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License Info: US DOT # 1381471
ICC MC # 520641
Insurance: On file: $1,000,000
Required: $750,000
Year of Estd: 1/1/2005

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Great American Vanlines
24 halladay st
Jersey CityNJ 07304 USA


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Toll Free: 866-283-9371
Phone: 866-283-9371
Fax: 866-432-2127



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Meri
December 7, 2018

"It was okay"

"The person who was handling the paperwork was very responsive, she was very good."

Origin : Jersey City, NJ
Destination : Staten Island, NY

Dnn
May 6, 2018

Great Moving Company

recently we move from NJ to FL movers on pu did a perfect job we was very happy the estimator David who came to hour house was very professional he came by 9 am in the morning and left 45 min later we have to explain about our furniture that they have very hi value they antic and belong to our family for long time a lot of sentimental value david say he will sand a good crow to taker of this items and he did Steve and his crow was very carful on delivery they came only 2 guys so I was surprise Kevin and Alex did a great job they assembly my bad and my china cabinet and my table and few other items also the boxes they place where ever I asked I'm very happy from great American van lines and will recommend them to all my family and friend

Origin : nj
Destination : fl

Quoted Price : $2,850.00
Actual Price : $3,000.00

Maeto
May 1, 2018

make you a happy customer

My experience was nothing short of perfect. I can't begin to express how great of a company this was. They were hassle free and they really worked to help me out. The dispatch and customer service department was so friendly and made sure my move was executed correctly. I am not very familiar with moving companies since this is my first time moving but what I can say is that Great American Van Lines will make sure you are a happy customer!

Origin : IL
Destination : MN

Quoted Price : $1,632.00
Actual Price : $1,632.00

Kenny
April 30, 2018

PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

Great American Van Lines helped me move from CT to AL and I could not be more pleased with their service! Great American Van Lines changed my outlook on moving companies. Not once did the moving guys complain, they packed everything delicately and organized, and best of all, not a single item was damaged! They were very polite and professional, and made what usually is a nightmare (having to move EVERYTHING across states, into a new home) into a pleasant experience. When it came to unpacking, they helped put all the heavy furniture exactly where I wanted, and did so, again, without damaging anything! Great American Van Lines is by far the best moving company I have ever hired. Between the fair price, professional and polite staff, and the best customer service I have ever had with movers, I felt compelled to post this review about my experience with Great American Van Lines !

Origin : CT
Destination : AL

Quoted Price : $1,509.01
Actual Price : $1,509.01

Anonymous
April 18, 2018

Pricy

Everything was nicely packed. Only thing is that I think they are overpriced. They quoted me something around $700 for the move, but ultimately for packing, whatever they did, all these prices were not listed. And when the bill came, it came to $1800.

Origin : Pine Grove, NJ
Destination : Pine Grove, NJ

Hemang
March 1, 2018

It was good

It was good, they were fast so they were hitting the ground very quickly. I think they wrapped it up within 2/2.5 hours so it was a good experience overall. Except I had paid $50 initial deposit looks like they're making me pay for those $50 anyway I did not understand their calculations, I just gave it to them anyway.

Origin : Beverly, NJ
Destination : Pine Grove, NJ

Anonymous
February 26, 2018

Timeline is a variable but it was good.

The price is pretty competitive, the timeline is variable because it took them a week for the truck to leave the warehouse in NJ but after it left it only took a couple of days.

Origin : Storrs Mansfield, CT
Destination : Santa Fe, NM

Ramesh
February 23, 2018

They charged $100 more.

It was okay, but they charged me more at the end... so not a good experience.

Origin : South Plainfield, NJ
Destination : Edison, NJ

Ashish
January 16, 2018

I would rate myself 60% satisfied

Until now, it was like 60% I would say satisfied, and the reason I say that is because we have given our whole household stuff to them and we're still waiting for them. So I would rate myself 60% happy.The pricing was reasonable, but then they came in all the stuff was packed up and everything, I do understand volume and everything but that should have been communicated. They have taken half of the payment, but we ended up paying more.

Origin : Edison, NJ
Destination : ATL, GA

Anonymous
January 8, 2018

I am missing a TV

I mean it went well, although i noticed I am missing a TV and I contacted them and no one has gotten backed to me. The pricing was fine.

Origin : Wood Ridge, NJ
Destination : Lyndhurst, NJ

Dorothy
January 8, 2018

They were very professional and they ...

It was interesting, They were very professional and they were very good. it was an extremely reasonable price. What they quoted me on was very good. I don't think it actually changed much from the original quote. So it was very reasonably priced.

Origin : Mount Laurel, NJ
Destination : Mount Laurel, NJ

Dinesh
December 26, 2017

They overcharged me 200 dollars.

so they originally told they would charge for 250 dollars then they came in and said they would charge me for blankets and other things and they ended up taking 450 dollars from me. And they broke some things. last time I used Movers.com I had a great experience but this time i didnt.

Origin : Secaucus, NJ
Destination : Clifton, NJ

Jessica
December 12, 2017

Everything went great!

Contacting dispatch was great. I believe the person who helped me was named Glen. He was very attentive to my needs, it was just a partial home move, so it wasn't like I was moving my whole house it was just myself and the day of the move I would have to say the movers were very efficient, professional and everything went great.

Origin : Edison, NJ
Destination : Secaucus, NJ

Fred
December 5, 2017

awesome job

I'm very satisfied with Great American Van Lines. Their customer service is one of the best. I knew exactly what to expect even before I booked them. This was a last minute move, and they were able to accommodate me. The move was hassle-free and they exceeded my expectations. This was my first time moving out of state, and I must say that they did an awesome job. Highly recommended.

Origin : PA
Destination : ME

Quoted Price : $1,004.00
Actual Price : $1,004.00

Ryan
October 25, 2017

Great experience

Yes! I used Great American van lines for my long distance move about a week ago. My destination was from NJ to CT. It was a great start and awesome ending. I really liked their performance, third time I used this mover. Overall best coordination. They were much better than other good movers! Packing and wrapping quality was highly professional. Didn’t find any unwrapped fragile things. I paid my bill and it was totally affordable. I have used them three times therefore I gained a voucher from the company and It was a surprise for me! Thanks Great American Van Lines for everything.

Origin : nj
Destination : ct

Quoted Price : $1,205.00
Actual Price : $1,205.00

Leighanna
October 11, 2017

Th3ey were great

They came, they moved my stuff, they were really helpful and they left it was no big deal. They did great; exactly what we needed them to do. They were the cheapest, that's why we went with them.

Origin : Dover Twp, NJ
Destination : Dover Twp, NJ

Nancy
September 28, 2017

They were the most reasonable

The company we chose did it for just a slightly higher price, but they were very professional, they handled everything, they didn't damage any of my stuff.

Origin : Branchburg, NJ
Destination : East Stroudsburg, PA

Sean
September 26, 2017

They were Great!

They were great when they got there, they were just late to get there.They were supposed to get there between 9 and 11 AM and they didn't show up until 1 PM. Other than that they were phenomenal, they were great. Pricing was very good, very competitive and there was a little change in the pricing they quoted me $300 when they got there they had to wrap some glass stuff up and charged me $100 dollars extra and honestly, it was still below what others quoted me. There was no damage, they were in and out, it was quick it was efficient, other than the fact that they took a little longer to get there, I've got no complaints. They were great!

Origin : Palmyra, NJ
Destination : Maple Shade, NJ

Liwen
August 1, 2017

It was fine

They called me the day before I moved and told me they would come between 8 and 10 am. The next day they called me saying they had some trouble with the truck, so they were late. The moving was pretty smooth, so I was satisfied with that part. When they charged me, somehow they double charged me. So I called them and they took out the second charge, so it was fine.

Origin : East Newark, NJ
Destination : Town Center, NJ

Iana
July 17, 2017

PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

We received a quote from another very popular moving company in Mass., but it was so high that we searched for another company to compare prices. Great American Van Lines quoted a price that was less than half the "Big Company" quote. Office staff was courteous, and the three gentleman showed up on time, greeted me with a smile, and were clearly professional and experienced. The move was long distance to California, and while the relocation is a cross country move, it was still half the price of the "other guys". We were very pleased. No extra charges, no nonsense, quick delivery period and if a move can be considered a pleasant experience, this one met that test. Recommended.

Origin : MA
Destination : CA

Quoted Price : $1,748.00
Actual Price : $1,748.00

Scott
June 26, 2017

fantastic service

The crew that came to my house was really outstanding. They are also very courteous, really careful and they made sure to leave the apartment clean, which I really did appreciate. I am very grateful and very pleased with the crew for making the moving easy and stress-free. For me, this is the best moving team that I’ve ever worked with. Definitely a five star for a fantastic service. Thank you Nathan, Kevin and Alex!

Origin : NJ
Destination : fl

Quoted Price : $1,250.00
Actual Price : $1,250.00

Leslie
June 16, 2017

VERY PLEASED

Just like the other reviews here, this company is a truly an excellent moving company. I had previous experiences with moving before but nothing beats the things I experienced from this company. The movers were amazing! Handled everything with extra care and they work diligently and fast. I really haven't got any problems from these people. I am so pleased with their service that I won't mind hiring them again in the future.

Origin : RI
Destination : FL

Quoted Price : $1,256.41
Actual Price : $1,246.41

Subu
June 15, 2017

The experience was good, but they ...

The experience was good, but billing wise what they charged me was higher than promised.

Origin : Parsippany Troy Hills, NJ
Destination : Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Marcus
June 15, 2017

GREAT SERVICE

I've used Great American Van Lines for my moving to my new Florida home. I was frustrated before with moving companies but these guys were amazingly quick and responsible. There was nothing broken or damaged at the end and I had a lot of fragile things. They came on time and got both pickup and delivery a few days later! Great service and will definitely use them again in the future.

Origin : NJ
Destination : FL

Quoted Price : $2,251.00
Actual Price : $2,251.00

Lazro
June 14, 2017

SMOOTH MOVE

I really enjoyed the experience with Great American Van Lines. They were on time, got our move done quickly and efficiently. The movers were very respectable and handled our belongings with care. The first move was to our storage unit, and then when we move into our new place. I would recommend Great American Van Lines to anyone in that is looking to move and have a smooth transition in the process.

Origin : NY
Destination : PA

Quoted Price : $1,223.00
Actual Price : $1,223.00

Rebeka
May 25, 2017

very satisfied

I was very satisfied with the service I received. There were on time and courteous, and respectful Of my property. I've been moving around for a long time, and I've dealt with a lot of different companies, and Great American Van Lines has been the most convenient and satisfactory service thus far. I recommend them to anyone considering moving, they are your best bet!

Origin : pa
Destination : fl

Quoted Price : $1,056.00
Actual Price : $1,056.00

Deepu
April 3, 2017

Satisfied but...

Initially when I was contacted by the company and asked to give an estimate the number of things we have to move, I randomly gave them the number of boxes which I thought would be the number of boxes that need to be moved to the new place, but it turned out that the number of boxes we needed to move the whole house was much more than I thought it would be. So the estimate the initially gave me was way lower than what I was actually charged. It was way beyond what I expected even for the increase in the number of boxes.

Origin : East Windsor, CT
Destination : Sun Prairie, WI

Teresa
March 29, 2017

Great job

This moving company is one of the best I have dealt with yet. The prices are affordable and they are friendly yet professional. They were very cautious with my belongings, even when it came to our pets items. I am very pleased with the work and would highly recommend them to others. They showed up ahead of schedule ready to work. Nothing at all was damaged in any way and for that I am truly pleased. Great job guys!!!

Origin : CT
Destination : GA

Quoted Price : $1,950.00
Actual Price : $1,950.00

Ferdinand
March 28, 2017

I would definitely recommend this ...

My wife and I were very happy with our experience with this company. We hired them to do a long distance move. The movers were extremely efficient and professional. They accommodated us when we had to change times at the last minute which really saved us a lot of hassle. I was hesitant at first to hire them because of so many horror stories I have heard from friends and family about other moving companies but it turned out to be a great experience and value. I would definitely recommend this company.

Origin : CT
Destination : UT

Quoted Price : $2,000.00
Actual Price : $2,000.00

Stacy
March 15, 2017

HORRIBLE

They scratched my floor and charged me double what my quote was.

Origin : Irvington, NJ
Destination : Muhlenberg, NJ

David
February 17, 2017

It was good.

It was good. They showed up. I walked around the house, 'cause not everything was going. They packed up everything, got it on the truck, met me on the other end, and showed 'em where it had to go. And they put it right where I needed it, put it all back together. Nothing was damaged. They were great.

Origin : Cecil, NJ
Destination : Voorhees, NJ

Nicole
February 1, 2017

They were really good.

They were really good. Fast. just really fast and efficient.

Origin : Linden, NJ
Destination : Newark, NJ

Anonymous
January 31, 2017

It was sort of okay.

They did overcharge me a lot. They almost charged twice the amount. The estimate was way off, and the drivers also demanded a mandatory tip before they would unload the stuff from the truck. That was something I was not too happy with. They moved everything properly and didn't break anything, so it was fine from that perspective.

Origin : Jersey City, NJ
Destination : Nutley, NJ

Dan
December 7, 2016

superb company

My moving experience with Great American Van Lines from Delaware to Florida was superb. the driver that picked up my furniture was very professional and on time. when I received my furniture the driver was also professional, courteous, on time, and very efficient. they put my furniture together with ease and care I would recommend any one who is moving to use this company!

Origin : de
Destination : fl

Quoted Price : $1,063.00
Actual Price : $1,063.00

Patrick
December 1, 2016

Great

Very professional. They moved everything. It was great. Price was a little high. I was in a pinch, I had no choice. They're very professional and great. A little high priced, but great.

Origin : Arlington, NJ
Destination : Atlantic Highlands, NJ


Great American Van lines Inc, is a full service professional moving brand in America. At Great American Van Lines, Inc., customer satisfaction is given number one priority and the company works hard to accommodate every customer. Great American Moving is dedicated to making your move as comfortable as possible.

Great American Van Lines Inc. has been in business for the last 15 years. Our fully trained relocation staff will assist you at any time and you can be rest assured that you will receive assistance from the caring personnel.

Your personal belongings and household goods will be treated with care and consideration as well. All your furniture will be carefully wrapped in professional quilted.

Our qualified staff of professional movers combined with our fleet of new trucks provides us the competitive edge to meet all of your moving needs. Our experienced relocation professionals could handle even the rarest of furniture. Our moving consultants have been trained to respond to any questions you may ask, either online or over the phone.

Price Structure

We would like to be your mover of choice. Therefore, we would endeavor to keep our prices in the competitive forefront for you to remember us in any of your future relocation needs.

Moving Filed Workers

Our moving crew consists of full-trained, educated professionals who have been taught modern moving techniques to insure the items that they handle are transported with the utmost care. Not only will they pack your items with the proper materials, but they will also load and unload the truck so as to secure all items in transit and ensure a safe delivery to your destination, no matter how far.

Moving Equipment

Great American Moving maintains a fully equipped fleet of modern, oversized trucks that are "air-ride" suspension vehicles. Most of our vehicles are current model year vehicles. We keep updating our fleet and growing year after year.

Our trucks are clean, radio-equipped, and properly maintained. Our trucks come equipped with hydraulic lift gates or ramps that ease the loading and unloading of heavy and fragile items. We carry a full collection of furniture dollies, furniture pads, hand trucks, and special straps to secure your goods while en route.

Storage

Great American Moving offers full service storage. If you have a circumstance that requires you to store your belongings, we can do that for you with our door-to-locker-to-door service.

Our team will pick up your belongings, wrap your items for protection and inventory your possessions. They are then placed into sealed storage unit in a climate-controlled environment.

Packing Supplies

We have various sizes of boxes as well as tape, packing paper, and drop cloths available for purchase. Delivery of materials is always free. To prepare for storage, you should determine the packing accessories needed: bubble wraps, tape, drop cloths, mattress/furniture covers, assorted-size boxes from book to wardrobe-size and labeled boxes, etc.

International Moving

Great American Van Lines International offers a comprehensive service by road, sea or air. Whether this is your home or your business, this service is available totally free of charge and without any obligation. This can be arranged right now by completing an online quote request form. From a single package or carton to a full household, Great American Van Lines International has the necessary skills, resources and worldwide infrastructure to ensure trouble free shipping.

Entity Type: Carrier
Operating Status: Authorized For HHG
Out of Service Date: None
DUNS Number: -
Power Units: 3
Drivers: 4
MCS-150 Form Date: 7/23/2013
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 2,005 (2010)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: General Freight, Household Goods

Business Address:
24 Halladay St Jersey City, NJ, 07304
Phone: 201-451-3000
Fax: 866-432-2127

Mailing Address:
24 Halladay Street Jersey City, NJ, 07304
Phone : 201-536-1003
Fax : 201-536-1004

Last Updated Date: November 28, 2013

Property Passenger Household Goods Private Enterprise

Authority

Type Common Contract Broker
Status Active None None
App Pending No No No

Insurance

Type BIPD Cargo Bond
Required $750,000 Yes No
On File $1,000,000 Yes No

Authority History

Subno
Auth TypeHousehold Goods Common Carrier
Original ActionReinstated
Original Action Dt.03/24/2011
Disposition
Disposition Dt.

Revocation

Auth TypeCommon
1st Served Date02/14/2011
Effective Date03/21/2011
ReasonInvoluntary Revocation

Active/Pending Insurance

Form91X
TypeBIPD/Primary
Insurance CarrierThe American Insurance Co.
Policy/SuretyMZG80946236
Posted Date06/14/2013
Converage From and To$0 - $1,000,000
Effective Date01/22/2013
Cancellation Date

Insurance History

Form91X
TypeBIPD/Primary
Insurance CarrierHanover Insurance Co.
Policy/SuretyAWY9165081
Converage From and To$0 - $750,000
Effective Dt. From and To 06/04/2011 - 06/02/2011 Replaced

Insurance Address

CarrierHanover Insurance Co.
AuthCommercial Underwriting H-305
Address100 NORTH PARKWAY WORCESTER, MA USA 01605
Telephone508-853-7200
Fax508-853-4210

Inspections

Inspection Type Vehicle Driver Hazmat IEP
Inspections 20 33 0 0
Out of Service 2 5 0 0
Out of Service % 10 15.2 0 0
Nat'l Average %
(2009- 2010)
20.72 5.51 4.5 N/A

Crashes

Type Fatal Injury Tow Total
Crashes 0 0 0 0

Review Information

Rating Date Rating Review Date Type
6/22/2011 Conditional 9/4/2011 Compliance Review

Unsafe Driving

MeasurePercentileThreshold
19.3497%
65%

Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 0
VMT Year : -
VMT Source : -
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 3.7
Total Inspections with Unsafe Driving Violations : 5
Total Unsafe Driving Violations : 5

Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance

MeasurePercentileThreshold
4.0398.4%
65%

Relevant Inspections : 34
Total Inspections with Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 12
Total Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 24

Driver Fitness

MeasurePercentileThreshold
0.01< 5 insp. w/viol.80%

Relevant Inspections : 34
Total Inspections with Driver Fitness Violations : 1
Total Driver Fitness Violations : 1

 

Controlled Substances and Alcohol

MeasurePercentileThreshold
00%
80%

Relevant Inspections : 34
Total Inspections with Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0
Total Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0

Vehicle Maintenance

MeasurePercentileThreshold
5.2151.2%
80%

Relevant Inspections : 20
Total Inspections with Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 11
Total Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 24

Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance

MeasurePercentileThreshold
-Not Public80%

Relevant Inspections : 0
Total Inspections with Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0
Total Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0

Crash Indicator

MeasurePercentileThreshold
--65%

Average Power units : 4
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 40000
VMT Year : 2011
VMT Source : Investigation (MCS-151)
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 4
Number of Crashes : 0
Number Tow-aways : 0
Number with Injuries or Fatalities : 0
Number with HM Release : 0

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