Jun 30, 2020
— U.S. Transportation Command has re-awarded the potential $7.2B Global Household Goods Contract to American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Groupafter the Government Accountability Office denied a protest of thecontract award and Transcom completed its assessment.
Jun 11, 2020
— The military moving industry is seeing some glimmers of hope as the Pentagon begins easing pandemic travel restrictions after a nearly three-month lockdown. The shipments of troops’ personal belongings has rebounded to about 80% of historical norms for this time of year and could reach 100% within weeks, after dropping to 30% or less in March when the Pentagon ordered a halt to most global moves, according to associations representing the industry.
Jun 10, 2020
— A $7.2 billion contract for outsourcing the management of moving service members’ household goods has been pulled back by the U.S. Transportation Command. TRANSCOM officials are reviewing reported allegations made by “an interested party,” according to TRANSCOM spokesman Micheal Walton.
Jun 10, 2020
— U.S. Transportation Command said it will take corrective action to consider new information from bid protests, gather facts and conduct a review of the Global Household Goods Contract awarded in April to American Roll On Roll Off Carrier Group, Inc., of New Jersey.
Jun 4, 2020
— Under the House version, the FMCSA/DOT would be required to put more specifics (e.g., miles driven, etc.) around their personal conveyance guidance. Congress is also looking more specifically at the issue of driver detention and is seeking detailed data, as well as information on situations arising as a result.
May 26, 2020
— The stop-movement order in effect for military families on permanent change-of-station moves, originally set to run through June 30, will be lifted in stages, with some installations to begin accepting transfers immediately, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
May 18, 2020
— The U.S. Army recently announced that fewer than half of the 4,500 officers who would have been scheduled to move into new assignments this winter will be allowed to do so in an effort to control the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
May 18, 2020
— The Defense Department has yet to figure out how permanent change-of-station moves will be conducted this summer when and if the stop-movement order, which currently runs through June 30, is lifted, Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.
May 15, 2020
— While adapting to the current Department of Defense-wide Stop Movement Order in response to COVID-19, the Marine Corps addresses the latest guidance regarding Permanent Change of Station (PCS) in MARADMIN 285/20. This guidance outlines the actions of the HQMC, Manpower Management Division and Reserve Affairs Management that will affect the permanent change of station (PCS) orders for the remainder of 2020.
May 8, 2020
— Moving crews and the military families they're moving will have to wear face masks, practice social distancing and follow other coronavirus prevention guidelines during the peak season for permanent change of station moves this summer, defense officials said Wednesday.
May 5, 2020
— The Pentagon, as the coronavirus continued to spread, has extended through June 30 its halt—originally set to end May 11—on most troop moves. The International Association of Movers and The American Moving and Storage Association initially urged Congress to pass $187 million to help the industry after the Pentagon stopped the moves on March 16 and raised their request to $450 million on April 27, warning of “unprecedented economic losses” causing movers to go out of business, with widespread job cuts.
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 7, 2020
— IAM and AMSA signed a joint letter to the USTC Commander, GEN Stephen Lyons, asking for any advocacy/assistance he could provide for this industry to work with DoD to get financial support.
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 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.