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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*

All My Sons acquires Graebel Van Lines»

In a joint announcment released yesterday, Graebel Companies, Inc. chairman of the board David W. Graebel and William H. Graebel SGMS chief executive officer and president of the global relocation firm based in Colorado, together with Robert and Vasilia Peterson, founders of All My Sons Moving & Storage, a company based in Texas, pubicly acknowledged […]

WHAT'S NEW

Moving industry rocked by resignations»

Within just weeks of the each other, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) both announced that they would have to find a new captain to steer their respective transportation industry ships.   FMCSA is a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  AMSA is a […]

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

DOD schedules 2014 personal property forum»

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) has scheduled their FREE fall peak season Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) follow-up forum with interested members of the household goods moving, storage and freight forwarding industries for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Fairview Heights, IL. The day-long meeting will be held at the Sheraton Four Points […]

THE CHANGING FACE OF RELOCATION

Does method of compensation affect driver safety?»

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a formal notice in the Federal Register that it plans to begin a study evaluating the relationship between commercial motor vehicle drivers compensation methods and incidences of unsafe driving. The agency is accepting public comment for 60 days beginning Aug. 29, 2014.    In particular, the […]

TRENDS IN RELOCATION

Movers finding Facebook filled with fiascoes»

There's an old English idiom that states “You can't judge a book by its cover”.   The expression suggests that reviewers shouldn't prejudge the value or worth of someone or something by an outward appearance alone.  According to the sage-old advice, everyone needs to take a deeper, closer look underneath the exterior facade to understand […]

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

I’m in debt. Can you help me?»

My dilemma began on a sunny afternoon in the fall of 1962.    I was passing time in the family room watching the Redskins getting their feathers ruffled when I heard a commotion in the garage.   The next thing I remember was my father standing outside yelling my mother’s name.  When I stood up to […]

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 […]