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Atlas Van Lines

Atlas van Lines is comprised of a family of companies headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Atlas provides comprehensive, global services for people and businesses that need to relocate. True to their vision, the packers and crew at Atlas Van Lines continue to handle customers’ belongings as if they are their own. More than 430 independent Atlas moving companies across the U.S. and Canada, plus 1,500 global partners in 17 countries, work in concert to bring reliable, stress-free service to customers every day.

In 1948, a group of 33 entrepreneurs in moving and storage formed an alliance. These entrepreneurs believed they could help one another build their businesses by better serving customers. They envisioned their own cooperative from coast to coast, doing business according to the golden rule. Taking the name “Atlas® Van Lines,” the group established headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. This group of independent Agents (commonly referred to around the halls of Atlas as moving companies, or simply local Atlas movers) have gone on build a global network of moving companies that help our customers go new places®.

Trust Atlas® for local and long-distance moving with secure storage for your belongings between one home and the next.

When it comes to moving locally, our network of local Atlas® movers is unparalleled. And because many have served their communities for generations, their reputations have been earned year after year with every box they pack or unpack.

Local Moves

Whether you’re moving across the street or across county lines, when it comes to moving locally, our network of local Atlas® movers is unparalleled. And because many have served their communities for generations, their reputations have been earned year after year with every box they put on or pull off of a truck.

Long Distance Moves

If you’re crossing state lines, domestic borders, or oceans, our Atlas® moving companies have the required authority and experience to move in all states and provinces across the United States and Canada, and over 300 global partners for international moves servicing individual, corporate, military, and government clients.

Whether you’re crossing state lines, domestic borders, or oceans, Atlas® long-distance movers go the extra mile. Atlas has the required authority and experience to move you anywhere across the globe. With over 300 global partners, we provide international moving services for individual, corporate, military, and government clients.  
Here at Atlas we know that we’re not just moving belongings —we’re moving lives. From receiving your moving estimate and booking your move to packing and placing furniture in your new home, you can count on Atlas’ dedicated long-distance movers and quality customer service team to work with you through this time of new discovery and excitement.


Atlas® understands that moving can be a complicated, multi-step process, which is why we provide security for your belongings every step of the way. Our moving companies happily offer storage facilities across the United States and Canada for you during your move, or after.


Smaller, faster moves are on the rise—and whether you’re moving an apartment, condo, or 1-2 bedroom home, this Atlas®-powered service offered by our moving companies is designed with your convenience in mind with easy-to-understand pricing and the ability to schedule a move exactly when you need it.
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Corporate Relocation Moving Services

You’ve taken the job offer and need to relocate. Now what? If your company has selected Atlas to handle your move for your job, you may already be informed about what to expect. Whatever your relocation allowance, you’ll be happier and less stressed if you’re prepared. If you’re in charge of your own relocation, you likely need a mover. We recommend you get estimates from reputable moving companies. If your move is considered “small”—an apartment, condo, townhouse, or 1-2 bedroom home—you should take a look at SimpliCity™. This unique program from Atlas is designed specifically for small, long-distance moves, including date-specific pickup and delivery…meaning there’s more control for you.

Military Moving Services

As the country’s second‐largest mover, Atlas brings approximately 2,500 Professional Van Operators (PVOs) and 3,700 trucks to serve U.S. military installations. Our military moving companies are dedicated to ensuring your domestic move is seamless, whether it’s a local relocation with your family or a solo move across the country. We also provide door‐to‐door service around the globe with Atlas® International.

Typically, service members move their household items in a personal or rented vehicle in a Personally Procured Move (PPM), formerly known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move. The U.S. Armed Forces provides an incentive payment equal to 95% of the estimated cost to the government for PPM. When the move is completed, the service member provides receipts and paperwork to substantiate authorized expenses. The net financial profit is taxable and is reported on a separate W-2 Form.

If you choose a PPM, the government will not pack/move your goods or arrange your moving expenses. Through its PPM policy, the U.S. Armed Forces reimburse personnel who arrange their moves. Many military personnel finds that a PPM offers more control over the packing and transport processes. Our Atlas military movers are well versed in PPM guidelines. We can explain what is required for:

Protection: We’ll advise you of the valuation choices for coverage against loss or damage.

Storage: Atlas offers flexible options for secure storage if you may need it.

Reimbursement: We can assist with completing and filing the forms for reimbursement.

Service members can also be sure that Atlas makes their security and safety our highest priority through:

Satellite Tracking: Secure online access to shipment location 24/7.

Labor Certification: Background checks to verify the quality of Atlas service personnel.

Proactive Safety: “Zero tolerance” for substance abuse, enforced with random drug and alcohol screenings.


Q Are There Items Atlas Will Not Move?

By law, Atlas is prohibited from moving certain items, such as many household cleaning chemicals, fireworks, and guns.

Q Will Atlas Provide Packers?

Yes, your local Atlas mover can provide professional packing services to lift the stress when you go to new places. Our packers are trained to work efficiently and use best practices to ensure your belongings are ready to travel safely.

Q May I Do My Own Packing if Atlas Moves Me?

If you prefer, you can do your own packing—or ask your local Atlas mover to only pack particular items for you. Find out more about Atlas packing services here: Atlas Professional Packing.

Q Who Provides Packing Materials?

Atlas uses professional grade packing materials to prepare your belongings for transport. We also offer these materials to you at competitive prices if you prefer to do your own packing. Here are some of the packing supplies we routinely provide for customers: Packing Materials.

Q Will Atlas Handle Moving Pets?

We want to ensure every member of your family has a good moving experience. While Atlas is not authorized to transport live animals, your local Atlas mover can recommend providers who specialize in this service. Alternatively, you can move your pet yourself. Here’s a guide to help you decide: Moving with Pets.

Q What is the Best Way to Move My House Plants?

The answer depends on several factors, such as the type of plants, the distance they will travel, and the time of year/weather conditions. We’ve published this how-to guide to help you ensure your house plants arrive alive and well: How to Move Plants.

Q How Do I Prepare My Appliances For My Move?

For large appliances, like your washing machine, be sure to empty, clean, dry, and unplug the unit before moving it. Secure moving elements such as doors or knobs with tape to prevent motion. Refer to this article from The Spruce for more information: Preparing Major Appliances for Your Household Move.

Q Do I Need Moving Insurance to Cover My Move?

Atlas takes great care to prevent loss or damage to your goods. However, should something unforeseen happen, we recommend Full Value Protection. Technically, it’s not insurance—it provides coverage to repair or replace anything that may be lost, damaged, or destroyed while in our care. Read more about coverage here: Atlas Valuation Options.

Q Am I Protected Against Loss or Damage While My Belongings are in Transit?

All shipments are automatically afforded a minimal protection, valued at 60 cents per pound. However, Atlas recommends Full Value Protection (FVP), which ensures repair or replacement in the event an item is lost or damaged. This page explains your protection options: Atlas Valuation Options.

Q How Do I Settle a Claim?

If an item is lost, damaged, or destroyed in the move, you can file a claim. Atlas will offer a settlement to compensate for this loss or damage, so long as the claim is submitted within nine months from the day of shipment delivery. Access claim information here: Atlas Claims Services.

Q What Payment Methods does Atlas Accept?

Your local Atlas mover will collect payment before unloading at your destination, or you can pay at the time your goods are loaded onto the truck. Atlas accepts cash, credit cards, or checks. Here’s a detailed description of accepted payment methods: Paying for your Relocation.

Q How Does Atlas Calculate Moving Costs?

Atlas determines the cost of your move based on its weight and the distance it will travel. Our online instant quote approximates a price for all moving costs. For a precise estimate, your local Atlas mover will walk through your home, noting everything to be transported. Here are budgeting tips to help you move with an accurate estimate: Estimate Moving Expenses.

Q When is a Good Time to Move?

Data shows that most people move during the summer, and the winter months are the slowest. No matter the season, moving on a weekday and booking early in the season can help you anticipate weather patterns, real estate demand, and when movers are available.

Q Does Atlas Move Cars Cross-Country?

Yes, Atlas routinely moves cars, trucks, campers, motorcycles, and other large or special items across the country and the world. Here’s more information about our capabilities: Moving Special Items.

Q What if I Need Storage for My Belongings?

Storage goes hand-in-hand with moving. Atlas offers secure storage, for as long as you may need, in Atlas warehouses from coast to coast. Read about Atlas’ storage services here: Atlas Storage Options.

Q What Should I do with My High Value Items?

Atlas recommends you take small, high-value items and belongings with personal or sentimental value with you when you move. Here’s an explanation and list of items you should transport yourself when you relocate: Moving Personal Items & Family Heirlooms.

Q How can I Track My Shipment?

As an Atlas customer, you have access to Atlas® Customer Portal, a free online application where you can build your profile, track your shipment, make a payment, and access moving documents.

Q What Items cannot be Packed? Are Firearms Allowed?

You must notify Atlas before your move if your shipment contains firearms. All firearms must be unloaded, have legible serial numbers, and be packed in the presence of your Atlas Professional Van Operator. We recommend you consult Atlas' non-allowables guide as you begin packing for your move with Atlas.

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