Warrensburg, MO 64093

About Us

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.

Experienced Employees

The atmosphere at Carlyle instills an attitude of teamwork into each employee. Employees perform in a spirit of cooperation with customers and co-workers, knowing that teamwork is the true key to success. Each department is headed by a key employee, averaging over 20 years’ experience in the moving industry.

Military Move Specialists

Located near Whiteman Air Force Base, Carlyle knows the military and is recognized as a specialist in military moving. Since their start, they have handled the intricate details of moving military personnel with precision. Quality service is a requirement in the Department of Defense relocation program.

The Agency Family

To better assist clients, Carlyle has established a strong working relationship with hundreds of moving agencies worldwide. This growing team of agents, combined with Carlyle’s full complement of household goods moving services, ensures that the families and organizations being served receive on-time, top-priority service. 


Already serving customers across the continental United States and Alaska, Carlyle Van Lines continues to expand its fleet and agency network to include more capacity and better service to our military, civilian, commercial, and freight customers. Aware of our customers’ needs in an ever-expanding global marketplace, Carlyle is also meeting the service needs of overseas relocations.

Family Committment

The entire organization is dedicated to the relocation of the families it serves. Extra commitment to providing quality service is evident in the Agency Family, the Employee Family and the Carlyle Family.