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The DriveAtlas blog is the online truck stop of news and information that is important to you and your daily business. Whether you are a current Atlas van operator or considering joining the DriveAtlas team, visit often to stay current on both Atlas news and general industry topics.

2019 Freightliners Now for Lease

We now have 2019 Freightliners available for lease! Take a visual tour of the inside of these trucks and check out the specs. 

Great News Regarding Fuel Discounts!

With today's volatile fuel pricing across the country, fuel discounts are an imporant part of keeping owner operators profitable. That is why we are so excited to pass along today's news about a a 50% increase in the Love's Travel Stops fuel discount in the Atlas Corporate discount program. 

Huge Fuel Discounts for Agents Through the Atlas Corporate Program

If you are an owner or representative of an Atlas agency who does not yet have a solution for fuel discounts in place for your company and/or owner operators, now is the time to get this in place, and this is how to do it. 

Hotel Savings to Atlas Van Operators (Corporate Fleet & Agent Fleets)

Atlas partners with many hospitatity companies to obtian discounts for our Professional Van Operators and others in the Atlas system. In today's post, see what the most up to date discounts/benefits are by each source and the information you need to obtain the Atlas discount. 

Fuel Surcharge Update (Atlas Corporate CTD & Climate Fleets)

If you have been on the road in the past few weeks, then cost of fuel has been heavy on your mind. But something to keep in mind is how the fuel surcharge paid in your contract is protecting you from much of this additional expense. We put together some examples below to help illustrate how the fuel surcharge comes into play in offsetting your fuel costs.

Recap of 2020 Regional PVO Meetings

Information and Updates from this year's meeting presentation

ATRI Launches Online Driver Survey on Detention Impacts

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched an online data collection initiative to solicit commercial driver perspectives on how they are affected by customer detention. The driver feedback will be utilized to better understand how excessive delays at shipper/receiver facilities impacts driver productivity, safety and hours-of-service compliance. View this blog post to take the survey. 

Atlas Van Lines Announces Largest Pay Increase for Truckload Fleet Drivers in Company's History

Atlas Van Lines, the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, has announced the largest and most extensive pay increase for owner operators in the truckload freight division, which also significantly increased earnings for those in the special commodities division.

Corporate Fleet CTD/SPD Pay Increases Explained: Stop Pay

With so many areas of our contractor agreement seeing increases in the latest revision, we are touching on several of these changes in the coming weeks with emails directly to corporate fleet drivers and posts here on the DriveAtlas blog. This first topic is on the new stop pay and how this applies....

Occupational Accident and Casual Labor Coverage Information Now Available

Occupational accident and casual labor coverage options are now available to Atlas direct fleet owner operators. For more information on these options, see this blog post.  

Atlas College Scholarship Program


We are pleased to provide you with the Atlas College Scholarship Program information for this coming school year. Please refer to the following....

Fuel Discounts for Atlas Corporate Fleet Owner Operators

The fuel discounts for Atlas Corporate Fleet have now expanded to include savings from TA, Petro, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, Roady's Truck Stops, and Sapp Brothers Travel Centers. Don't forget we still have discounts from Pilot and Flying J. More detail included in the blog post. 

Atlas 411 - In the Know, On the Go!

The Atlas 411 program was created to bridge the gap between management and our PVOs. Creating a communication channel, unlike any other, that allows headquarters to relay relevant information to our PVOs without eating up to much of their time....

Safety Salute: June 2016

See who is taking care on the road in the June 2016 Safety Salute....

The Atlas Van Lines Professional Van Operator Scholarship

Don't miss out on this $4,000 scholarship opportunity! We are pleased to communicate the annual Atlas Scholarship Program to assist the scholarship winners who will “go new places” as they pursue their undergraduate education. This program is now in its 12th year as recognition...

Fuel Purchase/Discount Program

As we prepare for another busy summer, this serves as a reminder that Atlas has an agreement since July 2010 with Pilot Flying J which allows agents access to a program for reduced fuel costs....

Prime Fleet Quality Incentive Bonus Program - UPDATE

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 customer with a World...

Now Hiring Direct Fleet Owner Operators in Atlas' Household Moving Division

The busy season is here for ​household moving, and we are still seeking owner operators for the Relocation Services Group, our coast to coast household moving division. Are you ready to sign on with one of the most recognized names in the home moving industry? With our limited sign-on bonus...

Reminder: Benefits Open Enrollment is Underway

Exciting news! Open enrollment has been extended to May 13th. To learn more about the voluntary and major medical plans available during open enrollment, please visit www.atlas.truckercare.com. To enroll, call (844) 275-2709! Don't miss your chance to enroll.  

2015 Atlas Customer Service Award (Scroll of Honor)

The winners of the 2015 Atlas Customer Service Award (Scroll of Honor) have been announced. The Award contains performance measurements in the areas of Safety, Claims and Operations and is measured per calendar year...

Lodging Discounts for Atlas Direct Fleet and Agent Van Operators

Atlas has obtained even more hotel/lodging discounts for both our Direct Fleet van operators/drivers and those contracted with our Atlas agencies nationwide and in Canada. Through a free registration and membership with CLC, you can see discounts between 20-40% in more than..

Convention Registration Discount Announced for PVOs

PVOs will receive a reduced rate of $350 per registration for themselves and one guest ​until August 14, 2015. This offer excludes those who hold non-driving positions within an Atlas agency. This discount is subject to the discretion of Atlas..

Atlas Professional Van Operator Scholarship

Available to any Atlas U.S. - Qualified Professional Van Operator’s child who attends an accredited college or university and meets the following eligibility requirements: Full-time Junior or Senior for 2015 fall with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Completed forms must be submitted by July 10, 2015. Call or email today; don't miss out on this $4,000 scholarship opportunity!!

Express Truck Tax: Filing Your 2290

Atlas World Group and ExpressTruckTax have partnered to give you an unbeatable combination of price, value, and service to make filing your Form 2290 easy and convenient.

Be Ready for Roadcheck 2015

The 2015 Roadcheck is NEXT WEEK! Please be prepared for the June 2-4, 2015 event, which will be comprised of nearly 75,000 inspections in this three day period..

OPEN ENROLLMENT EXTENDED: 2015 Benefit Offerings For 1099 Van Operators and Contractors

The initial open enrollment for May 1, 2015 effective date has closed. We were able to extend open enrollment for these voluntary benefits from April 20, 2015 to May 15, 2015. If you enroll in these benefits during the extended open enrollment period, the benefits will be effective on June 1, 2015....

2015 Benefit Offerings For 1099 Van Operators and Contractors

We are making some exciting changes this year for voluntary benefits that are available to you through your relationship with Atlas Van Lines. The information provided below will help you with enrollment the process. We have partnered with The Hays Companies and AmWINS to provide call center enrollment and communications support for the voluntary benefit plans offered to you and other agency contracted 1099 staff..

Medical Examination Linked to CDL

Effective January 30, 2015, in accordance with federal regulations, the medical examination information is to be linked to the van operator’s CDL, allowing the roadside inspectors and law enforcement the ability to check a van operator’s medical examination status by reviewing the driving record of the van operator.

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - December 2014

The following is the December 2014 Safe Drivers list. In this month, we have 17 van operators (32% of this list!) who have exceeded 1,000,000 safe miles. Special recognition goes out to...

Revisions to the 34-Hour Restart Rule

The restart provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2013 have been temporarily suspended. The newly signed law suspends the requirements for all qualifying restarts to include two consecutive periods of time between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., and that it can only be used once every 168 hours (seven days). In other words, the...