CAM Mover's Edge, April, 2011

The Canadian Mover Magazine

Watch for your copy of the Spring 2011 issue of The Canadian Mover at the end of April.

We can still make changes to your listing but we need to know this week. Check your listing in the Fall 2010 issue or online. Let us know of any changes.

Website Renewal

CAM’s website will be undergoing a redesign over the next few months. The redesign will include a new look as well as a move-referral system. The consumer area will be the first part scheduled for redesign.

Any input you might have on look or content would be valuable.

Please link your website to www.mover.net. The more traffic the site gets, the more referrals it will generate. Watch for more information.

Press Releases

CAM’s Marketing and Internet committee has begun a scheduled series of press releases over the next three months. The objective of the program is to make consumers aware of the importance of finding a reputable, professional mover (i.e., a CAM member). You can see the press releases on our website.

Update to CAM’s Mover Certification

CAM’s board of directors has approved a new system for validating movers under its Certified Canadian Mover Program. If you are not already certified, contact CAM’s national office and we will make the arrangements. If you are not a member, join CAM and get certified!

Job Postings

Visit the job listings page. New opportunities have been posted in the last few weeks.

Anne Martin Recognized by the Women’s Executive Network

United Van Lines Canada is proud to announce that Anne Martin, President, was honoured by the Women’s Executive Network in their most recent awards as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. This is Canada’s most prestigious award for the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Anne was nominated for her management role, vision and leadership, corporate performance, and community service. Previous winners have included women from all walks of life. What they have in common is they are proven achievers who are strong contributors to their organizations, their fields of endeavor and their communities.

Allied Van Lines Canada to Plant 15,000 Trees in 2011

Allied Van Lines Canada announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of Trees Canada, a not-for-profit organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees. Allied Canada will provide financial support to Tree Canada and in addition Tree Canada will plant one tree for every 3,000 miles driven by Allied Canada. Well done Allied!

David Arpin Elected as Chairman of AMSA

David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group, has been elected chairman of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), the national trade association for the professional moving industry. David Arpin replaces Larry Fry, president of Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage, who becomes immediate past chairman. Congratulations David!

New Members

CAM welcomes the following new members to the association.

Movers

  • King's Transfer Van Lines, Ottawa, ON
  • King's Transfer Van Lines Inc., Montreal, QC
  • Quality Move Management, Inc., Calgary, AB
  • Quality Move Management, Inc., Edmonton, AB

International

  • NEOSTAR International Moving Inc., Stouffville, ON

Our membership is now at 432, its highest level since CAM’s re-establishment in 1996!!!

Logistics Conference

For members who are either providing or interested in providing third-party logistics services, there is a well-priced full-day conference sponsored by the International Logistics and Warehouse Association (IWLA) in Toronto on April 20th. The focus is on cost savings and profit maximization with pertinent sessions on how to reduce your WSIB and insurance premiums among other solid topics. Further Information (pdf)

Articles For Sale and Articles Wanted

CAM posts articles for sale or articles wanted online (pdf).

While no ads are currently posted, we have recently had several requests to sell or buy storage pallets. Should you be interested in either, let us know and we will put you in touch with a buyer or seller.

If you have news that Canada’s moving industry should know about, please let CAM know and we will include it in upcoming issues of this newsletter.