There are many moving companies out there. A lot of them are reputable and will carry your goods safely,Allied Vans: The Worst Company in the US Articles reputably and respectfully. Then, there’s Allied Van Lines. It has to be the most nightmarish company to deal with. As a consumer advocate, I feel compelled to explain how horribly Allied Vans was when it moved my stuff. I didn’t want to use Allied Movers, because I heard bad things about them, but I’m in the Navy and the Navy uses them. I had to use Allied Moving twice, in fact, but the second time was the worst. We were moving from Florida to Virginia, trusting many nice things to Allied Vans.
For example, we had a leather sofa, love seat and recliner. Well, Allied Movers damaged them right away. Allied Movers tried to say that the sofa was already ripped on the paperwork the employees turn in, but I was smart enough to check it out. Then, a woman Allied Van Lines employee tried to move our queen sized bed BY HERSELF. She didn’t even bother to try to take it apart, she just went to take it as it was. Who can believe one person could move an entire bed? Well, I guess an Allied Vans employee thinks so. The bed was broken by the Allied Van Lines mover, and we didn’t get any compensation for it. In fact, because the Allied Moving company’s employee was so stupid, we had to buy a new headboard and footboard, costing us a lot of money.Also, Allied Vans broke a lot of things while packing up our stuff. There were four of them to do the entire 3 bedroom apartment.
Maybe they got tired, because the Allied movers were there for 9 hours, but they took so many breaks and a lunch that it was ridiculous. Whatever the excuse, these Allied Van Lines moving “specialists” managed to break so many things. When they got to Virginia, they broke even more things as they were unpacking. The movers Allied are supposed to take all the boxes off and place them in the rooms and then unpack them. Well, you would think Allied moving could get that right, wouldn’t you? Well, no way.
We asked the Allied Vans people to please unpack everything and put it all in piles in each room. However, they didn’t. In fact, it took them only 38 minutes to unpack a 3 bedroom apartment because the Allied Vans moving people simply cut open each box no matter what it was and dumped the contents on the floor. We took photos of the ginormous mess the Allied Vans people made and then called Allied Van Lines customer service to come out and assess the damage. The Allied movers got into some trouble; the Allied Moving rep said they shouldn’t have done that because they wouldn’t want the same thing happening to them, but I doubt these movers Allied really cared. The pictures prove that everything was dumped upside down. A lot of figurines, picture frames and things with sentimental value were broken.If I have to move again, I’m going to watch the Allied Vans employees the entire time. Or I’m going to convince the Navy not to use Allied Van Lines ever again. This company is just horrendous!