U.S. DAB Digest Nov. 9, 2021

November 09, 2021

In this Issue:

  • The Road Ahead for the DABs
  • What do I need to know about the DoD's electronic inventory requirements?
  • Chris Lantz and Lakelan Fennell Discuss the DAB Group on the IAM Podcast

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The Road Ahead for the DABs; Electronic Inventories

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Connecting Asset-Based Movers across the U.S.

The Road Ahead for the DABs

By Chris Lantz

The dust has settled and a new board has been assigned to represent this amazing industry and those who are considered “boots on the ground.” The in-person/virtual IAM Annual Meeting this year was great in a lot of ways but one of the things that really stood out was getting a deeper dive on what the DAB Group is all about, and the feedback and interest was amazing!


While we plan our road ahead, take a peek at . Remember - this group is about you, so if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to anyone on this group that you may already have a relationship with or email and and they will take care of your needs. Stay tuned for more to come I will say right now we have a DAB webcast planned for early December to discuss a major pain point in this industry and a huge cost center for DAB’s which is insurance. We will bring our friends on from to help us get to know what’s best for us and what may or may not be needed for what we do!


Feel free to email any questions that you would like to be asked on in that webcast to so we can make sure we are asking what you care about most and what helps or hurt your bottom line!


Ask a DAB

What do I need to know about the DoD's electronic inventory requirements?

The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has made it clear that they fully intend to require electronic inventories for all DoD personal property shipments starting May 15, 2023. The Command floated the idea of requiring their use starting in 2022, but received significant feedback from the moving industry that attempting to implement such a large requirement (the DoD moves approximately 300,000 shipments annually) in such a short time would leave DoD without the capacity it needs. Frankly, many do not believe DoD can maintain its current capacity even with backing up the mandate to May of 2023.


Walkboard Wisdom

Chris Lantz and Lakelan Fennell Discuss the DAB Group on the IAM Podcast

The IAM Domestic Asset-Based Movers Group recently elected Chris Lantz as the Chair and Lakelan Fennell as the Vice Chair, and is now an official IAM affiliate group. They talk about how far the DAB group has come, where it is heading, the needs of DAB members, and the newly established board members for the group.

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Member Spotlight

Chris Lantz

Chris Lantz, Sr. Vice President of Operations, has been with Bekins Moving Solutions for 15 years. Chris began his career as an entry-level call center representative, booking in-home estimates for the C.O.D sales team. From there, Chris gained experience by working on the trucks, performing moves himself. As Sr. Vice President of Operations, his responsibilities consist of managing an international military SCAC, rate filing for both domestic and international SCAC’s, claims, compensation schedules, and safety and compliance. Bekins Moving Solutions has 13 moving and storage locations across the country that handle all aspects of business from COD/Military/Natl Account/FF&E and more. There is also BCI Worldwide, which is a subsidiary of Bekins Moving Solutions that handles major installation projects for casinos and hotels both domestic and internationally.

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