ePortal Newsletter: July 6, 2022

July 06, 2022

In this Issue:

  • 2022 Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
  • U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Industry Challenge to California's Worker Classification Law
  • CBC Marketplace investigated these movers. Now police have arrested them
  • Nearly 900 Registered Already for IAM Annual Meeting
  • How Europe Became the Epicenter for This Summer’s Travel Chaos
  • U.S. FMCSA Delays Enforcement of Updated Household Goods Regulations
  • Choose Your New Member Category for 2023
  • US Government & Military Affairs Update - July 13
  • Slide in container spot rates continues
  • Get Current Industry News on IAM's LinkedIn page
  • 13 Companies Join IAM This Month
  • Alleged Debtor List

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2022 Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

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IAM is pleased to announce that the following distinguished individuals have been selected to enter the Association's prestigious Hall of Honor, recognizing their dedicated service and contributions to IAM and the industry overall.

Please join us in welcoming Adam Lowy of Move for Hunger, Lucrecia Sikora of SIRVA, and Eric Lim of Asian Tigers to the IAM Hall of Honor.

Recognition awards and remarks will be presented at the Hall of Honor Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon. This event will take place at 11:30 a.m. EDT on November 4th during the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo. All attendees are invited to join us for this special event but must RSVP when they register for the conference or notify IAM of their intent after registration.

More information on this year’s inductees will be published in the September/October issue of The Portal.

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Industry Challenge to California's Worker Classification Law

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Denial issued to the California Trucking Association's petition to CA Assembly Bill 5

 

As IAM has reported on and followed over the past two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has formally declined to consider challenges brought by the California Trucking Association to CA Assembly Bill 5, which laid out specific criteria for determining a worker’s classification status, as either an employee or independent contractor, through an evaluation commonly referred to as the "ABC test".

 

The ABC test is the core of the legislation, and is used to determine a worker's status. Specifically, it states a worker must be classified as an employee, and not a contractor, unless employment meets specific conditions.

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In response to the Supreme Court decision, Freightwaves CEO Craig Fuller tweeted, “California ports are going to be a mess and not because of a strike - but because California just made most of its port dray drivers illegal.”

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CBC Marketplace investigated these movers. Now police have arrested them

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"It is definitely the scam of the season," Nancy Irvine, president of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), said in the spring. Her organization receives complaints from the public about moving companies and different types of alleged scams. The association is working with police to return or store belongings that were held by the businesses after the police raid.

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Nearly 900 Registered Already for IAM Annual Meeting

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The global moving industry’s premier event is shaping up for a return to form this year after two years impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With four months until the event begins in November, almost 900 people have registered and the Expo Hall is almost completely sold out.

 

This is your chance to reconnect with your industry colleagues. Register Today!

 

And many thanks to our registration sponsor, M. Dyer Global!

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How Europe Became the Epicenter for This Summer’s Travel Chaos

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The rapid recovery in air travel has come up against a massive shortage in staffing at airports and airlines. Travelers in Europe are paying ever more for a plane ticket and yet have less chance of actually making it to their destination. From London to Amsterdam to Berlin, chaotic scenes are playing out at airports as the fine-tuned interplay between check-in desks, security personnel and baggage handlers unravels.

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U.S. FMCSA Delays Enforcement of Updated Household Goods Regulations

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Citing peak moving season activity the FMCSA announced a delay in the enforcement of new household goods regulations. The final rule will be enforced beginning October 31, 2022, and makes a number of revisions to FMCSA household goods consumer protection regulations.

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Choose Your New Member Category for 2023

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Beginning with the 2023 membership year, your company will need to select one of our revised membership categories. This process will fulfill one phase of IAM’s strategic plan—to restructure membership in support of creating a world-class experience for our members.

 

Learn more about how the new categories will benefit your company by seeing the email we sent on the topic recently, checking out our May 18 webcast, taking our New Member Category Quiz, and reading through our New Member Category webpage.


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US Government & Military Affairs Update - July 13

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Join Chuck White, IAM President, and Dan Bradley, IAM Director of Government Affairs, for an update of issues related to the U.S. Government and Military moving. Thanks to Daycos and their MoversPay product for supporting this discussion each month.

Register Today

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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. 

 

Submit your story today for the upcoming edition of the Portal Magazine. Contact Portal Editor Will Kohudic if you have any questions or want to send him your article.

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Slide in container spot rates continues

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The slide in spot rates in container shipping has become entrenched, according to analyst Drewry, with the dips getting bigger by the week. It added that it could be the beginning of the end of the container market bull run. Shipments along most trade routes are also down on the same point a year ago with high inflation eroding confidence that volumes will stage much of a comeback.

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IAM Country Guides

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IAM’s Country Guides provide customs information for more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

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Get Current Industry News on IAM's LinkedIn page

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Do you follow IAM on LinkedIn? If not, you might be missing out on some important news that can affect you and your company. Follow us today and stay abreast of current events!

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13 Companies Join IAM This Month

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

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Alleged Debtor List

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IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. Check the Alleged Debtor List frequently, as it is updated often. Also note that the Voluntary Cancellations List has been updated as companies opt to not renew their memberships. The list of members canceled for not paying their dues is also up-to-date. We provide this information to help you make informed decisions about which companies you do business with. Be sure to reference the list of companies known to be misusing the IAM logo, and let us know if you find others.

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Member News

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Andrew Meadowcroft Promoted At Aires

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Aires in the USA has announced the promotion of Andrew Meadowcroft to Vice President of Customer Experience. In this new role, he will oversee all strategic client services as they relate to people, process, and technology while ensuring global consistency in the corporate customer experience. Among other responsibilities, the position will focus on participating in IT initiatives to ensure client satisfaction, leading continuous improvement initiatives to enhance all customer experiences, coaching staff towards improved performance, and serving as a cultural ambassador for Aires.

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Electricity on the move – Niemi launches a fully electric moving truck with solar panels on the roof

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Sporting the name “Electra”, the new electric truck is unique: it is the first large-size moving vehicle with solar panels mounted on its roof. The solar panels provide power for various utilities and electronics in the vehicle, such as the tail lift and air-conditioning of the cargo space.

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