
Farheen Khan is the executive director of Meal Exchange, and has been a community advocate within the anti-poverty and anti-violence sectors for a number of years. 

An Important Message from Atlas World Group Concerning Coronavirus

Oakville, ON. March 11, 2020

 

To Our Valued Customers,

 

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has become a global topic of concern. The Atlas World Group companies and Atlas Van Line Agents have been closely monitoring the situation. We continue to evaluate the information supplied by the CDC, WHO, and the public health officials in the communities in which we do business, and follow the recommendations provided by those organizations concerning public health and safety. Atlas’ primary concern is the safety and well-being of our employees, professional van operators, agents, customers and vendors.

 

Atlas and our Agents will work closely with our clients to mitigate the risks associated with the outbreak and will continue to follow industry guidelines and best practices in interacting with the public and the handling of our customers’ belongings, ensuring the necessary steps and precautions are taken. The premier trade association for global mobility knowledge, Worldwide ERC, has released a news article, Steps to Health and Safety for Employees During the Coronavirus, that provides further information regarding employee communication, travel accommodations and policies, and the overall impact of COVID-19 to global mobility. 
 
Atlas continues to approach this situation with an abundance of caution and concern for the communities in which we serve. 

Atlas Canada and Move For Hunger Renew Partnership

Oakville, ON. September 11, 2019 

 

Leading van line  Atlas Canada, whose agents across every province and territory provide local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services, has renewed its partnership with  Mover For Hunger, a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for relocation companies to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

 

People tend to throw a lot of things away when they move, including perfectly good food. As proud partners of Move For Hunger, 36 of Atlas Canada’s partner agents are collecting non-perishable food from their customers and delivering it to local food banks.

 

“Atlas Canada agents have already provided nearly 4,500 meals to their neighbors in need,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “One in 8 households in Canada are facing hunger, and yet we are wasting 40% of the food we produce each year. Atlas Canada and their agents are addressing both problems simultaneously. We are proud to work with companies that are so committed to helping people in the communities they serve.”

 

“Atlas is proud to support the communities in which we live and work across Canada,” said Barry Schellenberg, President of Atlas Canada. “Hunger remains an unfortunate reality in our society and our partnership with Move for Hunger enables us to be part of the solution. It is great to see our customers and Atlas agents work together to help food banks across the country, so they can continue their important mission of feeding hungry Canadians”.

 

Through the generous support of partners like Atlas Canada, Move For Hunger can continue to help the more than 4 million Canadians who are struggling to find their next meal. For more information about Move For Hunger and how you can make a difference please visit  Move For Hunger. 

 

About Atlas Canada

 

Atlas Canada is the nation’s largest long distance residential and corporate mover. The market leader in corporate relocation, Atlas has 148 agents across Canada providing local, long distance, international, and cross border moving services. Atlas pioneered the first national Quality Assurance Certificate guarantee in the Canadian moving industry, ensuring safe, reliable service for all customers. For more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., or to book your move, visit  www.atlasvanlines.ca.

 

About Move For Hunger 

 

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 15 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit  www.MoveForHunger.org. 

Atlas Canada Signs a 5 Year Renewal Agreement with Jay’s Transportation Group

Oakville, ON. Jan 7, 2019 

 

Leading van line  Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces today that it has signed a 5 year renewal agreement with the  Jay’s Transportation Group of Companies. Jay’s Transportation Group represents Atlas in 11 locations throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta providing full-service household moving (local, long distance, international and corporate) and specialized moving services with short and long term storage options.

 

“The Jays Transportation Group is pleased to have extended our agency agreement with Atlas Van Lines Canada for another 5 years,” commented Terry Simonson, President of Jay’s Transportation Group. “We have been an Atlas agent for nearly 50 years and value our relationship with Atlas and its agents who have contributed to our growth. We look forward to the years ahead with the Atlas organization.”

 

Jay’s Transportation Group will celebrate 55 years in business in 2019. As one of the first agents to join the Atlas Agency Network, Jay’s exemplifies the professional standards of Atlas to ensure consistent quality service and a high degree of accountability to all moving customers.

 

“We are very pleased to extend our agreement with the Jay’s Transportation Group,” says Barry Schellenberg, President & COO of Atlas Canada. “Our long standing partnership with Jay’s is a testament to the strength of our Agency Network and the confidence they place in us as the national van line providing the support they need to succeed. The future of our business is bright as our relationships with our agents continue to mature into long-term strategic engagements.”

 

Atlas Canada has built a strong and dedicated network of 148 agents over the last 55 years whom through adaption, growth and experience continue to strengthen the agency’s commitment to excellence. This contract renewal will allow Atlas Canada to continue to strengthen their position in key markets across Canada. 

 

About Atlas Canada 

 

Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s long distance, consumer household goods moves and holds the largest market share in the corporate relocation market. Atlas Canada has 148 agents across every province and territory that provides local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services. Atlas Canada pioneered the first national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs in the Canadian moving industry. For more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. and its relocation services, visit  www.atlasvanlines.ca.

 

About Jay’s Transportation Group 

 

Jay’s Transportation Group, a subsidiary of Mullen Group Ltd., has 11 full-service locations throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta servicing two main divisions; moving and freight. Jay’s Freight Division provides less-than-truckload and truckload freight services to over 480 towns and cities throughout Saskatchewan. Their Moving and Storage Division, as an agent for Atlas Van Lines, includes full-service local, long distance and international relocations. Office, commercial and specialized moving services with short and long term storage solutions are available as well. For more information on Jay’s Transportation Group and its relocation services, visit  www.jaystransportationgroup.ca

Atlas Canada Signs a 10 Year Contract Renewal with Premiere Van Lines Group

Oakville, ON. December 11, 2018

 

Leading van line Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces today that it has signed a 10 year contract renewal with the Premiere Van Lines Group effective through to November, 2028. Premiere Van Lines represents Atlas in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Brandon, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax, Sydney and Truro providing household moving (residential and corporate) and storage (long-term and short-term) services.

 

“Atlas is very proud to have secured this long-term relationship with the Premiere Van Lines group,” said Barry Schellenberg, President & COO of Atlas Canada. “Our extended partnership has provided excellent value to our Atlas Agency Network over the years. Their continued commitment to exceed service expectations and customer satisfaction through the Atlas Quality in Motion program all contribute to our successful alliance and renewal agreement.”

 

Premiere Van Lines has been a dedicated Atlas Agent since April 1st, 2005. With their team of quality and experienced moving professionals in key markets across the country, their contribution to Atlas Canada’s network of 148 agents adds significant value to the growth and strategic vision of the organization.

 

“The Premiere Van Lines group is very excited about signing a 10 year agency extension with Atlas Van Lines Canada,” comments Magnus Olsen, Chairman of Premiere Van Lines. “This will enable the Premiere Van Lines group to continue to provide exceptional quality moving services to all our corporate, private and government clients. This extension and continued partnership with Atlas Canada will provide stability and a solid base for us to add to our current 12 coast to coast locations. It is a good day for Premiere Van Lines.”

 

Atlas Canada’s diverse network of qualified moving agents has allowed the organization to lead the way as the top van line in Canada. This contract renewal will continue Atlas Canada’s growth in gaining market share and revenue in all market segments within the industry. 

 

About Atlas Canada 

 

Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s long distance, consumer household goods moves and holds the largest market share in the corporate relocation market. Atlas Canada has 148 agents across every province and territory that provides local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services. Atlas Canada pioneered the first national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs in the Canadian moving industry. For more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. and its relocation services, visit www.atlasvanlines.ca.
 

About Premiere Van Lines Group 

 

Premiere Van Lines is one of Canada’s most diversified and experienced moving companies with 50 years as an established organization. As an Atlas Agent, they guarantee best practices, worldwide from start to finish from 12 independently owned and operated locations across Canada. Premiere Van Lines provides local, long distance, international, commercial and specialized moving services. For more information on Premiere Van Lines and its relocation services, 

Leading Van Line is Committed to Reducing Food Waste and Fighting Hunger Atlas Canada and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Help Feed Families In Need Nationwide 

Oakville, ON. June 8th, 2018 

 

Atlas Canada, whose agents across every province and territory provide local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services, has renewed its partnership with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste, to provide much-needed assistance to food banks across Canada.

 

People tend to throw a lot of things away when they move, including perfectly good food. As proud partners of Move For Hunger, 33 of Atlas Canada’s partner agents are collecting non-perishable food from their customers and delivering it to local food banks.

 

“Atlas Canada agents have already delivered more than 16,600 lbs. of food to food banks and pantries in the communities they serve,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “One in 8 households in Canada are food insecure. We’re grateful that Atlas Canada recognized the urgency of the problem and has made a commitment to helping their neighbors in need.”

 

“This partnership is a great fit for Atlas as we believe in serving the communities we live and work in,” said Barry Schellenberg, President of Atlas Canada. “Ending hunger in this country is something we are proud to be part of. Working as a team, our customers, Atlas agents, and Move For Hunger help food banks across Canada feed people in need.”

 

Through the generous support of partners like Atlas Canada, Move For Hunger can continue to help the more than 4 million Canadians who are struggling to find their next meal. For more information about Move For Hunger and how you can make a difference please visit  www.MoveForHunger.org. 

 

About Move For Hunger 

 

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 10 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit  www.MoveForHunger.org. 

 

About Atlas Canada 

 

Atlas Canada services the highest percentage of Canada’s long distance, consumer household goods moves and holds the largest market share in the corporate relocation market. Atlas has 148 agents across every province and territory that provide local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services. Atlas pioneered the first national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs in the Canadian moving industry. For more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. visit  www.atlasvanlines.ca. 

 

Press Contact: 

 

Dan Beam, Communications Manager
Move For Hunger
dan@moveforhunger.org or (732) 774-0521 x109 

Atlas Earns Additional Federal Government Business

Oakville, ON. November 20, 2017 

Atlas Van Lines in Canada has earned a substantial increase in Federal Government moves for achieving higher than the benchmark for the valuation period of April 1 – August 31, 2017.

 

Atlas scores were higher than the benchmark in all areas of the Federal Government Value Index Rating:
CSI – Claims
CCI – Penalty Reduction and Contract Compliance
ESI – Positive Survey Responses

 

“This represents a 110% improvement within the current contract and a substantial increase in move volumes” said Fred Haladay, Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer. “This was only possible through the focused efforts of our Operations, Avail, and Customer Service Departments along with our entire Atlas agent network”.

 

Atlas personnel and Atlas agents across Canada have focused on improving the Value Index Score through training, continual education on contract compliance, weekly emails and continual reviews by management at all levels. This new volume is retroactive to September 1st and will mean a significant increase in revenues for the Atlas agents and Van Operators. 

 

About Atlas Canada 

 

Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s consumer household goods moves and corporate relocations. Atlas Canada has 148 agents across every province and territory and a network of 360 agents in the US who provide household moving, logistics, special product transportation services and warehousing. Known for innovation, Atlas was the first van line in Canada to pioneer national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs. For more information on Atlas Canada and its services, visit  www.atlasvanlines.ca.

Atlas Van Lines Agents Help Families Victimized by Rogue Mover

Oakville, ON. November 13, 2017 

 

Toronto Police Services and the RCMP laid 37 charges against a Toronto mover and confiscated two shipments that were held in the mover’s warehouse.

 

One family had not seen their shipment for over 7 months, the second for over 3 months. Atlas agents Premiere Van Lines in Fredericton and AMJ Campbell Toronto West along with Atlas Van Lines personnel arranged for the delivery of the two shipments from Police Services in Toronto to their grateful owners in Belle River, ON and Quebec City, QC.

 

It is alleged that the operators of Green Moving, Capital Moving, Homeland Moving, Landmark Van Lines, and Ryder Moving, defrauded victims by low balling the quotes then once the shipments had been loaded, advised of new charges 2-3 times higher than the quoted amounts. This is the second set of charges against this mover under a Police Services Financial Crimes project called  “Project Haul”.

 

“Atlas is very proud of both Premiere Van Lines and AMJ Campbell for helping the two families get their belongings back after months of their shipments being held hostage by a rogue mover” said Barry Schellenberg, President of Atlas Canada. “We are grateful to Toronto Police Services and the RCMP for their work and efforts in clamping down on rogue movers who give the moving industry a bad name”.

 

Rogue movers are on the rise and consumers need to take steps to protect themselves. To ensure your mover is a good, credible moving company contact the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM). To belong to CAM, a mover must first meet a strict set of guidelines and agree to abide by a code of ethics. 

 

About Atlas Canada  www.atlasvanlines.ca 

 

Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s consumer household goods moves and corporate relocations. Atlas Canada has 148 agents across every province and territory and a network of 360 agents in the US who provide household moving, logistics, special product transportation services and warehousing. Known for innovation, Atlas was the first van line in Canada to pioneer national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs.
Contact: Sandra Campbell, Tel. 905-844-0701 

 

About the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)  www.mover.net 

 

CAM represents reputable, professional moving & storage companies around the world. Their focus is helping consumers find credible, professional movers who will provide a good, safe move at a fair cost. To belong to CAM a moving company must meet a set of established criteria and agree to be bound by a code of ethics.
Contact: Nancy Irvine, Tel. 905-848-6579, Email admin@mover.net 

 
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