Movers' Edge, February, 2008

ATLAS VAN LINES (CANADA) LTD. REJOINS CAM

The Canadian Association of Movers is pleased to welcome Atlas Van Lines as a van-line member. To quote Atlas’s news release:

“I am very pleased to advise that Atlas has rejoined CAM,” says Atlas Canada President and COO, Bob Clark. “We believe that there is value and benefit to both Atlas and CAM in having our van line involved with our industry’s only Canadian trade association. As a major player in the moving industry it only makes sense for Atlas and its agents to be actively involved with this organization. Our own Doug Kellough, president of Salmon’s Transfer, is a newly elected Director of CAM.

Welcome back Atlas!

EMPLOYMENT

Over the last several months, CAM has been establishing an online listing of people interested in working in the moving industry. The listing is maintained in a members-only database on our website. There are currently 767 resumes on the website of which 49 are looking for work as drivers. We will begin our recruitment efforts again in late February or early March to ensure that you have some availability of part-time and full-time workers for the summer moving season.

NEW MEMBERS

CAM welcomes the following companies that joined in January 2008:

Van Lines: Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., Oakville, ON

International: Specialised Moving Services Ltd., Westham, Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom

MOVING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Déménagement Drummond – 1995 Manac 51-foot moving trailer. Franco Collard at 819-478-0323
or 1-800-667-4153.

Abbeywood Moving & Storage Inc – used storage pallets/vaults/containers. Randy Wilson at
416-292-1107.

MOVING COMPANY WANTED

CAM has had a call from a person who wants to buy a small- to medium-size moving company. Call CAM for details.

CAM’S CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL MOVER COURSE

Members have found that CAM’s Canadian Professional Mover course is a great way to train sales and administrative staff who are in contact with your customers. Consumers are getting ready to move. Ensure that knowledgeable staff greet them when they contact you. The nine modules of the course include:

• Estimating Procedures
• Long Distance Moving – Canada (2 modules)
• Long Distance Moving – Canada/USA/Mexico

• Local Moving
• Permanent Storage (3 modules)
• Office Moving

Contact CAM for additional information or to register your employees.

FLORIDA MOVING COMPANY FOR SALE

CAM has been asked to assist in the sale of a highly-profitable moving company in Florida’s southwest Gulf Coast area. Think of the opportunity for tax write-offs when you vacation in Florida! And think of the current advantages of the Canadian dollar! Contact the CAM office to get in touch with the owners.

CAM’S NATIONAL OFFICE HAS MOVED

CAM’s national office has moved. It’s one block north of our previous location.
Our new postal address is:

Canadian Association of Movers
2200 Sherobee Road, Suite 404
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5A 3Y3

Our phone, fax and email information remains unchanged.

AMERICAN MOVING AND STORAGE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

AMSA’s 2008 Annual Education Conference & Expo is scheduled for April 1 to 5, 2008, in Orlando, Florida. Visit AMSA’s website at www.moving.org for details.

SUPPLIER MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mover’s Choice – 2008 marks 20 years of providing moving bin and equipment rentals within the GTA. Visit their website at www.themoverschoice.com for details.

Your Moving Depot has System Jackets and toques with logos on special until February 22. Call for details 1-888-415-8858.

Contact any of CAM’s supplier members for great value, savings and specials.