Historical Highlights

1891
Brothers John & Martin Bekins start their moving company in Sioux City, Iowa 

1903
Bekins leads the moving and storage business away from horse-drawn wagons to the first motor trucks

1928
First transcontinental motor van move completed by Bekins

1945
Earnest S. Wheaton forms Clipper Van Lines

1951
Clipper Van Lines renamed Wheaton Van Lines, Inc.

1987
Wheaton Van Lines's logo is changed as company officially begins doing business as
Wheaton World Wide Moving

2008
Mark Kirschner, a long-term Wheaton manager, named Chief Executive Officer

2012
Bekins Van Lines purchased by Wheaton World Wide Moving, expanding network to over 340 agents

2013
Company Chairman Stephen Burns appointed Chairman of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) for two-year term

A.J. Schneider named Executive Vice President

Clark & Reid purchased by Wheaton World Wide Moving

2015
Highly anticipated new traffic management system released to agency network

2016
Van line announced as 2015 American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) Fleet Safety award winner in 20-to-50 million miles category