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 

Atlas Van Lines in Canada Acquires Connect Logistics

Oakville, ON. June 1, 2017 

 

Leading van line  Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces today that it has acquired  Connect Logistics. The deal marks Atlas Canada’s first acquisition and will help the company more than double its logistics business. Connect Logistics will continue operating under its current name and leadership team.

 

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Connect Logistics is one of the largest logistics companies in Canada. The company offers it’s more than 200 customers specialized product transportation as well as warehousing and distribution services. In recent years, the company has experienced significant growth due to expansion and vertical market growth.

 

“We are thrilled with the possibilities of this strategic fit,” said Doug Van Fraassen, owner of Connect Logistics. “Our customers will have exposure to the asset-based services and infrastructure offered by Atlas in both Canada and the US. Atlas will have the opportunity to leverage the expertise of Connect Logistics’ personnel and incorporate the processes used to deliver our diverse platform of logistical solutions.”

 

Connect Logistics was founded by Doug Van Fraassen and under his leadership offers comprehensive logistics services including ground transport, air delivery, ocean delivery, tracing services and warehousing. The non-asset business has long focused on forging and maintaining strong partnerships with all parties in the supply chain to enable their clients to meet commitments to customers.

 

“Connect Logistics’ business and operations align perfectly with our current logistics structure and will enhance what our team has worked hard to build,” said Barry Schellenberg, president of Atlas Canada. “We are excited to take advantage of this opportunity to provide additional service capabilities for our current customer base and offer accretive value to our strong network of Atlas agents.”

 

Atlas provides logistics services throughout North America on a truckload or less than truckload basis with the help of the company’ nearly 500 agents across Canada and the United States.

 

For more information on Connect Logistics and Atlas Canada, visit  www.connectlogistics.com and  www.atlasvanlines.ca. 

 

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 has138 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. 

 

About Atlas World Group 

 

Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company, is comprised of a family of companies that deliver transportation and related services globally through a network of quality agents and select service partners. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services, supply chain solutions, and specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit  www.atlasworldgroupinc.com. 

Mackie Moving Systems Joins the Agency Network of Atlas Canada

Oakville, ON. December 15th, 2016 

 

Leading van line Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces today the addition of Mackie Moving Systems Corporation as an agent of the company effective March 1, 2017. Mackie will represent Atlas in Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Whitby, Halifax, Middleton and Fredericton through its head office in Oshawa, Ontario providing household moving (residential and corporate) and storage (long-term and short-term) services.

 

“As a world-class van line, Atlas continues to showcase its status as a leader in the moving and storage industry,” said Scott Mackie, CEO of Mackie Moving Systems Corporation. “We are thrilled to join the Atlas network and provide the level of quality that is synonymous with the Atlas brand.”

 

Mackie is a fifth generation, family-owned Canadian business founded in 1928. As one of Canada’s largest moving companies Mackie Moving Systems provides local, long distance and international household goods relocations including short and long-term storage services. Mackie offers customized solutions to corporations and individuals worldwide, all while developing long-standing client partnerships.

 

Mackie Moving Systems is owned by brothers Norm and Scott Mackie and employs more than 400 personnel. An asset-based company, it currently owns 500 specialized vehicles and operates over 600,000 square feet of modernized warehouse space across 11 locations. Mackie operates with a deeply engrained focus on service quality, and its head office is ISO 9001:2008 certified. As part of its solutions portfolio, Mackie Moving Systems provides office moving, logistics and warehousing services to their expansive client base.

 

“Associating with Mackie Moving Systems will provide a tremendous boost in operational capacity for the Atlas agency family and our valued clients in the household goods moving industry in Canada” said Barry Schellenberg, president & COO of Atlas Canada. “They are an 88-year-old organization which shares Atlas’ passion for quality service and client satisfaction.”

 

Consisting of nearly 500 agents across Canada and the United States, the Atlas Van Lines agency network facilitates approximately 95,000 household moves worldwide each year. 

 

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 138 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 Canada Ltd. and its relocation services, visit www.atlasvanlines.ca.

Atlas Van Lines Agents win Prestigious Awards

January 9th, 2017 

 

AMJ Campbell of North Bay awarded the prestigious 2016 Agent of the Year award by the Canadian Association of Moving (CAM)

 

The Agent of the Year Award honours a prominent van line agent who demonstrates outstanding corporate citizenship, in community service, employee relations, innovative operations and service excellence to customers. AMJ Campbell North Bay was the first van line agent in Canada to receive this prestigious award.

 

In addition to the Agent of the Year award from CAM, AMJ North Bay was honoured with an Atlas National Quality award, National Packing and Unpacking award, Platinum Customer Service award along with two sales awards for their agency.

 

The Jays Transportation Group of Saskatchewan awarded the 2016 Public Service Award by the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)

 

This award honours an individual or group who has performed a significant act of moving-related service in the public interest including humanitarian achievements. The Jays Transportation Group has raised over $1.4 million for Telemiracle through their annual golf tournament. The Telemiracle Telethon raises funds for Saskatchewan residents to acquire special needs equipment and access to medical treatment. The 2016 Jay’s Annual Golf Classic was the 25th anniversary; raising the largest amount at $145,513.11.

 

Doug Kellough, Salmon’s Transfer

 

Doug Kellough, owner of Salmon’s Transfer in Vancouver, BC, was honoured by the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) for his leadership skills, years of dedicated service as a CAM Board member and for co-chairing the Conference Planning Committee. 

Atlas World Group names Jack Griffin CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board

Evansville, IN. November 18th, 2016 

 

Atlas World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines one of the nation’s leading moving companies announced today that Jack Griffin has been named CEO and vice chairman of the board. Griffin most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Atlas World Group. Former CEO Glen Dunkerson will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through 2017.

 

Griffin has more than 20 years of experience in the domestic household goods, special products and international segments of the transportation industry. Since being appointed president and COO of Atlas World Group in 2010, he has expanded Atlas’ footprint in the industry and facilitated the development of new programs and initiatives to assist customers and Atlas agents throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

 

“I am honored to assume this leadership role to carry out our strategic vision to further differentiate Atlas in the marketplace” said Griffin. “For our future, I am committed to acquiring and allocating the necessary resources and leadership to support our most important initiatives that will take us into the new decade, while carrying on the company’s tradition of impacting the communities in which we operate.”

 

Outside of his work with Atlas World Group, Griffin is an active member of the International Association of Movers, the American Moving and Storage Association, the Worldwide ERCand Society of Human Resource Management. He also serves as chairman of the Moving & Storage Institute, the philanthropic arm of AMSA, which raises awareness and facilitates the development of the moving and storage industry through educational opportunities such as scholarships, training events and certification programs. In addition, Griffin recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Evansville Tri-State American Heart Association. 

Fort McMurray Donations

August 17th, 2016 

 

The Alberta Wildfire Donation Centre is now taking the lead on the Fort McMurray wildfire donations and is asking for our continued support for the 60,000+ evacuees. As the residents are beginning to get settled back into their communities, there are still many basic supplies needed to help during this difficult process.

Donations of new items only are very much appreciated and as of August 1st the most needed items are: 

 

  • School supplies 
  • NEW bed linens (all sizes) 
  • NEW pillow cases (all sizes) 
  • NEW kids’ toys 
  • Garbage bags 
  • Canned fruits 
  • Canned vegetables 
  • Canned meats 
  • Batteries (AA; AAA) 
  • Cleaning supplies

 

How You Can Donate:

Many of our Atlas agents are still acting as drop-off locations for donations of the above necessities. Please see below the list of Atlas agent locations across Canada.
All individuals, businesses and community organizations residing in Alberta can call 310-4455 (province wide) for more details on contributing to the Alberta Wildfire Donation Centre.

Atlas Accepting and Transporting Donations for Fort McMurray

June 9th, 2016 

 

The Alberta Emergency Relief Centre is still in dire need of new toiletries and necessities for the 60,000+ Fort McMurray evacuees. Donations are very much appreciated as the supply needed to support over 60,000 people on an on-going basis is great. Please see below an updated list of new, non-perishable items in need and the Atlas agent drop-off locations. 

 

OAKVILLE, ON May 6th, 2016 

 

Many of the residents of Fort McMurray were moved in by Atlas Van Lines and their agents across Canada and they are rallying to help by accepting donations of non-perishable items at their locations. Atlas Van Lines will transport the donations to Edmonton for distribution to the local charities that are assisting the residents of Fort McMurray.

 

Drop-offs can be made Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Some of our Atlas agents are open Saturday mornings. Please call ahead to confirm.

You can drop off new non-perishable donations at the following Atlas agent locations: 

 

British Columbia 

Kelowna
AMJ Campbell
2662 Compass Ct., #103
Kelowna, BC V1Z 3P3
Telephone: (250) 769-7974

 

Parksville
Arrowsmith Moving and Storage
850 Allsbrook Rd.
Parksville, BC V9P 2A9
Telephone: (250) 248 5021

 

Vancouver
AMJ Campbell
9924 River Road
Delta, BC V4G 1B5
Telephone: (604) 940-4208

 

Vernon
Cidel Moving
2101-43rd St
Vernon, BC V1T 6K7
Telephone: (250) 542-4254

 

Victoria
AMJ Campbell
137 – 2924 Jacklin Rd
Victoria, BC V9B 3Y5
Telephone: (250) 474-2225

 

Premiere Van Lines
2205 Keating Cross Road
Victoria, BC V8M 2A5
Telephone: (250) 544-1420

 

Alberta 

Calgary
AMJ Campbell Calgary
1881 – 120 Avenue N.E.
Calgary, AB T3K 0S5
Telephone: (403) 273-1220

 

King’s Transfer Van Lines
Unit G, 7803 35th St., SE
Calgary, AB T2C 1V3
Telephone: (403) 730-5592

 

Premiere Van Lines
3950 52 Ave NE,
Calgary, AB T3J 3X4
Telephone: (403) 250-7015

 

Cold Lake
Cold Lake Northeastern Moving Services
5516-56th St.
Cold Lake, AB T9M 1R5
Telephone: (780) 594-7566

 

Edmonton
AMJ Campbell
18552 111th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5S 2V4
Telephone: (780) 453-6946

 

Premiere Van Lines
14368 – 123 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5L 2Y3
Telephone: (780) 455-4502

 

Saskatchewan 

Regina
Jay’s Transportation Group
555 Park St.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1R7
Telephone: (306) 249-3777

 

Saskatoon
Jay’s Transportation Group
1730 Alberta Ave.
Regina, SK S4N 5B2
Telephone: (306) 721-1222

 

Manitoba 

Winnipeg
AMJ Campbell
12-1333 Niakwa Road East
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3T5
Telephone: (204) 654-9116

 

Premiere Van Lines
1373 Spruce Street
Winnipeg, MB R3E 2V8
Telephone: (204) 925-7799
 

Ontario 

Barrie
Premiere Van Lines
200 Brock Street
Barrie, ON L4N 2M4
Telephone: (705) 719-7856

 

Colborne
Highland Moving Systems
165 Purdy Rd.
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0
Telephone: (905) 355-1221

 

Hamilton
Falla Movers
10 – 495 Woodward Ave.
Hamilton, ON L8H 6N6
Telephone: (905) 544-1744

 

Markham
AMJ Campbell
176 Hillmount Road
Markham, ON L6C 1Z9
Telephone: (905) 887-5557

 

Mississauga
AMJ Campbell
6140 Vipond Drive
Mississauga, ON L5T 2B2
Telephone: (905) 670-7111

 

Lange Transport
3965 Nashua Drive
Mississauga, ON L4V 1P3
Telephone: (905) 362-1290

 

Oakville
Brewer Van Lines
1165 Invicta Drive
Oakville, ON L6H 4M1
Telephone: (905) 844-1165

 

Ottawa
AMJ Campbell
2710 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, ON K1G 3N2
Telephone: (613) 737-1892

 

Thunder Bay
AMJ Campbell
650 Harold Cres.
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5H5
Telephone: (807) 474-4204

 

Whitby
Highland Moving Systems
528 Victoria St., E.
Whitby, ON L1N 9Z4
Telephone: (905) 668-6611

 

Quebec 

Montreal
AMJ Campbell
1255 – 32nd Avenue
Lachine, QC H8T 3H2
Telephone: (514) 631-5223

 

New Brunswick 

Moncton
Premiere Van Lines
663 Malenfant Blvd.
Dieppe, NB E1A 5T8
Telephone: (506) 857-0050

 

Nova Scotia 

Halifax
Premiere Van Lines
31 John Savage Ave.
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2C9
Telephone: (902) 468-4313

 

Newfoundland 

St. John’s
AMJ Campbell
23 Pollard Avenue
Paradise, NL A1L 0X7
Telephone: (709) 364-4255
 

Cash donations are badly needed. Make a donation to the Red Cross Alberta Fire Relief at: Canadian Red Cross or you can text a $5.00 donation to the Red Cross by texting 30333.
Your donation will be matched by the Government of Canada.