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Glance International Van Lines

International Van Lines is an all in one moving company. It specializes in international and long-distance moves but also handles local moves. IVL will pack up and move all your possessions, including special items like pianos and motorcycles. IVL serves the entire United States, as well as more than 180 countries around the globe.

It is both a broker and a carrier, so it can outsource transportation services to other companies. See our message at top of page about their carrier status vs. broker. However, IVL is an approved carrier by the U.S. Department of Transportation so it can take care of moves in areas that it is licensed. This includes California and Florida. It also covers Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Texas. IVL works with other moving companies in order to complete moves that are not within those states.

IVL is known for its high-quality communication and award-winning customer support. The website offers a live chat option as well as a 24-hour phone number for assistance. Newsweek listed it in their 2021 list for companies that offer the best customer service in America under the “Moving” category.

The company received excellent reviews and was even named to Forbes Advisor’s top moving companies. Some customers have complained about issues with subcontractors and inconsistent cost estimates.

International Van Lines provides services

International Van Lines offers full-service moving services. International Van Lines offers both out-of-state and local (within state) moving services. It offers local moving services as well as storage and auto transport.

IVL will pack everything and transport it to you. However, you can pack your own stuff to save money. You can also store your belongings temporarily until they are ready to be moved at your new home. However, the company only offers one month of storage at no cost.

IVL offers storage in transit for a fee if you prefer to have your items stored close to your new location. IVL will store your items in a location near your destination and deliver them to you when they are ready.

IVL offers many moving services, including ocean carrier, freight, and air. It serves the midwest and east coasts of the United States. However, it also offers long distance moving services across the country. Although it does not offer pricing models online for its services, IVL offers free quotes by phone.

What is included in an International Van Lines Move

Your move costs include furniture assembly, loading and unloading as well as furniture protection (blankets pads, ties), fuel, taxes, mileage and fuel. International Van Lines offers liability protection up to 10,000.

  • Basic furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Loading and unloading of items
  • Furniture protection with pads, blankets and ties
  • Move items up and down stairs
  • Except where otherwise noted, tolls, mileage and fuel taxes
  • Liability coverage ($0.60 per pound, per article, upto $10,000)

Additional cost can be added for full-value coverage that protects your belongings from damage. Marine insurance is available for those who want to protect their belongings during a transoceanic, international move. Specialty items such as your car may require extra care.

What is the cost of international van lines?

International Van Lines can provide a free estimate or a quote for your move. The price of moving further away will increase. Similar to domestic moves, international moves are more expensive than domestic moves.

According to the company’s information, moving a 1-bedroom apartment from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver Colorado will cost between $825 to $1,650 depending on what services you require. A 4-bedroom move this distance will cost you between $6,000 to $8,700.

IVL requires a 25% deposit to book long-distance or international moves. It has a reasonable cancellation policy. Deposits can be refunded if moves are cancelled up to 48 hours prior to pickup. IVL will match any price that is offered for similar services if it finds one elsewhere.

How to get an estimate

To get your no-obligation online quote, visit the company’s site. After you have provided IVL information about where, when, and how much you are moving, a moving specialist will call you to discuss your options and provide a quote. There will be a variation in the total cost of each customer so it is important to speak to an expert to get a quote. However, some customers have reported discrepancies in the final cost and moving estimate.

To get an estimate of the cost of your move, you can use the website’s tool to enter basic information. The tool will provide a price range that you can use to help you budget. However, it won’t consider any specific details that could impact your final cost such as special items moving or storage.

What is the International Van Lines Availability?

International Van Line is there for you, no matter where you are moving. International Van Line has moving coordinators around the world to help and guide you through the process.

International Van Line requires at least 2 weeks notice if you plan a long distance move. This is during the off season (September through March) and 4 weeks during peak season (March through September).

International Van Lines is often a broker and works with other moving firms. This leaves room for error. Many customers have complained that IVL did not communicate with the local company it was partnering with. This led to mishaps such as late trucks or extra fees. You can work with a subcontractor if you are not located near an IVL office.

You may also be charged fees depending on how your move is organized. These fees may be added to your final bill if you don’t talk about them before picking up.

Are International Van Lines Right for You?

International Van Lines is an excellent option if you have a flexible budget, and are planning on long-distance moves or international moves. Although it can also handle short-distance moves, some customers have had bad experiences with subcontracted movers. IVL subcontracts with movers in areas that it is not licensed. If you are in California, Florida or Illinois, you can rely on IVL to do the job right.

Methodology

Forbes Advisor’s editorial team reviewed data from 70 companies to determine the ranking. Each company’s rating was determined by evaluating various metrics including:

  • Customer happiness (20%)
  • Cancellation policy (10%)
  • Packing with full-service (10%)
  • Pricing upfront (10%)
  • Tracking of shipments (10%)
  • Options for protection/insurance (10%)
  • There are many options and moving packages available (20%)
  • Service to States (10%)