CAM Mover's Edge, September 2008

12TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

CAM’s 12th annual golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at the Granite Ridge Golf Club north of Milton, Ontario. We have made arrangements for accommodation for out-of-town golfers at a nearby Marriott hotel. The deadline for hotel registration has been extended to Friday, September 5.

The forecast is for blue skies and great golf. Register now for a fun day.

13TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We will hold CAM’s 13th annual conference on Monday and Tuesday, November 17 and 18, 2008.

  • Theme:
    Productivity in Changing Times
  • Location:
    Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel
  • Events:
    Sunday evening, informal get together for out-of-town delegates
    Monday morning and afternoon, conference sessions
    Monday Evening, Awards Dinner
    Tuesday morning and afternoon, conference sessions.

The conference will include productivity sessions on moving operations and environmental solutions to common operating practices. We have a great line-up of speakers from leading corporations throughout North America. Their topics are all designed to help your bottom line – motivating your team, efficient operations, greening your business, finding and retaining drivers, and managing your cashflow.

Topics include:

  • Leadership and motivation
  • Fleet and fuel efficiency
  • “Green” warehouse design and retrofit
  • Financing your business
  • An update on the driver situation and what’s being done about it
  • Intermodal operations

Mark your calendar now and don’t miss the Canadian moving industry’s only national event.

CAM ANNUAL AWARDS

We will present the Association’s three annual awards at the Awards Dinner on the evening of November 17. Please nominate those deserving founders, innovators and distinguished members of the Canadian moving community. The three nomination forms can be obtained online.

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING RATES

CAM has an ongoing relationship with Moneris Solutions to provide competitive rates for Visa and MasterCard processing. Members can get the latest technology and great rates for credit card processing. Call the Canadian Association of Movers’ office for details.

400 JOB SEEKERS ON OUR WEBSITE

Just to let you know that since July 1 over 400 job seekers have registered on our website for employment in the moving industry. They are listed on the website (members only) by postal code so you can find people in your area.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULES FOR WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL MOVING BETWEEN CANADA AND USA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are developing a strategy that would involve a multi-year phase-in period for an eventual full implementation of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 15 for wood packaging material (WPM) moving between the two countries. All WPM moving between Canada and the United States would be required to be treated in accordance with the ISPM No. 15 standard and marked with an officially-approved mark, as is the case for WPM moving in international trade.

Industry, stakeholders, exporters, importers, brokers, wood packaging manufacturers and interest groups are encouraged to provide comments on this proposed strategy to CFIA within the next 90 days. Details of the announcement can be seen on CAM’s website in the members-only area.