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Grand Rapids Long-Distance Moving

Long-distance moving (sometimes referred to as “interstate moving”) is a more complicated affair than a relatively simple move across town. If you’ve ever done it before, you know so. To move properly and avoid the stress that can come over a long distance, you want a team of professionals with plenty of experience who know how it’s done.

When you move with us to or from Grand Rapids, you are moving with two groups – Powell Relocation Group and Atlas Van Lines – two of the most-used and most trusted names in long distance moving. Three things make the Powell and Atlas team great for you:

  • First of all, simply by being an Atlas agent, Powell maintains its status as an AMSA ProMover, the
    highest designation given by the American Moving & Storage Association. That’s because the requirements to be an Atlas agent surpass the already stringent requirements to be a ProMover.
  • Secondly, Atlas brings a network of over 400 agents in the United States and Canada, all of whom surpass ProMover standards. Wherever you go in the United States or Canada, you are working with Atlas crews.
  • Finally, among Atlas Agents, Powell stands apart, receiving the highest Atlas moving awards annually for commitment to the highest standards of quality.

Ask us why “Self-Haul” is your huge moving advantage.

Atlas is relatively unique among van line networks, allowing its long-distance moving agents the
ability to “Self Haul” a move. What that means to you is that the professional driver who supervises
the packing and loading at your home in the Grand Rapids area stays with your move all the way to
your new address, supervising the unloading and move into your new home. We will tell you more
about your Powell team below, and how the driver is the supervisor of the moving crew while they
are at your home. A Powell driver does much more than simply drive a truck from here to there.

The long-distance movers on your team.

Account Representative

The person who will visit your home (in person or by video) to provide an estimate, and help you with any questions you have about a long-distance move.

Dedicated Customer Service Rep (CSR)

Your point of contact for all details and questions about your move once things get going,
specifically dedicated to your move.

Professional Driver (also known as a PVO, Professional Van Operator)

The manager of your move on site at your home, and the supervisor of the packers, unpackers and
loaders. Also the caretaker of your belongings when they are on the road.

Packers and Unpackers

To be on this team, a person has to pass a background check administered by Atlas and Powell
Relocation Group. This group of professional packers is your first line of defense against damaged
items during your move.


This team is also a background-checked set of professionals. They work with your professional
driver to load, and track, all items on and off of the moving van and into your new home.