ePortal Sept. 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

In this Issue:

  • If you can't be seen, can you be found? Register now and remove the doubt!
  • IAM's Worker Week
  • U.S. FMC Announces National Shipper Advisory Committee Membership
  • YP Group Joins in World Cleanup Day
  • 6 Companies Set To Join IAM on Oct. 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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If you can't be seen, can you be found? Register now and remove the doubt!

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If you can't be seen, can you be found? Register now and remove the doubt!

We are one month away from the ! We are seeing registrations increase, both for the in-person and virtual experiences. Remember - both facets of the meeting will be knitted together through the IAM Events App, which is powered by . Learn more about and . Download the conference app at the or the and start making connections and appointments now! Remember, you have to be registered for the Annual Meeting.


But the deal stands - if you aren't there, whether in person or online - you can't be part of the event and take part in all the business-building and educational programs we have for you. and ! Special note - the hotel discount ends this Friday, so don't delay!


Many thanks to our Gold Sponsors, , and , for helping us make this the best conference so far!

IAM's Worker Week

IAM has two excellent upcoming webcasts on the topic of labor. Do not miss these sessions, as they will give you lots of great information to help you run your businesses even better.

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U.S. FMC Announces National Shipper Advisory Committee Membership

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission today announced the membership of its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee. The Committee is comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States, that will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.

YP Group Joins in World Cleanup Day

Join us on Sept. 18 for World Cleanup Day! Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, there are many ways to make a difference:

  • Go for a walk and pick up trash along the way
  • Go through your clothes and belongings to donate items you no longer use – giving them a second life keeps others from buying new
  • Avoid using single-use plastics – use a reusable water bottle and avoid takeout containers

Share your pictures on social media through the and LinkedIn so we can all see the impact we’re making together! This event is joint hosted by the GGI (Global Green Initiative), a committee including members from IAM-YP, LACMANext, and the FIDI-39 Club. #IAMcleanup #IAMworldcleanup

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6 Companies Set To Join IAM on Oct. 1

Every month, IAM publishes . This is the list of your new potential business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new prospective colleagues are.

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. , as it is updated often.


For the 2020 fiscal year, IAM compensated 16 member companies $89,171.00 USD (RPP Compensation) to settle 31 claimed invoices. and .


Sign up today and learn how IAM can help you get paid!



Member News


Supermove’s "Ask the Experts" Series

Join Supermove’s "Ask the Experts" series to learn how to diversify your moving business with industry leader, Chris Hunt, CEO of First Class Moving Systems. They have thrived over the last 20+ years by expanding their product offerings beyond residential moving. His teams provide household goods and commercial moving services to consumers, corporations, government agencies, and the Department of Defense.


All questions are highly encouraged during this 45-minute live Q&A session. Hosted and moderated by Heidi Liou from Supermove.

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Fernanda Viana Joins MUDANZAS TRALLERO

Fernanda Viana has joined MUDANZAS TRALLERO as the Partner Relations and Business Development Manager for Spain. With a rich and extensive experience of 18 years in the international moving industry, Viana has worked in South America and Europe and speaks four languages.

Atlas World Group, Inc. Appoints Diane Anderson Director of Safety for Atlas Van Lines, Inc.

, the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, Inc., announces Diane Anderson as Director of Safety for Atlas Van Lines. Prior to her appointment at Atlas, she served as a senior human resources and safety generalist for a concrete company and director of safety for DartX Inc., as well as spending 13 years as director of safety and compliance at Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Atlas World Group, Inc. Expands Legal Department, Names Amanda Edge as Corporate Counsel

, the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, Inc., has named Amanda Edge to the newly created position of Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining Atlas, Edge served as the assistant vice president of legal services for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.


In this role, Edge will provide legal counsel for Atlas World Group and its subsidiaries in the context of the strategic and tactical objectives of the enterprise, while balancing the need for practical legal and business solutions. Items of focus for Edge will be wide-ranging, with an emphasis on contracts, litigation management, employment law, and regulatory compliance, among others.

Echo Global Logistics enters into Definitive Merger Agreement to be acquired by The Jordan Company for $48.25 per share in cash

, a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by The Jordan Company, L.P., a global private equity firm, for an equity value of approximately $1.3 billion. Through this transaction, Echo will become a private company, which it expects will provide additional resources and greater flexibility to continue to build its technology and data science platform and enhance its value proposition to shippers and carriers.

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