United Van Lines Van Operator Honored with AMSA Award

ST. LOUIS, MO – United Van Lines congratulates Dennis Putnam, a van operator for United agent Hilldrup Moving & Storage in Stafford, Va., for receiving the 2013 Super Van Operator Award for Household Goods. The award is given annually by the American Moving & Storage Association in recognition of van operators who demonstrate an excellent record in safety and customer service during their careers in the household goods moving industry.

Other judging criteria for the award includes miles driven, 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.

AMSA will present the award to Putnam at its 95th Annual Education Conference & Expo, held Feb. 9-12, 2014 in San Diego. Putnam is resident of Clifton Ford, Va.

About Hilldrup Companies

The family-owned moving and storage company started in 1903 by R.G. Hilldrup as a horse and carriage transportation company. Today Hilldrup has grown to be one of the most successful United Van Lines agency groups. The company operates seven facilities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida with its corporate office in Stafford, Va. Hilldrup is one of the most honored United Van Lines agency groups. The company was named the top agent in 2013 for residential, national account and international services. In addition, the company is the only United Van Lines agent in the country to be awarded the Customer Choice Award for 19 years. Hilldrup has also won the 2009 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year – Service Excellence Award given by the American Moving and Storage Association. For more information on Hilldrup moving and storage services, visit: www.hilldrup.com.

About United

United Van Lines is America’s #1 Mover®. In cooperation with its sister company United Containers, United Van Lines is able to offer a full range of moving solutions from do-it-yourself to full-service. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, United Van Lines maintains a network of 400 affiliated agencies. For more information about United Van Lines and United Containers, visit: UnitedVanLines.com.

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