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Atlas Vanlines Releases Results of 2020 Relocation Survey

As a longtime and trusted partner of Atlas Vanlines, Relocation American International is pleased to announce the results of their 2020 relocation policy and practice survey.

Invited via email, 414 decision-makers completed online questionnaires between January 15 and March 13, 2020. Each respondent is responsible for relocation and is employed by a company that has either relocated employees during the past two years or plans to relocate employees this year.

  • Service (42%)
  • Manufacturing/processing (24%)
  • Financial (12%)
  • Wholesale/retail (10%)
  • Government/military (9%)
  • Other (3%)

For analysis, firms are categorized by size:

  • Small: Fewer than 500 salaried employees (34%)
  • Mid-size: 500-4,999 salaried employees (31%)
  • Large: 5,000+ salaried employees (35%)

Key findings from this year’s survey include the following:

  • Accommodations for employee needs are at or near historic highs.
  • Companies offered more spouse/partner employment assistance both overall and internationally.
  • An increase of additional incentive offers to encourage relocation acceptance.
  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, expectations were mostly positive.
  • Relocation volumes and budgets, both overall and internationally were stable or increasing.
  • Economic growth and stability wasexpected both in the U.S. and globally.
  • Candidate assessments were performed by most companies prior to some relocations.
  • The continuation of the outsourcing relocation services, both overall and internationally.

The Atlas Vanlines Corporate Relocation Survey is a full of useful relocation information presented in a clean and easy to read format.  For a complete copy of the survey results please click on the link below.

Atlas Vanlines 2020 Relocation Survey


About Relocation America International

Relocation America International is a full service relocation management company dedicated to providing innovative relocation services, value added support, and superior customer service to clients relocating families domestically and internationally. Visit for more information about our services or contact us at

COVID-19 Update: Clients and Supply Partners

To our valued clients and supply partners:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve and impact communities around the world, the health and safety of our client’s and our employees will always be a priority.

We have been closely monitoring the situation with information supplied by the CDC, WHO, and the public health officials within our own communities. We will follow the recommendations provided by those organizations concerning public health and safety.

RAI offices are fully operational with our team members working remotely to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and to accommodate school closings and other issues. Throughout this process we are in constant communication with our team to evaluate any situation. We are committed to servicing our clients during these uncertain times and will continue operations without disruption.

Thank you,

Patrick J. Novak, CRP
VP of Global Mobility
Relocation America International

IRS Announces 2020 Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Today the IRS announced the 2020 mileage reimbursement rates. The business mileage rate has been lowered from $0.58/mile in 2019 to $0.575/mile in 2020. The final move deductible rate has also been lowered from $0.20/mile in 2019 to $0.17/mile in 2020.

Please keep in mind that final move mileage (along with shipment, storage, and final move costs) are taxable since January 1, 2018 with the exception of military moves and certain states. The charitable mileage rate remains unchanged at $0.14/mile. See all of the details here: IRS Notice 2020-05.