Movers' Edge, November, 2000

TEN DAYS TO GO AND CAM’S 2000 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OPENS
AT 9:00 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 20, 2000. ARE YOU COMING?

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CAM’s Annual Conference features its usual great line-up of speakers from the ranks of our suppliers, government, industry, van lines and consulting. This year the emphasis is on the growing importance of Web-based moving services.

Trade Show

The trade show, which is associated with the conference, has eight exhibitors:

  • Dale & Morrow Insurance Limited
  • Graham Neale Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • K.I.D. Trailer & Equipment
  • L. Hansen’s Forwarding
  • movedirect.net
  • Nexmove Inc.
  • Polaroid Canada Inc.
  • Preferred Packing & Moving Solutions Inc.

Booths will be in the foyer of the Grand York Ballroom and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20. Breaks are scheduled to allow you to renew old relationships and see what our suppliers have to offer. (There is still room for one or two more exhibitors.)

Hotel

The hotel for this year’s conference is the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel. It’s located on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Leslie in Richmond Hill. That’s just north of the Leslie exit from Highway 407. It will provide us with better facilities for our growing association.

THE CANADIAN MOVER

The Fall 2000 issue of The Canadian Mover, the Canadian Association of Movers’ directory and magazine has been mailed to all members and a select group of non-members.

CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL MOVER’S COURSE

The Canadian Professional Mover’s course announces its first graduates. (Their names have been posted to the website.)

  • John Andrews, Directorate of Transportation Management, National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa, ON
  • Doug Creighton, Two Amigos & Co., Winnipeg, MB
  • Randy Hoyt, Hoyt’s Moving & Storage Ltd., Halifax, NS
  • Tammy Hoyt, Hoyt’s Moving & Storage Ltd., Halifax, NS
  • Patricia O'Brien, Hoyt’s Moving & Storage Ltd., Gander, NF

Certificates have been designed and are being printed now. They will be mailed shortly.

For those of you who have registered and have not completed the course, it’s ready to go.

GOVERNMENT MOVING CONTRACT

As you probably already know by now, the request for proposal (RFP) for the federal government’s moving contract was published on November 1 with replies due on December 4. The RFP features the introduction of standard weights for household goods and a standard weight form that all companies and their drivers will be required to use. Ken Janes of Public Works and Government Services Canada will discuss the RFP at CAM’s Annual Conference on November 20. The Value Index, which Andrew Pierce spoke of at last year’s conference, has become part of the RFP. It will provide the government with a method of assessing and rating contractor performance.