Return Loads Service, Inc. formed in Cleveland, Ohio to arrange return shipments for independent moving companies transporting goods from one city to another.
When similar companies began appearing around the country, Return Loads Service adopted the distinctive title of United Van Service.
After suffering losses during the Great Depression, United Van Service was dissolved and its assets were transferred to United Van Lines.
After a decade of new found prosperity, the new United Van Lines moved its corporate headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri.
Ownership of United passed from the original shareholders to a group of United agents, establishing the current agent ownership structure.
United Van Lines innovates the transportation industry with the introduction of electronic order registration and dispatch.
United Van Lines further establishes its leadership with electronic shipment tracking routed through central mainframe computer.
United Van Lines becomes the #1 van line in market share and volume. A position it maintains today.
Leveraging its market leadership, United Van Lines post its first billion-dollar revenue year. A position that has grown every year since.