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Lightning Van Lines - CA -San Leandro - Reviews
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Lightning Van Lines

2.9 (15 Reviews)
2140 Edison Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
Toll Free: (877) 247-6683
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15 reviews
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Jan 04,2011

I just want to say you people that my move with Lightning Van Lines is by far my best experience. This professional mover provided us innovative services and superior customer service. It made my moving simple and stress free at surprisingly affordable price. I am really thankful to the four crew members who assisted with my move.

Black Bart
Mar 15,2011

Executing moving assignments as per customer choice is not an easy task but Lightning Van Lines specializes in it to bring customers maximum satisfaction. As a customer, I myself got personalized attention from the moving crew who impressed me with their moving efficiency. They even ensured that my moving job done right and on-time. I would like to make them a part of my moving job in future also.

Valerie Cooper
Sep 07,2011

The pick-up was fine and they held my ietms in storage before delivering to my new address. Upon delivery they ended up losing my bed frame which cost $300. They are only willing to give me $100 because their Liability insureance pays for $.60 per pound. This is beyond frustrating as they also aren't factoring in the $50 shipping fee and the time it will take for me to assemble the bed. Once they have your money don't expect them to return your calls or emails. Don't recommend them at all.

Nov 29,2011

My daughter has 3 babies and she needed a good mover. I contacted Lightning and I scheduled my move after checking with the Better Business Bureau. I rely on them and they told me how highly ranked Lightning is. They were right. I cannot say enough good things about them. What an effortless move this became. Thank you so much Lightning.

Chris M.
Apr 04,2012

This company should be shut down. They are dishonest, unethical and have no regard whatsoever for their customers†belongings or lives. They convinced me to hire them with lies about flat prices, lies about the quality of their movers, lies about their backround and staffing and lies about scheduling.†Nothing they promised me†happened. All i witnessed all day†was sloppy uncaring movers that didnt speak any english, a very difficult to deal with manager, prices that escalated beyond anything reasonable and rude uncaring personnell. They "lost" several valuable items, my LCD TV And Computer†and tried to†pretend it didnt happen altogether when i complained. I have filed complaints with all the government entities and discovered they are being investigated and were fined 25,000.00 in 2011 for holding customer shipments hostage !† DO NOT USE LIGHTNING YOU'LL BE SORRY !

Jul 11,2012

This company is worthless, dishonest, scamming, rude and a piece of crap! Do not use them. They're deposit return policy is an immediate refund should you change your mind. I changed mine over a month ago, they still have not refunded me. They only have 2 trucks, they do not have good reviews with government agencies either. Tim Rutherford (sales) and Emerson (estimator) are both rude and aggressive and try to bully people. I do not want to think about what would have happened should I have chosen them!

Aug 19,2012

They gave me an excellent price hands down. I read some moving guides on the DOTs website and checked out to start my search and found these guys. Lightning did a great job and stayed true to their price. They were a day late on the delivery but there were a lot of weather issues at the time so it was expected. Long distance moving certainly isn't fun but if I had to do it again I would use these guys. "Take the time to find honest people."

H. Key
Feb 18,2013

The move went as expected with 4 months of storage.† There was minor damage, but†considering the size of our move that is to be expected.† We will be using them again for our final items to be shipped.

Apr 18,2013

Rough experience with Lightning Van Lines and not over yet.† They overbid the job stating that it would be adjusted to actual size.† Very difficult to have adjusted as it was 25% less then bid at.† We had to use their storage due to a delay of finding a permenant home.† Storage costs were increased 30% with a 6 week notice.† It went from $500/mo to now $650/month.††Their statement that it was due to their "Overhead" costs going up.† Who has overhead costs that increase by 30%????†† Poor accounting and financial management.† They were competative and now the charges keep adding up once we have been committed to them and unable to get out of the situation easily. We could have our items moved and then pay movers twice with twice the risks just due to their LARGE increase in expenses.† Can't wait for this to be over and done with and they become just a painful part of the past.† Beware and watch them closely.

Denise F
Oct 09,2013

Thieves!!! My 2 little boys accidentally forgot their wallets in their nightstands before our move from Ontario, California to Illinois. My boys had saved their money from their birthday's and Christmas to buy themselves a new video game system. †My oldest had $312 and my youngest had $184. My boy's had stayed the night at their grandma's to not be in the way of the movers so my husband didn't think to remove the wallets. The movers were the only people at our house and they moved everything and held our property until it was delivered in Illinois. Immediately with the movers in our home I opened the nightstands because I was worried about my children's wallets and guess what my youngest son's Spiderman wallet was completely gone and my older son's wallet had only two crumpled up $1 dollar bills in it. I told the movers and they called their boss, Ethan. Ethan proceeded to tell me that we should have told them while it was in storage about the wallets. He also told me they have never had a problem with employee theft because they pay their employees well. I told him they have now! I explained that obviously we did not know at that point that someone had stolen it from within their company. He told me to contact customer service, which was a joke! After that the mover's did not want to unwrap items so they left my jewelry armoire wrapped up. The next day I opened it and guess what more stuff stolen. My husband was the only one home when they wrapped that up I was at the bank getting a cashiers check to pay the mover's. †They stole my black hills gold class ring, a small gold chain with a 3 heart pink charm and a gold cross charm. †I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and so far all I have received is a response to the BBB by Lightning Van Lines that they are not responsible for stolen cash or jewelry during their moves. †Outrageous! They also broke a framed piece of art, 3 antique(1800's) wine glasses, a candle holder and some martini glasses. I expected some breakage on a cross country move but never expected for my children to be victimized. I want them reimbursed. I really don't care about the rest. I have taught my children well and they worked hard to save their money. †I don't want them to be tainted for life because someone in this company is a criminal. DO NOT EVER USE THIS COMPANY! LISTEN TO ALL OF THE COMPLAINTS!! I am going to sue them in small claims court if they don't remedy this as they should because I am going to reiterate to my children to stand up for themselves. Never allow someone to victimize you.

Company Info

Lightning Van Lines located in 2140 Edison Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577, USA,San Leandro,,CA , U.S.A View On Map, but moving companies covered larger areas includes states nearby.

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Licenses & Certificates for Lightning Van Lines

Moving companies are required to register with the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) before they can perform interstate moves. You may click on Lightning Van Lines license numbers if you would like to view their record information.

ICC MC number: MC-472019
(Interstate Commerce Commission Motor Carrier number)

US D.O.T: 1176334
(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: not provided

What is Lightning Van Lines cost for Out of State moves?

Based on reviews from our reviews database and information provided by our partners and reliable sources of people moving interstate, the estimated average costs, moving from International Van line Hub state or states nearby, are as follows.
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Average Service Price

Moving to the South East would be around $6,210.75. Moving to the West would be around $3,549.00. Moving to the North West would be around $3,422.25. Moving to the Med West would be around $4,732.00. Moving to the Far Med West would be around 4,013.75 Moving to the Far North Med West would be around 5,492.50 Moving to the Middle North West would be around - Moving to the Far North East would be around 6,084.00

Take into consideration that this pricing based on average size move.
It only means that Lightning Van Lines is Higher by an approximate of 16.66 % when it comes to long-distance moving average costs.

Take note that the prices provided based on data such as reviews and other sources. The estimated amount that you receive from the company is lower. Several factors, like shipment size, the distance between locations, and other services like Packing and assembly, will contribute to the price of the move.

Average service costs information

The average prices generated are based on our reviews of Lightning Van Lines. The rates will vary or change once you contact the company; usually, you will get a lower price in the estimate and go higher on the move itself.

There are factors like home size, the distance between locations, and other services like Packing and assembly.

The approximate moving costs are generated based on reviews on our database and data collected from other reliable sources and partners.
We based the calculations on five different prices based on five destinations or regions with five different prices. Also, the rates are determined by the moving company based on distance and season demand.

Our information based on the company's moves for a medium-sized house or a family apartment.
If you have a bigger house, move the price is going to be higher. And if you have a smaller house move, the price is going to be lower unless you have a higher amount of Packing.

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