National Van Lines

Rated 3.8 out of 5
3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
Rated 3.8 out of 5
3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)

Company Summary

The company’s motto is “Moving Your Memories” which is a reminder to both staff and customer that personal belongings are precious and will always be handled with care.

For 90 years, National Van Lines has been helped over 1 million families move their memories forward.  Whether you need to move across the country or around the world, you can count on National Van Lines for all your long distance and cross country moving needs.

Review Summary

Rated 3.8 out of 5
3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
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Verified Company Reviews

California from Ohio

Rated 5 out of 5
November 13, 2020

Antiques including furniture made the trip to California from Ohio without an issue. All items were well packed and handled carefully. From quote to pack up to delivery, great service.

Dustin D.

No damages

Rated 5 out of 5
October 5, 2020

From the first contact with my local agent through the delivery – everything was done with care and professionalism. Everything arrived without any damage.

Jeannie K.

Up and down

Rated 3 out of 5
September 28, 2020

My experience with National Van Lines was a journey of ups and downs. I used them to move my 1 bedroom apartment from California to Illinois. Overall, the company did the job, didn’t scam me, and didn’t break or steal any of my things, but it was a frustrating customer experience and clearly a very disorganized business.
I’ll start with the pros:
Aaron Bacon did a thorough job with the FaceTime walkthrough and gave me an accurate quote. The final price I was charged when my stuff was delivered was the same price as the non-binding agreement I signed for my move from California to Illinois.
Aaron was also very responsive and easy to reach throughout the process, even on the weekend, which I appreciated.
Vince and his team of movers got my stuff to my new address in one piece. Nothing was broken or missing. The moving team was efficient and they wore masks.
Now for the cons:
National Van Lines is very disorganized. I was told on three separate occasions (9/10, 9/15, and 9/16) that the moving truck was going to arrive that day. However, I woke up on each of those days, didn’t hear anything, and reached out to Aaron only to find out that on 9/10 the driver was actually in Wisconsin, on 9/15 he was in Ohio, and on 9/16 he was “broke down in Indiana.” When you are sleeping on the floor and living out of a suitcase, this is extremely frustrating!!!
On 9/20 (when my stuff finally came) the driver told me he had gone BACK to Ohio after breaking down in Indiana. The geographic logic of this route makes literally no sense (east from California to Wisconsin, THROUGH Illinois, east to Ohio, west to Indiana, then back east to Ohio, and then finally west to Illinois?? And when the driver finally showed up he told me he ALSO took the truck to New York). Either the information they gave me was completely made up or the driver just wakes up every morning and decides to meander to a new state with no strategic route planned.
I also needed to change my delivery address and let Aaron know before the driver picked up my stuff in California. Aaron told me the new address was all set on the back end and to write it on the packet National Van Lines had mailed me for the truck driver. I did that, and also verbally specified to the driver that the delivery address was changed when he picked up my things. However, the day before he finally (finally!) showed up in Illinois, he called me to confirm the time, and I asked what address he was going to, and he gave me the original address (not the updated one that I had clearly changed so far in advance).
In sum: If I ever move across the country again, I will probably just sell all of my things instead of going through the hassle and expense of hiring a moving company.

Madeleine F.

I would rate lower if I could

Rated 1 out of 5
August 10, 2020

If I could give less I would. We moved about a month ago, our belongings haven’t arrived. The no later by date has passed so they just changed it. No big deal right? My whole family can just sleep on the floor until you find our stuff.
We have called multiple times in this month, received different information each time about procedures. One woman saying a 48 hour window, one woman saying we would have a weeks notice, one man said 24 hours notice. But no notice matters because it’s not even here yet.
We also have to work around a sky rise move in schedule which costs about 200 per missed visit, a cost they said they’re not responsible for because they haven’t missed the no later than date, because guess what, they get to move the date around.


Cross country move

Rated 5 out of 5
July 17, 2020

We did a cross country move with National Van Lines, and I cannot say enough good things about our experience working with them. To start, their quote was lower than any other company we looked into, however the service was amazing! Our driving team, Nancy and Derek, called a week before our move to coordinate the packing and pickup. They were a pleasure to work with during the packing and loading, and meticulous with tracking every single item and going over the inventory list with us.
The best part, though, was that we got a call from our driver just three days after pickup saying that our truck would arrive at the beginning of the next week, just 8 days after they loaded on the east coast! The team was efficient, cheerful, and easy to work with. We would definitely work with them again.
I’ve gotten many questions from friends about how it was to move during the Covid-19 crisis, and all I can say is “surprisingly smooth”!


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2800 West Roosevelt Road Broadview, IL, USA



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