Atlas Van Lines Partnership

Nelson Westerberg’s service delivery process is 100% controlled and managed by our people and departments. For domestic and cross-border relocation services, Nelson Westerberg enhances its vast operational capacity and processes through our agent partnership with Atlas Van Lines:

  • Atlas Van Lines (AVL) is a van line owned by its agents and is the nation’s second largest van line and carrier of household goods with over 500 agents in North America, 84,000 shipments, at almost $700 million in 2008.
  • Nelson Westerberg has historically been and continues to be one of the top revenue and quality-producing agents in the network since joining Atlas in 1960. In 2007, Nelson Westerberg performed approximately 14,000 relocations, representing approximately 10% of AVL’s total corporate household goods shipment performance.
  • Past and present leadership positions held within AVL communicates to our customers that our organization plays a high level role in shaping the way Atlas (and the relocation industry) does business. Current roles include:
  • Owned by its agents, Atlas Van Lines is the ONLY van line with an unrestricted right to self-pack and haul its shipments. John R. Westerberg, current Chairman and CEO, played a pivotal role in implementing this important policy as well as pioneering the concept of Single Source Responsibility and its offspring Self-Pack, Self-Haul in 1965.