Chieftain Van Lines

Chieftain Van Lines

Chieftain Van Lines

Quality of service: 4.5

Punctuality: 4.8

Accuracy of Estimate: 4.2

Customers’ rating: 4.4

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About Chieftain Van Lines

Moving isn’t stressful and exhausting when you rely on experienced professionals who can get the job done properly at a fair price. Chieftain Van Lines Inc has been a premier moving service provider since 1941. We’re committed to excellence whether you’re moving your business around the corner or your household possessions across the country. Chieftain Van Lines Inc is your trusted long distance and local mover. We’re dedicated to protecting your valuables, and we’re licensed and insured for your protection.

Moving-Me about Chieftain Van Lines

This moving company was established in 1941. The company is known for prompt and personal service. As a woman-owned business, the movers bring a fresh perspective to the moving process. It is one of the nation’s most successful and reliable family-owned and operated moving companies. For four generations, when their first truck rolled out of Lincoln, Nebraska, the Dudley family has been in the moving business. These movers have the perfect solution for you. Move your items into their storage facility. It’s clean, well-maintained, secure, and affordable.

Chieftain Van Lines Licenses & Certificates

This moving company is fully licensed and insured to handle any type of move. The company is registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They also have FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) registration to legitimately perform interstate moves. The experience of the company and the training of the employees really set this company from others in the industry.

ICC MC number: 74169

(Interstate Commerce Commission Motor Carrier number)

US D.O.T: 73670

(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: not provided

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What is Chieftain Van Lines cost?

Be ready that the average interstate move is about $3200. Remember that prices also depend on such factors as date, home size, a shipment size, chosen services, and distance from A to B point. Also, many companies offer hourly rates. This is the reason why you better compare competing moving quotes from licensed movers with our tool here.

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We are here for you to perform a verified and trustworthy moving company to manage your local, long-distance, or interstate relocation. Having years of experience Moving-me is a proven team of professionals who are ready to provide you with the best variants of your forthcoming event. Operating from all over the USA we are considered to be one of the best moving quality&cost service selection companies. We highly respect your time and money and are doing our best to make your move fast, smooth, stress-free, and cost-effective. Chieftain Van Lines is a great representative of the modern move with highly experienced professionals and the latest moving equipment.

Chieftain Van Lines Reviews

This was an amazing move with Chieftain! Everyone was more than accommodating, even when we changed our plans numerous timed. Erin and Jenny kept us sane, and Dave and the 3 Michaels were an equally efficient moving crew. I just can't understand why everyone doesn't use Chieftain for their move. I know I always will!!
- Kathy Jedlicka

Great service! They did a local move for me and were fabulous. Everything was smooth, on time and well handled. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
- Yvette Green

Initial impression was that Chieftain Vanlines was a friendly, family run business that was going to finally be the moving company that got it right. Unfortunately our furniture was barely protected, using just a small amount of paper and arrived significantly damaged. Boxes were over packed which caused damage to contents. Some furniture was disassembled and the screws or parts needed to reassemble were completely lost. Items such as cloth hampers and TV mounts were tossed on the truck with NO packing, wrapping for protection causing permanent damage. 3/5 of our standing lamps could not stand on their own (despite attempts to repair) upon delivery.
- Kelly Kasper

Military move, everything was great! The driver, Chris, is awesome!! Very professional and very helpful. They packed everything carefully and expediently and nothing of mine was damaged. I've moved a few times and this was by far the best company I've dealt with.
- K A.

I haven't been this disappointed in moving company in a while. Chieftain was the inbound crew to unload our truck. They showed up with one less crew member than they were supposed to, and moaned and groaned to us the entire day about it. It took those three workers 9.5 HOURS to unload our truck of only 14,000 pounds, most of which went straight into the garage. They refused to cover the floors stating that it wasn't a requirement and we weren't "special". Our representative assured us that it was a requirement, but the crew didn't care. They tromped through snow and dirt all through our new home, all over the carpets and hardwood floors. They even used their dollies on our hardwood floors, gauging the floor in several places because they were too lazy to even carry things down ONE STEP into the living room. One of the crew members spent more time sitting on our couch or an office chair in our basement conducting business on Craig's List to sell his truck than he did actually unloading. They left trash all over, and left my bathrooms pretty gross, too, if you know what I mean. Though I had the heat barely on (55) they felt the need to open all of the windows upstairs without asking, even damaging mini blinds, when I actually heard one of them say, " the dumb *%&ch thinks she needs the f%$&ing heat on". Classy. They didn't have a ladder in their truck, so instead they used my hutch to stand on to get boxes off the top layer, thereby breaking the shelves. Finally, when boxes needed to go down stairs, they would argue and tell us that it should really be upstairs and why would I want something in the basement. I don't usually complain about military moves. It goes to the lowest bidder, I expect less than stellar service, but this one took the cake and made me feel compelled to warn others. I have never felt like my stuff was just trash to someone else before. I will say that the youngest crew member was polite and did place things where they were labeled. I feel like they don't usually do mil moves, as they had to keep calling the office to ask about things. Either way, boxes were dropped, left all over, our mattresses were unboxed in the truck and dragged up the driveway. All around, don't use them if you have the choice.
- Sheila R.

We have moved 4 times in the last 10 years and this was by far the best moving company we have had. We even had them store our stuff for 6 months while we waited to move into our new place. I would highly recommend them to anyone that inquired.
- Michael H.

My family and I just moved to Lincoln, NE to take a position at UNL. We used Chieftain for the move and had a wonderful experience. I can't say enough about the customer service in every aspect. Cyndy in the office was excellent. They were all so helpful, patient and clear in their communication. It was the first time we had ever used a moving service so I had a lot of questions about the process. Once the movers arrived, they were quick and professional and made the process less stressful than I anticipated. We enjoyed working with Eric and his team. Thanks for a great moving experience and we will certainly use Chieftain again in the future.
- Amanda M.

Military move scheduled almost 3 months in advance. They packed up our items (hid a broken figurine among things they weren't packing, when asked shrugged it off). They arrived on load out day with a miniature truck, after starting and not giving my husband a straight answer about what was going on informed him they would be loading 2 small trucks, unloading them in storage and waiting for a driver to be assigned. So that is moving our items 3 times minimum. Several days later and they still don't have a plan to ship the items out with a possibility that they may not deliver until after our original guaranteed date. Meanwhile, I am living out of a suitcase with my 3 & 4 year old. NOT pleased.... DO NOT use them if you can avoid it. I may post and update later... we are expecting missing boxes and lots of breakage given their "plan"
- Amy Anderson

Nothing but wonderful things to say about Chieftain Van lines. The movers and packers treated my mothers belongings as their own. Everything was on time and the move couldn't have gone better. Thank you Chieftain. Highly recommend for anyone looking.
- Christie Haynes

Do not use this moving company! They dropped our hot tub and are only offering 50% replacement value when it was 100% their fault. We even purchased the insurance and they are still not backing up their actions to make this right.
- Shari Wheeler

On our insurance claim, Chieftain's insurance company says it will take 30 days for their inspector to look at and report back on the damage to our furniture. If this delay is not bad enough, when my wife called Chieftain and asked to speak to the owner regarding this delay, her call was screened, talking to the owner was refused and she was told, "No one has time to talk to you."
- Kevin Wheeler

I spent 26 years in the military, and, I had many, many moves. Some were very good and some were not. One was a total disaster! My recent move from my home of 26 years, one month and four days to a CCRC was by far the best move I ever encountered. I had ZERO damage. Roland, David and the team wrapped and packed my furniture on the van as if they were moving their own household. At the delivery point I experience the same professional service. Not only are Roland and David excellent role models for Chieftain Van Lines, they are "teacher's." They never hesitated to help the youngest team member to understand proper handling techniques. If you are looking for a great move, call and ask for Roland and David.
- Cliff Mosteller

From start to finish these are the movers we wish we had for all nine moves we have made in the past 28 years. I guess we saved the best for last. We have no complaint.
- P Spence

Great moving company !!! Very friendly and hard working, meticulous about packing and everything got to our new home in one pieces !! Jared the vandriver/mover was awesome !!!
- Heather Boyd

Chieftain was great and easy to work with. They took great care of us and our belongings from the first conversation and the estimate all the way through the move and beyond. We would definitely use them again.
- Nick Boone

Professional, honest, very hard working & polite. ..answered all questions.
- Cathy Hawthorne

Very professional. The guys worked fast and got the job done ahead of schedule.
- Patty Barone

Joe, Brody and Scott were great in moving our furniture. Great help and very nice to work with.
- Bill Ratekin

They were very professional and very efficient thank you very much
- don hayes

We were extremely pleased with the way our move was handled. The crew arrived promptly and worked in an organized and efficient manner. All of the crew members were courteous and willing to go the extra mile as things came up. We have used Chieftan periodically over the last 40 years. I highly recommend this moving company to anyone who doesn't plan on doing the move themself.
- Eileen Aase

I had my HHG delivered by them. They were fast, efficient, and very friendly. I received excellent service, and I would recommend them to everyone.
- Mark Evans

Moving team was great! Efficient and accommodating to needs in stressful time of move. Kept us informed & updated throughout process.
- Lisa D.

Awesome small town type service. Kind people reasonable prices take the utmost care of your belongings. I would go nowhere else for my moving or packing
- lonnie smith

I cannot recommend this company enough! From start to finish, they were in constant communication and incredibly professional. Cyndy was amazingly friendly and so attentive to all the details of our move. I am so thankful we had the opportunity to work with Chieftain!
- Kati Cordts

Great Service. Polite staff members.
- Save world

Only moving company to be owned and operated by all women
- Jessica April

I just moved to Florida from Omaha Nebraska. I had never had anyone move me before so I was super nervous about it. I packed a lot of my own boxes and they packed my framed pictures and odds and ends. They assured me that if they moved my personal photos all would be okay. They all arrived in perfect condition. After 10 months in storage in their facility. Only one floor lamp was damaged a bit and the driver brought it to my attention right away. It was repairable and was no big deal. I would definitely recommend them. They were always kind when I called and were prompt at getting my furniture to me after I called for delivery.
- Linda O.

We have used Chieftain Van Lines for three different moves. All three homes were 3500 square feet or more and I can honestly say that every piece of furniture arrived perfectly. The movers were consistently polite, on time and were diligent workers. We never felt like we had to micromanage them or advise them in any way. All we had to do was pack our items and Chieftain Van Lines handled everything else. Moving is stressful, but their employees did everything they could to help make it a smooth transaction. They covered our floors to protect the wood and carpet, they handled items carefully and treated us respectfully with every move. We highly recommend this business and don't understand the poor reviews. Keep in mind, the people moving your items are going to treat you as well as you treat them. Lugging heavy furniture all day isn't an easy job. If you are understanding and treat the employees with respect, they will do the same for you and your belongings.
- Angela C.

We used Chieftain for a move from Louisiana to Omaha a little over two years ago. I have been bragging about them ever since. I packed most of my belongings, but had them pack fragile items. Everything arrived in excellent condition and earlier than our estimated arrival date. The two gentlemen who moved everything were so friendly, professional and efficient. We had to use a different mover to come back to Louisiana a month ago and the experience was horrible. It made me long for the amazing service Chieftain provided.
- Shelbie J.

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