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Alfred E. Newman/Mad Magazine lives at SDDC

By • Mar 26th, 2015 • Category: COMMENTARY, Defense Personal Property Program (DP3), Department of Defense/Military

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 […]



Will SDDC destroy 2015 peak moving season?

By • Mar 20th, 2015 • Category: COMMENTARY, Department of Defense/Military, International Association of Movers

Do you know what happens when you poke a sleeping bear? Apparently it's not the same thing that happens when you take a jab at a hibernating industry. Yesterday's article, Force-feeding the moving industry, prompted more than five-hundred visits to RELO Roundtable. This morning's analytic results already show the same level of interest will undoubtedly continue. […]



Force-feeding the moving industry

By • Mar 19th, 2015 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*, Department of Defense/Military, International Association of Movers

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 […]



DOJ files suit against SDDC approved mover

By • Mar 18th, 2015 • Category: Government Relocation Programs, MOVE MANAGEMENT

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 […]



Failure to communicate

By • Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), COMMENTARY, Department of Defense/Military

It's 2:40 a.m. I can't sleep because I had a deeply disturbing dream. Not a nightmare. No, this numbers-crunching nocturnal interruption required a calculator. I recently read a post by my dear old friend, Joel Summer, in which he recalled a discussion that occurred at the American Moving and Storage Association's (AMSA) 96th Annual Education […]



Happy Holidays!

By • Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: COMMENTARY

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 […]



Movers know it’s all about the base

By • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Gentle Giant Moving Company, Social Media Marketing, TRENDS IN RELOCATION

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 […]



Military shares historical household goods shipment information

By • Dec 12th, 2014 • Category: Defense Personal Property Program (DP3), International Association of Movers, MOVE MANAGEMENT

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 […]



Arizona files suit against moving companies

By • Dec 9th, 2014 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

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 […]



Director General of the British Association of Removers resigns

By • Dec 9th, 2014 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

The British Association of Removers has announced the resignation of its Director General Stephen Vickers, effective 31 May, 2015. In a letter to BAR members President Gary Wheadon expressed thanks and gratitude for Mr Vickers’ hard work and dedication during the last seven years and wished him every success in the future. Source: The Mover […]