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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 […]


Smarter advertising revisited»

Well apparently I'm not completely all washed up.  At least not according to Liz Hish.   Liz works in Sales and Marketing for Enterprise Database Corporation (EDC).  She knows more about how to use technology to master her craft developing software for moving and storage companies then I'll ever hope to know. Over the years Liz […]


Don’t you love farce?»

Do you think it's a coincidence that I recalled the same exact phrase when I read that the International Association of Movers (IAM) had traveled to Scott Air Force Base, IL “to meet with two key "elements" in the military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) immediately after seeing that the United States Army announced […]


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 […]


Auf wiedersehen»

In the next few days, the open door at RELO Roundtable will be closed for good. The “blog” was started in 2009 as a place where relocation service and product providers could hobnob with each other, prospective customers, or any other visitors who might be interested in participating in a mutually supportive but commercially neutral […]

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 […]