Allied Van Lines Names 2013 Agent of the Year

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San Diego agent receives prestigious award at recent agency convention.

From Left to Right: Bill Lyon, Lesli Bertoli, Travis Oakley, Tom Oakley, Pat Riddle, and Wes Lucas.

Allied Van Lines, Inc., one of the world’s largest moving companies and a subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc., is pleased to announce that Atlas Transfer & Storage of San Diego, California, an agent of Allied Van Lines has been named as its 2013 Agent of the Year. This award was presented at the 2013 Allied Van Lines National Convention, held October 15-17, 2013 in New Orleans, La.

Allied’s Agent of the Year award recognizes those agents that continually provide outstanding customer service and experience growth in all aspects of their household goods moving business. Qualifying agents must have excellent quality and customer satisfaction scores along with a superior safety record. They must also demonstrate a significant increase in both hauling and booking volume year over year.

"For more than 70 years, we have worked diligently to provide the best moving experience for each of our customers," said Tom and Linda Oakley, co-owners of Atlas Transfer & Storage. "This award reflects the ongoing dedication and commitment of everyone in our organization who have never stopped providing their best every day whether it is across town or across the globe."

"Atlas Transfer & Storage is one of our most recognized moving agents and their success year over year is unparalleled," said Lesli Bertoli, vice president and general manager of Allied Van Lines. "Tom, Linda and their team at Atlas Transfer and Storage have shown that even after more than 70 years in the business, they are not willing to rest on their laurels and continue to challenge themselves to be the best."

About Atlas Transfer & Storage

Atlas Transfer & Storage was started in 1925 with one truck and a focus on moving pianos around southern California. Today, it has grown to more than 50 trucks and provides a wide array of services including international, military, corporate and household moving throughout the world. For more information about Atlas Transfer & Storage, visit

About Allied Van Lines

Established in 1928, Allied Van Lines, with more than 400 agent locations in North America, is an experienced leader in household goods moving and specialized transportation services. Allied is one of the world’s largest moving companies and one of the established global brands of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation services to corporations, consumers and governments around the world. For more information about Allied Van Lines, visit Allied Van Lines, Inc., U.S. DOT No. 076235.

About SIRVA Inc.

SIRVA Inc. is a leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The Company handles all aspects of relocation, including home purchase and home sale services, household goods moving, mortgage services, and home closing and settlement services. SIRVA conducts more than 300,000 relocations per year, transferring corporate and government employees in addition to individual consumers. SIRVA’s well-recognized brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Move Management, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement. More information about SIRVA can be found on the Company's Web site at

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