Industry News

  • Urgent Communication about Global Household Goods Contract

    Dec 5, 2019 — An important message for U.S.-Based Moving Industry Professionals. Let Your Voice be Heard to Protect Service Members and Their Families
  • FY 2020 NDAA Provisions Affecting Service Members and the Moving Industry

    Nov 18, 2019
  • DP3 Business Rule Change Comment Resolution Matrix (CRM)

    Nov 18, 2019 — Please see IAM’s DP3 Business Rule Change Comment Resolution Matrix (CRM) inputs. IAM did not comment on every proposed change; so be sure to review all documents for all changes, as there might be some we did not comment on that you have strong feelings about.
  • SIRVA To Acquire Realogy's Global Cartus Relocation Business

    Nov 7, 2019 — Realogy Holdings Corp. and SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. have reached an agreement under which SIRVA will acquire Realogy's global Cartus Relocation business. The deal is valued at $400 million. Realogy will receive $375 million in cash at closing, and a $25 million deferred payment.
  • IAM Global Moving & Mobility Standards Summit Advances Data Discussion

    Oct 22, 2019 — A panel discussion confirmed that the application of blockchain technology to the moving and mobility services industry may be at a very early stage. Indeed, while the initial excitement of blockchain and smart contract technology may have tempered, our industry has access to current technology which can bring immediate returns in the form of stripping out friction and inefficiency caused by the lack of interoperability between industry software systems.
  • IAM Submits Comments on Proposed CBP Ruling

    Oct 22, 2019 — IAM recently submitted comments to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on their proposed rule to place more requirements on customs brokerb to verify an importer's identity. In the context of our industry, this rule would require custom brokers in the United States to obtain additional data elements from a transferee that are not applicable to people moving their household goods into the US like the provision of a recent credit report and a copy of the person’s business registration and license with state authorities.
  • IAM Young Professionals Update

    Oct 11, 2019 — The IAM-Young Professionals continued its progression toward being a more mission-driven and philanthropic organization, in addition to its historically strong and valuable networking purpose. With over 50 percent of the YP members in attendance, they had a strong presence throughout the four-day event of the IAM 57th Annual Meeting and Expo in Chicago, and used their platform as a force for team building, philanthropy, and environmental stewardship.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    May 24, 2019 — This is the eighth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • IAM Attends the Young Movers Conference (YMC) in Romania

    May 22, 2019 — IAM Staff Members Brian Limperopulos and Julia O’Connor attended the 2019 Young Movers Conference earlier this month.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—How Much Trust is Too Much?

    May 17, 2019 — This is the seventh in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Kicked to the Curb

    May 10, 2019 — This is the sixth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—If It Ain't Broke...

    May 3, 2019 — This is the fifth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—a Rational Business Decision or a Roll of the dice?

    Apr 26, 2019 — This is the fourth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Outsourcing and the International Forwarder

    Apr 19, 2019 — This is the third in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Apr 12, 2019 — This is the second in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • The Risks of a Monopoly Managing the DOD Personal Property Program

    Apr 5, 2019 — This is the first in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • USTRANSCOM Commander Meets with Moving Industry Reps to Improve PCS Move Quality – An Industry Perspective

    Mar 29, 2019 — USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.