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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— 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.