Our Company

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to develop and maintain permanent relationships with our customers by providing superior quality, cost effective moving and storage services, on every move. Our team is committed to continuously innovate and to conduct our business with the highest ethical standards. .As a result of our success, the company pledges to satisfy and elevate the quality of life of each and every employee, contractor, supplier and our community.

1938
Victory Van LinesIn 1938, Swiss immigrant Christian Beetcham opened an antique furniture shop in New York City named “Victory Furniture and Antiques”. Unable to afford a delivery van, Christian utilized a local drayage company to make furniture deliveries. One of the firm’s biggest problems was that furniture damage occurred during delivery, thereby eroding much of the profit and generating customer dissatisfaction. To remedy this, Christian began making the deliveries personally and eventually acquired the drayage truck by bartering furniture inventory. Soon Christian realized that delivering antiques was more enjoyable than selling them and he sold the business for another truck and changed the name of the company to “Victory Van Lines”.
1950 – 1974
In 1958, Christian became partners with a young Air Force Captain with a transportation background named Robert O’Donnell and the firm was incorporated and became the first east coast agent of Global Van Lines. In the 1960s and 1970s Victory specialized in antique moving and storage and the name became synonymous with quality, reliability and consistency.
1975 – 2004
Victory WorldwideIn 1975, a young college student drove to Victory’s office on a motorcycle, looking for a job to pay his college tuition, and convinced the owners to give him a job. Jim Simpson became a valuable addition to the company, working full time while attending St. John’s University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. While in school, Jim worked as a packer, van foreman and long haul tractor-trailer driver and salesperson. Upon graduating, Jim began a career as a national account sales manager and a partner in the firm and subsequently he became the sole stockholder. In less than a decade, Victory grew to become the largest international agent of United Van Lines and was recognized by numerous organizations for service excellence.
2005 – Present
Victory WorldwideIn December 2005, leaving Victory in good hands of long term employees Jim Simpson fulfilled a long time goal of public service, accepting an appointment by President George W. Bush as the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration where he served until January 2009. . In January, 2010, Jim accepted a cabinet level appointment as Commissioner of Transportation for the State of New Jersey. In June of 2014, Jim Simpson returned to private life and resumed an active role as Chairman of Victory Worldwide Transportation and its related entities.

Now In its seventy-eighth year of business, with only three owners, Victory Worldwide Transportation Inc., is still recognized as a leader in domestic and global moving and relocation, commercial moving fine art and antique moving and storage, as well as special commodities, tradeshow, hospitality, and IT server and data center migration. Victory is honored by its numerous accolades and international recognition. It is the only transportation company to receive the United States Department of Commerce International Trade Award for Service Excellence. Victory was also one of four finalists of the Ernst/Young/NASDAQ Entrepreneur of The Year; the first recipient of the American Moving & Storage Association Employer of the Year Award; and the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business of the Year award to name a few.