Steven Lohman of Planes Moving & Storage Named Van Operator of the Year

CINCINNATI – (March 11, 2024) – Steven Lohman of Planes Moving & Storage out of Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for the Household Goods East region. The award recognizes Lohman’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. The Company honored Lohman at its recent award ceremony.  

Steven Lohman Van Operator of the Year 2023 - United Van Lines

Starting in the business at the young age of 13, Lohman’s career began in the warehouse, where he quicky learned the ins-and-outs of the industry. Eager and determined at 18, he received his CDL to begin driving tractor trailers. Over the last 35 years Lohman’s has driven more than two million miles.   

When asked about the award, Lohman shared, “I think Planes deserves this just as much as I do. We are a team and I couldn’t have done this without them.”

“Receiving the 2024 Van Operator of the Year award speaks directly to the commitment of our driving professionals,” President and CEO Jason Mills said. “They deliver exceptional service and invaluable support to our customers. Working long days and nights can sometimes feel like a thankless job; however, our winners actively demonstrate the values and commitment our Company’s mission.”   

Lohman enjoys listening to CD’s and country music in his free time. 

There are more than 3,900 driving professionals in the United Van Lines network, and Lohman was one of the 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 Planes Moving & Storage  

Founded in 1921, Planes Moving & Storage is a family-owned business in its third generation of leadership. With five locations across the Midwest, and nearly one million square feet of warehouse space, Planes’ core business focuses on both domestic and international residential moving, commercial moving, warehousing and logistics. Planes’ TEAM culture has led to recognition for eight straight years as a Top Workplace in Cincinnati. 

About United Van Lines  

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: or find us on social @unitedvanlines or @unitedvanlines