U.S. DAB Digest Dec. 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Monthly Update
  • New DAB Member
  • Ask a DAB
    • How can I improve my business knowledge without having to leave the office?
  • Walkboard Wisdom
    • Expand Your Business: Go International Where you Already Are
    • What Every Mover Should Know About Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Member Spotlight
    • Jeff Nadeau
    • Casey Myers

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Monthly Update

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The U.S. Domestic Asset-Based Mover Management Board (DMB) is energized and moving out after formation of the second-ever DMB. Besides this newsletter, which is the second under the guidance of this new board, the DMB Chair (Chris Lantz, Bekins Moving Solutions) and Vice Chair (Lakelan Fennell, Nilson Van & Storage) have also participated in a podcast, held their monthly board meeting, and organized a DAB-focused webcast.  All since the beginning of November.

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New DAB Member

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Welcome to Golden Services LLC of Lakewood, Washington, the newest DAB member company!

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Ask a DAB

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Q: How can I improve my business knowledge without having to leave the office?

 

IAM Learning has a number of training courses and live web events for you to view, as well as recordings of live events that have already happened. This is one of the best resources for low-cost, meaningful training that you can find for topics specific to our industry and to business in general. The DAB Movers Group hosts a periodic live event on the platform. IAM DAB Members also have access to the DAB LinkedIn Group, where they can ask questions, get advice, and meet future business partners.

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Portal Magazine

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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Walkboard Wisdom

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Expand Your Business: Go International Where you Already Are

by Jeff Nadeau

 

Are you looking for diversification, a new source of revenue? If so, providing origin agent (o/a) and destination agent (d/a) services on international moves may be a way, and here are some simple examples to help you create pricing within your company to offer new clients.

 

International moving experts usually charge for services by the hundredweight (ncwt). How to calculate these rates has seemed like a daunting task for many movers, so here are some helpful tips to help you create such a tariff. Please note any reference to rates or pricing are examples for the purpose of showing calculations and not to be construed as suggested rates for bidding on work.

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What Every Mover Should Know About Commercial Auto Insurance

by Casey Myers

 

This is the first in a series of articles from Champion Risk & Insurance Services to provide IAM’s DAB group important information about types of insurance coverage that can help you mitigate risk for your business. In future articles, we’ll share information about Warehouse and Cargo liability, Workers’ Comp, Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Cyber coverage among others.


What is Commercial Auto Insurance?

Commercial auto insurance is a policy of physical damage and liability coverages for amounts, situations, and usage. Although “auto,” is in its name, it refers to many types of commercial vehicles—from automobiles used for business purposes to a wide variety of commercial vans, trucks, tractors, and trailers.

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Member Spotlight

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Jeff Nadeau

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Jeff Nadeau is the Executive Vice President of Dewitt Move World Wide/Royal Hawaiian Movers and has been with Dewitt almost 12 years, moving people to and from Hawaii. He is passionately involved with the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego.

He is blessed to have one daughter and three beautiful grandchildren and a sister who is his best friend. He also enjoys listening to Grateful Dead.

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Casey Myers

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Casey Myers, Vice President, Champion Risk & Insurance Services, is an insurance industry veteran with more than 16 years of experience. She specializes in providing insurance coverage and advice for moving and storage clients. She is well-versed in industry trends, challenges and changes facing the household goods industry and serves as the associate board member for the California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA). When she isn’t working, Casey enjoys cycling, running and spending time with her husband Diego and their dog Chance.

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