ePortal Newsletter February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

In this Issue:

  • IAM Capitol Hill Outreach Reminder
  • FMCSA Issues FAST Act HHG Working Group Report of Recommendations
  • IAM Learning Helps Your Company Prepare for the Peak
  • Peak Seasons Cause Peak Problems
  • Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
  • By the Numbers
  • Recent Posts on IAM Connected
  • Member News


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Are you ready for Peak Season?

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IAM Capitol Hill Outreach Reminder


IAM staff pushed an IAM-AMSA combined Congressional Outreach Package to members to help shape a grass-roots Congressional outreach effort to discuss the impact of USTC’s HHGs sole source contract initiative. Please review the package, and use the products to engage Congressional leaders in your area. You can direct any questions to Dan Bradley, IAM’s Director of Government & Military Relations at .

FMCSA Issues FAST Act HHG Working Group Report of Recommendations


As part of the , the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was mandated to form a HHG Working Group. The stated purpose of the Working Group was to develop recommendations on how to best convey to consumers relevant information on Federal laws concerning the interstate transportation of HHG by motor carriers. The HHG Working Group was comprised of individuals with experience in consumer affairs, educators with expertise in how people learn most effectively, and representatives of the HHG moving industry including IAM President, Chuck White. This report provides information on the 19 recommendations developed by the Working Group,

IAM Learning

IAM Learning Helps Your Company Prepare for the Peak

Are we really talking about the peak season already? Didn't we just get through cleaning up after the last one?


Aaah, the vicious cycle of the moving business. Peaks and valleys and then we do it all over again. We don't even get a chance to take a little breather before the "P" word gets spoken again, do we?

Peak Seasons Cause Peak Problems

IAM Executive Committee Chair Tim Helenthal writes:

Earlier this week I attended the Industry Day held by US Transportation Command (USTC) to explore the outsourcing of the DOD's Personal Property Program to a single source provider. During the forum a representative from USTC was discussing the idea of moving shipments out of the peak season (aka Demand Smoothing) and made a comment something along the lines of "Fed Ex and UPS don't ask Amazon to move up Christmas and we aren't going to move our requirements away from peak season."

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Scholarship Now Accepting Applications


The is now accepting applications for its Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Program. See the and online today! Don’t wait too long, the deadline to apply is May 1.

By the Numbers


According to a recent poll, 83 percent of responding IAM members use LinkedIn at least once per week. Are you on LinkedIn?

IAM Connected


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Member News


Wheaton Van Lines Acquires Stevens Worldwide

Wheaton Van Lines is adding a fourth household goods moving company to its corporate holdings by acquiring Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.


The deal is seen as a way to create capacity and growth for agents, drivers and customers, Wheaton said in a statement on Feb. 20.

Top Mobility Firms Combine to Form Sterling Lexicon

Two of the mobility industry’s most trusted leaders – Lexicon Relocation and Sterling Mobility – this week announced the launch of their new brand, Sterling Lexicon.


In mid-2018, Lexicon Relocation acquired Sterling Mobility, expanding their combined global footprint and service offerings in the mobility marketplace. After six months of integration, the companies have rolled out as one unified, global brand. The integration of the two companies enables Sterling Lexicon to deliver end-to-end services around the world.

Arpin Group Management Committee announces new appointments


Arpin Group is pleased to announce that Mark Dearborn, Allison Dickson, Renee Abrantes, and Richard Travisono have been appointed to the Arpin Group Management Committee.


The management committee is responsible for making recommendations and implementing the vision of Arpin’s board of directors; facilitating and overseeing the company’s financial performance, corporate governance, budgeting and asset allocation; overseeing major projects and initiatives; and improving the effectiveness and efficiencies of the company’s management strategies, staffing, and operations across all divisions and business lines.

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