U.S. DAB Digest Jan. 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Strategy of the DAB Task Force
  • Not an IAM Member Yet? You are Missing Out!
  • US Government & Military Affairs Update
  • Walkboard Wisdom
    • Hiring During COVID Times
    • Legal Considerations While Hiring

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DAB Task Force Strategy; US Government & Military Affairs Update

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Strategy of the DAB Task Force

This information is taken from .


The DAB Task Force has established sub-groups to work toward accomplishing providing DABs with the following:

• A voice in IAM and a place for them to influence its advocacy;

• Networking opportunities

• Relevant news and information to help their business

• Relevant training, professional and workforce development

• Information and programs to assist in compliance with regulatory requirements

• Connections with business development opportunities to promote revenue growth and profitability


In cooperation with the IAM staff, the task force has created a DAB initiative strategy document. This document highlights the purpose of the DAB effort, objectives IAM is seeking to achieve, and agreed-upon responsibilities of the task force, which provide an outline for task force actions moving forward.

Not an IAM Member Yet? You are Missing Out!


To consider your company for membership, IAM requires your company to have a minimum of one year in business, and the following items:

  • The completed
  • Sponsorship letters from two current IAM members stating that they are recommending you for membership, on sponsoring company’s letterhead, signed by a company official
  • A PDF or JPG of current country/state/province business license or registration and, if applicable, tax ID number
  • Payment of membership dues

*The one year in business requirement does not apply to Supplier members.


After receipt and verification of these items, your company will be posted as a for 30 days for IAM members to review. After that, your company will become an official IAM member, unless we receive member comments or information that necessitate further evaluation.

US Government & Military Affairs Update

On 13 January at 1 pm EST, join IAM for the next monthly . This month we have two guests.


First, Lt Col Lisa Ryan, of USTRANSCOM J9 will discuss DoD efforts to remove the Service Member’s social security number from overseas shipments. Join us to learn about the initiative and gain an understanding on what this means for international TSPs, port agents, general agents, etc.


In the second half of the webcast, Bryan Vickers from Pace Companies, LLP will provide an update on election impacts to committee assignments in Congress for some key committees that are of interest to movers. In addition, Bryan will discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and any segments of the Act that might impact movers, as well as explore President-Elect Biden’s platform that called for longer time on station for Service Members and fewer PCS’s.



Walkboard Wisdom

Hiring During COVID Times

by Caleb McCartney

As we all get ready to ramp up for the upcoming peak season managers and supervisors are asking the question of how we hire and onboard during the environment that we are currently living in. Below are 5 items to focus on as we start reinventing our hiring processes and an article that goes into each one a little more in depth.

  1. Let People Know You’re Hiring
  2. Have a Detailed Employee Recruitment Procedure
  3. Be Realistic In Your Offer
  4. Prioritize Remote Working Skills (Office Employees)
  5. Utilize Your Existing Candidate Pool

Legal Considerations While Hiring

by Carl Weaver

Hiring someone, even for contract or seasonal work, means entering into a contract and it should be taken seriously, as there are many pitfalls you can run into if you are not prepared. The best course of action when considering legal issues is to review best practices for hiring with an attorney. However, here are some resources to stimulate your thinking on these issues.

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Member Spotlight

Caleb McCartney

Caleb McCartney serves as General Manager of , a family owned and operated company providing top-notch residential, commercial, international and DoD relocation services to Northern Virginia and beyond. Caleb joined the business’s Operations Department in 2015, electing to spend his first summer in the warehouse and on the trucks gaining valuable experience that would eventually help him more effectively lead the company and its employees. Shortly after that first summer, he was promoted to Operations Manager where he furthered his knowledge of the industry’s ins and outs before rising to his current position as General Manager. He is now responsible for the management of all business operations including handling the company’s military SCAC, rate filing, compensation agreements, DOD relations and marketing, as well as leading the day-to-day operations of the company’s 60,000 sqft. facility and team of employees.

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