National Van Lines
Moving with National Van Lines
Welcome to National Van Lines! We are a family-owned national moving company led by industry thought leader, Maureen Beal. For over 80 years, National Van Lines has been helping people move their memories. Whether you need to move across town or across the world, we’re the partner you can count on. We provide full-service moving, packing, and storage services for all our residential or commercial clients. Our goal is to deliver 100% customer satisfaction in all that we do, no matter where you’re going or when you need to be there.
Through and through (deals to setup to get and drop off) a genuinely effortless and indeed fabulous experience. Everybody I communicated with was exceptionally proficient and amazingly accommodating. My things landed crosswise over nation absolutely on time and without harm. I prescribe and will utilize national van lines for all long separation moves.
We moved from New Jersey to Florida. When I went to the site and submitted for an appraisal I had an answer inside of minutes by email and a telephone call. Each time I called a genuine individual addressed the telephone, both in Chicago and locally at Atlantic Coast Moving and Storage (says thanks to Edward and Janeen!). Marsha Stegall in Chicago was particularly useful. She was tolerant, listened to my inquiries, and dependably hit me up. A VP additionally happened to be traveling in my Florida town and halted by when he saw the moving van. He needed to ensure everything was going great as well. The driver, out of Atlantic City, NJ, was extraordinary - he was stuck in winter storm Jonas in NC for 10 hours and still made it on time! I wish I could recall his name, he merits acknowledgment. The greater part of the movers were extremely well mannered and made an extraordinary showing.
Receiving nation attention during the 1960's and 70's, songs and movies about truck driving were major hits. Finding solidarity, truck drivers participated in widespread strikes. Truck drivers from all over opposed the rising cost of fuel. Not to mention this is during the energy crises of 1873 and 1979. In 1980 the Motor Carrier Actdrasticallyderegulated the trucking industry. Since then trucking has come to dominate the freight industry in the latter part of the 20th century. This coincided with what are now known as 'big-box' stores such as Target or Wal-Mart.
Trucks and cars have much in commonmechanicallyas well asancestrally.One link between them is the steam-powered fardier Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, who built it in 1769. Unfortunately for him, steam trucks were notreallycommon until the mid 1800's. While looking at thispractically, it would be much harder to have a steam truck. This ismostlydue to the fact that the roads of the timewere builtfor horse and carriages. Steam truckswere leftto very short hauls, usually from a factory to the nearest railway station.In 1881, the first semi-trailer appeared, and it was in fact towed by a steam tractor manufactured by De Dion-Bouton.Steam-powered truckswere soldin France and in the United States,apparentlyuntil the eve of World War I. Also, at the beginning of World War II in the United Kingdom, theywere knownas 'steam wagons'.
The industry intends to both consumers as well as moving companies, this is why there are Ministers of Transportation in the industry. They are there to set and maintain laws and regulations in place to create a safer environment.It offers its members professional service training and states the time that movers have been in existence. It also provides them with federal government representation and statistical industry reporting.Additionally, there are arbitration services for lost or damaged claims, publications, public relations, and annual tariff updates and awards.This site includes articles as well that give some direction, a quarterly data summary, and industry trends.