A Day in the Life of a Colonial Van Lines Mover

As a Colonial Van Lines mover, no two days are ever the same. One day you might find yourself helping an elderly couple realize their dreams of moving onto a sailboat docked in a kitschy beach town, and another you might be hauling a piano (which you’ve become surprisingly adept at doing) to a fourth-floor walkup in a bustling city center.

Our job is far from typical, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We get to work alongside team members who are like family, travel to new and interesting places, meet tons of people and develop an invaluable set of skills in a positive work environment.

The views from our dashboard are always changing; but as a Colonial Van Lines mover, our commitment to providing customers with friendly service that they can count on remains a constant.

A peek into the day-to-day life of a Colonial mover

6:00 a.m.

The alarm goes off. The coffee is made. There’s no need to try to squeeze in a workout, this job is a workout. A cup of joe is drunk, and a second is poured into a to-go cup. Fuel (caffeine) is a necessity in this line of work.  Typically, we’ll get ready and eat our breakfast on the road.

7:00 a.m.

Arrive at Colonial Van Lines and assemble the moving team. We’ll confirm details of the move with management, and double check that we have all the essential supplies and tools on hand and that the truck is in good working order. Then, it’s off to the races.

8:00 a.m.

Arrive at customer’s home. At this point, we’ll meet our customer(s) and talk with them about how we can help make their moving day easier, answering any questions they might have. Then, we’ll conduct a walk through together, going over which items need to be moved/packed.

8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now it’s time to pack and load the truck. This part requires more than just strong arms and a large truck bed. To correctly and efficiently pack and load a moving truck requires planning, teamwork, responsibility and meticulous attention to detail.

As a mover, it’s our job to not just move someone’s “stuff” but to safely relocate their treasured heirlooms and prized possessions. We take pride in helping our customers get where they’re going with the items that mean something to them fully intact.

4:30 p.m.

After a full day of packing and loading, it’s time to head to our customer’s new home. This home might be just a few hours away, or it could be an overnight trip. This part of our job might sound unimaginable for those used to working a 9-5 schedule, but we love the unpredictability and autonomy that this job allows us. Variety is the spice of a Colonial Van Line mover’s life.

Arrival Time Varies

Once we get to our destination, it’s time to unload the truck. if our customers opted for a full-service move, we may be reassembling furniture, too.

When the truck is unloaded and our customers are happy with the work we’ve done, we can bid them adieu. Another successful move on the books. We drive away from their home feeling proud to be able to help people through their major life transitions.

Although our workdays aren’t what most people would consider to be “typical,” we’ve done our best to give you a glimpse into what a day in the life of a Colonial Van Lines mover is like.

A Full-Service Moving Company

At Colonial Van Lines, we never start something we can’t finish. So, when you hire us, we get the job done, whatever it takes.  We provide end to end service with flexible, affordable packages customized to fit your needs and budget. And we never leave you in the lurch, no matter what your move entails.


Whether you’ve done some of it, most of it, or none of it, Colonial Van Lines will help you get it out of the way. Our expert packers know how to pack items correctly, quickly and safely. We use our unique moving materials to make sure your belongings are well taken care of throughout the trip and until they reach their destination. Count on us to get your packing done right the first time.

Long-Distance Moves

Whether you’re moving across the state or across the country, Colonial Van Lines is prepared to get you there. We offer full service national and long-distance moves.

Our long-distance moving specialists are people you can depend on to get your items transported to your preferred national destination. From beginning to end, our movers will walk you through the moving process carefully and give you the quality service you deserve. Cross country moves can be complicated, so we work hard to simplify the moving process for our customers.

On top of an outstanding moving team, we make sure to come up with a customized long-distance moving plan to easily transport your goods from point A to point B. Tailoring our relocation services allows us to maximize your effort, money and time.

Corporate Relocation

 Whether you’re moving a single team or your entire organization, our movers provide everything that you and your business could need to keep everything moving smoothly and seamlessly.


Need space? Whether you want to make more of it for yourself or need some of it to store your items, Colonials Van Lines has a warehouse facility ready to accommodate. Our clean, climate-controlled, and safe units are available for both long and short-term storage. We’ve got flexible, affordable packages to fit every storage scenario.

At Colonial Van Lines, we believe in providing two things above all: quality and great customer service. Our affordable moving packages can be customized and made to fit any budget. From start to finish, our professionals are here to help you with the moving process and meet you with friendliness, professionalism, and competitive prices.  Get in touch with us today, so that we can get you the professional moving services that you deserve.

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