CAM Mover's Edge, October 2008

CAM’S Annual Conference 2008 — Productivity in Changing Times

The flyer for CAM’s 2008 Annual Conference – PRODUCTIVITY IN CHANGING TIMES – was mailed to you last week. The conference includes speakers from across the business spectrum:

  • Joe Sherren – Management and leadership in changing times
  • Ralph Stockmayer – Penske Truck Leasing – Energy efficiency for your vehicles
  • Max Kreynin – Voxme Software – Software solutions for moving business
  • Nan Berezowski – Immigration for movers – hiring foreign workers
  • Tony Bianca – CN Rail – Intermodal for the moving industry
  • Bill Dawson – Scotiabank – Financial management for movers
  • Gunars Robeznieks – Giffels – Warehouse design for movers – energy and operations efficiencies
  • Josh Rose - Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council – a report on standards for van foremen

We need your input in advance of the conference.

Nan Berezowski asks that you send CAM any questions you have about immigration in advance of the conference. She will answer your questions at the conference but wants to be able to provide the best answers possible.

Once again, CAM will hold an open forum at which you can state your views on the future of CAM, concerns for the moving industry or ask any questions of members of CAM’s board of directors. To ensure that you get the best information possible, please send any questions you may have to the CAM office in advance of the conference.

In both of the above sessions, questions will be welcomed from anyone present, but questions presented in advance will get the most comprehensive answers.

DON’T MISS IT! The conference is scheduled for November 17 and 18, 2008 at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel.

Tradeshow booths are available at the conference for supplier members. Contact CAM for details.

Ontario’s Comsumer Protection Act

On Tuesday, October 7, CAM representatives will meet with Ontario’s Ministry of Small Business & Consumer Services about how the Consumer Protection Act affects the movers and consumers. The agenda includes:

  • the estimates/10% rule
  • holding goods for ransom
  • demand for payment prior to unloading

If you have any concerns that we should address with the Ministry, send us an email to members@mover.net before Friday.

CAM’S Fall 2008 Magazine and Membership Directory

The Fall 2008 issue of The Canadian Mover goes to press in a week. Review your listing in the last issue of the directory or online. Let us know of any changes ASAP.

Lorne Stockley Retires

Lorne Stockley, Vice President, Government Services at United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., will retire at the end of December 2008. Lorne began his career in the moving industry in 1965 and joined United Van Lines in 1972. He is respected by colleagues from across the Canadian moving community.

Anne Martin, President of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., will host a dinner honouring Lorne in Toronto on Tuesday evening, November 18, 2008. Details will be available shortly.

www.mover.net

CAM’s website at www.mover.net has been totally redesigned. The French version of the website will be available in a few days. Let us know what you think about the new site.

Job Opportunity and Resumes

CAM has established a Job Opportunities page on the website in the Employment area. Members can advertise for employees using this service.

New Members

In the past quarter, CAM welcomed eight new members:

Canadian Movers

  • Blue Line Moving and Storage (Ont) Inc., Toronto (North York), ON, Canada
  • Glen's Moving & Storage Ltd., Windsor, ON, Canada
  • King's Transfer Van Lines, Calgary, AB, Canada

International Movers

  • Hellas Europe Australia, Mascot, NSW, Australia
  • Monarch Moving Systems, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Prakash Relocations Worldwide, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Universal Relocations Services, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Universal Relocations, LLC, Brentwood, CA, USA

Moving Businesses for Sale

Wayne’s Moving in Simcoe, Ontario, is for sale. The sale includes the ongoing moving business, the storage business, and the property. Contact Mary Donnell at 519-429-3848 for details.

CAM is aware of several other moving businesses for sale across Canada (Maritimes, Ontario, Manitoba & Saskatchewan). Contact the CAM office to be put in touch with the owners.

Moving Equipment Wanted

King’s Transfer in Calgary is looking for used storage vaults. Contact Dennis O’Neill at 403-730-5592.