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Company Overview

Colonial Van Lines is a family-run company with a rich 50-year history in long-distance moving. They handle roughly 12,000 long-distance moves across state lines annually.

Colonial has locations across 48 states, excluding Alaska or Hawaii, with a network of 200 agents throughout the continental U.S. 

Colonial provides convenient and comprehensive moving solutions, including packing and storage options, and offers transparent pricing through its mobile app. 


  • ➡️ Packing services
  • ➡️ Speciality moving
  • ➡️ Vehicle shipping
  • ➡️ Long and short-term storage
  • ➡️ Moving supplies
  • ➡️ Corporate relocation services


  • Free moving estimates
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Mobile app
  • Storage in transit options
  • Full-service storage
  • Insurance for damaged items
  • High level of experience with interstate moves
  • Great customer support


  • No shipment tracking
  • May subcontract moving jobs
  • Colonial charges by weight which can cause discrepancies between quotes and actual pricing

Why we recommend Colonial Van Lines

The mobile app simplifies the moving process

Another reason we recommend Colonial Van Lines is that they have made their booking process seamless. 

The Colonial Van Lines mobile app for iOS and Android can provide you with a free and accurate quote for moving costs. 

Once you have downloaded the app, take a video or photos of your belongings. An agent will use the photos or video to provide you with an accurate estimate. Quotes for moving services are available at no charge. 

You can also use the app to do the following: 

🚚 A space to leave specific directions about how you would like your items to be handled.

🚚 Order additional moving boxes

🚚 View a moving checklist to keep your organized.

💡 Tip: Bonus feature: A Colonial moving specialist will help you create a moving inventory

Professional packing services

Thanks to their many years of experience as out-of-state movers, Colonial understands how to keep your belongings safe over long distances. They provide three packing options: single item, kitchen, and full pack.

📦 Single-item packing

For fragile and hard-to-pack items like pianos and entertainment stands.

📦 Kitchen packing

Colonial will pack up all kitchen items, including pots, pans, glassware, silverware, etc., for safe shipping.

📦 Full-pack option

This comprehensive option will take care of every aspect of packing for you, from disassembling and reassembling basic furniture to packing each box. 

💡 Tip: Bonus Feature: With the Colonial Van Lines app, you can take pictures and videos of all the items and belongings you wish to move. With a virtual inventory of your items, it’s easier to keep track of your things while relocating. This process is made simple with an easy-to-use interface.

Wide range of storage options

In addition to packing service, Colonial also has flexible storage options. You can choose from full-service storage, storage in transit, or commercial storage. 

📦 Full-service storage

If your situation requires someplace to keep your belongings for several weeks – for example, if you are going to be traveling out of the country, Colonial will transport your belongings to a short- or long-term storage facility. The movers' load and unload the truck.

📦 Storage in transit 

Colonial offers a short-term storage service that gives you a place to keep your items if there is a period between when you move out of your old space and into your new one.

📦 Commercial storage

Businesses can also use Colonial’s business storage space for various business needs.