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Moving and Storage Companies

SIC 4214  |  NAICS 484210

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:
Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Moving Services  (view report)
Mobile Storage Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

International Association of Movers
The Portal Magazine

Bimonthly magazine provides news and information for industry professionals on a global basis, with topics covered in various issues of the publication including industry news and trends, legislative and agency updates, technological developments, regional spotlights, member profiles, trade conference coverage, and association activities. Archived mobile and desktop editions can be viewed free online.

American Moving & Storage Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Direction Magazine / digital-edition
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for van line owners, managers, and agents and independent carriers, with topics covered in recent issues including business review and outlook, marketing and communications, insurance and risk management, safety and compliance, technology and software, and staff training and education. Digital edition of the magazine is available free online.

Industry Trends / digital-edition
Quarterly statistical report provides an overview and analysis of business activities within this sector, with information provided including net change in shipment volume by shipment type (e.g., corporate, private, General Services Administration, and military), detailed shipment data by shipment type and region, and top 25 metro area markets by shipment volume. Digital edition can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Self Storage & Moving Services

Comprehensive study analyzes U.S. market demand for this service sector, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast revenue by service (e.g., climate-controlled self-storage, non-climate-controlled self-storage, full-service moving, and D-I-Y moving truck rental) and region for four U.S. Census Bureau regions (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) and nine regional divisions.

Moving Services Market in the U.S.

Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of this service sector, with information provided including market size and forecast by market segment (e.g., corporate, military and government, and residential) and leading companies profiled including Bekins Moving Solutions Inc., United Van Lines Inc., Atlas Van Lines Inc., Wheaton Van Lines Inc., Arpin Van Lines Inc., and Mayflower Transit, LLC.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Household & Office Goods Moving Services  Search for "484210"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.

Moving Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that provide local, long-distance, and international transportation of used household, institutional, and commercial goods, furniture, and equipment and may also provide packing, handling, and storage services in conjunction with transportation services.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Moving and Relocation Services
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, logistics coordinator, fleet dispatcher, truck diver, mover, and customer service representative, with firms for which data is provided including SIRVA, Inc., JK Moving & Storage Inc., Cartus Corporation, Graebel Companies, Inc., Two Men and A Truck, Inc., and Suddath Companies.

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for personnel employed as movers
by level of experience and for selected locations, with persons included in this occupational category commonly employed by moving and storage companies or subcontractors of large organizations and primarily engaged in preparing, loading, transporting, unloading, and setting up goods for customers.

Business Valuation Resources

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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