United Van Lines
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A Network of Long Distance Movers
United Van Lines is America's #1 mover. It's a position we take great pride in because it came about by truly serving our customers like no other van line in the industry. It's a position that we maintain because we know our customers expect nothing but the best from United and it’s what we expect of ourselves too.
Our network of more than 340 agent locations allows us to blanket the country with long distance movers, serving nearly every city and small town across America with the best moving and storage services available.
Founded in 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to arrange return shipments for independent moving companies transporting goods from one city to another, United has grown to be the leader in interstate moving.
1928 - Return Loads Service, Inc. formed in Cleveland, Ohio to arrange return shipments for independent moving companies transporting goods from one city to another. When similar companies began appearing around the country, the Cleveland firm adopted the distinctive title United Van Service.
1933 - After the depression, United was unable to keep up service with depleted revenues. So in June 1933, United Van Service was dissolved and its assets were transferred to a new entity incorporated as United Van Lines.
1941 - The prosperous new firm moved its headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri.
1947 - Ownership of United passed from the few original Shareholders to a larger group of United agents, establishing the structure that has remained intact for more than six decades.
1954 - Electronic order registration and dispatch introduced to the industry by United.
1975 - Control of shipments and trucks goes online and is directly linked to a central United computer.
1988 - UniGroup, Inc., United's holding company, is formed due to changes within the moving industry in the 80s.
1992 - United becomes #1 in market share and has maintained its #1 position ever since.
1995 - United had its first billion-dollar revenue year and has continued to grow and increase market share ever since.
Today - United is #1 in market share and the only major van line that has retained its original ownership structure throughout its existence.
Never content to be a follower, United has consistently taken a leadership role in the moving industry.
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