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What Makes a Best-In-Class Mover and Move Experience?

Moving is a big milestone that requires careful planning, so it’s always a good idea to research the best moving companies by finding out about the quality and reliability of the services they offer.  While you can no-doubt find many independent surveys and numbered lists online – and we encourage you to do so – it really comes down to which moving company has the ideal mix of capabilities, service excellence and reputation with which you feel most comfortable. 

Finding the best moving company to provide a seamless, low-stress move experience can be a challenge. Whatever moving company you choose, you want to be completely sure they’re able to provide exactly the moving services you want at a price you can afford.  

United Van Lines is America’s #1 Moving Company

At United Van Lines, we do our due diligence to help make sure the nearly 500 movers within our network adhere to stringent quality standards.

We are proud to say that recent reviews by 15,616 United Van Lines customers gave us 4.3 out of 5 based on quality, customer service, safety and overall satisfaction. Additionally, 9 of 10 customers that move with United Van Lines would recommend our professional moving services.

Business Name United Van Lines 
Years in Business 90+
Customer Ratings4.3 out of 5 based on 15,616 reviews
Customer Referrals9 out of 10 customers would recommend United’s professional moving services.
Different Types of MovesLong distance moves
Cross-country moves
Military moves
Corporate relocation
Moving Services We OfferFull service moving
Packing and unpacking
Residential and commercial storage
Car shipping
Moving protection
Request Moving Quote OnlineYes. Start Your Moving Quote Now.
Virtual Moving EstimateYes. With United’s Virtual Estimate, you show the estimator the items they need to move over the video chat. After the estimator views the items, we’ll generate a moving quote for you.
Customer Move PortalYes. The MyUnited Move Portal is a handy online tool that lets you seamlessly manage your moving experience all in one place.
Dedicated Move CoordinatorYes. Our move coordinators will guide you through the entire move process.
Deposit RequiredNo
Business CredentialsU.S. DOT No. 077949
Licensed with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and approved for handling all interstate moves within the United States. 
Business Awards United Van Lines is proud to receive the Logistics Management Annual Quest for Quality Awards 2013-2015, 2017-2021.

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving

How Do I Choose the Right Moving Company?

Moving can be complicated, but, with a little research and planning, you can avoid moving scams, choose the right mover and eliminate much of the stress associated with a long-distance move. This includes checking business credentials, gathering moving cost estimates and verifying the mover’s legitimacy.

Tips to Choose the Right Mover

How Much Does It Cost to Move With United Van Lines?

Many factors will impact the cost of your move, including the distance and size of the move, your move date, and the specific services you want. Also be aware that weight, not volume, is a key cost factor with the majority of moves. Our best advice is to get a no-obligation moving quote with us once you have your move date in mind. 

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Is United Van Lines a Broker?

In a word, “no.” A moving broker is a company that, for compensation, arranges for the transportation of your things by connecting you with for-hire carriers so you can hire them to perform the actual moving work. In other words, moving brokers are essentially “middle-person” sales teams that aren’t licensed to perform moves and do not take legal responsibility for your move; instead, they simply help you book your move with an actual moving company. Although brokers for interstate moves are required to be FMCSA-licensed as “Household Goods Brokers” and contract with/exclusively connect you with FMCSA-registered movers, they take no real responsibility to you for your move so if they are unable to connect you with a moving company, you can be left without help on your move day.  

By contrast, United Van Lines has more than 90 years of experience, specifically in the moving industry. We are a licensed, full-service moving company that takes responsibility for providing moving services for your relocation under our FMCSA authority through our network of agents across the country. 

Moving Resources from America’s #1 Mover®

We believe that there’s more to a move than simply loading up a truck and heading out. Whether or not you choose United Van Lines, we want to help you move and settle in as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. The United Van Lines website is full of useful, time-saving information, from a moving checklist that breaks down what you need to do before moving day week by week, to tips for settling into your new place as well as guides to help you enjoy your new home state once you’ve arrived.

Also be sure to check out these frequently asked questions most customers have – including when to get a quote, schedule your move, how to safeguard valuable items and more. 

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Learn More About United’s Best Moving Companies

Every month and each year, we carefully review, rate and award our most outstanding drivers through our Van Operator of the Month and Van Operator of the Year recognition program.  In addition to overall performance, our top van operators are rated on the basis of quality and excellent customer service, taking into consideration cargo claims prevention, adherence to policies and procedures and their safety records.   

2022 Van Operator of the Year

Laura Wilson of Lawrence Transportation Systems out of Staunton, Virginia, was awarded United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for the Household Goods East region. The award recognizes Wilson’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety.

Lawrence Transportation - Staunton, VA
2022 Van Operator of the Year

Sherrell Byrd III of A-Mrazek Moving Systems out of St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for the Household Goods West region. The award recognizes Byrd’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. Byrd has been delivering exceptional service for the past 30 years.

A-Mrazek Moving Systems – St. Louis, MO
2022 Van Operator of the Year

James Mack of Ramar Moving Systems out of Frederick, Maryland, was awarded United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for Logistics. The award recognizes Mack’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. With over 40 years in the trucking industry, Mack still finds pleasure in working hard and getting the job done.

Ramar Moving Systems – Frederick, MD
2021 Van Operator of the Year

Shayne Poehnelt, of Reynolds Transfer and Storage out of Madison, Wisconsin, was awarded United Van Lines’ Household Goods Van Operator of the Year Award for the east region. In his 25 years in the industry, Poehnelt has driven more than 1.5 million miles.

Reynolds Transfer and Storage - Madison, WI
2021 Van Operator of the Year

John Mistretta, of Armstrong Relocation out of New Castle, Delaware, was awarded United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Year Award for logistics. The award recognizes Mistretta’s outstanding performance in the areas of customer service and safety. In his nearly 45 years in the industry, Mistretta has driven more than 4 million miles.

Armstrong Relocation - New Castle, DE
2021 Van Operator of the Year

Heather and Daren Davenport, of Suddath Van Lines out of Jacksonville Florida, were awarded United Van Lines’ Household Goods Van Operator of the Year Award for the west region. The award recognizes the Davenports’s outstanding performance in the areas of customer service and safety. They believe together, they make a wonderful team. Daren can focus on loading the truck efficiently while Heather can communicate with the customer and help manage the crew inside the residence.

Suddath Van Lines - Jacksonville, FL

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