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Contract #U137.6

Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc./Allied Van Lines

Berger is a full service, multifaceted transportation company that provides household goods moving and warehousing, office and industrial relocations, special product shipping, commercial storage, asset management, and trade show transportation.


David Lorier
Moving Consultant
(P): 800-328-2459
(P): 651-639-6459

Melanie Rolsch
Customer Support
(P): 800-328-2459
(P): 651-639-2289


Contract Period: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015

  • Discount on moving of interstate/intrastate household goods.
  • Discount on storage-in-transit (SIT). Maximum period of storage-in-transit is 180 days.
  • Full replacement insurance is provided at no charge. Maximum liability shall be $5.00 times the weight of the shipment in pounds up to a maximum of $100,000.
  • Auto contract rates available upon request.

    This contract does NOT apply to campus moves (moving of campus property).

    Note: For campus office & lab equipment moving, go to U-wide Contract site and see Moving - Office, Lab Equipment & Furniture in the Products & Services Section.


    If the move is reimbursable by the University, the contract vendor will invoice the transferee's department. If the move is not reimbursable by the University, payment is on a COD basis. Agencies will supply pre-moving information packets to each appointee. Home finding & apartment rental services also available through agencies partnering programs.

    Credit cards accepted.


    Contract services are available to all University of Minnesota new hires, retirees, employees leaving the University & University alumni.


    For Home Finding:
  • Relocation Today
    Mary Lou Cohen
    (P): 800-838-8007
    (P): 952-513-5913

    For International Moves:
  • Allied Van Lines International/Minneapolis-St. Paul
    David Lorier
    Moving Consultant
    (P): 800-328-2459
    (P): 651-639-6459

    Renee Hilgren
    Customer Support
    (P): 800-328-2459
    (P): 651-634-3492


    Another information resource available for candidates & new hires is the University Relocation Assistance Program (RAP). RAP provides information about the University & the Twin Cities helping to ease individual & families transition to the metropolitan area. RAPs services include tailored information packets, personalized assistance from the RAP staff to address specific concerns & questions, spouse/partner employment assistance, & assistance in recruitment for diversity.

    Contact Information:
    Mary Everley
    (P) 612-626-0775 or 800-227-8636

    Or visit RAPs website at
    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.