U.S. DAB Digest August 9, 2022

August 09, 2022

In this Issue:

  • Stand Out at the IAM Annual Meeting with this Important Opportunity
  • New DAB Members
  • Walkboard Wisdom
    • Preparing for the Winter Ahead
    • The Future with AB5

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Stand Out at the IAM Annual Meeting with this Important Opportunity

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Looking to make a splash without having a booth? IAM is offering new Branding Sponsorship opportunities, guaranteed to give you the impact you're looking for!

Still Available: Grab & Go Food at The Hub
Everyone must eat! This branding sponsorship will provide your company with more than 26 hours of on-site exposure throughout the conference. Food will be available all day long in the Expo Hall, and your company’s name and logo will be associated with every meal, snack and hydration station.

See the Prospectus for more information.

 

One Silver and Two Regular Exhibit Booths Remain

Only two Silver Exhibit booths remain open; all other booths are sold out. If your company plans to exhibit at the Annual Meeting, reserve your booth today!

 

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

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New DAB Members

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Welcome to our new DAB and DAB Ally Members:

 

 

Thank you for taking this important step with your association!

 

See all DAB Members and DAB Allies.

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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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Preparing for the Winter Ahead
By Stefan Cordeiro

 

As the summer continues on and the low discount summer work is steadily flowing in, I can’t help but think to the near future and how the seasonal rates along with a looming recession will change all of this in just a few short months.  What does that mean for our industry? What does that mean for the local moving companies that supply all the manpower and equipment needed to service all these moves throughout the entire year? Have you given it much thought?Are you prepared? Here are a few thoughts that come to mind when I start to plan for the winter months ahead.  Am I over-staffed? How can I streamline some of the processes in my organization in an effort to cut costs? Can I invest in some better technology that will help automate or alleviate some menial tasks for my employees? Can I motivate some of my employees to be owner operators? These are just a few of the questions that come to mind when planning for the winter.

 

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The Future with AB5
By Jeff Nadeau

 

There is a lot that can be said about AB 5 (Gonzalez), the California rule that greatly restricts independent contractors. We are now one month beyond the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the arguments related to CTA v Bonta, that Federally defined Motor Carriers should be exempt from the rule. Have we seen regulators initiating audits of movers to check if independent contractors are actually “misclassified employees” as the author, California Legislature, and Governor believe? No, we have not! Have we heard of private attorneys soliciting independent contractors to create class action groups to litigate the issue? No, we have not!

 

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Member Spotlight

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Stefan Cordeiro

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 started in the moving business helping my father and brother who were both owner operators in this business during my summer breaks since I was 12 and spent many years working in the industry. Since starting at Stewart Moving & Storage as an owner operator in 2006, I was given the opportunity to  become the General Manager of the Jacksonville FL location in September of 2008. From there I grew that location’s business year over year. Then in 2015 I was made a member of the board of directors for The Wes Stewart Corporation and was elected as President of Stewart Moving and Storage.  Since then we have added several more locations and currently have 8 locations in 4 states within the southeast region.

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Jeff Nadeau

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Jeff Nadeau is the Executive Vice President of Dewitt Move Worldwide/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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