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.
In the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb)are classifiedas truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. Thisis opposedto having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.
Invented in 1890, the diesel engine was not an invention that became well known in popular culture.It was not until the 1930's for the United States to express further interest for diesel engines tobe accepted.Gasoline engines were still in use on heavy trucks in the 1970's, while in Europe they had beenentirelyreplaced two decades earlier.
In 1978 Sylvester Stallone starred in the film "F.I.S.T.". The story islooselybased on the 'Teamsters Union'. This union is a labor union which includes truck drivers as well as its then president, Jimmy Hoffa.
The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).
A relatable reality t.v. show to the industry is the show Ice Road Truckers, which premiered season 3 on the History Channel in 2009. The show documents the lives of truck drivers working the scary Dalton Highway in Alaska. Following drivers as they compete to see which one of them can haul the most loads before the end of the season.It'll grab you with its mechanical problems that so many have experienced and as you watch them avoid the pitfalls of dangerous and icy roads!