Movers' Edge, May, 2001

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS REVIEW

A new committee, chaired by Board member Graham Acreman, is looking into the feasibility of CAM preparing a survey on compensation and benefits information precisely relevant to the moving industry. Graham has added Scott Hickling and Larry Rosenberg to his team. Among possible options, the committee is reviewing work already performed for the Ontario Trucking Association by Cerno Research.

The information gathered would allow members to benchmark their labour and transportation costs against others in our industry and in other industries.

AMSA CONFERENCE

CAM was well represented at the 2001 AMSA convention hosted in Tucson, Arizona (March 28–31). CAM Board members present included Chairman Randy Hoyt, Larry Rosenberg, Richard Lortie and President, David Long. CAM made contact with all of the booth exhibitors, many of whom showed interest in attending our show in November.

The CAM National Office is making arrangements with the Sheraton Parkway, our host hotel, to accommodate increased numbers of conference delegates and additional booths in our tradeshow.

CANADIAN MOVER

The Spring/Summer issue of The Canadian Mover is in the mail and should be in your hands now. Please check your listing in the Directory portion. We have had excellent feedback from our members on the business value of having their listing in this popular guide.

CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL MOVER’S COURSE

Interest remains high for the Canadian Professional Mover’s Course. Congratulations to our recent graduates:

  • CLINT DUKACZ, Diamond Moving, Kelowna, BC
  • PATRICK ELLISON, Comox Moving & Storage, Comox, BC
  • MARGARET VAN LEEUWEN, D’Arcy Moving & Storage, Ottawa, ON
  • JAMES MARSHALL, Maritime Moving and Storage, Saint John, NB
  • LAURIE MCDONNELL, Johnson Moving & Storage Ltd., Bathurst, NB
  • MARK NICHOLLS, Diamond Moving, Kelowna, BC
  • KEVIN RIELLY, D’Arcy Moving & Storage, Ottawa, ON
  • JASON SMITH, Johnson Moving & Storage Ltd., Bathurst, NB
  • RICK TAYLOR, Taylor Moving & Storage Ltd., Burlington, ON
  • RITA WILLIAMS, Domestic Moving & Storage Ltd., Mount Pearl, NF

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Cardinal Golf Club, north of Toronto. Information will be sent out in June for this popular tournament. The office will investigate alternate sites for 2002 with an eye to upgrading the golfing experience.

INDUSTRY NEWS – FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

With the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued procedures for goods and "settlers effects" entering Canada. Guidelines can be seen on their Website at www.cfia-acia.agr.ca. Follow the links from their homepage to the foot-and-mouth disease pages and on to the link to the Import section and Procedures for settlers (personal) effects. Risk categories are defined and the level of inspection required is specified. These procedures are detailed in four stages from Risk Category 1, which requires complete examination of goods originating in rural areas outside Canada and the Continental USA, to Risk Category 4, which does not require any inspection of goods originating in the continental USA.