RELO Roundtable…a gathering place

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



  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 […]



Force-feeding the moving industry»

Anyone know what happens when gavage, coercion, and administrative control are used to administer life-sustaining sustenance to stubborn toddlers, unresponsive geriatric patients, or caged fowls? It appears the entire domestic and international household goods moving industry is about to find out in 2015. Gavage 101 Gavage is another name for the practice of force-feeding a […]


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.  […]


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 […]


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 […]


DOJ files suit against SDDC approved mover»

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to recover damages from a full-service household goods moving and storage company that allegedly violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) when it sold service members’ personal property without obtaining the necessary court orders.  The defendants in this lawsuit are Daniel E. Homan and Horoy Inc., doing […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Alfred E. Newman/Mad Magazine lives at SDDC»

Joel Summer recently published the following op-ed in his  "Agent Forum" moving and storage industry newsletter.  The article was reprinted with permission of the author, "Voice of Reason", a concerned small business owner.    The article concerns  SDDC – PP Advisory 15 -0051 which was unexpectedly posted online on March 20, 2015  by the Surface […]

Consumer Help 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 The new look is cleaner and simpler.   The visually attractive makeover, unfortunately, fails to address several issues that […]