Movers' Edge, December, 2006

AMERICAN MOVING AND STORAGE ASSOCIATION

Joe Harrison will retire as president of the American Moving and Storage Association in March 2007 after 26 years of heading up various American associations in the moving and storage industry. He will continue with AMSA in a consulting capacity until March 2009.

Joe led the moving industry through the dynamic marketplace changes wrought by the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, the unsuccessful 1994 effort to deregulate the intrastate moving industry, the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 that retained important mover-related mover and consumer protection regulations, and the 2005 SAFETEA-LU legislation that included the Household Goods Mover Oversight Enforcement and Reform Act of 2005. He also testified on behalf of the moving industry countless times before Congress.

During Joe’s leadership of AMSA, that association and CAM have built a relationship that has included becoming members in each other’s organizations. In 2003, Joe spoke at CAM’s annual conference on challenges affecting the moving industry in both the U.S. and Canada.

A new president of AMSA will be named in February or March 2007.

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS

CAM’s membership is at its highest level since it was re-established in 1996. Below is a listing of the new members who have joined since the publication of our last directory. We have encouraged international movers to join CAM to help them connect with the best movers in Canada.

International Movers

  • Burke Bros. Moving Group, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Expat Movers, Singapore

Canadian Movers

  • Any Size Moving & Storage, Brockville, Ont.
  • Bronte Moving & Cartage Inc., Oakville, Ont.
  • Burlington Movers, Burlington, Ont.
  • C.A. Déménagement Inc., Laval des Rapides, QC
  • Déménagement 2000, Gatineau, Que.
  • Déménagement Maximum, Gatineau, Que.
  • Martel Express (Trois-Rivières) Ltée, Trois-Rivières, Que.
  • Premiere Van Lines, Winnipeg, Man.
  • Salmon’s Transfer Ltd., Richmond, B.C.
  • Soo Van Moving & Storage, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

PROTECT YOUR LOGO

The CAM and ACD logos belong to the Canadian Association of Movers. They are the registered trademarks of your industry’s trade association. You can see them at the top of this page. The logos are increasingly familiar to the public, which recognizes logo holders as reputable movers.

Place the logo on your website with a link to CAM. It will help search engines to find both CAM’s members and CAM.

You can see these logos on many members’ websites and in their advertising. You are welcome to use them in your advertising and are encouraged to do so. Unfortunately, you will also see them on the websites and in the advertising of movers who are not members of CAM and probably never could be. Help us to protect these logos. Let us know when and where you see them being used improperly. We will act.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Once again, we are looking at ways to provide you with additional tangible benefits of membership besides referring you to consumers and representing you to government.

Employee benefit programs from supplier members and offerings from international members can be seen on our website, in the members-only area.

We are in the process of negotiating an arrangement with a major telecommunications company to provide you with first-rate telephone, cellular and Internet services at discounted rates.

This benefit will be available to all members and their employees.

HOLIDAY CLOSING

The CAM office will be closed from December 25 to 29, 2006.