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For folks who have stuff to move and the professionals who can help them

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  Whether it’s across the street or around the globe, the process of 'moving' in today’s topsy-turvy world can be an intensely personal, highly emotional, and psychologically upsetting experience.    Unfortunately most naive buyers searching for useful, pertinent information don’t know what “deliverables” they should be looking for…, or standards they should be using to […]

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*RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

Arizona files suit against moving companies»

Attorney General Tom Horne has filed lawsuits against Allstars Movers and Storage Inc., of Phoenix, and 3 Gorillas Moving and Storage, LLC, located in Tucson. In its complaints, the State alleges that Allstars and 3 Gorillas engaged in numerous false, misleading, unfair, and deceptive acts and practices, including: Falsely representing the costs of their services […]

WHAT'S NEW

American movers invited»

Just before Thanksgiving was celebrated here in the 'New World', I received an invitation from Jane Finch, a virtual friend and industry confidante, to join her new household goods moving and storage trade association in the United Kingdom.   It's a project the veteran London-based move manager has been working on for over a year.  […]

CAREER CORNER

Movers heading toward the exit door»

That's it. Summer's over! The 2014 peak moving season unofficially ended at or about 5:00 pm EST on July 18th.  At least that's according to comparisons of the number of new visitor inquires to RELO Roundtable's Recruiters in the Moving & Storage, Transportation & Logistics Industry career resource pages in July compared to the same […]

TECHNOLOGY

Movers, turn your website into a lead generating machine»

Most of the visitors to your website represent extremely high quality leads: they’re interested, have seen your company, and are likely to be moving soon. Some will buy your service, but what about the ones that keep shopping? How can you increase the odds of getting their business? Retargeting is the answer…and what it can […]

MOVE MANAGEMENT

Military shares historical household goods shipment information»

If you're a data hound looking for something to do this weekend (or winter!) besides shopping, wrapping or napping, the folks at the military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) have a huge holiday gift for you just waiting to be opened. SDDC is the executive agent for the U.S. Department of Defense's $2.2 billion […]

THE CHANGING FACE OF RELOCATION

Does your website need a do-over?»

Probably, but don't just take my word on it. Try this simple test. Access your site in your favorite browser window using the very same technology you normally use to surf the web. Next, search for the product or service that traditionally brings the largest volume of customers (or most money) to your shopping cart. […]

TRENDS IN RELOCATION

Movers know it’s all about the base»

The attached video debuted on Facebook four days after my wife wore herself out dancing to Meghan Trainor's  popular bubblegum pop doo-wop tune "All About That Bass" at a friend's wedding.  The missus came boogieing down the hallway snapping her fingers and beaming behind her sultry, mischievous 'Let's Party' smile the first time I played it […]

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

U-Haul converts Walmart into self-storage facility»

U-Haul Co. of Arkansas has converted a former Walmart store into a self-storage facility in Pine Bluff, Ark. The 112,895 square feet of property on 10.95 acres has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving and Storage of Pine Bluff. In addition to self-storage, the location just off of Camden Road also offers the following services: After […]

COMMENTARY

Happy Holidays!»

To those still around to read this, I truly appreciate your continued interest and loyal support in this site over the last few years. In the true spirit of this joyful season, me and mine wish you and yours a very safe and wonderfully relaxing holiday with your families, friends, and loved ones. Whatever they […]

Consumer Help

ProtectYourMove.gov has new look; old feel»

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has prepared for what promises to be a very challenging year for licensed household goods and personal property carriers and brokers by redesigning their consumer protection website at ProtectYourMove.gov. The new look is cleaner and simpler.   The visually attractive makeover, unfortunately, fails to address several issues that […]