1978 was the beginning of the technology age and created a new market for United. Because of the value and sensitivity of these new machines, specialized service was necessary to ensure their safe transport. United then launched the Gold Banner Express to service this market. Special products, computers, bank machines, photocopiers, machinery, and medical equipment are just some of the objects moved on a regularly scheduled van service across Canada.
In 2002, United Van Lines Canada opened its international division, UniGroup Relocation Network Canada. Unigroup Relocation Network Canada belongs to a network of over 300 overseas representatives, United could now offer its Members and their customers seamless global moving. United and its Member family were now global service providers.
In June of 1996, United Van Lines became the first and only van line in Canada recognized for standards of quality service with the prestigious ISO 9002 registration. This was a landmark accomplishment for the Van Line and set a standard for moving companies to follow.
In 1973, United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. was the first van line to invest in a program that would revolutionize the movement and storage of household goods - a program that would provide an alternative to the conventional van and warehouse service. The original 18 containers were built in Toronto and hauled to the annual convention for a presentation to the Member Family. In the summer of 1974, the first actual container move in history was completed.