Industry News

  • Nominations are now open for YP Chair and Vice Chair

    May 21, 2020 — As required by the Association's By-Laws, herein is formal notice that elections will take place in July for the IAM-YP Management Board. Every two years, the IAM-YP is required to hold formal elections to determine which individuals will serve as Chair and Vice Chair for the next two-year term.
  • France Lifts Holiday Bans for Movers

    May 21, 2020 — The French government has relaxed the traditional driving ban on trucks during the Ascension holiday that would normally begin today.
  • Industry Leaders Panel - Opportunities During Challenging Times - May 14

    May 9, 2020 — Sometimes challenging circumstances can create opportunities or accelerate positive change. Success is usually not about luck and circumstances but recognizing opportunity when it comes knocking at our door.
  • Networking & Discussion Forum - May 8

    May 7, 2020 — Join moderator, Ray daSilva, for a casual networking and discussion forum for moving and relocation industry professionals. You don't know who you will meet or where the discussions will take us as long as we are polite, respectful and don't stray too far from industry related topics.
  • IAM Annual Meeting & Expo Website is now LIVE

    May 1, 2020 — IAM staff are proud to unveil the website for this year's Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will start on May 26. Until then, start planing your meeting experience!
  • Realogy sues to enforce $400M Cartus deal

    Apr 30, 2020 — Brokerage giant Realogy Holdings filed a lawsuit Monday to enforce the $400 million sale of its relocation business.
  • U.S. Government Stop Movement Order Extended

    Apr 16, 2020 — The US Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark Esper, this week announced an extension of the order that has stopped all but essential military and government sponsored moves in the United States and around the world.
  • Signs of Hope for Moving and Relocation

    Apr 16, 2020 — With moving and relocation companies now severely impacted for many weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of governments in Europe this week announced plans for an easing of restrictions in the coming weeks.
  • Unprecedented congestion to hit exporters as importers fail to collect cargo

    Apr 14, 2020 — As news this week emerged of huge backlogs of containers building up at key Indian gateways such as Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Chennai, forwarders warned that over the next month port congestion in some parts of the world would lead to shortages of equipment elsewhere and create significant liability issues for shippers globally.
  • IAM to Host a Virtual Round Table Panel Discussion: COVID-19 Response - A Government – Industry Partnership

    Apr 10, 2020 — On 15 April, at 3pm EDT, IAM President, Chuck White, will host a round table discussion: “COVID-19 Response: A Government – Industry Partnership.” Participants in the round table discussion include all of the U.S. Government’s largest household goods movers: Rick Marsh of USTC J9; Julie Blanford from GSA; and Charles Olden from Department of State.
  • OSD Issues Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings on DoD Installations

    Apr 10, 2020
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases Report on DoD “Movement of Household Goods”

    Apr 10, 2020 — GAO released their long-awaited report on their assessment of DoD’s Personal Property Program (DP3) and implications of transitioning to a single move manager under the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC).
  • Diversification vs. Specialization

    Apr 9, 2020 — Ray daSilva from Mobility Exchange looks at diversification for movers and, in particular, pet transportation. The seasonal nature of the moving business has always encouraged diversification so to understand the journey, Ray spoke to one moving company that has undertaken diversification: Bliss Corporation in Italy.
  • COVID-19 Relief Package Clarification

    Apr 7, 2020 — For companies whose operations have been curtailed or otherwise impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions, several clarifying guidance and forms were issued over the weekend, connected to programs created under the first three legislative relief packages to pass the Congress.
  • Indian container ports struggle with extreme congestion

    Apr 3, 2020 — India’s major container ports are facing severe congestion as import containers are stacking up amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.
  • The Wheaton Group acquires Arpin Van Lines

    Mar 27, 2020 — Wheaton has acquired Arpin Van Lines to immediately expand The Wheaton Group network. The new partnership will allow all five brands under The Wheaton Group umbrella to better serve customers across the country with increased capacity.
  • New Webinar: IAM Roundtable Discussion on the U.S. DoD Stop Movement Order--What it Means to the Global Moving Industry

    Mar 26, 2020 — This webinar, available now on IAM Learning, is a recording of a discussion panel with industry leaders and your peers that explores a topic of paramount importance – the U.S. DoD decision to halt all moves worldwide. This decision will have significant ramifications, and we want you to hear the whole story.
  • 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.
  • France Eases the Lockdown

    — As government instructions that restricted moves to exceptional cases expires on May 11, the French moving associations and Unions have published an industry directive for professional moving companies to return to work after that date.