TOP 5 LARGEST MOVING COMPANIES IN THE U.S.
Per the DOT (Department of Transportation) there are an estimated 7,000 existing moving companies in the U.S. The largest moving companies in the world reside here in America. About 2700 of these movers are agents for a van line such as Mayflower or United Van Lines. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 largest movers based on the number of registered trucks in their fleet. We’re not endorsing any of the companies listed. Check out this article on the history of the moving industry.
1.UNITED VAN LINES LLC
U-pack is a DIY (do it yourself) moving service. They will send a container to your home, you load, and they drive. The business model and served them well and they rank two for largest moving companies in the U.S. according to the DOT they operate 3,848 trucks nationwide. Although their services sound like they would save you money most of the time they don’t. The cost of running a business like this is very high, and those prices are passed to the customer. Their business model is great for anyone that does not trust going with a moving company.
3.ATLAS VAN LINES
US DOT NUMBER: 125550
Atlas Van Lines is one of the most recognized names in moving. With over 3,759 trucks it makes them the 3rd largest moving company in the U.S. The company was formed in 1948 by a group of local moving companies. They currently have about 500 agents worldwide and about 75 of them own shares of the company. Their headquarters are in Evansville, IN. AVL offers all services related to the moving industry.
4.MAYFLOWER TRANSIT LLC
US DOT NUMBER: 125563
Mayflower is a moving company. They’ve been around since the early 1900s which makes them one of the oldest moving companies still in existence today. Like United Van Lines they’re part of UniGroup which is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate of relocation companies. Mayflower also maintains headquarters in St. Louis. Although it’s a different corporation then United Van Lines some would speculate that it’s the same company. Mayflower offers long-distance, local and international moving services among other services.
5.ALLIED VAN LINES, INC.
US DOT NUMBER: 76235
Allied is one of the oldies. They’ve been around since 1928 and founded as a non-profit organization established by agents on the east coast, to assist with arranging return load a minimizing empty space on trucks. Allied went public in 1968 and is one of the largest moving companies in the U.S. They offer all moving services and maintain an excellent reputation.