Jun 22, 2020
— President Trump will sign an executive order to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of 2020, cracking down further on immigration after signing a more narrow measure in April, officials said Monday.
Jun 18, 2020
— The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is on day 2 of their mark-up and consideration of H.R. 2, the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act’’ (INVEST in America Act). The legislation is designed to supplant the current authorization, (the FAST Act), which is set to expire at the end of September.
Jun 17, 2020
— IAM joined the ATA and other leading organizations in a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio, asking the Committee consider providing an additional $505 million for trucking parking projects, as part of the INVEST In America Act.
Jun 17, 2020
— The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began its Committee markup and consideration of the INVEST In America Act. While IAM does not anticipate the legislation will pass both chambers and be signed into law this year, it does include several policy markers for issues that will be addressed in the next Congress.
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 14, 2020
— On May 13, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Treasury Department released the promised and much awaited “additional guidance” regarding the “certification of need” requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It is FAQ #46 in the joint SBA-Treasury guidance.
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.