Heather and Daren Davenport of Suddath Van Lines Named United Van Lines Operators of the Year

ST. LOUIS – (March 16, 2022) – 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. United Van Lines President and CEO Jason Mills and Chairman of the Board of Directors Charles W. McDaniel presented the award at the Company’s recent Learning Conference in St. Louis.

Daren began in the moving industry more than 20 years ago and Heather began co-riding with him about two years ago, recently earning  her CDL. 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.

“The reason for our success is we emphasize quality over quantity,” The Davenports said. “We take the time to do it right even when we have a tight schedule. Whether  we are moving a big household or a one-bedroom apartment, everyone gets the same treatment.”

For a video highlighting The Davenports’ success story, please United Van Lines’ YouTube site here.

There are more than 3,500 drivers in the United Van Lines system, and the Davenport team was one of three winners this year. The van operator of the year began in the late 1970s to recognize the men and women who sacrifice so much for a life on the road and who help other families through one of the most stressful times in their lives.

About Suddath

From humble beginnings as a moving company in Florida in 1919, Suddath now moves more than 80,000 households a year, delivering local, long-distance and international moving services as a top agent for United Van Lines. For more information, see https://suddath.com/moving-company/

About United

United Van Lines is America’s #1 Mover®. United Van Lines offers a full range of moving solutions. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, United Van Lines maintains a network of 300 affiliated agencies. For more information about United Van Lines visit: UnitedVanLines.com.

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