The Foundation of Carlyle Van Lines
In 1958, with very little resources, Bill Carlyle founded Safeway Moving and Storage, the predecessor to Carlyle Van Lines. He built the company with one employee, a single truck, zero capital, an entrepreneur’s dream, and a willingness to work hard to meet the needs of his relocating customers. As an Air Force veteran himself, Bill was especially aware of the needs of transferred military personnel. Bill soon moved the company to Warrensburg, MO and for the next 20 years enjoyed steady growth. In 1981, two major events took place that would shape the company’s future. The first was receiving authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission to operate on a nationwide basis. Second, Bill renamed the company Carlyle Van Lines. Since that time, the company has broadened its scope and become active across the United States, and the international marketplace.