EVANSVILLE, IN - Atlas Van Lines announced that PVO Charles Allen has been selected as the 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator by the American Moving and Storage Association.

The AMSA Super Van Operator awards recognize drivers and owner-operators who provide the best in safe, reliable and customer-oriented truck transportation. Judging criteria include miles driven, preventable or non-preventable accidents, lifetime driving record, time out of service for any "hours of service" or equipment violations, financial responsibility, community involvement, customer service, driving awards and outside interests and activities.

Allen is an Atlas Professional Van Operator in the Specialized Transportation Group. Over the past 27 years, he has covered approximately 3 million miles behind the wheel of commercial motor vehicles and has received the Atlas Safe Operator Award for 16 consecutive years. Previously a household goods van operator, Allen transferred to the Specialized Transportation Group in 1999.

"While I wasn't taught to toot my own horn, it's an incredible honor knowing I've done my job well and impressed customers, peers and the company I represent," said Charles Allen, award winner and professional van operator for Atlas Van Lines. "I'm very humbled by this award and look forward to continuing to serve our customers well in the years to come."

AMSA's distinguished fleet awards are given to carriers demonstrating the best overall safety performance during the year. All winners have been certified as ProMovers, AMSA's program to help consumers easily identify a quality professional mover.

"It's a great privilege to have one of the industry's finest van operators representing Atlas on the road," said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas Van Lines. "An exemplary driver, Charles Allen has demonstrated the highest level of dedication to safety, and we're pleased to see the industry recognize his unwavering commitment to safe operations."

As of February 2011, all Atlas Van Lines U.S. agents are AMSA members. AMSA is the United States' leading moving services professional association, setting nationwide standards and industry guidelines for honest, ethical, efficient and quality services to the public.

For more information on Atlas Van Lines, visit http://www.atlasvanlines.com. For more information on the American Moving and Storage Association, visit http://www.moving.org.